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.