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The talents of our Senior College students are showcased in three major theatrical productions each year - a musical, a drama and a dance showcase. 

These productions see a large number of students actively involved both on and off stage in high quality productions.

Our productions are renowned for their consistently high levels of performance, music and stagecraft, and are enjoyed by families from our community and beyond.

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Pride and Prejudice
2017 Production

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's 1813 novel came to life on the Saint Kentigern stage, in a fast-paced adaptation of her classic story; an adaptation that stepped away from the English gentility of the Regency period to land squarely in the 1950’s! Despite the 140 year gap, the tale of love and values in class-conscious England sat well in its reimagined setting. These were both eras when the role of women, and questions of land ownership and inheritance were tightly intertwined with courtship and the need to find a suitable marriage.

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Les Misérables – School Edition
2017 Production

It’s nine years since Saint Kentigern last staged Les Misérables. An epic masterpiece of musical theatre, the popular version of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, Les Misérables, has stood the test of time, enthralling audiences across the globe. 

Nine years on and there could be no audience more captivated than our own! Forget the West End, Broadway, Sydney … after the opening night of our Senior College musical, Les Misérables – School Edition, word spread.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2016 Production

Making Shakespeare relevant to today’s audiences and young thespians sometimes needs that ‘extra spark’ and so in recent years, Shakespeare has had a thorough reworking for each of the College adaptations.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a convoluted plot with multiple twists and turns to keep the audience puzzling, however, few would have guessed the chosen setting for this year’s production

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Go Tell Alice In Wonderland
2015 Production

‘A little bit Disney, a little bit Tim Burton movie and a lot of in between,’ this year’s senior drama production of ‘Alice’ was an adaptation for the Saint Kentigern stage by Head of Drama, Ms Emma Bishop.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot
2015 Production

Just as the Monty Python team did when they first penned the 1975 film, ‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail!’ a musical theatre spin-off, ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ was ‘lovingly ripped off’ from the original film and parodies the Arthurian legend by following the trials of King Arthur and his servant/horse, Patsy, as they wander the countryside in search of candidates to join the Knights of  the Round Table.

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Othello
2014 Production

The title, ‘Othello’, made it quite clear that the 2014 College senior drama production was to be Shakespeare, but the request for unusual costume parts left no doubt that this was not ‘Shakespeare as we know it!’ Revised for a post-apocalyptic, steampunk world of techno-Victorian industrial design, the tragic tale of jealousy, racism and a misplaced lady’s handkerchief was given a unique twist. With an amazing set of interlocking scaffolding, awe-inspiring steampunk-styled costumes and fantastic performances from our students, this was an attention-grabbing show from beginning to end!

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Blood Brothers
2014 Production

So did y’hear the story of the Johnstone twins?
In a break from tradition, the 2014 College Senior School musical was staged in Term 1 this year. With only a few short weeks of rehearsal time, and hot on the heels of last year’s production, 'West Side Story', winning the Best School Musical for 2013 at the annual Auckland Showdown Awards, the cast, orchestra and production team gave it their all, to bring yet another fantastic musical to the Saint Kentigern stage.

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For Today

The 100% Kiwi High School Musical

A ‘juke box’ musical packed full of home-grown Kiwi song tracks by some of New Zealand’s greatest singers and bands, had a serious message about the need for resolution and forgiveness that was delivered in a high energy show, peppered with both humour and emotion.

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Aida
2014 Production

A contemporary, musical take on Verdi's classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and a high ranking Egyptian soldier, Elton John and Tim Rice's version of 'Aida' was a perfect production choice for the senior musical.  With a pop-rock score that featured stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, the stage was set for an exuberant show that told a tale of true devotion. 

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West Side Story
2013 Production

‘Maria….and suddenly I found, how wonderful a sound can be!’
These are the lines sung by Tony to declare his new-found love for Maria; a song that immortalises Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story as one of the most successful musicals of all time.

Based loosely on Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet', 'West Side Story' takes to the tenements of New York during the 1950’s; a time when a daring new youth culture, largely independent of adult influence, was starting to take root. The storyline stays true to the tragedy of innocent love caught in a complex social web that will determine its eventual demise.

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The Crucible
2013 Production

To walk into Elliot Hall and be declared a ‘witch’ was an unnerving experience for women in the audience at this year’s senior drama production. The whispering of lies and infectious gossip by cast members, standing amongst the audience before the start of the show, set the scene for Arthur Miller's re-telling of the 1692 Salem witch trials, exploring mass hysteria and exposing the justice system in a powerful tragedy of one man's search for self. 

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Let the Dice Roll

Set in the retro-styled, yet present day Empire City, Senior Drama Production, ‘Let the Dice Roll’ was a noir-styled smorgasbord of crime story conventions. From the concept of good cop/bad cop to suspect interviews, red herrings and a cunning femme fatale, the play focussed on the case of a missing billionaire industrialist and those most likely to be involved in his disappearance.