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Disney's High School Musical - Show Review

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1. Louise Fowles wrote:
Dear Mr Loughran

I am writing to congratulate your team on their wonderful performance tonight of High School Musical.

I came along with my son who wanted to support his friends, and was overwhelmed at the talent you have hiding within your school.
The vocal talent of many of the stars was astounding, but ‘Troy’ would give the real Zac Effron a run for his money with his outstanding performance.

The whole production in my eyes was a resounding success, with praise going to all those involved both front and back stage.

I look forwarding to watching many performances in the future as my son progresses through the Academy.

Many thanks and congratulations
Louise Fowles

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 9:23 AM

2. wrote:
An excellent performance on the night - what talented students. Congrats to both staff and students for a wonderful night.

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 9:32 AM

3. Brendan Loughran wrote:
What a fantastic performance!
My programme notes don't do justice to the commitment and dedication of everyone who has been involved.
I was proud of each one of you and felt honoured to be able to watch your talent.
The performance of the first night has set an incredibly high standard, go for it again and really enjoy the next two nights.
Mr. Loughran

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

4. wrote:
An excellent performance on the night by all the cast - backroom staff helping out as well.

I brought my daughter and her friends. They thought it was as good as the performance we saw at the Lowry last month.

Jordan was terrific as Troy and my friend commented that he sould definitely audition for the next Britan's Got Talent! I think so too!

Our cheerleaders were fab too.

Well done to all

Mrs Lunn

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 1:40 PM

5. wrote:
Excellent performance.The students really excelled and it is great to see the talent that is being developed at the academy being given a chance to shine. The band was awesome and the whole show was directed great by your head of music.

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 3:00 PM

6. Lynda Ryder (Parent Governor) wrote:
Believe it or not I'd never seen 'High School Musical' up until tonight, in any format, but I really enjoyed it. Fabulous set and costumes, great music and an enthusiastic and talented cast. Quite a few of the lead performers stood out, Jordan and Georgia excellent as usual, but for me, the surprising gem of the night had to be David McKenna - brilliant!
Well done to all involved, on stage and off, you should be very proud of yourselves!

Lynda Ryder

Thu, July 2, 2009 @ 11:23 PM

7. Sharon Craven wrote:
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Academy's performance of High School Musical. The talent of the students would match any West End production! The band were excellent as was Mr Turner's direction. I wish you all every success with future productions.

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 12:20 AM

8. Pamela Hitchcock wrote:
What a brilliant first night! My grndaughter, who is a High School Musical expert, was really impressed and thought it was excellent. The sheer energy and determination of the students to perform on one of the hottest nights of the year was a model for all other students in the academy. Well done to cast and all the backstage crew who worked just as hard to ensure that the production was as fabulous as it was.

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

9. Mr HMS wrote:
i loved it my expectations were low but when the music started the lights started flashing all i could do is get up and sing.
The lights went off at one part but then they got there head in the game,:)
"i loved it im coming back next year to see what you lot have got."

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 9:23 AM

10. Sue Warburton wrote:
What a fantastic performance. Congratulations to everyone but particularly the dancers. I felt they were brilliant, it must have been roasting on stage. David McKenna was absolutely outstanding. Well done to all the staff involved, sleep well this weekend!!!!!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 9:40 AM

11. julie scanlon wrote:
I was bursting with pride when I left the performance of High School Musical last night, not only for my daughter but for the whole cast, the staff and the school!! They were definately 'All in it Together'.
Well Done!!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 10:24 AM

12. Miss Fishwick wrote:
A truly outstanding performance! All of the time and immense effort contributed by staff and pupils involved certainly paid off. I was extrememly proud to see our students rise to the challenge of a musical of this scale. The chorus and acrobatic displays were fantastic. This is hopefully the start of acknowledging the Academy's breadth of talent amongst staff and students! All deserve a well earned break this weekend.

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

13. dave kelly wrote:
Musicals are not normally my thing but i must say I loved this!

I took my six year old great neice and she adored it. Jo Dean and Laura Hyde kindly allowed her backstage at the interval so she could collect autographs - my thanks to them !

There were some great performances and it brought a lump to my throat when the curtain finally fell.

Wonderful stuff,in football terms my man of the match was... Lucy Smith! She was amazing, so confident and funny !

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 12:04 PM

14. hsm gang !!! wrote:
wow hsm peformance was very good they have all tried so hard and they looked like they really enjoyed it !!!!
a well done to everybody the BASKET BALL GIRLS DID BRILLIANT it was really good !!!
great choreography and brilliant singing and enthusiamsa !!! well done guys

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 12:40 PM

15. jenny wood ( one of the basketball dancers) wrote:
well done wild cats
this has been the most best experience of my life
and i would like to say thanks to miss dean
miss hyde
mr turner and the rest for this
go jordan go ash go shannon go gorga go david go lucy
welldon e

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 12:42 PM

16. ??? wrote:
the high school musical play looks really good
i think that becky.t becky.b faye jenny abbie rhian are very good dancers :)

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

17. hashma irfan wrote:
wow !!!
i watched the show on thursday it was an exallent show..
you all have so much tallent in you well done !!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 1:18 PM

18. jenny wood ( one of the basketball dancers) wrote:
david is ace he reely goes for it welldone
"jordan" should join britans got tallent

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 1:19 PM

19. hsm crew wrote:
well done to everyone in the play
i think that becky.t jenny beccy.b faye rhian && abbie are verry good welldone to all

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 1:19 PM

20. hashma irfan wrote:
an exallent show !! well done to all the teachers..

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 1:20 PM

21. wendy Harrop wrote:
Both myself & My mum were so proud of our son/grandson and all the cast of last nights performance of High School Musical. It was fantastic !! well Done to everyone!!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

22. wrote:
Really proud of the hard work (months and months) of ALL the students who took part in this years musical. The enthusiasm and dedication of the students was evident to see.It has been a pleasure working with this fantastic cast that we have got at the academy.

Dominic Turner (Head of Music)

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 3:04 PM

23. jack wilson wrote:
rock on mrs hyde and mrs dean thanks for making this the best night of my life so far!!!! hope you do a sequal next year thanks a million jack w

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

24. David McKenna wrote:
OMG! I can't believe its all over, I'm gunna miss performing with you all.. we need to start a protest for doing High School Musical 2!!
Well done to everyone, particularly Amanda, Lucy And Kushna.. Never thought we'd become THAT close, lets have a cry together :'( - Amanda's performance was a reall good en wasn't it, those lines musta taken up some nights..
Lucyy Smittthhhh!! i just love her voice and acting skills, can i actually make myself her brother?
Jordans voice is immense btw i reckon he'll go fair far with that! Cheers to Miss Dean too, i LOVED my part in the musicaL, you did a really great job putting it all together :)
Big thanks to Mr Turner, great vocal lessons :)
its getting fair too long now isn't it :) Shoutout to Kenny who lost his part! get well soon kenny :)
Cherleader where great i love my little Lauren.
Bye Guys! - for now!
DavidJonMcKenna x

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 9:48 PM

25. Kathy O'Brien wrote:
I went to the last performance and it was absolutely outstanding in all aspects. My daughter and two grand daughters took part. It was a joy to watch. I think David McKenna, Amanda Smith, Jordan and Shannon Were superb, and very proffesional, leading roles. I wouldn't have missed it for the world, well done to all the staff for their hard work and patience and i hope everyone who took part has a well earned rest over the weekend. Roll on the next performance.

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 9:56 PM

26. Amy Derbyshire wrote:
Congratulations to all involved in the HSM production, you all did a fantastic job, from all the students performing to the staff behind the scenes and the band...it was EXCELLENT!!!
To the guy who played Troy make sure you follow your dreams you have fantastic talent!!
Thank you for an enjoyable night my six year old son loved it!!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 10:28 PM

27. bob thomson wrote:
i though the pupils did an execellent performance of high school musical they were really good.me and my wife were very proud of our daughter(iona) she did exceptionally well and we had a very entertaning night

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 10:49 PM

28. Ms Bradbury wrote:
Fabulous show. You have all done DACA proud. Bring on the next one!

Fri, July 3, 2009 @ 11:05 PM

29. jack wilson wrote:
last night i had great fun throwing the cake in sharpays face i realy thought mrs hyde and mrs dean put a lot of effort in to making high scholl musical happen on stage and i hope we do a sequel next year thanks a million jack.

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 8:44 AM

30. wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS guys on a wonderful show!!! You should all be very proud of yourselves! And a BIG WELL DONE to Jack on stepping in as Zeke!! You were FAB!!

Miss Smith

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 9:35 AM

31. Mr Gostling wrote:
What a show, many congratulations to all the cast and staff involved in putting on the performance.

It was a very professional performance.

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 9:40 AM

32. wrote:
A big thankyou to Mrs Dean, Miss Hyde & Mr Turner for all their hardwork and dedication - you guys were fantastic.

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

33. Amanda smitthhh wrote:
aaaah like its over!:(
i can't belive it, thanks for an amazing timeee! you were all faaab!:D Can't wait for a next plaaaay. i have a wonderful time. funny times with khushna david and lucy.
david and lucy were great as them roles, as well as everyone else:D Thankyou mrs dean miss hyde and mr turner for putting this together and all the team that was behind making this so brill!

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 12:39 PM

34. Laura Hyde wrote:
I just want to say how great it's been working with Mrs Dean and Mr Turner on High School Musical. I am extremely proud of the whole cast! You were all *stars* and a pleasure to work with (most of the time)!!!!!!!! All your hard work paid off in the end! WELL DONE!! Thank-you to Jack Wilson for stepping up as Zeke last minute, you were awesome! WELL DONE!!!! Be very proud of yourselves! So great to see you all having so much fun.

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 3:56 PM

35. jo dean wrote:
what can i say??

well - we did it and i have to say it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you all. i have so many brilliant memories of the last six months. you are all so........... talented. You have made me so proud of you all. i am really going to miss your bleary eyes on a Sunday morning as you staggered into rehearsal and your excited faces just before each show started. i can't begin to tell you how amazing you were. you have driven me mad over the last few weeks but it was absolutely worth it. i would do it all again in a heartbeat!
Thank you all for all your efforts. Thank you for putting up with me when i changed my mind 20 times a day. Thank you for giving up so much of your time when i know you have lot of other stuff to do!! you will never know how much i appreciate it.

Jo Dean - Head of Drama

ps - you did make me cry on the last night - during 'Start of Something New' - you all looked so happy!
pps - what team??

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 8:14 PM

36. Bobby Tait wrote:
i loved everything that this musical has prouced and perfomed over the last few months. it has been a privilage to have a important part i this play and i could not have asked for a better cst or directors. ms dean mr turner and ms hyde were simply amazing and just awesome!
Hope we'll carry it on for hsm 2 next year!

Hopefully not for the last time , this is JACK SCOTT signing off!

Sat, July 4, 2009 @ 8:22 PM

37. maxine Walsh-Ashworth wrote:
WOW! i came to see the show on wednesday and thursday
Lucy smith was brilliant, poor girl had a chest infection and lost her voice a week before the opening night, but still sounded great and gave a great performance..well done.
David Mckenna i would love to adopt you ;-) you where brill and you both where very convincing as brother and sister.
Jo richards... what a voice , what an actor x! Amanda smith ... how on earth did you remember all those lines and big words ... you where ace x
please please please can we see the show again i really enjoyed i heard most of the parents saying they wanted to see it again it just got better and better.

Sun, July 5, 2009 @ 2:50 PM

38. Ella wrote:
HSM was really really good.
Well done Shannon and Jordan you were amasing :]
It took alot of work but it was all worth it. I loved the atmosphere on the last performance, it was ROCKING!
Thankyou miss Dean, Mr Turner and everyone else that helped out.
Everyone should be really proud pulling of a massive performance like that. You were FAB !!!
Can't wait till the next performance.

Sun, July 5, 2009 @ 6:29 PM

39. Mia Fort wrote:
I really enjoyed coming to see HSM.
My best bit was Troy and Gabriella singing. I especially liked Sharpey and Ryan it made me laugh when Zeke threw the cake. I hope you do HSM 2 and 3.

Sun, July 5, 2009 @ 7:12 PM

40. Mrs Bernie Gostling wrote:
Congratulations to all the staff and students involved, what an excellent show we watched on Fri night, you should all be very proud of yourselves.

Looking forward to the next.

Sun, July 5, 2009 @ 8:17 PM

41. lucy smith :] wrote:
thankyou very much to miss hyde for all the corriogoraphy and helping me out with my wardrobe when some little boy, not mentioning names threw a cake at my ear :L
mrs Dean thankyou for getting my voice back :)
david mcenna your a star, a propper mint singer and really good dancer,
amandaa your mint :P
mr turner thankyouu very much for all the vocal stuff :)
i realllllly hope we can do number two next year :)
its funny coz i really hated hsm, but ive grown to like it :/
loveyouu all :D:D


Sun, July 5, 2009 @ 8:47 PM

42. Holly Ballantyne ( dancer ) wrote:
OMG !!!! i so want to do it again it was amazing jordan Richards ' troy bolton ' you are an amazing singer and lucy smith you acted really well as sharpay and david you are such a good singer ash and mcauly you are awsome dancers. Thanks mrs dean, miss hide mr turner and everyone else who help make this show really really good :P:P
i really want to do HSM2 !!!! it would be amazing

well done eveyone !!! xxxx

Mon, July 6, 2009 @ 11:14 AM

43. jenny wood wrote:
yey you criied miss dean

im gonna miss talking to iona and sean
cant b leiv its oveer :(

my aunti loved the show too xx
im gonna cry its over :(
aww well i had a good time :)

Mon, July 6, 2009 @ 11:17 AM

44. Nicole Bond ( DANCER ) wrote:
All 3 night was really good and i want to do it again.mrs dean , miss hyde and mr turner and all the other teachers who helped out did a very good job on all 3 nights. Jack wilson did really well to volunteer to play zeke, because of kennys injury,macauly did really well as well for taking on jacks character. every one did brill lets hope next year we can do hsm 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, July 6, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

45. wendy smith wrote:
what a fantastic show especially proud of Amanda and her friends Lucy, kayleigh and Shannon.The rest of the cast were superb as well,Cant wait for the next one! Well done to the teachers involved. D.A.C.A HAS TALENT

Mon, July 6, 2009 @ 4:07 PM

46. patricia walsh wrote:
i would love to see the show again how sad that its all over, why not one more time for a childrens charity x

Mon, July 6, 2009 @ 7:32 PM

47. DAVID MCKENNA wrote:
OMG I heard we're performing it again, is this true ?

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 12:22 AM

48. Jordan Richards "Troy "Bolton" wrote:
I cant believe that after all those days of rehersals, hard work and mostly laughs that its over.
I met some really amazing people and friends, people i didnt think i'd get on with aswell.
I'm actually really sad that I'm leaving you all next year because it means i cant be in it next year... i bet your all thinking, thank god, peace and quiet :D but i'll be back to help out and just do what i can.
I have really enjoyed the time i spent with all of you from the leads to the dancers and i am really gonna miss all of you.
I think that we should have a reunion sometime soon to perform one last time :D
Thank you to Mrs Dean, Miss Hyde and Mr Turner for everything they have done for the show and it is very muchly appreciated:D
I am also very greatful to Mr Turner and Mrs Dean for convinceing me to do the part of troy bolton, i dont know what i would of done without this experience.
I'm very sad about leaving you all, but i'll be back to watch you all shine as bright as the stars that you all are.
Well done to Lucy and David for their performance and the show wouldnt of been the same without you both, you are both amazing as your parts and i think you'll both go far with your talent,
I think we all know that amanda comes out of her shell infront of an audience because it was a shock to me when she was doing all her hand jestures and dramatic actions to emphasise her talking haha, i thoroughly enjoyed working with you guys.
Ashleigh Pearson is one of my best friends and so i was delighted to here he was going to be chad, i know that without him on the cast i wouldnt of enjoyed myself as much
Georgia was amazing and i think we became really close as friends and i hope that its not the last i see of her
Kenny, what a guy, so sorry about the injury but even though your annoying sometimes you are amazing and surprisingly i will miss you
macauly ana bobby, you guys are great and i know you'll be fine moshers some day haha, nah seriously you guys are top keep dancin macauly
Shannon, you really pulled the show together well done with everything, i really enjoyed working with you and we had some great laughs as well as some hard times but i think we all agree that in the end it was worth it.
thank you to all the techies at the back i know that you had a lot to put up with but we are worth it so its fine ;)

I'm truely goiung to miss you all and just remember guys

Jordan xxxx

P.S if you managed to read all this essay then well done to you too :D x

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 12:40 AM

49. lucayyy wrote:
can we do it again?

pretty pleaase (A)

iv'e heard we're doing it for the end of term :P
i hope this is true :D

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 10:19 AM

50. two very cool people :) wrote:
We loved doing it and would do it again anytime! We miss everyone and our little gangs! Everyone was faaaaaaaaaaaaab and when the curtain went down for the last time we must say we was filled with sadness! Hope we made miss dean proud! After many lectures of how her name was "on the line"
Just shows how many oppourtunites there is for us now :) can't wait to get stuck in to the next one! :)

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 11:43 AM

51. two very cool people :) wrote:
yes it's us again :) okay we'll reveal our identitys Rosie and georgia :) but you knew that because of the two very cool people :)
If only we'd done thriller how much better would it have been!! HMMMMMMMMMM?! :)
We want a reunion... round about now. :)
Jordan Richards- Amazing! Your faces were hilarious in a word! Made the long days go by so quickly. Going to miss you so much! We both love you :)
Shannon- Did a great job! Couldn't of done it like you did! Lovely jubbly girl :) hope we carry on talking!
Lucy Smith- ohhh i felt so sorry for you and your voice but you pulled it off faaaably and we love you! Hope we do a production with you again! Love you
David Mckenna- Sooooooooooo funny! The amount of times you made us laugh backstage! So talented and brill!! But dangerous with fans!!! hahahaha Love you
Ash Pearson- omg... where to begin, vair scary when in a mood but made me laugh espesh on the back field! lol :) So glad we worked together during it! Brill bobs lad! Love ya
Amanda + KAAAAASHNAAAAAA! God we love you two! We miss you almost more then anything! You were the two that made us LOL god knows where we'd been without you! Wee'll miss you so much!! Can't wait to work with you again!!! Hopefully we'll carry on being good mates with you two! We genuinely love you :)
Lauren Tracey and her well ard crew!!- Omg, where can we begin just remember to MC IT MAAAAATE and that your baby shot you down ;) Going to miss you sooooooo much! And your giggles you made us laugh so much!! we love you!
Miss Dean + Mr Turner + Miss Hyde - thankyou for this oppourtunity! Can't wait to get stuck in again! And we both told you we'd pull it off!! :)

Thankyou to everyone who was involved and came to watch means alot to us! x
P.s sorry about the giggles
p.p.s hahah jordan our essays longer! :)

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 11:54 AM

52. Abbey Horrocks wrote:
what a brilliant show! i loved performing it, I would love to perform it for any1 who like hsm x

Abbey x

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 3:59 PM

53. Amanda smitthhh wrote:
david no we're not!:(
i got told yesterdayy we was but we ain't haha, im gutted i thought we was gnah be performing it again

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 4:26 PM

54. lucayyy " sharpay" wrote:
well done team :D

i just wanna do number 2 me :)
or grease for that matter ;)

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 5:11 PM

55. Rhian Keen wrote:
Can someone tell me if we are doing it again next week x

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 5:37 PM

56. Jade & Sian wrote:
Hey we missed the oppertunity to watch this, heard how great it was, so realy want to watch it. Any chance there will be another performance :) x

Tue, July 7, 2009 @ 8:47 PM

57. JO DEAN wrote:
sorry to everyone but unfortunately we can't do it again!! it has been lovely reading all your comments. it is great to know what a good time you all had and what strong frienships you developed. i told you you'd have a great time!

however - we can't do it again because of copyright restrictions among other things and besides - i'm exhausted!! i'll let you know about next show when i've recovered (around 2012!!)

thank you once again for all your hard work.

Wed, July 8, 2009 @ 7:45 PM

58. callum Ryan wrote:
The night was great even the 2 hsm experts that came, my younger sister Gemma and her friend Abby enjoyed it and said it was a great night. Credit to miss dean and mr turner for all there hard work and to the actors it was a amazing night and great cheer all round!!!

Thu, July 9, 2009 @ 4:22 PM

59. jack wilson wrote:
and we did have a great time jack w

Thu, July 9, 2009 @ 7:05 PM

60. faye hughes wrote:
i really think that the hsm play was very good
especially me!!!

Sat, July 18, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

61. Lyndsay wrote:
HSM was loads of fun and I really enjoyed it! Thanks to Ms Hyde, Mrs Dean and Mr turner for helpin us with the dancing, singing and acting. Hope theres a sequel next year!!

Thu, August 6, 2009 @ 4:18 PM

62. Abbey Horrocks wrote:
i think we should do hsm 2!! can we mrs dean???


abbie x

Mon, August 31, 2009 @ 10:23 PM

63. ryan fielding wrote:
It was an amazing show , they all worked so hard to make is so outstanding , they all were super , WELL DONE

Tue, September 8, 2009 @ 12:01 PM

64. Two Mysterious Strangers... wrote:
Heyy everyone! I really enjoyed performing HSM and would soo love to be a part of more musicals! Well done to "Troy" and "Gabriella" and "Sharpay" and "Ryan!" And well done to everyone else!!! xxx

Fri, September 18, 2009 @ 9:29 PM

65. martha wrote:
thats amasing thing to do wel done

Wed, September 23, 2009 @ 2:42 PM

66. Faye Hughes wrote:
welldone to all!!!!!!

Mon, November 9, 2009 @ 3:00 PM

67. Alisha Elsworth wrote:
Heyaaaaaaa xx
Omg ! the perfonmance was well good i like how shannon obrien was gabrelia she was well good i think this school gets better as we go along ever day when we go to the now building it will be asamzin i am only in year 7 and i am enjoying this school so much aldeary i love the people who work here and the students ! the perfonmance was amazin i loved it ! xx

Mon, November 16, 2009 @ 1:21 PM

68. wrote:
It was a great show and it was so much fun !! I would love to do it again in years yo come. I made loads of new friends and loved it. Thanks to miss Dean and all of the other staff that helped out !!!

Tue, November 17, 2009 @ 4:54 PM

69. (;' wrote:
job well done, it was an outstanding perfromance & hope to see you all doing a perfromanc like that again next year, me & my kiids wanted to come back & watch ot the next day & the next .. good luck for the future & best wishes to the move in september 2010..


Wed, November 25, 2009 @ 3:08 PM

70. kennytheorigianalzeke wrote:
what team? WILDCATS!
thanx jack 4 stepin in u were well good on day 2!
thanx jordan for TRYING 2 teach me a backflip,(never say "break a leg" 2 me again any1!
can we do oliver on the new stage in 2010 miss dean
<3 hsm on stage 09 at DACA!
one more 4 old times sake:
what team?
all together now:
wer all in this together ETC

Fri, December 11, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

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