Published: 21 Mar 2012
FAME – The Musical
The auditions for our school production were completed last week and the musical FAME is now cast. It was wonderful to see the huge array of talent on show and many thanks to all 83 students who auditioned. I always look to including everyone somewhere in the production but our venue, the Arts Theatre has new OH&S ruling that only allows 60 people backstage, including crew and technicians. Casting did favour senior students as for many it will be their last opportunity to be apart of this community event.
FAME promises to be a fantastic production that will showcase the acting, singing, dancing and instrumental skills of our students. Please plan ahead and pencil in the performance dates – September 19, 20, 21. Tickets will be on sale in Term 3. Don’t miss this one!
National Drama Conference
Drama Queensland hosted the 2012 National Drama Conference in Brisbane and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. Keynote speakers Wesley Enoch and Professor Robyn Ewing gave participants much to consider about the National Curriculum and the importance of creativity and wonder in a world dominated by television, technology, facebook and computers. The role of Drama in education reminds students to converse, listen, move, use gesture, be empathetic and develop an understanding of the our world through the Arts.
Inspiring sessions and workshops such as Cinematic Process Drama, Traditional Theatre to Japanese Theatre, Shakespeare in the 21st Century, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and the National Curriculum presented fresh ideas to compliment our existing programs. Coupled with the vibrant ‘Artie’ Southbank and a number of wonderful theatre performances, The Social Media (Markwell presents), Bombshell (Joanna Murray-Smith) and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Queensland Theatre Company), the weekend was just bliss. I had to drag myself in a headlock onto the plane to return to Adelaide.
Head of Performing Arts