Friday, April 19, 2024


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Opening Night Local Students Shine On Stage

Proserpine State High School’s production of ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ opened to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees on Thursday evening.

This entirely student-led production was held at the school’s $11 million multi-purpose Performing Arts Centre and will continue to run on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

Almost 100 students from years 7 to 12 took part in the production, taking the lead in everything from performing on stage to behind-the-scenes directing, producing, designing, technical and playing the music. 

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, make sure you head down to the school this weekend to see local students perform in this humorous and light-hearted production.

The dress rehearsal of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat performed by students at the Proserpine State High School. Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

Student Lead Production A Huge Success

It’s been a fantastic opportunity for the students of Proserpine State High School to gain experience in running every element of their own play.

This is the first time a school production has been entirely student run and Co-Creator Mia Vloedmans expressed how this allowed them to have greater flexibility.

“Being student run it pretty much just gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted with it,” said Mia.

“We had a student point of view for it, so that was really good as well.”

Executive Producer Jacob Williams explained that the production is run by the student led Seagrass Theatre and Music Company and he hopes juniors will continue it when himself and other seniors leave the school.
Before the opening night, choir member Maddie Davies said “I’m probably most excited for the actual play, because we'll be able to perform it and I think it's turning out really good so far.”

“I'm just excited for everyone to see it!” she exclaimed.

The Seagrass Theatre Company raised a significant amount of money through sponsorships and parent donations.

This has allowed the students to produce a production of high quality and industry standard.

The production has also enabled the students to gain experience behind-the-scenes, playing in the orchestra, working in lighting or on the high industry standard sound boards.

Head of Promotions and Producer, Allegra Bradley said there are still tickets available and she would love you to see what they’ve been working on. Don’t miss it!

WHAT: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
WHERE: Proserpine State High School
WHEN: Friday 19 April 7.30pm, Saturday 20 April 1.00pm & 7.30pm
TICKETS: $30, Concessions $24

‘Joseph’ singing on stage with other cast members
Orchestra playing music for the production
Student using the industry level sound deck
Students performing on stage

Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

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