Schools on Stage

Class of 2020

Year 12 students Charlie Dakin, Prudence Dallen and Adam Watt describe what they enjoy about attending the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School in Sydney.

Charlie: I love the networking—having industry professionals come in and learning from their experience helps us figure out what should be the next step for us going forward and the best way to tackle a performing arts career.


By Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman. John XXIII College WA. Directed by George Tsakisiris. Musical Direction by David Dockery. Rocalli Hall, John XXIII College, Mount Claremont. WA. July 9-12, 2020

Commedia dell’Arte Teaching Resources

Make A Scene is a theatre arts education company specialising in Commedia dell’Arte - the stylised Italian comedy of the 16th century.They deliver fun, interactive theatre performances and workshops to schools around the country and in 2020 they celebrate our 10th year anniversary.

Performing Arts in Education

Sound and Light company Lifelike Atmospheres asked teachers and students why putting on a show is such a valuable experience for schools.

The only thing that is constant in our modern world is change. Developing the capacity in students to engage with and thrive in this environment is the challenge for modern education. One of the key skills required for success is creativity.

Afternoon Tea with Miss Patrice

Hello everyone and welcome to my new adventure!  A column in this wonderful little publication. I am beyond excited.

My name is Esmerelda Patrice and I am a teacher in WA. Last year, I was asked to teach a drama class and so I took on the idea of doing the school production as well.

I talked about my triumph in a podcast. Now teachers from all over the world have been writing to me and asking for my advice. After only one production! Clearly, I didn’t realise I was that clever.

So please, ask me questions regarding anything theatrical!

Shake & Stir Virtual

With their live theatrical productions disrupted by COVID-19, shake & stir theatre company is now reaching out to schools with Shake & Stir Virtual

SW: Tell us about Shake & Stir Virtual. What exactly is it?

SPARK 2020

The 2020 Stage Whispers' School Performing Arts Resource Kit - SPARK - is out now, incorporating new digital learning opportunities.

Click HERE for a state by state guide to shows for schools later in the year.

Plus all the resources you need to stage a show (eventually) including costumes, props and sets, musical and play selection, sound, light and training.


Can teenagers change the world? Playwright Dan Giovannoni thinks so and his play, commissioned by the Melbourne Theatre Company, shows how it can be done.

Stage Whispers: What is title about?

The Dream

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Little did he ever think, even in his wildest dreams (no pun intended), that one of his iconic comedies would be relocated to India and given the Bollywood Treatment!

Les Misérables

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26 – August 3, 2019