The world of performing and visual arts at Peninsula Grammar provides yet another range of opportunities for students to build confidence and excel. Whether learning an instrument, singing, acting, filming, sketching or sculpting, students are encouraged to perfect their craft. There’s something for everyone from the classic to the contemporary. It’s incredibly enjoyable, of course, but there are also challenges to face; theory to master, rehearsals to attend and skills to develop. It’s at our concerts and art exhibitions that we see the extraordinary product of the learning, creative thought, collaboration and hard work that’s been invested. You won’t want to miss these opportunities to celebrate student expression with us!
The professional quality of these productions accounts for our undeniable reputation for excellence in Performing Arts. Productions have included Seussical, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Beauty & The Beast, Cabaret, Fame, West Side Story, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into The Woods, Legally Blonde The Musical, Anything Goes, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin Junior, Hairspray Junior and Wicked.
Students from Prep to Year 4 join together to participate in, what is for many, their very first on-stage performance in the annual Mini Musical Extravaganza.
Our Middle Years and Senior Years productions are selected with the aim of stretching the 70+ performers. This extra-curricular program is clearly not just about those on the stage. They provide many more students with opportunities to experience being part of the cast or crew and fully experience the Performing Arts. Students also develop their talents in set construction, costume design, production artwork, publicity, sound, lighting, and staging.
Other opportunities for students to develop and pursue interests in performing arts include:
- Year 8 monologue performances – writing monologues about their life experiences
- Five-day Adelaide Fringe festival tour, encompasses up to 10 live performances
- Year 9 and 10 Drama and Theatre students public performances each semester
- In partnership with the Frankston Arts Centre – exclusive access to performances and performers including workshops and masterclasses.