Middle School Production:
An annual auditioned production where our top performing Middle School students showcase their talents on stage. Recent productions include ‘Oliver’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.’
Senior School Musical:
This is a major production in Term 1 each year with a large cast, backstage crew and orchestra. The cast for the musical requires the combined talents of acting and well-trained singing. This production also gives ample opportunity for those interested in backstage work.
Senior School Play Series:
The annual Play Series involves our Senior College drama students performing their NCEA assessment pieces for an audience. Often edgy productions that push the boundaries for the students and audience alike, these are sophisticated productions. With minimal props and costuming, the focus is placed clearly on the actors and their stage craft; their ability to not only deliver their lines but to use complex dramatic skills to fully engage their audience.
More than 150 students and 25 coaches train weekly to compete in in-house competitions as well as part of the Auckland Theatresports Youth Programmes competition. Under the guidance of the Drama Department, the College has made the finals of this competition every year for the past nine years including winning the Auckland title twice in 2008 and 2014.
Middle School Drama Club:
A weekly club for Years 7–10 for students to learn more about the craft from dedicated itinerant tutors. The year culminates in an end of year showcase for parents.
Combined Years 7-13- Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition:
Run by the Drama Department, this is an opportunity for students to express their passion for Shakespeare. There are both student-directed and staff-directed performances of selected scenes of many well-known Shakespearian plays. These are entered into regional competitions and a number of them have been selected for the National finals.