Peter Pan Production - Showcasing student talent!
The biennial College musical production is a unique opportunity that involves and connects students, staff, past colleagues and students from each of our campuses. This year we were enchanted by the adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland. Interestingly, our College's first performance of Peter Pan occurred 20 years ago.
Last weekend, sell-out audiences at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre were treated to a feast of talent through the incredible performances on stage and from the students in the Orchestra Pit. This was the culmination of amazing support provided behind the scenes from over 100 students and a significant number of staff and supportive parents.
Our College has established a fine reputation for producing musicals of the highest-quality. These events are a significant feature of our College program and have a far-reaching impact on our culture. Not only do the students involved have the opportunity to showcase and develop their talents in performance, they also gain incredible learning as they dedicate and commit themselves to collaborate with a range of new friends across a broad age range and spectrum of backgrounds.
The confidence and experience that comes from exposure and involvement in a school musical is endless. From a broader perspective, musicals bring a true sense of community to life through the celebration of the performances and the great joy that these bring to audiences. I believe that we all walk taller and gain a boost from seeing members of our community involved in such great work together.
It was clearly evident at the after party celebrations that everyone involved shared a deep connection and sense of achievement through the many months journeying together to make something special for the audiences to enjoy. There was genuine appreciation for the contributions that each member of the cast and crew had made, whether this was in a lead role, playing in the Orchestra or working backstage.
I confidently speak for anyone that had the joy of seeing Peter Pan to say that we were privileged to share in the adventure and are extremely proud of everyone involved.
Thank you and congratulations.