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School: St. Joseph College Geelong, Australia
School Website: http//:www.sjc.vic.edu.au
Level: Middle/Upper

The ARTS-Music and Drama-Seussical the Musical Performance

The Arts Faculty of the College seeks to develop in our student’s intellectual, imaginative and expressive potential across all disciplines of the Arts.
Students develop skills, techniques and knowledge for personal expression whether it is in drama, the fine arts or musical performance. Students have
the opportunity to create, perform or present art works at school and in the wider community. Music and Drama programs at the College continue to
flourish and the year 2008 was no exception. 2008 saw the Arts Faculty stage the production "Seussical the Musical" at the Ford Theatre in Geelong to
packed to sell out audiences over five performances. A cast of over 100 students and many staff entertained and delighted the audience. The production
was nominated by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria for a variety of awards. The announcement and presentation of the awards were held at Her Majesty’s
Theatre in Ballarat on Saturday 6 December, 2008.  Midst the glitz and glamour of the evening at this beautiful historic theatre, talented performers
from across the state and theatre lovers gathered to hear the results of the Guild Judges opinions for 2008. The announcement was then made

                          And the winner for ‘Best Junior Production of the Year 2008’ for ‘Seussical The Musical’ is

                                                               - St Joseph’s College Geelong -

St Joseph’s College Drama Coordinator, Janine McLean, was awarded Best Director of a Junior Production and an Excellence Award for Wardrobe to
 Oreana Trinchera. With nominations for Amy Wert for Musical Direction, two lead role nominations for Sacred Heart’s Michaela Powell as ‘Gertrude McFuzz’
and St Joseph’s College students, Lyndon Watts as ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and commendations for Paddy McDonald as ‘Horton’ Damian Caruso as ‘Jo-Jo’
and Jordan Doroschuk as ‘Roody’ St Joseph’s  was in a good position for a major Award.  First time choreographers, Damien Nichols and Rochelle Walshe
also received a commendation from the ten judges who travel the state throughout the year to seek out excellence in theatre at both junior and senior levels. 
Looking back at previous winners to 1998 St Joseph’s is the first Catholic School and Boys school to take out the award for Best Junior Production. 
This is an outstanding achievement for an all boys’ college in a regional centre.




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