College community announcement
We are all concerned about the health implications of the COVID-19 virus. Nothing is more important than the health of our cast, band, dancers, crew, production team, audience and community. In line with government directives and responding to advice given to us, we have concluded with a heavy heart that Lake Joondalup Baptist College’s production of The Little Mermaid must be postponed until a later date. Ticket holders will be notified regarding refunds. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we process the refunds over the next few weeks. We would love to have you in the audience in the future so we will publicize the new performance dates as soon as we are able.
We would like to take this opportunity to express the immense pride we have in all our production students. They have continuously shown positivity, energy and resilience throughout the rehearsal period.
We very much look forward to working with them in the future when we can showcase all our students’ hard work. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions so far from our wonderful production team staff, without whom a College production would not be possible. Thank you also to our College community who are always so supportive of the Arts at LJBC!
Mrs Madelaine Jones
Director of Drama
STA stands for Specialist Theatre Arts and is a drama club developed as an avenue to provide continued drama performance opportunities outside of the classroom and the Production. STA projects have included musical theatre showcases, Youth on Health Festival plays and theatre sports competitions.
The College offers an excellent Drama program, benefitting from high quality facilities and a reputation for outstanding productions, supporting the thriving Arts program, and gives all students an opportunity to become involved. Students participate in a range of industry led incursions, including stage combat, Commedia Dell’arte and Black Swan Theatre Company masterclasses and internships. In addition, students attend excursions to Crown Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre, The State Theatre and Perth International Arts Festival.
In Drama, students perform class productions:
- Year 8 Modern Fairytales, performed to LJBC Primary School classes
- Year 9 Appropriate Audience Behaviour, performed to parents and friends in the evening in Founders Hall
- Year 10 Romeo to Go, performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
- Year 11 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
- Year 12 As You Like It and the Drama Showcase, performed to parents and friends in the evening in the Court of Praise and PAT
Awards and Achievements
Alumni students have entered the WA Academy of Performing Arts and performed in the Performing Arts Perspectives. In 2019, Drama Captain, Andrea Browning, was accepted into the Arts Management course at WAAPA and Drama student Ethan Churchill was offered an Acting Scholarship with APAN. In 2017, Drama Captain, George O’Doherty, won the Finley Best Youth in a Play Award at The Robert Finley Awards. In 2016, the Year 12 Drama class achieved the highest results in ATAR Drama in the state. In 2015, Year 11 student Petrus van Aswegen won first place in the Monologue Category at the Joondalup Performing Arts Festival.
For more information, contact the Director of Drama at Madelaine.Jones@ljbc.wa.edu.au