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Creative Arts

Guys and Dolls Musical Theatre Camp

From Alison Jinga, Head of Drama

This week the cast of our combined musical with St Clare’s attended a Musical Theatre Camp at Kiah Ridge Christian conference centre for three days.  What a fantastic opportunity to really work on the singing, acting, choreography and blocking of the show. Our students worked from 9am to 9:30pm each day!  It was fantastic to see the show coming together and the students collaborating so well. We managed to run the entire show by Thursday morning and now we look forward to detailing all elements at upcoming rehearsals, as well as inserting 22 new Year 7s from St Clare’s into the show.

I want to thank the following staff members for all their hard work and dedication to this project; Peter Lamb, Anne Fahy, Chris Balkizas and Christopher Blenkinsopp. Additionally, the following St Clare’s staff; Vanessa Hurley, Lisa Shipley and Keira Nightingale as well as Elizabeth Porter, our choreographer, for all their hard work.

I asked some of the students to comment on their camp experience and I have included a few quotes.

“This experience has been an above amazing experience to grow and adapt to different creative and social situations. We have each had the unique opportunity to take part in musically, dramatically physically challenging experiences. The chance to observe an enjoy these experiences is such a blessing and all students are highly grateful for everyone involved in the organisation of this camp.” Ruby Baird

“To be honest, I wish I could substitute musical rehearsals instead of actual school work every-day.” Roman Koteczky

“A fun and enjoyable experience to rehearse the play and make new friends.” Massimo De Napoli

 “The cooperation and energy of the dancers and choreographer was exemplary.” Kelly Callaghan

The show is being staged at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) in the Parade Theatre from 8-10 May at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek at the following link,

Adults are $35, Children $25 and a family ticket is $110 for 2 adults and 2 children. Go ahead and buy your tickets now to ensure fabulous seats.