Oakhill College has never done theatrical productions by halves. Our College has a thriving performing arts culture, and with a musical history that includes works like Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Cats and most recently, Starlight Express, our students have always had the opportunity to experience collaborative and creative processes that parallel Sydney’s professional industry.
This year is no different. We are proud and excited to bring you the very Australian, very humorous and heart-warming “Strictly Ballroom – The Musical”. Baz Luhrmann has based this extravaganza on his 1992 film of the same name. It follows the story of renegade ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings and his unexpected partner Fran, who against all odds refuse to live their lives in fear. Although the pair experience significant setbacks due to Scott’s demanding mother, and the patriarch overlord of ballroom dancing, Barry Fife, Scott and Fran go on to dance together at the Pan Pacific Grand Prix. The question is, will they triumph and pioneer ‘new steps’ for an institution that has been impenetrable for years?
With over 100 students from Years 7-12 treading the boards and warming up their instruments, and a crew engaging in off-stage roles, this production has been in rehearsal since the beginning of the year. The nostalgic tunes from the film, such as Time After Time, Perhaps Perhaps, and Love Is In The Air, are all in the mix, and the new music is innovative and fresh, with numbers from contemporary artists like Eddie Perfect and Sia. Benildus Hall will be transformed into Benildus Theatre, and we are ready for the most important element of all live theatre – our audience.
Join us for this extraordinary community event and experience this unforgettable story.
INFORMATION REGARDING SHOW DATES AND TICKETS
Oakhill College’s production of Baz Luhrmann’s “Strictly Ballroom” will be performed on the following dates:
Friday, 15 June; Saturday, 16 June; Monday, 18 June; Wednesday, 20 June; Friday, 22 June; Saturday, 23 June.
All performances start at 7.30pm in Benildus Hall, Oakhill College.
For ticket purchases, go to https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=374042&track=