We are pleased to announce that the ASTA Dance and Drama Academy will be hosting a combined Showcase on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November 2017 in the form of an Arts Festival.
The Drama Academy is excited to not only be performing “Beauty and the Beast Jr” as our Year 7 & 8 Musical for this year, but also “The Wizard of Oz” and “Agatha Rex”.
The Dance Academy will host two Dance Showcases on Saturday afternoon.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ has been a wonderful opportunity for selected students from Prep to Year 6 to work collaboratively to produce this wonderful children’s classic story. Our Year 5 & 6 students have taken on a leadership role throughout the process which has been a wonderful challenge for all students involved.
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.
'Agatha Rex' has been an opportunity for students in Year 7 & 8 who have a keen interest in Acting to explore and push their skills in a very focused environment. The students have experimented with their physicality and have been pushed to learn lines and create strong characters.
Adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles. Possible expulsion, expulsion, expulsion. Agatha is a girl who stands up for her beliefs, regardless of the consequences. As student council president at Thebes High, she vigorously defends a student who is unfairly punished. Based on her actions, she could be expelled and lose an important scholarship. Set in a modern-day high school, the play translates the original Greek chorus into a fantastic ensemble opportunity.
‘Beauty and the Beast JR’ has seen a large group of Year 7 & 8 students push themselves into new avenues this year once again. They have worked incredibly hard this year combining all three areas of singing, acting and dancing to bring you a fantastic junior interpretation of this piece.
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Beauty and the Beast Jr
Friday 3 November @ 6:30pm
Saturday 4 November @ 12:00pm and 7:00pm
Sheldon Event Centre
Saturday 4 November @ 3:00pm
LINQ Lecture Theatre
The Wizard of Oz
Saturday 4 November @ 5:00pm
Performing Arts Block 1-3
Performance Time 1:30pm to 2:00pm
- Junior Troupers White (Prep)
- Male Hip Hop White (Prep, Year 1 and 2)
- MC Choreography Competition – 3rd Place
- Junior Troupers Gold (Year 1 and 2)
- Fusion Blue (Year 4)
- Female Hip Hop Blue (Year 3 to 6)
- Sass Blue
- Sass Gold
Performance Time 4:15pm to 4:45pm
- Female Hip Hop White (Year 1 and 2)
- Male Hip Hop Blue (Year 3)
- Hip Hop Gold (Year 4 to 8)
- MC Choreography Competition 2nd Place
- Fusion Gold (Year 3)
- Tiana Hinschen, Lauren Nichols, Ashley Tang Carrion, Ella Rhodes
- Sass White
- MC Choreography Competition – 1st Place
“All Access Passes” will be available to purchase from www.trybooking.com. These are valid for the whole weekend and all performances.