Program Notes

bulletShedley Theatre, Elizabeth, South Australia
bulletAugust 11, 12, 2006
bulletPrimary Students of Craigmore Christian School 


"Sweet Dreams" Synopsis

"Sweet Dreams" is the story of Tina and Chris, two children who have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. Some of the things that they say disturb their parents and so they relate to the children a story of a king who become wrapped up in his dreams and the consequences of that. Tina and Chris go to sleep with the warning of 'not getting wrapped up in your dreams because eventually you will sucked into them.' 

They go back to sleep, but in their dreams find themselves in an amazing place where dreams do seem to come true. Is it too good to be true? Well, yes it is. Tina and Chris learn important lessons about where their hopes and dreams should lie.


"Sweet Dreams" Musical Director's Comments

Our dream, when undertaking the production of “Sweet Dreams,” was to involve our students in the creative process of developing a musical drama that was both enjoyable and challenging for everyone. For the students, our dream has already come true, as we have enjoyed meeting the challenges of developing the Musical, and working hard together to prepare for the performances. In the process, we have been learning about the difference between dreams and reality, and pray that our presentation will be far more than just “Sweet Dreams,” as the underlying themes of the story and the songs become reality in our lives.

Many contrasts and choices are depicted throughout the performance, such as, fantasy and reality, captivity and freedom, self-indulgence and no compromise. It is our prayer that our students will be equipped to resist the allure of ‘Babylon’ and rather trust Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and thereby know true joy.

When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
       "The LORD has done great things for them."

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:1-3 (NIV)

Special thanks must go to Mr Pearce and his team who have translated the dreams of our Music classes onto the stage, and to Miss Watson and the secondary music students who contributed beautifully orchestrated compositions and dramatic sound effects.

Grant Eaton.