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Production – Rock of Ages

And that’s a Wrap

Follow your dreams, no matter what was the theme of this year’s production, Rock of Ages. Believing in yourself and strength in friendships were also highlighted in the storyline and the characters. These are all valuable themes for the cast to learn about as we developed this production and a message we could share with the audience.

Being involved in theatre and performing for an audience develops students’ self-confidence in themselves. Production provides the opportunity to experience cooperation and collaboration in working with adults and different students in multiple year levels and communicating their creative ideas and abilities to others in the rehearsal room and in the performance. These transferable skills are then able to be applied in everyday situations.

Many of our students involved in the production had little experience being involved in a production but rolled up their sleeves and got involved in their chosen area of interest. This year we welcomed students in Year 7, 8 and 9 into our production family both on and off stage. We welcomed back students in Year 10, 11 and 12 who have taken on production team roles to give them leadership and creative opportunities. We are hoping to continue offering this experience to any student who is interested in being involved.

Thank you to the senior students (Year 10, 11 and 12) who took up key production roles in helping create this production. They have gained terrific experience running a show, making creative decisions and working as a production team with their staff mentors. Thanks for joining us on this theatrical journey.

I would like thank our musical director, Mr David Turpie, who brought enthusiasm and expertise in co-ordinating our rockin’ amazing band for students, staff and guest artists. Thank you to our vocal coach, Mrs Deborah Ross who guided our cast through the songs of the show. Thank you to Miss Tia Steen whose work behind the scenes was vital to keeping our show on the road.

Thank you to the staff production team who have supported students as mentors and helped get the show onto the stage – Mr Andrew Dyer, Miss Nicole Cilauro, Miss Rhiannon Hercus, Miss Erin Varker, Mr Matthew Everton, Ms Kate Verbeek, Mr Hector Miller and Ms Felicity Johnson.

Thanks to all the staff who have supported this production in many different ways from assisting in rehearsals and shows, painting and building, bumping into the theatre, encouraging the students and all the other things that help this project to be realised and to give the students involved an unforgettable experience. Every little contribution goes a long way.

Finally, thank you to parents and guardians for your continued support during the semester. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of working with your sons and daughters over the last six months.

Stay tuned for the 2020 production.

Mrs Kerry Turpie, Director