First Year Performance Intensive is a full time, 1 year course where students alternate between intensive studio based ‘bootcamp’ training, rehearsals and a minimum of 6 performance seasons in front of live audiences.  

An exciting series of performances/incursions
by our new youth repertory company is also available for 2019.  How to book.

: In-School Performances 2019

Stage School Australia is proud to announce its brand new initiative for 2019, a season of in-school performances for young people.

Over more than two decades, we’ve taken in-school performances to schools in Adelaide and the Northern Territory (Australia), Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Orlando, (USA) London, Oxford, Brighton (UK), Paris and Fontainbleau (France), Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden (Germany), Rome and Padua (Italy) and Athens (Greece).  We’ve also mounted in-theatre seasons of shows as diverse as Wicked, Spring Awakening, Babe, The Secret Garden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Alice in Wonderland and Spring Awakening.

In 2019 we’re assembling a group of talented performers to form a repertory company as part of their training, visiting schools and performing a range of plays and musicals for young audiences.

Performances are offered at affordable rates, to cover the payment of royalties and a small contribution to production costs.  We’re sure you’ll decide that these shows represent incredible value for your students.

DOWNLOAD IN-SCHOOL INCURSION BOOKLET 

If your school would like to request a performance from our season, please call 8199 8344.

All performances require a large space, and are most suitable for schools with access to a large multi-purpose area, hall or theatre space.

 

PLEASE NOTE
Photos displayed are of previous Stage School Productions mounted in theatres.  Production values such as scenery and lighting will necessarily differ for in-school performances.  Casts shown in the photos will not be appearing.

2019 Shows for Young Audiences Season

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A 60-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s most accessible comedy.  Fairies and humans collide in a fun and fast-paced show.  A great introduction to the magic of Shakespeare, with all the main action, and the poetry liberally and accessibly sprinkled throughout.

 

Age suitability: Primary Grades 5-6, Secondary Years 7-10

Length: 60 mins approx. plus optional 10 minute talkback

Audience size: up to 150

Price: $300 + GST

Additional show same day/venue: $250 + GST

 

Venue suitability – Large Multi-purpose Space, Hall or Theatre

Performing space approx. 7 metres wide by 5 metres deep

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

Monday 20 May – Friday 24 May

Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May

Suggested showtimes: 9:30 am or 2:00 pm

Hating Alison Ashley

An acclaimed adaptation of Robin Klein’s classic children’s novel, Hating Alison Ashley - The Play features all of your favourite characters from the book, along with a few twists.

 

Age suitability: Primary Grades 3-6, Secondary Years 7-8

Length: 80 mins approx. includes short interval

Audience size: up to 150

Price: $350 + GST

Additional show same day/venue: $300 + GST

 

Venue suitability – Large Multi-purpose Space, Hall or Theatre

Performing space approx. 7 metres wide by 5 metres deep.

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August

Suggested showtimes: 9:30 am or 1:30 pm

Godspell

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs and is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love. Boasting a score with chart topping songs and based on the book by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell the musical is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

 

Age suitability: Secondary Years 7-12

Audience size: up to 150

Price: $450 + GST

Additional show same day/venue: $400 + GST

 

Venue suitability – Large Multi-purpose Space, Hall or Theatre

Performing space approx. 7 metres wide by 5 metres deep.

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

29 July – 2 August

5-9 August

The Conference of the Birds

In a highly theatrical adaptation of Farid ud-Din Attar’s poem, storytelling, movement, music combine to riveting effect.  This production has successfully played the Malthouse Theatre, Chapel off Chapel and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where school audiences thrilled to the piece.

 

Age suitability: Secondary Years 7-12

Length: 60 mins approx. + Talkback (Matinees only)

School Tickets:

Matinees $11 per student, free teacher per 10 paid (max 2)

Evenings $14 per student, free teacher per 10 paid (max 2)

(Regular prices Matinees $17, Evenings $21)

 

Performance Dates:

Tuesday 12 November, 1:00pm & 6:30pm

Wednesday 13 November, 10:30am & 1:00pm

Thursday 14 November, 10:30am, 1:00pm & 6:30pm

Friday 15 November, 10:30am

 

GUILD THEATRE, 1st FLOOR UNION HOUSE,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, PARKVILLE

Access from Swanston Street or Royal Parade, please allow plenty of time to walk to Union House and find the theatre.

Seussical - SOLD OUT

A one-hour adaptation of the original Broadway musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy the Cat in the Hat, Jojo, Horton, Mayzie La Bird, Gertrude and more, along with fabulous songs.

 

Age suitability: Primary Grades 3-6, Secondary Years 7-8

Length: 65 mins approx. plus optional 10 minute talkback

Audience size: up to 150

Price: $500 + GST

Additional show same day/venue: $450 + GST

 

Venue suitability – Hall or Theatre

Performing space approx. 8 metres wide by 6 metres deep.

Performances subject to rights approval for your school. Please ensure you get your expressions of interest in early for this show.

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

Monday 4 March – Friday 8 March

Tuesday 12 March – Friday 15 March

Suggested showtimes: 9:30 am or 2:00 pm

Chicken Licken - SOLD OUT

A 45-minute pantomime for young children, this is a fantastic introduction to live theatre which played successfully at MTC’s Southbank Theatre and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

 

Age suitability: Primary Grades K-4

Length: 45 mins approx. plus optional 10 minute talkback

Audience size: up to 150

Price: $250 + GST

Additional show same day/venue: $200 + GST

 

Venue suitability – Large Multi-purpose Space, Hall or Theatre

Performing space approx. 7 metres wide by 5 metres deep.

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

Monday 1 April – Friday 1 April

Suggested showtimes: 9:30 am or 2:00 pm

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