At the Grace Academy, we create a wonderful nurturing community, one that seeks to offer students the opportunity to explore their gifts and talents in a comfortable and caring environment.

The Grace Academy staff are a passionate and energetic team of teachers and industry professionals who have a love for their art forms and take great joy in helping their students develop and share their gifts in an encouraging and protected environment.

We offer extensive programmes at our College, primary school and community locations, that are supported by a healthy performance calendar.

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GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE - CABOOLTURE CAMPUS


Caboolture Campus Musical

ROLES: Cast (Leads, Chorus), Orchestra (Senior musical only), Costuming, Makeup, Backstage Crew, Set Design and Construction

ENTRANCE: Cast and Orchestra Auditioned, Other roles signup

Grace has a long tradition of excellence in the staging of Musicals. Students from the Caboolture campus have participated in senior productions of Anything Goes (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2013) and West Side Story (2011).

Musical productions give students the opportunity to combine their gifts and work across art forms in performance.  They are an opportunity for collaboration amongst a variety of departments within the school context, where staff lead the way in revealing to students how appreciating the strengths of others and working together towards a shared goal or vision, can offer extraordinary personal rewards and satisfaction.  This cross-arts collaboration encourages students to share their strengths and learn new skills in other areas of the arts.

A Musical is acknowledged as a big commitment.  Academics and students welfare must be taken into account prior to and for the duration of the Musical process.  Students and parents are clearly informed of the commitment requirements prior to the start of rehearsals and are asked to consider their student schedule and academic status, keeping in mind the benefits of the production before allowing their student to commit to the production.  Staff at the College, are aware of at risk students, who if they choose to commit to the production are carefully monitored and offered aid where necessary.  Students and parents are asked to sign a commitment form, which is given out at the parent night along with a comprehensive rehearsal schedule to help parents and students make an informed choice about their involvement.

The Musical process is an intense one, however not only do students benefit from and enjoy the thrill of a big production experience, but they walk away with interpersonal skills that can only be gained from this kind of involvement.


Tech Crew

DIRECTOR: Ms Tavia Seymour

ENTRANCE: Signup

This crew supports and is focused on the various productions and events held by the Performing Arts Department with a particular focus of Drama Productions. It is open to all age groups (numbers are not limited) and provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop their lighting, sound and stagecraft skills through practical experience and mentoring, as well as specific hands on, one-on-one training (with some theoretical training).                 

The crew is established at the beginning of the year. Students interested may be asked to offer an expression of interest in writing, which leads to an informal interview process and probationary period.

Selection is at the discretion of the Crew Director and is based firstly on their judgment of the interested students maturity and responsibility, secondly, safety awareness and thirdly, interest and skill.

The Technical Crew runs all year and students are rostered onto specific productions.

Experiences include rigging, focusing, designing and operating lights in a wide variety of contexts and staging spaces. Setting up and operating basic sound equipment, stage handling, technical rehearsals and full productions.

The opportunity to learn about and experience the position of stage manager is offered. It is a position that is usually earned through experience and developing skills that are learnt through taking on assistant positions.

Rehearsals vary from show to show. There is often rigging at lunchtimes, although this is rotated amongst the team.  After school attendance varies depending on each production’s rehearsal schedule and can be at short notice, particularly as tech is an area where things can be quite fiddly.

Students learn to be responsible for equipment and are taught safety conscious behaviour.  Commitment, respect and availability are expectations.  A position in the Technical crew generates inter-year level interaction, teamwork and peer mentoring. It allows students to work together using God-given gifts and talents and encourages servant hood.  Students work under often more intense, yet rewarding conditions.


GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE - ROTHWELL CAMPUS

 

Rothwell Campus Middle School Musical & Senior Musical

ROLES: Cast (Leads, Chorus), Orchestra (Senior musical only), Costuming, Makeup, Backstage Crew, Set Design and Construction

ENTRANCE: Cast and Orchestra Auditioned, Other roles signup

Grace has a long tradition of excellence in the staging of Musicals. Recent senior productions have included Anything Goes (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2013), West Side Story (2011), Pirates of Penzance (2009) and My Fair Lady (2007). Recent Middle School productions have included Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat (2014), The Aristocats (2012) and Seussical (2010). Middle School and Senior Musical run biannually in alternating years.

Musical productions give students the opportunity to combine their gifts and work across art forms in performance.  They are an opportunity for collaboration amongst a variety of departments within the school context, where staff lead the way in revealing to students how appreciating the strengths of others and working together towards a shared goal or vision, can offer extraordinary personal rewards and satisfaction.  This cross-arts collaboration encourages students to share their strengths and learn new skills in other areas of the arts.

A Musical is acknowledged as a big commitment.  Academics and students welfare must be taken into account prior to and for the duration of the Musical process.  Students and parents are clearly informed of the commitment requirements prior to the start of rehearsals and are asked to consider their student schedule and academic status, keeping in mind the benefits of the production before allowing their student to commit to the production.  Staff at the College, are aware of at risk students, who if they choose to commit to the production are carefully monitored and offered aid where necessary.  Students and parents are asked to sign a commitment form, which is given out at the parent night along with a comprehensive rehearsal schedule to help parents and students make an informed choice about their involvement.

The Musical process is an intense one, however not only do students benefit from and enjoy the thrill of a big production experience, but they walk away with interpersonal skills that can only be gained from this kind of involvement.


Tech Crew

DIRECTOR: Mr Tim Packer

ENTRANCE: Signup

This crew supports and is focused on the various productions and events held by the Performing Arts Department with a particular focus on Drama Productions.  It is open to all age groups (numbers are not limited) and provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop their lighting, sound and stagecraft skills through practical experience and mentoring, as well as specific hands on, one-on-one training (with some theoretical training).                 

The crew is established at the beginning of the year.  Students interested may be asked to offer an expression of interest in writing, which leads to an informal interview process and probationary period.

Selection is at the discretion of the Crew Director and is based firstly on their judgment of the interested students maturity and responsibility, secondly, safety awareness and thirdly, interest and skill.

The Technical Crew runs all year and students are rostered onto specific productions.  

Experiences include rigging, focusing, designing and operating lights in a wide variety of contexts and staging spaces.  Setting up and operating basic sound equipment, stage handling, technical rehearsals and full productions.

The opportunity to learn about and experience the position of stage manager is offered.  It is a position that is usually earned through experience and developing skills that are learnt through taking on assistant positions.

Rehearsals vary from show to show.  There is often rigging at lunchtimes, although this is rotated amongst the team.  After school attendance varies depending on each production’s rehearsal schedule and can be at short notice, particularly as tech is an area where things can be quite fiddly.

Students learn to be responsible for equipment and are taught safety conscious behaviour.  Commitment, respect and availability are expectations.  A position in the Technical Crew generates inter year level interaction, teamwork and peer mentoring. It allows students to work together using God-given gifts and talents and encourages servanthood.  Students work under often more intense, yet rewarding conditions.