Republic (Barbados) Second with “Down The Rabbit Hole”
Back from their trip “Down the Rabbit Hole“, Republic Bank’s cast of performers were in high spirits having earned second place at the regional Inter-bank Talent Spectacular biennial competition which took place over the weekend in Trinidad and Tobago.
Republic Barbados‘ presentation of Down the Rabbit Hole, a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, wowed the close to 1000 strong audience with a contemporary retelling of the classic tale, where Alice embarks on a journey to find the One for Her in pursuit of her Caribbean dream.
In other stand-out performances of the night, Grenada placed first with an ensemble performance of “Bluerella“, a retelling of the Cinderella fairytale where the kingdom of Republic in its 180th year of existence needs to find a princess espousing core values to wed the kingdom’s young prince. Head Office Communications Officer Avalene Harris‘ rendition of Dionne Warwick’s I know I’ll never love this way again, earned the T&T based songstress third place.
An enthusiastic crowd braved inclement weather on a rainy Saturday evening to soak up the performances from a total of 16 acts from Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Guyana and Barbados, varying from traditional African dance and operatic aria, to jazz, R&B, calypso, spoken word, and musical theatre.
Talent Spectacular is Republic Bank’s own Caribbean cultural extravaganza in which Republic Bank Limited plays host to teams from the Bank’s subsidiaries for competition, alternating annually between presentations of on-stage talent, sports and knowledge.