Youth Events

  • FReeZA Battle of the Sounds 2017
    Congratulations to all the acts that performed at the 2017 FReeZA Battle of the Sounds. The winning acts were:
    • First place – Represent City of Casey at the Regional Finals, and a mentored recording session with Pony Music:
      Social on the Veranda
    • Second place – Logo design by SA Creative Design and Media:
      Zac Gulavin and the Monkey Bunz
    • Third place – 4 x 3 hour rehearsal sessions at The Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts
      Mental Thunder
    • People’s choice – Milk! Records, Pieater, Remote Control Records and Grill’d prize pack:
      Social on the Veranda
    • Band that brought the most people – cash prize;
      Social on the Veranda
  • Fresh Words Writing Competition
    Entries open July 2018
    Unleash the storyteller in you and enter the Fresh Words Young Writers Competition! If you are a budding author, journalist or song writer, embrace this opportunity to put your imagination on paper and win some great prizes!
    Entry is open to Casey’s young people in Grade 5 – Year 12 in the following categories:
    • Creative Writing
      (maximum 750 words)
    • Poetry/Lyrics
      (maximum one page)
    • English as an additional language
      (maximum 750 words)
  • Schools on Stage
    Local schools go head to head in a musical extravaganza like no other!

    What is Schools on Stage?
    Schools on Stage is a musical extravaganza which sees local schools put their talents to the test! This year’s show was held on Thursday 7 September in front of a sold out audience at Hillcrest Theatre and featured more than 300 young performers, with the backing of a live orchestra.

    Schools on Stage celebrates the performing arts talents of Casey’s young people, whilst also encouraging them to take part in extra-curricular activities to strengthen their connection to the school community, make new friends and build important skills.

    Schools on Stage 2017

    Premier Division

    • Casey Grammar School – “Annie”
    • Cranbourne East Secondary College – “Little Shop of Horrors”
    • Cranbourne Secondary College – “Ned Kelly - The Rock Opera”
    • Hillcrest Christian College – “The Sound of Music”
    • Kambrya College – “Shrek the Music Jr”
    • Kooweerup Secondary College – “Fiddler on the Roof”
    • Maranatha Christian School – “The Lion King Jr”
    • St Francis Xavier College – “Beauty and the Beast”

    Open Division

    • Alkira Secondary College – “Singin’ In the Rain”
    • Gleneagles Secondary College – “The Wiz”
    • Hallam Senior College – “Chicago”

Schools on Stage welcomed back Tim Campbell to host the event for his seventh consecutive year. Tim Campbell entertained the audience singing ‘Shout’ while being joined by students from Alkira Secondary College who choreographed an additional piece for this special performance.

The awards went to the following schools and performers:

  • First Place Premier Division - St Francis Xavier College “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
  • Runner Up Premier Division - Kooweerup Secondary College “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • First Place Open Division - Alkira Secondary College “Singin’ in the Rain”
  • Best Song - Kambrya College “Shrek The Musical Jr” – “I Know It's Today”
  • Best Individual Performance - Taylah Rzepski from St Francis Xavier College “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
  • Music Theatre International Australasia Award for Audience Choice – Kambrya College “Shrek the Musical Jr”
  • Best Team Work - Maranatha Christian School “Disney’s The Lion King Jr”

Due to the largest number of schools and quality of performances an Honourable Mention Award was awarded to Hallam Senior College “Chicago”.

Thank you to the major sponsor of Schools on Stage Music Theatre International Australasia for their on going support.

For further information, please contact City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.

September/October 2017

  • Page To Stage Workshops
    Date: Monday 25 September 2017 - Monday 2 October 2017
    Time: 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
    Do you want to try your hand at scriptwriting? And better still have a chance to perform what you have written at the Fresh Words Young Writers Competition Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 29 November? If you are a student in Years 7-12, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting new program under the guidance of writer and director Riannon Berkeley from Casey Cardinia Library. This is a free program and bookings are essential. Attendance at all of the three workshops, four rehearsals and the performance is required. Bookings at the TinyURL website or phone Casey Cardinia Library on 8782 3400.


  • Fired Up! Hip Hop Tournament 2017
    City of Casey and Replay Dance Productions are excited to announce that Fired Up! Hip Hop Tournament will be held Saturday 25 November 2017.
    Calling all urban choreography crews who have not won a major competition in the following age groups:

    - Junior (6 - 12 years)
    - Varsity (13 – 18 years)
    - Open (19 – 25 years)

    Registrations are now open and close Friday 15 September. Unfortunately late registrations cannot be accepted.
    For more information contact Youth Services on 9705 5200.
    This is a fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke free event.

    Fired Up - Crew entry form

    Fired Up - Terms and Conditions (193kb)