Drama

Both within and outside the academic curriculum, students at TAS have a wide range of opportunities to shine in drama, music and the creative arts.

 

The home of Drama at TAS is the Hoskins Centre, a purpose-built teaching facility that incorporates a 240-seat theatre. More broadly, each year the school stages several major productions at the Hoskins Centre as well as a number of in-house concerts and showcases. The productions are open to all students, regardless of whether they study Drama, and give them the rich, unique and thrilling opportunity to explore and excel on the stage, in the music pit, or as part of the production crew. In recent years the diverse range of major school productions have included Oliver!Bye Bye BirdieOnce Upon a MattressWest Side StoryLes MiserablesGreaseJoseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

The Hoskins Centre is also Armidale’s main theatre space and plays host to a number of community companies and professional touring productions and performances. We partner with the Armidale Dramatic and Musical Society (ADMS) to host their annual musical and play, and are also partnered with the Armidale Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) for their monthly lectures. Touring productions often come to do workshops or masterclasses as part of their visit to the centre and students are able to access a very diverse range of experiences in the Arts.

TAS Production 2020 – The Wizard of Oz

For this year’s TAS Production we again paired up Middle and Senior students to bring to life the iconic film and stage musical The Wizard of Oz. As usual it is a show that pushes the limits of what a school can achieve and it featured some outstanding performances, striking theatrical design and a stunning Toto puppet! Photos from the show can be found on the website photo gallery.

Shakespeare Carnival

TAS has participated in the revived NSW Shakespeare Carnival for several years now, with students often invited to Sydney to perform at the Seymour Centre as part of the Finals showcase and some taking home the winning crowns in Drama, Music and Film! In Term 2 we host our own school Shakespeare Carnival and students compete to represent the school in the Regional Carnival that is regularly hosted at TAS. With a range of Drama performance categories, a Dance/Movement category, a Music composition category and a Design category it is an opportunity for students across the Arts to challenge themselves and participate in a statewide celebration of the Arts and Shakespeare.

Middle School Production Term 2 2020

Each year our Middle School stages their own production with past shows including Fantastic Mr FoxThe Lost Property Rules, Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, Shrek Jr. and Into the Woods Jr. The production involves Middle School students both on the stage and working behind the scenes in stage management and lighting and sound operation. Once the production is announced the Middle School students will be hard at work to create another striking theatrical experience.

Junior School Musical Term 4 2020

The Junior School Musical has become a true calendar highlight with the entire Junior School involved in creating an incredible spectacle. We’ve seen some incredible productions of Peter Pan, The Lion King, Seussical and Madagascar, to name but a few. They are a tremendous way to end the school year and audiences are left amazed by the tremendous talent of our young performers. Expect an announcement of this year’s production in the middle of the year.

Junior School Drama Club

A Junior School Drama Group which runs for Years 3-5 and Years K-2 after school time with Ms Leasa Cleaver. This is a great option for Junior School students to get a feel for drama lessons and build up their school ahead of the Junior School Musical.