A fantastic night all round

Screech Arts performance

Performers from Brisbane south side were met with a sea of applause as they took their final curtain call following their end of year performance, ‘Almost Anything Goes’.

The showcase, which was held on Saturday (2 December) at the Manly West State School, saw 25 students from the Screech Arts performance group put on an exciting ensemble of dance, theatre and song.

Wowing audiences, performers incorporated comedy, drama, festive spirit and a touch of sass into the show, which compelled spectators to get out of their seats and dance during the final number.

CPL Screech Arts Coordinator and organiser Sandy Paterson said:

“It was a fantastic evening and really well attended by the local community – they all got really involved with the performance and even joined in with dancing at the end.

“All of the performers loved every minute of being on stage and can’t wait for the next show. I had a number of parents come up to me afterwards to tell me how impressed they were with how much more professional and advanced the performers had got since the last show. It really highlighted how far they had come and what they had learnt at Screech – it was well worth all the hard work they put in!”

After the show we also caught up with 13-year-old performer Haley Rickards, along with her mum, Jo, who was in the audience.

Haley said: “I enjoyed the show a lot. It was great fun to perform in front of a live audience.”  

Jo added: “We all really enjoyed the night. Haley had her grandparents and a school friend in the audience and they are all keen to come back for the next show.”

Do you see yourself in the spotlight? If you want to be involved in the action and showcase your talents, please get in touch with Screech Arts on 1800 275 753 to find out where your nearest performance group is, or visit us online at https://screecharts.org.au/contact. 

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats!

Girls performing at Screech Arts

Prepare yourself for a show-stopping performance as 25 students from the Brisbane south side Screech Arts Performance Group take centre stage for their end of year show!

Join us on 2nd December at the Manly West State School for a celebration of entertainment and creativity in our ‘Almost Anything Goes’ showcase.

The show is a collaboration of dance, music and theatre chosen by performers and developed into a storyline, highlighting what our performers have learnt this year through their spectacular talents.

There will be a few Christmas hits to get you in the festive spirit as well as a couple of throwback favourites to sing along to.

Want to know more? We spoke to 13-year-old Haley Rickards who will be singing in the show to get some inside information….

Can you tell us what you will be doing in the show? I’ll be singing both a solo and performing as part of a group.

What are you most looking forward to? The performance of ‘So Long Farewell’ from The Sound of Music and performing on a big stage in front of a live audience. I love it!

How long have you been involved in Screech? I joined Screech Arts about a year ago and I go twice a week on a Friday night and Saturday morning. This will be my second show – last semester I got to perform in ‘The Battle of the Screech’.

What’s your favourite thing about performing with Screech? It’s a lot of fun and I really enjoy being able to perform with my friends. It’s also great because I get to learn new songs.

What would you say to anyone thinking about joining Screech? Do it – it’s awesome!

We also caught up with CPL Screech Arts Coordinator and organiser Sandy Paterson who added: “We’re really excited to be putting on the show as for most of our performers this will be the first time that they have had the opportunity to put on a real theatre performance with costumes and a stage, and (fingers crossed) a full audience. 

“It’s going to be an incredible show, giving our students a platform to showcase their talents and creativity through dance, monologues and music. They have all worked really hard to put the show together and it’s really paid off.

“It will be a really enjoyable evening, getting us into the festive spirit. It’s also a great opportunity for parents who have children that are interested in performing with Screech Arts to bring them along and find out more about what we do.”  

When: Saturday 2 December, 5:30pm

Where: Performing Arts Complex at Manly West State School

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children

Book your tickets now at https://screecharts.org.au/upcoming-performances/ or call 1800 962 153.