Schools on Stage

A Fleeting Night’s Dream

The Kings School and Tara Anglican School. Original Concept and Adaptation by Michel Terzo and Diane Herron. Music and Lyrics by Fleetwood Mac. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Musical Arrangements by Melody Beck and Benie Lagana. Choreography by Kate Brady. March 15 – 25, 2017.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Iona Presentation College. Directed by Matthew Aris. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 17-19 March, 2017

Iona Presentation College’s Cinderella was one of the first big school productions of the year. A lavish show with a big budget feel, this Cinderella was a delight.

Jade Spirito in the title role, was a beautiful Cinderella with lots of personality and a gorgeous voice.

Strong, larger than life performances from Courtney Preston and Mikaela Giancaspro as nasty stepsisters Grace and Joy, showing lovely teamwork.

Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship Nominations

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites nominations from talented students currently in Year 10 or 11 in regional South Australia for the 2017 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

STC Launches The School Drama Book

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) launched The School Drama Book: Drama, Literature and Literacy in the Creative Classroom by Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders, on Thursday 3 November 2016.

Junior Theatre Celebration Day for Australia

The first Australian Junior Theatre Celebration will be held in Newcastle on October 20, 2016. This Broadway JuniorTM event will host national and international musical theatre celebrities and provide opportunities for young people to celebrate their love of musical theatre.

The Junior Theatre Celebration Australia 2016 is anticipated to host between eight and 16 performing arts groups from across the country. Participants will perform on stage at the Civic Theatre in this one-day celebration.

Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Ringwood Secondary College. Aug 5th-13th, 2016


Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan. Mercedes College. Mercedes College Performing Arts Centre, Perth WA. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. Aug 3-13, 2016

Mercedes College presented Hairspray with great energy, fabulous colour and contagious enthusiasm.

42nd Street

Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Directed by Adam Goodburn. Scotch College. 4-13 August, 2016

Starlight Express – Australian Amateur Premiere

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Additional lyrics by David Yazbek.

Oakhill College, NSW. June 9 – 18, 2016

472 hours of rehearsal, 196 hours of set building, lighting and sound rigging, 326 wheels, 154 skates, 83 performers, 25 crew, 13 musicians, 4 races, 1 champion - the entire ensemble became the champion in what was both a huge challenge and a very fulfilling experience!

Funniest High School Kids

Australia’s biggest schools comedy competition reached its climax on Sunday 19 June at the Enmore Theatre.

After 6 weeks of heats and semi-finals involving 120 schools from all over Greater Sydney, the cream of the young comedy crop final had the chance to face off for the cup in two divisions of the Theatresports Schools Challenge – now in its 12th year!

17 schools competed in the two finals with a packed Enmore Theatre crowd of more than 1200 fans roaring their approval for each.