Villain School Auditions

Casting for the 2018 College Production of Villain School is underway with auditions taking place this week and next week. We currently have approximately 40 auditionees for our 25 person cast which goes to show the talent we currently have at Holy Cross College. The staff and senior crew will also audition new Year 7 students to the College in 2018 and we will be announcing the final cast and crew at the final assembly for Spring Term in Week 9. We look forward to an enjoyable couple of weeks and can't wait to see what the up and coming Drama talent at HCC has to offer!!

Mr Chris McRae
Production Director

2018 College Production Announcement

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Holy Cross College Production of VILLAIN SCHOOL!

The show is set at The Villains’ Institute for Learning Evil (V.I.L.E.), where all the famous storybook villains go to learn their wicked ways.  Like any school, V.I.L.E. has its own social groups:  The Monsters, who are always hungry and love to scare people; the Witches, who make a mean brew; the Convicts, who are expert thieves and con-artists; and the Misfits, who just don’t fit in.  There are also the Evil Geniuses, who rule the school and are at the top of the food chain.  But everything is turned upside down when the smart and talented new student, Frank Stein, shows up and challenges the status quo.  Things get even worse
when he falls head over heels in love...  because love is strictly forbidden at Villain School.  That’s why Heidi Jekyll, the object of Frank’s desire, wants nothing to do with him.  That is, until the potion she concocts for the science fair goes awry, transforming her into a sugary sweet princess.  Faced with potential expulsion and certain embarrassment, will the forces of evil ultimately tear them apart, or will true love prevail?

Auditions will be taking place later this term for all Year 7-12 students and we look forward to presenting Villain School to the College Community in 2018!

Mr Chris McRae
Drama Teacher

College Production 2018

Off the back of a highly successful Senior Production, preparations and planning for the 2018 Year 7-12 College Production are well underway with the chosen script currently undergoing analysis. The production choice will be announced early next term with auditions for current Year 7-11 students as well as 2018 Year 7 students taking place in Weeks 6 and 7 next term. Until then, wait and see what the Production team has in store for you in 2018!!

Mr Chris McRae
Production Director and Drama Teacher

Independent Theatre Association Hails Senior Production a Triumph!

We were luck enough to have Gordon from the Independent Theatre Association (ITA) join us for the Saturday evening performance of 'An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance'. He clearly liked what he saw with a glowing review which can be found at the link below

Congratulations to all and thanks to Gordon and the ITA for the outstanding review!!

An Unspeakable Triumph Proves A Triumph!

The 2017 Senior Production of 'An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance' wrapped up with a triumphant final performance on Saturday evening for a full house. The show was hailed a huge success and very very funny by College Senior Leadership staff and audience members alike.

A huge congratulations must go to the 2017 Student Cast and Crew for their amazing hard work and dedication: John Paul Botha, James Evans, Laila Davies, Chloe Ryan, Brianna Armstrong, Abbey'Lee Quantock, Calvin Thiel, Zoe Paluszak, Chardonnay Mitchell, Breannah Rigoli, Jasmin Horsten, Alex Smilovitis, Austen Staples, Jeighten Finch, Tristan Hall, Maria Bravo-Echevarria, Michelle Karuga, Gabriella Rose Van Der Linde, Aran Burke, Anthony Menegola, Aimee Sorensen, Lexi Pether, Isobella McPherson and Chloe Andrews.

A big thanks to the core production team of Mr Chris McRae, Mrs Jackie Cuff, Mr Guy Jackson, Miss Laura Goodwin and Mr Ben Chapman for their tireless work in putting this production together ready for performance. Special thanks also to our support team of Mrs Colleen Azzopardi, Miss Edel Maher, Mr Roger Newton, Mrs Jacqui Sanders, Mrs Carolyn Jess for their work in various areas of the production process and the Senior Leadership team for their continued support of the College Performing Arts program.

Many audience members were very impressed by the students' accent work and this is in no small part due to the work of WAAPA's Head of Voice in Acting, Julia Moody. We thank her for her expertise over a series of three accent workshops. This gave the students a new and exciting challenge and the results were remarkable!

Thanks must also go to our sponsors and those who donated various bits and pieces to assist with the production! Thanks to Garry Soetano and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar Ellenbrook. The Cheesecake Shop, Jan Oliver of Masquerade Theatre and Costume and Troy White for their generous donations.

To Susan Sorensen and the Friends of Holy Cross for coordinating the interval and to the numerous College staff who assisted in Ushering and Front of House!

Lastly, special thanks to the playwright Don Zolidis who has kept in touch with our cast and crew throughout the process with helpful tips and words of wisdom. This has been fantastic being able to source ideas from Don which has assisted our students in bringing this show to life.

An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance was an absolute joy for all involved and was a fantastic way to break in our new facilities. We look forward to presenting our first Year 7-12 production in this space next year and many more wonderful performances to come!

Mr Chris McRae
Production Director

Opening Night an Unspeakable Triumph!

The 2017 Senior College Production of 'An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance' opened to the public yesterday with two performances. The opening matinee was presented for staff and students from Swan Valley Anglican Community School along with Aegis Aged Care Facilities in Ellenbrook before an evening show for a public audience.

The production has so far been received with overwhelming positivity with Vic Principal Mr Collins labelling the show as 'brilliant'. Swan Valley Drama Teacher Meredith Corr could not speak highly enough about the cast, saying that "all cast members created quirky characters brilliantly". She also said that her students left buzzing, wanting to perform the show themselves.

The cast and crew will perform two more public shows tonight and tomorrow night for sold out audiences! 

We thank all audience members who have supported the production so far and can't wait for the rest of the performance run. 

Mr Chris McRae
Production Director

Good Luck from Minnesota

Mr McRae has been in touch with a personal friend of his who hails from Minnesota. Dan Collar has lived in Perth for two years and was kind enough to send this message of luck to our production cast and crew with some last minute Minnesotan accent tips. Thanks for the support Dan!