St Anne’s presents ‘Shrek the Musical JR’
Gippsland Grammar St Anne’s Campus will present Shrek the Musical JR in August.
Students in Year 3-6 has been busy rehearsing and now that it is nearly time to hit the stage excitement is immense.
Performances will be held at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre Sale on August 25 and 26 with a matinee and evening shows. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available from The Wedge Box Office, both in person and online here.
Gippsland Grammar students Matthew Canfield as Lord Farquaad, Hannah Mack as Princess Fiona, Oscar Callanan as Donkey, Ashton Carroll as Shrek and Dillon Meredith as Gingy in ‘Shrek The Musical JR’ on show at The Wedge in late August.
It’s a “Big Bright Beautiful World” as everyone’s favourite ogre Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.
Shrek the Musical JNR is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig from the Broadway Junior Collection.
In the St Anne’s production, Shrek is being played by Year 5 student Ashton Carroll and Princess Fiona is Hannah Mack, also in Year 5. But, as was the case with the original movie, of course Donkey played by Year 6 student Oscar Callanan steals the show.
Director Katie Germaine said it would be a spectacular journey through the land of fairytales and encouraged the community to get behind these amazingly talented student performers.
Gippsland Grammar background:
Gippsland Grammar is one of Australia’s leading co-educational Anglican schools, with a tradition of excellence in education extending almost 100 years. Located in the heart of Gippsland, the School has more than 1100 students across three campuses including St Anne’s junior campus and the Garnsey senior campus, both at Sale, and the Bairnsdale junior campus in East Gippsland. Enrolments at both junior campuses begin with a 3s and 4s kindergarten program at their respective Early Learning Centres (ELC) and Garnsey caters for students from Years 7-12. Gippsland Grammar is also the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from far East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley as well as for a cohort of international students.
Gippsland Grammar’s 2021 VCE results:
Gippsland Grammar’s class of 2021 was among some of Victoria’s highest achieving Year 12 students. An amazing 21 per cent of the School’s Year 12 students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) above 90 and 38 per cent above 80, which places them in the top 10 percent, and 20 per cent, in the state respectively. Gippsland Grammar’s Dux for 2021 was Demi Edward with an ATAR of 99.2, two students achieved a perfect study score of 50 while 28 per cent of students achieved a study score above 40. Gippsland Grammar is also proud to acknowledge the 21 students from the 2021 cohort who made a successful transition into the workforce through an apprenticeship or traineeship.
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