A chance to be on the stage in 2019!
Date and Location
With term four comes an exciting opportunity for students to share their work with family and friends, and enjoy a special moment on the stage. All students enrolling in term 4 of 2019 will feature in our annual Rising Stars Showcase on Saturday, November 30th at the Sutherland Memorial Arts Centre.
Both private students and whole group classes are invited to present theatrical works in the show, as directed by their class teacher.
Students will participate in rehearsals during the day (same day as the show), and once arrived at the venue, will remain until the early evening show, as per the following running times:
11.30 - Bump in (Teachers)
12.30 - Arrival of Senior Private Students
01.00 - Arrival of High School Groups
01.30 - Arrival of Tuesday Primary Group
02.00 - Arrival of Friday Primary Group
02.30 - Arrival of Junior Private Students
03.30 - Finale Rehearsal
04.00 - Seating
04.30 - 06.30 Show Time
06.30 - 7.30 Bump out (Teachers)
To fundraise for the cost of the venue, tickets will be sold for $18.00 each and are available for purchase here:
All students will also be required to source their own costumes for the show, and will attend the rehearsal fully dressed. Participation in the showcase includes the following:
Costume information sheets: Class teachers will complete an individualised form for each student, detailing their character description, reference images and recommended costuming items, along with helpful links. Students are encouraged to be involved in the costuming process with parents, best utilising what they already have at home, making their own, borrowing from family and friends, visiting op shops as well as costume providers. Information forms will be emailed to each family once students are enrolled for the new term.
Engraved trophy, certificate and program
Total Cost: $60.00 (included in term four class fees)
All photography from the evening will be published for parents to access. To view images from last year, visit the photo gallery on our page.
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Breaks/Food: Students will not be able to leave the venue on the day (once left under the supervision of the studio) so it is vital that they bring everything they need. It is expected that students will have a healthy, hearty meal before meeting at the theatre. Following this, students will not be given a delegated lunch break, however a lot of rehearsal time is spent waiting patiently, so students will have plenty of time to have a drink or eat their food whenever they feel they need to (class teachers will also assist with break times). It is expected that students will bring with them all of the food and drink they need for the day, as nothing will be available for purchase.
Parents, please be responsible for making sure that your child leaves home with everything they need and respect the allergy risks of other students by avoiding nuts and encouraging children not to share food.
What to Bring:
Costume, hair and makeup need to be completed before arriving at the venue. Dressing rooms are available for touchups only. It is expected parents will assist students with all dressing needs prior to arrival.
Stage blacks - all students must come to the day in full costume but should also bring black clothes and black shoes / school shoes in a separate bag.
Appropriate food / snacks and plenty of water.
Extra props and costume changes (we suggest putting your additional costumes on a hanger with your name on it)
Scripts to practice with
The Grace Studios Perpetual Award
Each year students are awarded a merit certificate and trophy to honour their hard work and dedication towards their achievement in drama. It takes the talent of many students to produce a show that is polished and engaging, and all should be recognised for their commitment throughout the year, and efforts on the day.
However, to further encourage the dedication, flair and excellence of student performances on the day, a major prize is given, entitled ‘The Grace Studios Perpetual Award’. This award is given to one student each year based on their performance at the end of year concert. An independent adjudicator will be viewing the show to give feedback to the studio as a whole, and to select the winner of the Grace Studios Perpetual Award.
The criteria for the winning recipient will be based on quality not quantity. This means that the award will be given to a student who exhibits refined vocal skills, unfaltering characterisation, controlled and intentional movement, energy, flair and most importantly, stage presence. All students will, of course, be rewarded for their hard work and commitment and the Grace Studios Perpetual Award will be another way to commend outstanding students for their efforts.