This year’s musical, We Will Rock You, was written by Ben Elton and features all your favourite Queen songs. This is the first of many musicals to be held in our new Performing Arts Centre and it will easily be one of the best musicals the school has
ever produced. With a 7-piece rock band lead by Idris Harries and singing directed by Cathy Pukallus, the extremely talented cast deliver all the Queen songs in true Freddie Mercury style. An added spectacle to this year’s production is the digital scenography developed by our very own Film and Television teacher, Amelia Hinschen. The visual spectacle, teamed with the on-stage sets made by the Manual Arts teachers under the direction of Reg Muller, complete a treat for the eyes.
To put polish to all actors on-stage, the incredible costuming designed by Alison Berwick-Roberts and her team of dedicated sewers from the staff and community show the true depth of such a project. Without the extreme talent and good humour of our backstage manager Dave Albion and his team, the show would not run smoothly. We are fortunate to have three highly professional choreographers – Jenny Featherstone, Paula Bradley and Emma Whybird who worked with all levels of student ability to create amazing on-stage action. This year, we not only have the in-house sound and lighting talent of Maddigan Dachs, Amelia Hinschen and past student Michael Benjamin, we also have CPC Productions from Brisbane joining
us to ensure that their technical installation within the building is executed as planned. At the show, be sure to buy a programme with the wonderful photos by Bhrett Bell, which reflect the talents of our staff and students. It is always a great memento.
A project such as this would not come to fruition without the 86 students in the cast and crew and the dedication of so many staff and community members. We are extremely grateful that we can offer our students this wonderful opportunity. The journey for all involved has been both fun and exciting. Artistic director Jenny Napier and producers Corinne Raiteri and Amanda Allwright are extremely pleased with the progress of the show.
Don’t be one of those people, the week after the production, who hear how great it was and say “I wish I’d bought tickets”.