St Francis Xavier College steal the show at Schools on Stage

Issued Tuesday 4 September 2018

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The winning team in the Premier Division - St Francis Xavier College

St Francis Xavier College was announced as the Premier Division winners for the 2018 Schools on Stage extravaganza!

St Francis Xavier College wowed audiences with their performance of Footloose, while Alkira Secondary College took out the top spot for the Open Division with their production of Hairspray.

The annual stage show was hosted by Australian entertainer Tim Campbell and held in the Bunjil Place Theatre on Thursday 30 August to a sell-out crowd.

The musical spectacular is in its eighth year and sees local schools put their talents to the test.

With more than 300 young performers taking part each year, the annual event gives budding artists and entertainers the stage to demonstrate their talents.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said the standard of each performance was a testament to how hard each of the students have worked.

“It’s obvious how much time and effort has been invested into all of these productions, with the hard work extending beyond the stage and behind the scenes as well,” he said.

“One of the wonderful things about this event is the opportunity it provides our local students to showcase their talents to a wider audience, while also enjoying the chance to do something they love.

“What a wonderful opportunity it is to also perform live on the wonderful stage inside the Bunjil Place Theatre.

“I’d like to thank all of our schools that have participated and congratulate the teams from St Francis Xavier College and Alkira Secondary College for taking out the top spot in their respective divisions.”

For more information about the Schools on Stage, visit the Youth Events webpage.

2018 Schools on Stage results

  • First Place Premier Division: St Francis Xavier College – Footloose
  • Runner Up Premier Division: Kooweerup Secondary College – We Will Rock You – School Edition
  • First Place Open Division: Alkira Secondary College – Hairspray
  • Best Song: Kooweerup Secondary College – We Will Rock You – School Edition “Somebody to Love”
  • Best Individual Performer: Emma Berry from Maranatha Christian School
  • Music Theatre Australasia Award for Audience Choice: Kambrya College – Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition
  • Best Team Work: Casey Grammar School – Disney’s The Little Mermaid.