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The Addams Family - Sell Out Success!

Sheldon College and the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA) set another benchmark of Arts excellence with their recent production of the "The Addams Family" at the Redland Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland. The five performance dates sold out in record time and the packed houses erupted in standing ovations for the superb student performances. The cast of over 70 actors, singers and dancers were ably supported by a 19 piece band over and 40 strong media and backstage crew. Many tickets were sold to members of the Redlands community who have come to realise the high standard of productions staged by Sheldon College.

ASTA Director, Mr Darren Harvey, said: "The amazing results of this year's Musical is clear evidence of the quality of teaching in our ASTA program, and shows how student skill sets can be extended to a professional standard".

Vocal Director, Mr Adam Lopez, stated “This Musical has really raised the bar in so many respects. I am amazed how students have been able to understand the complex nuances of subtext, narrative, comic timing and combining all of these elements along with choreography and singing, a skill beyond their years. The cast has been one of the most delightful that I have ever worked with. All students were eager to learn and explore areas beyond their comfort zone; all traits of true professionals in the making. I am going to miss seeing the quirky characters on stage but am confident the students who played them will remember them for the rest of their lives. An absolute pleasure working with such talent”

The production was ably supported by many parents and staff who assisted backstage with makeup, costuming and set building. Congratulations to all involved in this stellar production.

 

 

 

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Musical 2016

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Senior College Musical is ‘The Addams Family’.  All performances will be presented at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) in Cleveland and tickets will go on general sale from Wednesday 23 March 2016.

It’s a dismal day at the Addams family’s mansion, with the ever-approaching storm clouds reflecting the gloomy atmosphere that has beset the household. Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love. Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family, and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.

Performance Dates

Wednesday 4 May, 7pm
Adults $30, Student/Concession $25

Thursday 5 May, 7pm
Adults $30, Student/Concession $25

Friday 6 May, 7.30pm
Adults $35, Student/Concession $30

Saturday 7 May, 2pm (MATINEE)
Adults $30, Student/Concession $25

Saturday 7 May, 7pm (EVENING)
Adults $35, Student/Concession $30

Booking Information

In Person
Redland Performing Arts Centre
2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm

By Phone
RPAC Box Office: 3829 8131
Monday – Friday: 12noon – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
*a $4.00 booking fee applies to telephone purchases

Online
www.rpac.com.au
*a $3.00 booking fee applies to online purchases
*a $6.00 family rate booking fee applies to family tickets purchased online

The Musical is suitable for all ages so do not miss out on this fabulous event. You will not be disappointed.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY CAST LIST 2016

LEADS
Claire Rigg ‘Morticia’
Axel Duffy ‘Gomez’
Chloe Crick ‘Wednesday’
Micayla van Wyk ‘Alice’
Jack Bannister ‘Mal’
Kyle Colburn ‘Lucas’
Ben Whitfield ‘Uncle Fester’
Laura Dower ‘Pugsley’
Jasmine Martin ‘Grandma’
William Stewart ‘Lurch’

DANCERS
April Beak
Georgia Blair
Taylah Brady
Phoebe De Araugo
Shannon Feakes
Katie Fortnum
Melanie Kerr
Kelly Leek
Tylah Muller
Sarah Nichols
Chelsee Pople
Noelle Steele-Alston
Bianca Thomsen
Tiana Toledo
Lauren Van Maarseeven
Elle Warner
Lauryn Watson
Dayna Wilson

BACKING VOCALISTS
Tara Alcorn
Kyla Johnson
Dominik Kregar  
Emmerson McMillan
Scott Millar 
Aisling O’Byrne
Jasmine Renny
Lauren Rowe
Brooke Szych
Gabriela van Wyk
Jack Vernon 
Mikayla Yates

CHORUS

Lachlan Alcorn
Sarah Andrews
Tallis Baker
Lara De Bruyne
Joshua Dicinoski
Anemie Fourie
Jean-Luc Fuller
Tess Gillson
Darsha Hockings
Katrina Kerr
Isabella Kregar
Chelsea Lambert
Matthew Lane
Lucy Martin
Ash-Leigh Meyer
Thomas Murden
Phoebe Nicholson
Jarrah Niven
Joseph O’Byrne
Emma Pearse
Ethan Schofield
Courtney Sillcock
Mitchell Timms
Emma Tracy
Revati Venkatesh

 

 

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2015 Arts Academy Awards

Another entourage of students is bound for stage stardom after stealing the show at the 11th Annual Arts Academy Awards on Saturday 19 September. Staged to coincide with Hollywood’s Academy Awards, this year’s brilliant instalment saw more than 300 singers, dancers and musicians raise the roof off the Sheldon Event Centre.

Seasoned song and dance man Travis Johnson capped a stellar season of excellence when he was named 2015 Actor of the Year and the Year 12 student was back on the podium a short time later to accept another award as the 2015 Dancer of the Year. However fellow Year 12 Student Manali Datar scooped the pool when she was named Actress of the Year, won the Senior Cultural Award and then the major annual award, the prestigious Gold Award.

Sheldon College Captain Matthew Copley added another accolade to his burgeoning resume of scholastic excellence when he was named the Instrumentalist of the Year while at the end of the spectrum, April Beak was named Best Emerging Artist of the Year.

Triad Studios won the Production Group of the Year category while the highly sought after Director of the Year trophy went to Adam Shaw. Bronwyn Myers was named Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year and Charlotte Balfour secured 2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year.

Emerging star Axel Duffy was acknowledged for his brilliant work throughout 2015 when he was named Male Vocalist of the Year and his partner in rhyme, Jaimee Godfrey was named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jenna Rainbird won the Middle Cultural Award and Laura Dower won the ASTA Award for Excellence.

Congratulations to all of our 2015 Award recipients.

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Dreams Come True with ‘Dreamgirls’ 2015

The 2015 Sheldon College Musical ‘Dreamgirls’ really was a dream come true for the talented cast and crew who wowed audiences over the recent season at Redland Performing Arts Centre. Over 150 student singers, actors and dancers were ably supported by over 60 musicians, lighting, media, AV and backstage crew as they brought to life the story of ‘The Dreams’ which is centred around the rise of Motown music and the famous girl groups of the 1960’s.

Student performers were challenged to sing and act beyond their years to bring the adult characters to life and their performances saw standing ovations from the sold out crowds. Special guests from the Arts industries and tertiary sector also echoed the audience’s feeling that the 2015 production was the best ever for Sheldon College. A huge thank you to all of the parent and alumni volunteers who gave their time and energy to the production. We would also like to thank the Sheldon College staff who guided and mentored the students to greatness on stage.

Congratulations to all for making dreams come true.

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