Standing ovations for DHPS musicalThe gods on Mount Olympus were constantly fighting about who was the best, so their parents Hera and Zeus – who have had enough of their bickering – decided to host an Olympiad.
The gods are sent to earth to prove who could lead mankind best and as a result, would be the better god. Obviously, they all fail. Therefore, Apollo’s muses decide to leave their gods and take matters into their own hands. And lo and behold, they succeed and manage to turn each human being into a unique individual.
The moral of the “Gods’ Olympics”, this year’s musical staged by the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek, is that when everyone works together, exceptional and unique things are created.
This sense of community was evident not only in the script but also among the stage hands and the performers during the show staged on 15 September.
“The kids were amazing,” said musical director Martina Visser. “They understood the script, even started improvising and were fully immersed in the topic of unity in diversity.”
All in all, it was a great team effort - starting from the stunning stage design to the costumes and the musical and acting performances of the cast. Involved were DHPS learners from grades 4-7, the theatre children, singers, drummers and a band of adults who couldn't wait to finally stage a great show together again after a three-year absence.
The audience in the packed DHPS auditorium was also carried away by this spirit and rewarded the ensemble with standing ovations.