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Cinderella captivates audiences at two sellout performances in May!

 

Our 2024 College Production of Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Musical was a stunning success across three performances over two days at Geelong Arts Centre’s Play House Theatre on May 3 and 4.

Our highly talented students, from the seasoned performers to the first-time-on-stage youngsters, ranging from Year 6 to Year 12, accompanied by a brilliant orchestra made up of predominantly students, together with some Instrumental Music staff, were simply incredible.

So many ingredients went into producing what the packed houses experienced – more than 2000 attended the two evening and one matinee performances.

In people terms, these ingredients included: the principal cast; the village and royal ensembles; the staff and student musicians in the orchestra; a production team made up of staff, students and parents responsible for costumes, choreography, props, the stage sets, lighting, audio, hair and makeup; backstage crew, front of house team, as well as staff in supervising roles through rehearsals and performances. Professional support staff, including administration and marketing personnel also played vital roles. It truly was a fantastic team effort.

The positive impact such experiences as these have on students cannot be underestimated. In the words of one parent: “we are thrilled at how much this has allowed [our daughter] to feel more confident, make new friends and feel like part of a wonderful community at CCG.”

The connections made between students of all ages is perhaps best summed up by another parent’s response to their Year 6 child’s experience: “The senior leads knew the younger students by name, and they went out of their way to engage with, encourage and support others.”

I wish to thank everyone who contributed to making Cinderella such a wonderful success. The work of all staff involved must be acknowledged. Our students benefit from having such passionate and committed adults whose desire it is to see young people grow and flourish. And flourish they did!

A special thank you to Kelly Clifford, directing her first Christian College production having only joined us last year; Fiona Gardner (Producer and Musical Director); Andrew Dunlop (Co-Producer), Kate Notini (Musical Director) and Taylah Broad (Assistant Director). We are blessed to have such skilful and dedicated people on our staff.

Rick Geall – Acting Principal

Cinderella Program

Principal Actors

Evie Tomkins

Ella

Isaac Jamal

Topher

Ruby Esler

Madame

Ellie Morgan

Charlotte

Chloe Baillie

Gabrielle

Sebastian De Marte

Sebastian

Cuan Bester

Lord Pinkleton

Delanee Collins

Marie

Quinn Johnson

Jean-Michel

Amelia Hopper

Fox

Freya Arnott

Racoon