sPlat at Russian Cultural Centre
The Australian Embassy in association with The Style Group, presented 'sPlat, a musical,
at the Russian Cultural Centre on 12 January. Graced by the Australian Ambassador,
H.E. Susan Grace, the musical drama was performed by the students of Shree Mangal
Dvip Boarding School.
The opening show started at 5 pm with pre-show music performances by Phil Tweed
and friends. After an hour of soothing acoustic music by the duo of Phil and Niraj
Chitrakar as well as solo performances by Abbey, Eric and Pete, the journey of a young
platypus -Plat began to unfold with a bright chorus and an enthusiastic group of young
individuals. Choreographed by Jodi Tweed, the musical constituted over 130 participants
both on stage and the choir combined. Teaching the morals of compassion, acceptance
and inclusion, the play designed specifically for children was viewed by an audience that
consisted of school students especially between ages 6 - 12 as well as parents. The
joyful musical was staged thrice over two days.
12 January 2011 Russian Cultural Centre