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Stairway to Paradise: It's been All Saints-ed!

Stairway to Paradise may have started off as a simple fundraising idea but, with the help of our enthusiastic and talented community, it ended up a Broadway spectacular.

Friends of Music coordinator Craig Duggan hit the mark during his closing speech by declaring the showcase had been truly ‘All Saints-ed’.

Stairway to Paradise was the brainchild of All Saints parent Lisa Luchetti and the Friends of Music, who enlisted All Saints’ finest to bring the vision to life.

Gaynor Morgan headed up the musical side while Chris Cherry and Chantelle Flint directed.

Past student Ryley Shaw of Launch Performing Arts Centre also returned to choreograph the main ensemble numbers.

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Star soloist Sahara McCarthy says the event was particularly special, given it was the Year 12 students’ last performance on the Nairn Theatre stage.

“It was the last hurrah in our musical theatre and performing arts careers at All Saints,” says Sahara.

“We performed solos, duets and trios as well as big ensemble numbers, and it gave us a chance to sing for people who might not have heard us individually sing the styles we love.”

“It was my closest friends and I on the stage together… It’s so rare to find a group of people who are so like minded and have such a passion for performing.”

Ms Morgan was incredibly proud of her Year 11 and 12 vocal students who took on the challenging repertoire of Wicked, West Side Story, Newsies, Hamilton and more.

“Stairway was a fantastic event for our senior students, who want to go into the profession, to demonstrate their wonderful skills and prepare for future auditions,” says Ms Morgan.

“They are a particularly brilliant cohort of singers, dancers and actors – they deserve to have had this opportunity.”