Students showcase performance skills on & off stage

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Students perform during the last arts showcase event by Margaret River Senior High School.
Camera IconStudents perform during the last arts showcase event by Margaret River Senior High School.

Parents, friends and the wider community will have the chance to see the best of Margaret River Senior High School’s young creatives in action this week.

The school arts festival runs on Wednesday and Thursday night at the Margaret River Heart.

MRSHS head of arts Amanda Gradisen said the young performers and crew were excited but the festival also led to a wide range of opportunities besides the chance for youngsters to shine before a receptive local audience.

“There are an array of projects which have been workshopped and developed specifically for the 2021 MRSHS Arts Festival,” she said. “Students have had a huge input into the development of many items.

“Specialist music teachers, dance teachers and drama practitioners have workshopped specific pieces and projects to bring about outstanding presentations by our talented and hardworking students.”

More than 220 performers and backstage crew will bring dance pieces, short-form stage dramas produced by the Year 12 ATAR drama cohort, and the Year 10 production Fairytale Princess Bachelor into the limelight. Music performances are included and capped by the Year 10-12 country week dance troupe performance choreographed with the school choir.

Ms Gradisen said Certificate III in Events students also gained valuable experience shadowing and helping the Heart’s stage management and events professionals behind the scenes.

“Roles include front-of-house, technical and stage management, and MRSHS thanks the Heart (workers) for mentoring our students,” she said.

The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are limited and available at the door — students $10, adults $15.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails