Drama on show for stage acts

Drama comp: Students perform in last year’s final of Theatresports School Challenge.Shire Christian School students will take to the stage for the grand final of this year’sTheatresports Schools Challenge this month.

The school qualified for the competition, which is held on June 19 at Enmore Theatre.

It joins other Sydney schools in thesenior division final of eight teams, in Australia’s biggest school comedy contest.

After six weeks of heats and regional semi-finals, 120 schools were whittled down to 16 teams, ready to battle it out in a hilarious series of comedy scenes.

Theatresports is in its 12thyear, andbrings together public, private and independent schools.

It encourages young people to put their talent on show as they create improvised scenes live on stage, in the aim of winning over the audience and judges, bringing glory to their school.

Thecomedy game show was the training ground for Australian comedians including Andrew Denton, Shaun Micallef, Wil Anderson, Frank Woodley, Andrew O’Keefe andJulia Zemiro.

It is the inspiration behind television shows includingWhose Line is it Anyway?andThankGod You’re Here!

The team of five students from Shire Christian Schoolis coached by drama teacherKara McLaughlin.

“Recent feedback from the judges has been very positive,” she says.

“They have emphasised that the team has clear physicality and strong energy when performing.”

Theatresports Schools Challenge directorJon Williams says the competition is about having fun, building confidence and teamwork, problem-solving and being spontaneous.

“I love that kids who may not be great at sports or academia have a chance to get up on stage and shine,” he said.

Tickets: $35 for adults, $25 concession.


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