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Just Dance 2018

The Australian School of the Arts’ annual dance celebration, Just Dance 2018, will take place on Saturday, 23 June in the Sheldon Event Centre. Performances will feature students from the ASTA Dance Academy, ASTA Professionals Program, Classroom Dance and the Senior College Choreography Competition. Each section will feature a range of genres including Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theatre.

This year’s event will comprise two shows. The annual 'Get Dancing' Award, in memory of the beautiful Chloe Saunders, will be presented during the Evening Show. This award is presented to a student who demonstrates, beyond everything else, a passion for dance.

MATINEE SHOW
3PM
 EVENING SHOW
6.30PM
Entertainment Troupe  Hip Hop Troupe
Junior Troupers White  Junior Troupers Blue
Year 9 Classroom Dance   Lyrical Troupe
ASTA 11/12 Elective B – Lyrical   Male Hip Hop White
Sass White   Year 10 Classroom Dance
Male Hip Hop Blue   Year 12 Classroom Dance
Junior Jazz Troupe   Sass Gold
Year 11 Classroom Dance  Female Hip Hop Blue
Junior Troupers Gold   ASTA 11/12 Elective A – Musical Theatre
Fusion Blue   ASTA 9/10 Intermediate – Musical Theatre
3rd Place Choreography Competition   1st Place Choreography Competition
Female Hip Hop White   Hip Hop Gold
Contemporary Troupe   Senior Jazz Troupe
Sass Blue   Fusion Gold
2nd Place Choreography Competition   Synergy
Tap Troupe   
Commercial Jazz Troupe   

Event Details:

Date: Saturday 23 June
Time: 3pm and 6.30pm
Venue: Sheldon Event Centre

Tickets:

Tickets will be available to book online through www.trybooking.com, closer to the date.

For more information, please contact Ms Foster in the Arts Hub on 3206 5556 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Legally Blonde, the Musical

Legally Blonde, the Musical: A Seriously, Sensational Spectacle

The Australian School of the Arts has once again done Sheldon College proud, with a stunning production of the Broadway Musical “Legally Blonde, the Musical”.  The two week season was a sell-out success, with over 3 000 Redlands residents enjoying this high-energy, fun-filled, effervescent show.

Legally Blonde is The Australian School of the Arts’ 19th annual Senior College Musical and involved 124 students across the Cast, Band, Backstage Crew and Technical Crew, all contributing in their own area of expertise to help make this show an outstanding success.

The show has received some wonderful feedback from Redlands residents, praising the professionalism of the production and remarking on the maturity of the Cast and the seamless integration of the live Band.

These comments are remarkable when one bears in mind that our instrumental students were performing the full Broadway musical score, which would challenge even seasoned professionals. Most schools taking on this musical would have performed the “junior” version of this score, or had bands made up predominantly of staff members.

In addition, this year’s Cast was comprised of all but three performers who made their debut in a Lead role.  According to Executive Producer/Director, Mr Darren Harvey, "The greatest thing about this year’s Musical has been watching those students who have, over the years, been patiently waiting in the wings, finally get their chance to step into the spotlight and blow the audience away.  It never ceases to amaze me what outstanding talent and potential we have on that stage."

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Musical 2018

The 2018 Senior College Musical is “Legally Blonde, The Musical”.


You’ve seen the movie, now see the smash-hit live on stage!

Based on the novel by Heather Hach and the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: The Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion savvy UCLA sorority girl, who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law School, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately she defies expectations, using her knowledge of the law to successfully defend exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial, and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

From the Redlands-based team that brought you Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Addams Family and Mary Poppins comes another spectacular production not to be missed. With iconic songs like What You Want, Ireland and Whipped into Shape, by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Legally Blonde is guaranteed to be a funny, effervescent, crowd-pleaser.

Please note: Sheldon College recommends Parental Guidance to determine suitability for your child.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday 20 April, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 21 April, 2pm (MATINEE)
  • Saturday 21 April, 7pm (EVENING)
  • Friday 27 April, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 28 April, 2pm (MATINEE)
  • Saturday 28 April, 7pm (EVENING)

Venue:

All performances will be presented at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) in Cleveland and tickets will go on general sale from Friday 2 March 2018.

To Book:

Redland Performing Arts Centre
RPAC Box Office - 3829 8131
Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays: 10am to 1pm
*a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies to telephone purchases
www.rpac.com.au
*a $5.00 booking fee per transaction applies to online purchases

Matinee Show – Adults $30, Student/Concession $25
Evening Show – Adult $35, Student/Concession $30

The Legally Blonde Cast 2018:

Leads and Cameos Dancers
Lachlan Alcorn  April Beak 
April Beak Imogen Colburn 
Kyle Colburn  Tara Finnegan 
Lara DeBruyne  Eilish Francis 
Joshua Dicinoski  Katrina Kerr 
Danyal Fayad  Ellie Lawson
Jean-Luc Fuller  Kelly Leek 
Rachel Howse Sarah Nichols 
Kyla Johnson  Lauren Nichols 
Isabella Kregar  Jenna Rainbird 
James Lergessner  Jordan Robertson 
Lucy Martin Courtney Sillcock 
Stephanie Matthews Ashley Tang Carrion 
Aisling O'Byrne  Bianca Thomsen 
Jasmine Renny  Jessica Thomsen 
Darcey Robertson Niamh Watson 
Ethan Schofield  Dayna Wilson 
Bailey Smith   
Brooke Szych   
Gabriela van Wyk   
Ellen Warner  
Mikayla Yates   
   
Chorus Members  Backing Vocals 
Ava Bevis Sarah Andrews 
Angelina Bourke  Taylah Ashcroft 
Cathal Brennan  Eloisa Biggs
Benjamin Bristow  Zephram Chambers 
Sian Brock  Quinn Chambers 
William Bye  Caitlin Deck 
Rebecca Chalk  Keili MacInnes 
Sebastian Crisini  Erin Maidment 
Lynsey Deakin  Joseph O'Byrne 
Ashley Edgar  Magnus Prain 
Shannon Feakes  Dana Roberts 
Paul Gossage  Crispin Swartz 
Rachael Harling  Shea Unwin 
Tiana Hinschen  Lara Wilson 
Chelsea Lambert  Alexandra Wishart 
Ambrus Major   
Emily Monk   
Ella Monteret   
Faye Newsome   
Jarrah Niven   
George Norman   
Maya Peters   
Alicia Rogers   
Alexander Vyner   
Alana Warner  
Laura Woods   
   
Band Members   
Rowan Bowyer   
Richard Bahrett   
Scott Chamberlain   
Miguel Costa Teixeira   
Thomas D'Arcy   
Alana Fraser   
Katelin Gale   
Zijian Gong   
Hannah James   
Rachel Lawie   
Bence Major   
Sigrid Mather   
Imogen Parker   
Thomas Sultana   
Corey Truss   
Alice Wilson   
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Arts Festival 2017

The Australian School of the Arts inaugural Arts Festival was held on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November 2017.

The festival, which featured performances by over 250 of our ASTA Dance and Drama Academy students, was a great success and we look forward to expanding and showcasing additional groups and performances in 2018.

Our Dance Academy ensembles showcased their great versatility in items including hip hop, jazz, contemporary, acrobatic dance and more. The winners of our Middle College Choreography competition were also featured at this event.

The Drama Academy performers presented three very different pieces of theatre. The Year 7 and 8 Musical Theatre group sang and danced their way into everyone’s hearts with their production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. The Year 7 and 8 Acting group performed a modern interpretation of Antigone, highlighting their excellent use of dialogue and emotions. And last, but certainly not least, the Year 1-6 group displayed some wonderful characterisation and storytelling in their performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Our ASTA Dance and Drama Academy classes provide our young performers with the opportunity to learn important skills sets, that will equip them to be a part of the many performance opportunities that the Department has to offer. We welcome all new students who are interested in the performing arts to sign up for our 2018 ASTA programmes. Please register your interest by contacting Miss Sheralee Foster in the Arts Hub on 3206 5556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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