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Performing Arts News - Week 6




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Week 6,
Term One, 2016

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The Performing Arts Centre has been busy this week preparing for the House Play Festival on Thursday and Friday evenings. As we move into future weeks, students are busy preparing for performances during the Celebration of Literature as well as various upcoming practical assessments.

House Plays

Tonight, will see the final performances take to the stage for the House Plays Festival 2016. Thursday night was a fantastic night of entertainment, and all casts and directors are to be congratulated on their efforts so far. However, tonight brings the penultimate night of competition as all five productions are being watched by our guest adjudicator, Mr JP Vizcay-Wilson; current actor with Shake n Stir Theatre Company and Somerset College Alumnus (Class of 2006). We look forward to hearing the feedback from the adjudicator tonight, and appreciating the performances as they give their final shows. Good luck - and may the best house win!

Upcoming Events

Next week sees the Celebration of Literature within the College. Throughout the festival, many of the department’s musicians and actors will be participating at the various events. During the day, there will be many performing in Towers Quad during the breaks between sessions. Performances will also occur during sessions, the Somerset Alumni Prologue Party and the Tweed Banora Dental Literary Long Table. Students involved in these performances should be aware of their commitments for these events but if unsure, please see your directors.

Additionally, as part of the Celebration of Literature, a group of Years 7 to 10 students, along with their Year 12 director Olivia Bourne, will be presenting a stage adaptation of the beautiful children’s book, The Surfer and the Mermaid, by Tim Baker. This is going to be a truly mesmerising and captivating performance for young audiences, and we look forward to seeing this take to the stage in the Koala House on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the Celebration. Additionally, if you would like to come along to support, or bring your young children along, there is also a free community event being staged at Tom Atkin Hall (Tugun Progress Hall) at 9.00am on Saturday 12 March.

The final night of the Celebration of Literature will also see a new event take to the stage, and this will be the inaugural Battle of the Words. Being held at Dust Temple, Currumbin, this team theatresports event is sure to be highly entertaining. The first part of the evening, starting at 6.00pm, will see school teams take to the stage to battle it out to be crowned as the best theatresports team. Following this, a team of professional players will showcase their talent to entertain the crowd. It is billed as ‘fast paced, unpredictable, hilarious and fun’. Don't miss out on supporting our two Somerset College student teams and what is sure to be a fantastic night of entertainment to wrap up the Celebration. Tickets can be purchased online for $10.00.


Congratulations to Anneliese McConnell who was presented with her Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) certificate at Assembly on Tuesday. This was as a result of the examination sat at the end of last year. Well done, Anneliese!

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