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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 Academy Awards 2017

The 2017 Arts Academy Awards were held on Saturday 16 September, in the Sheldon Event Centre, in-front of an audience of over 800 people. This annual event recognises the best of Sheldon College student works across all Senior College art forms and incorporates the award ceremony for the student nominees from Fine Art, Music, Vocal Studies, Acting, Dance and Film, Television and New Media.

This year, over 300 singers, dancers and musicians took to the stage in performances which were nothing short of spectacular; while the stunning lighting and audio visual production was provided by students from the Australian School of the Arts' Film, Television and New Media Program.

Notable performances included ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘Africa’, ‘Incomplete’ and a wonderful ‘Mary Poppins’ medley – a nod to Sheldon College’s highly successful 2017 musical. A definite highlight of the evening was ‘When We Were Young’, an Adele song, performed by teacher Miss Rachel Head, Year 12 Female Vocalists (Eve), the Arts Academy Show Choir and the Arts Academy Band. Another highly popular item was "Somebody to Love", performed by our incredibly talented and much loved Arts Staff.

Mr Darren Harvey, Sheldon College Director of the Australian School of the Arts said “Tonight is a great example of what is possible when students believe in something and work hard towards achieving that goal. With the right guidance these students are capable of artistic feats that even they did not know was possible. Tonight was a true example of hybrid arts in action.”

Congratulations must go to all of the Performers and Award Nominees for a wonderfully memorable and enjoyable evening, and to the following 2017 Arts Academy Award Winners:

  • 2017 Gold Award - Chloe Crick
  • Technical Producer of the Year - Jack Vernon
  • Director of the Year - Jack Vernon
  • 2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year - Paris Brotherton
  • 3D Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year - Ellie McBain
  • Instrumentalist of the Year - Justin Zheng
  • Dancer of the Year - Taylah Brady
  • Actor of the Year - Jan Krawczyk
  • Actress of the Year - Chloe Crick
  • Female Vocalist of the Year - Chloe Crick
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Kyle Colburn
  • Best Emerging Artist of the Year - Hannah James
  • ASTA Award for Excellence - Mikayla Yates
  • Middle College Cultural Award - Zephram Chambers
  • Senior College Cultural Award - Tara Alcorn
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College Coo-ee 2018

SAVE THE DATE:

Our 2018 College Coo-ee Bush Dance will take place on Friday 23 March, 5-9pm.

Grab your hat, put on your RM Williams boots and get ready to kick up your heels with an evening of live music, great food and family entertainment. There will be great raffle prizes to win on the night to help raise funds for our upcoming USA Arts Tour.

Ride bracelets are available to pre-order through www.trybooking.com/UPND at $10 each OR can be bought on the night for $15 each. Pre-order closes 4pm, Wednesday 21 March.

All College families and friends welcome!

 

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