The 2012 edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music was once again brought to a grand ending on Monday 30th April with a musical theatre concert held at the Kempisnki, San Lawrenz. The event was devised and directed by Terry Shaw, who was also responsible for the musical arrangements besides being one of the leading soloists himself. As usual Stephen Attard accompanied on the piano while Gaulitanus founder-director Colin Attard was the musical director. The 2-part show, consisting of semi-acted performances of Richard Rodgers’ The King and I and Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, featured the Gaulitanus Choir (including its children section), its soloists and foreign guests.
Thus The King and I featured Terry Shaw as the King, Emma Darling as Anna, Patricia Buttigieg as Tuptim, Joseph Buttigieg as Lun Tha and Marthese Borg as Lady Thiang. On the other hand Oliver! fetured Emma Darling as Nancy, Mikaela Bajada as Oliver, Diana Formosa as the Artful Dodger, Judy Metters as Widow Corney, Joseph Buttigieg as Mr. Sowerberry, Josianne Callus as Mrs Sowerberry, Stephanie Portelli as Bet and Terry Shaw in the double role of Mr. Bumble and Fagin (coming in at the eleventh hour as the latter for an indisposed Paul Barnes). Sharona Refalo narrated the plots of the two musicals.