JOY: A Childlink Musical

by: Alcyone L. Torrecampo, Grade 8

According to Oscar Wilde,

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”

The recent musical that the Linkers had, Joy was truly an art rendered in all its forms because through this musical, we were able to share to our own community the different meaning of happiness and how happiness can be achieved in our daily dealings with others.

The weeks of practices had worked splendidly. Linkers with their teachers collaborated to form this play that we have worked hard on. Each grade that was paired had different dances and songs that each tell different lessons and stories.

The play was presented last March 16, 2019 at  the University of San Carlos Cultural Center. The songs and dances that were rendered were a flashback from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and the recent ones.  It was such a wonderful feeling getting to know the good old songs and get to dance the way they used to be danced before. The most memorable part of the play was the Rondalla’s version of the  Bohemian Rhapsody, Everybody Wants to Rule the World that was sang by Beau Cataluňa, and I Got a Feeling performed by Palm Antonette Quiban, Eugenie Villamor, Beau Cataluňa, and Daniel Fong.

Having a school play helps the Linkers in developing and improving their talent.  New talents were discovered which I believe will help each one have the confidence and the courage to take on more challenges in our future undertakings. Not to mention, the school play also brings so much fun and happiness to us and to our families too.

Joy, the Childlink Musical has allowed us to do what makes us happy and helped us be who we are and be happy for the people we love. Even if there are those students who  were not meant to dance, sing, or act, each student in Childlink are given God given gifts so that we become a blessing to others.

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