11th Annual Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 19 September 2015, Sheldon College will present the 11th Arts Academy Awards at the Sheldon Event Centre. This prestigious event recognises the best of Sheldon College student works across all Senior College art forms and will again feature the award ceremony for the student nominees from Visual Art, Music, Vocal Studies, Acting, Dance and Film and Television. We invite you to ‘dress to impress’ in your best evening wear and join us for a night of food, celebration and entertainment as we present our outstanding performances and congratulate the great work of our artists. 


The evening will begin with doors opening at 6pm in the Sheldon Event Centre where you will enjoy drinks on arrival and a selection of ‘Mini Entrée Appetisers’ as our 2015 Award Nominees arrive via the Red Carpet Catwalk. At 6.45pm the Middle & Senior College Cultural & ASTA Professionals Award will be presented before the main meal is served at 7pm. Enjoy the delicious food whilst our 'Year in Review' montage will feature on the large media screen. The official Award Ceremony will begin at 8.15pm and the delectable final dessert course will be served to you at 9.15pm before the show interval. The Award Ceremony will conclude at 11pm when we will hand over the microphones to our very own ‘Soul Band’. We encourage you to ‘put on your dancing shoes’ and enjoy the live after-show entertainment until late.


Selection of Mini Entrée Appetisers
Gourmet Mini Pies
King Prawn Thai Green Curry Wrap
Mini Beef & Caramelised Onion Slider
Chorizo & Mozzarella Involtini
Semi-Dried Tomato & Pesto Cream Cheese Roulade (V)
Indian Pakoras with Mint Yoghurt (V, DF, GF)
Grilled Vegetable & Basil Tart (V, GF)

Table ‘Grazing Style’ Main Course
Beef Eye Fillet Medallion with Red Wine Jus (GF, DF)
Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with Mushroom Ragout (GF)
Golden Baked Potato Gratin (GF)
Selection of Oven Roasted Vegetables (GF, DF)
Vegetarian option:
Grilled Eggplant Stack with Marinated Vegetables
Chick Peas and Tomato Coulis (V, DF, GF)

Dessert Cake
'A Duet of White and Dark Chocolate'
Rich Flourless Dark Chocolate Jaffa (GF)
Caramel White Chocolate Caramel Mud Cake
Allergy option:
Carved Seasonal Fruit Plate

Beverages & Bar
We will be providing drinks on arrival from 6pm to 6.30pm. Each table will also be set with a bottle of red and white wine plus soft drinks. The bar will be serving from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and will be operating as a cashless outlet. Beverages can only be purchased using ‘Drink Tickets’ that can be pre-purchased from the Finance Office. On the evening there will be a cashier located in the SEC Foyer where drinks tickets can be purchased using cash or EFTPOS.


Tickets are $99.00 per person and will go on general sale on Monday 7 September from the Sheldon College Finance Office. Please call (07) 3206 5554 for further information regarding ticketing.

We would once again like to congratulate all of our Arts Academy Award Nominees. 


ASTA and the Great Disney Mash-up

The Year 11 and 12 ASTA Professionals CPA Cabaret class recently performed for a group of appreciative Year 4's on the deck of the Arts Hub. The show was called “MISCAST: Heroes and Villains” and was a mash-up task combining Villainous Disney characters with Heroic Disney songs. The ASTA students randomly selected a song and character each out of a hat and were then challenged to create a monologue and rewrite lyrics to conceptually link the song to their character. It was such a fun unit and the students really threw themselves into the spirit of the task.

Our performers were: Lauren Rowe as Scar singing “I Will Go Sailing No More” from Toy Story; Erika Dwyer as Captain Hook singing “Circle of Life” from The Lion King; Melanie Kerr as Cruella De Vil singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid; Tiana Toledo as Ursula singing “Go the Distance” from Hercules; Micayla van Wyk as Maleficent singing “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2; Tylah Muller as the Queen of Hearts singing “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas; and Jaimee Godfrey as Jafar singing “Reflection” from Mulan.

“In my 15 plus years of classroom teaching I have never seen a more creative and inspiring piece of assessment. The concept and the execution were outstanding”Mr Russell Bauer, Head of Performance Music

This innovative and challenging holistic performance experience is a great example of how the ASTA Professionals Program extends student learning beyond the classroom and standard curriculum.


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.


Dreamgirls Musical 2015

The Australian School of the Arts are pleased to announce that their 2015 Musical will be Dreamgirls.

Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a cross-over phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.

All performances will presented at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) and tickets will go on general sale on Monday 30 March.

Wednesday 6 May, 7pm
Adults $28, Student/Concession $23

Thursday 7 May, 7pm
Adults $33, Student/Concession $26

Friday 8 May, 7.30pm
Adults $33, Student/Concession $26

Saturday 9 May, 2pm (MATINEE)
Adults $28, Student/Concession $23

Saturday 9 May, 7pm (EVENING)
Adults $33, Student/Concession $26

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 $3.50 booking fee applies to telephone purchases

*a $2.50 booking fee applies to online purchases
*a $5.00 Family rate booking fee applies to family tickets purchased online

Do not miss out on this fabulous event. You will not be disappointed.


Matthew Copley (‘C.C. White’)
Chloe Crick (‘Lorrell Robinson’)
Manali Datar (‘Deena Jones’)
Axel Duffy (‘James 'Jimmy' Early’)
Jaimee Godfrey (‘Michelle Morris’)
Travis Johnson (‘Curtis Taylor Jr’)
Micayla van Wyk (‘Effie White’)
Benjamin Whitfield (‘Marty Madison’)

Matthew Lane (‘M.C.’)
Jasmine Martin (‘Jerry’ / ‘Announcer’)
Emma-Jean McCormick (‘Frankie’ & a Dancer)
Scott Millar (‘Dwight’)
Ethan Roberts (‘Pat Boone’ & ‘Wayne’)
Mason Zropf (‘Stage Manager’ & ‘Security’)

Kyle Colburn (‘Tiny Joe Dixon’)
Karl Wong (‘Little Albert’)
Phoebe De Araugo (one of the 'True Tones' & a BV)
Maria Leen (one of the 'True Tones' & a BV)
Emmerson McMillan (one of the 'True Tones' & a BV)
Lauren Rowe (one of the 'True Tones' & a BV)
Zoe Stewart (one of the 'True Tones' & a BV)
Melanie Kerr (one of the 'Stepsisters' & a Dancer)
Claire Rigg (one of the 'Stepsisters' & a Dancer)
Tiana Toledo (one of the 'Stepsisters' & a Dancer)
Lauren Van Maarseveen (one of the 'Stepsisters' & a Dancer)
Portia Bourke (Backing Vocalist)
Erika Dwyer (Backing Vocalist)
Phoebe Nicholson (Backing Vocalist)
Aisling O'Byrne (Backing Vocalist)
Gabriela van Wyk (Backing Vocalist)

Emma-Jean McCormick (& Frankie)
Melanie Kerr (& a BV)
Claire Rigg (& a BV)
Tiana Toledo (& a BV)
Lauren Van Maarseveen (& a BV)
Charlotte Balfour
Georgia Blair
Taylah Brady
Chloe Brown
Laura Dower
Cindy Duffner
Katie Fortnum
Tracy Irvine
Sarah Nichols
Caitlin Nolan
Phoebe Peterson
Chelsee Pople
Megan Rainbird
Lauryn Watson
Brooke Woods

Tara Alcorn
Sarah Andrews
Tallis Baker
Adrian Collins
Shannon Feakes
Jasmine Godfrey
Ashleigh Grice
Darsha Hockings
Elysha Kennedy
Katrina Kerr
Dominik Kregar
Chelsea Lambert
Ellie Lawson
Mia Loveday
Angel Low
Anastasia Makroliolios
Lucy Martin
Ash-Leigh Meyer
Tylah Muller
Thomas Murden
Paul Roos
Abhijeet Singh
Bianca Thomsen
Brittany Thomson
Jack Vernon
Darien West
Esme Wilson

Sam Bradley - Mallets
Georgia Christensen - Tenor Saxophone
Ashlyn Dwyer - Trumpet 3
Katelin Gale Tenor - Saxophone
Abigail Gibbons - Trombone 2
Lachlan Gibson - Alto Saxophone
Elliott Gibson - Electric Bass
Brandon James - Percussion
Sebastian Jennings-Hingston - Drums/Traps
Joseph Jones - Synth Strings
Megan Kendrick - Tenor Saxophone
Lachlan McLean-Russell - Trombone 1
Karelia Moloney - Guitar
Jordan Telford - Trumpet 1 & 2
Harrison Wever - Trumpet 1 & 2


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