Murder, mayhem and malady at the Performing Arts Festival 2017
From the beginning of the year, all students from 7-12 have worked together in their house groups to produce four wondrous performances around the central theme of Freedom. Last night, the Loreto Toorak community gathered together for the culmination of all this hard work and collaboration when the Performing Arts Festival took place at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Every year the Performing Arts Festival is received with great excitement and we are pleased to report that 2017 was no exception. The four houses each performed pieces of outstanding creativity that were awarded points in the categories of drama, production, design, choreography, instrumental, choral and overall performance. Mulhall began the evening with their zombie pandemic production Thriller, Barry unleashed an epidemic with Barry’s Bloodstream, Mornane staged an alien invasion with Planet Mornania, but it was Ward who won the day turning the audience detective for Ward’s Murder Mystery.
We thank Head of Productions, Katie Rose Smith, and Director of Music, Mary O’Driscoll, for their coordination and support and also every student for their enthusiastic and generous contributions. From the Principal, Dr Stevens, “I personally congratulate every single performer, whether it is a first or sixth performance on stage. We are so proud of the way all students work so well and so happily together; this is once again such a wonderful demonstration of the Loreto sense of cooperation, community and team building.”
Listed below are the individual winners for each category: