News flash – brand new APAC stage show!
“Finding Your Feet” – premiering at Castle Hill’s newest theatre
APAC is part of the opening season for the brand new Pioneer Theatre opening in Castle Hill.
Artistic Director, Katherine Earle-McLean, and Musical Director, Phillip Filo, have written a brand new pantomime to delight local audiences, whilst showcasing the incredible talent of APAC students. If you’ve never been to a pantomime, it’s a mixture of singing, dancing and comedy with lots of audience interaction.
This original story has all of the above, while following Ruby’s magical journey to discover her passion and overcome the school yard bully to become exactly who she is meant to be. Of course she has some help along the way from her fairy godmother and mischievous guardians Flick and Flack.
Featuring songs from the smash hit “The Greatest Showman”, this heartwarming story is performed by local students from the acclaimed Australian Performing Arts College, in a story designed to inspire Hills’ children to follow their dreams.
Dates and Times
2pm Sunday 2 December
10:30am & 1pm Monday 3 December
10:30am & 1pm Tuesday 4 December
10:30am Wednesday 5 December
Venue and Bookings
Cnr Castle and Pennant Street, Castle Hill
A Variety of Performance Opportunities
APAC is proud of the varied and exciting performance opportunities that the college has participated in over the last decade. From international trips, annual productions, external shows and special events, APAC also regularly performs at local fairs, festivals and community events. The shows appeal to people of all age groups, featuring APAC students aged 6-17 years of age, performing Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and live singing performances.
APAC has performed at such events and venues as:
- Disneyland California
- Universal Studios USA
- Peter Combe Show – Monkey Baa Theatre
- Castle Towers
- The Rouse Hill Town Centre
- The Royal Easter Show
- The Orange Blossom Festival
- The Kenthurst Fair
- The Crestwood Fair
- … and numerous school fetes
End of Year Production – Mid November
The annual end of year production is an exciting event that is held at the Riverside Theatre. The performance is more of a production than a concert, flowing with a theme and storyline, making it enjoyable for family and friends to watch when their child is not on stage. Every student in the school performs and is not only a great learning experience to work in a theatre, but a thrilling time that students look forward to each year.
Costumes are supplied by APAC for a small hire fee that is included in the production levy paid at the beginning of each term. The hire of costumes alleviates the problem of families purchasing very expensive costumes only to have them hanging at home in wardrobes from year to year. Memories of the costumes will be captured on the production DVD and in our professional portraits taken on APAC’s Photo Day. Each family receives a DVD of the end of year production as well as a disk of ‘action’ photos taken of the students throughout the year.
APAC Company – Performances throughout the year
APAC Company members and other selected students will have the opportunity to perform at many events throughout the year. This gives our students who are aspiring performers a way to gain as much experience as possible.
Exams and Eisteddfods – Term 2 & 3
For those students wishing to gain accredited certificates in Ballet and Tap, APAC offers you all the tools, tuition and support needed to register, work hard and get great results.
Eisteddfods offer a fantastic opportunity to grow and mature a student’s performance skills and confidence. APAC will coordinate the entries to the major eisteddfods, as well as offer private lessons to elevate bring all routines and numbers to a truly polished state.
Photo Day – End of November
In addition to the professional photos taken during the end of year production, families will have the opportunity to order professional portraits taken on Photo Day. Students have class portraits taken in each costume as well as individual and family shots. The photos are very reasonably priced and are taken by Blueprint Studios.
Presentation Day – Beginning of December
All students are presented with participation certificates.
Other awards and scholarships are presented by the Principal and teachers. We then end the day with our annual Christmas party.
This is fantastic way to recognise the student’s achievements and the day is greatly enjoyed by all.