In 2018, the musical is ‘We Will Rock You’. The show will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.trybooking.com/XAZO
The MUSICAL is a grand annual tradition. Such shows provide a wonderful opportunity for staff, students, parents and members of the local community to work together, either onstage, backstage, in the orchestra or as part of the production team.
Originally the Westernport Light Opera Company was based in the town and produced musicals for many years with the involvement of many members of the school community. In 1979 The Kooweerup High School Theatre Group was established and started a tradition of annual musical productions.
Being part of the cast of a KWRSC musical, once you have passed the audition stage, requires a great commitment of time and teamwork. Students rehearse outside of school hours, with principals attending practices weekdays afterschool and everyone attending practices on Sundays, for approximately three months.
Students who are part of the orchestra rehearse on Sunday mornings for 6 weeks prior to the show.
Other students have the opportunity to work backstage in hair and makeup, lighting, sound, and staging – and attend practices over the last two weeks.
For everyone involved it is a wonderful experience which culminates with a number of shows at the end of August and the beginning of September.
Schools on Stage competition
Kooweerup Secondary College won overall first prize in 2012 and 2013 and Best Song in 2014.
The competition is held each year in September at Hillcrest College. Each school performs two of the musical numbers from their show which is scored by a panel of judges. The night is hosted by star of TV and stage Tim Campbell, with government and private schools presenting a huge variety of songs and dances from many wonderful shows..
PHOTOS from the 2012 production ‘Kisses’, a new original musical by Damien Mizzi
|2011||Bye Bye Birdie|
|2010||Earth Boy and the Mutant Ballerinas|
|2009||Beauty and the Beast|
|2008||Seussical the musical|
|2007||High School Musical|
|2006||The Wizard of Oz|
|2005||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|2003||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat|
|2002||Back to the 80s|
|1998||My Fair Lady|
|1997||Seven Little Australians|
|1996||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat|
|1995||The Wizard of Oz|
|1993||Man of Steel|
|1991||Tied to the Tracks|
|1990||The Pied Piper|
|1989||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
|1986||The Music Man|
|1985||Hans Christian Anderson|
|1984||The Wizard of Oz|
|1983||The Pyjama Game|
|1981||Half a Sixpence|
|1979||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat|
In that time, there have been (approximately!) :
- 1725 cast members
- 597 band members
- 167 shows
- 36,500 audience members
- 670 songs
- 3180 cans of soft drink
- $308,000 in costs
- 2479 genuine laughs
- 1921 chuckles
- 144 gasps
- 5 animals on stage
- 4432 chocolate bars consumed
- 48 on stage kisses