Performing Arts

The Performing Arts sector at St Mary’s has our campus literally humming with creativity for all students from Reception to Year 12. Amongst theatre, film, media, dance groups, ensembles, bands, and choirs, more than two-thirds of our students participate in our Performing Arts programs. Almost 300 weekly individual tuition lessons are dedicated to our Performing Arts, encouraging students to engage with our annual College musical, regional and interstate trips and competitions and overseas tours.

Amongst being a vibrant and engaging environment for our students, participants of St Mary’s Performing Arts are given access to experiences of, and professionals working within, creative industries. Students are provided with the opportunity to create, design, represent, communicate, and share conceptual ideas, emotions, observations, and experiences. Most St Mary’s productions are staged at our state-of-the-art theatre, the College Centre for Performing Arts. The Centre houses a 168-seat theatre, a digital production suite, rehearsal spaces and a green room.

Junior School Productions

The College holds annual year level productions for students to engage in the Performing Arts. Reception to Year 6 students take part in a list of diverse productions that have included:

  • Laura Loves Surprises
  • Prince of Egypt
  • Memories
  • Princess Whatshername
  • The Aristocats
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Madagascar

Middle & Senior School Productions

The College produces a full-scale musical production biennially which involves students from Years 7 to 12 in a variety of roles, including acting, singing, dancing, music, backstage crew, ushering, publicity and many more.

In Year 10, students can get involved in a play in either the first or second semester. In Year 11, students produce two fabulous plays each semester.

In Year 12, the student’s final productions provide a culmination to their journeys in Performing Arts, leading to highly professional and entertaining evenings at the theatre.

Past productions have included:

  • EUROBEAT - Scott Theatre
  • Super Star Factory - Scott Theatre
  • The Wiz - Arts Theatre
  • Diva - Norwood Town Hall
  • Gala 140 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • High School Musical - Norwood Town Hall
  • Calamity Jane - St Mary's College CPA
  • Little Shop of Horrors - St Mary’s College CPA
  • Annie - St Mary’s College CPA
  • 'Oliver!' - St Mary's College CPA

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the traditional land of the Kaurna people.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


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