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Performing Arts

We offer a dynamic range of activities and performance opportunities for students.

Drama

In conjunction with our curricular opportunities co-curricular activities in drama have supported students in their career pathways. We have Old Boys who have studied and are currently studying at NIDA, VCA, WAAPA, BAAPA and GRIFFITH in pursuit of their acting or teaching dreams. A number of past students can be seen performing in professional shows across the nation and on tour internationally as well as on prime time TV.

House Drama – Middle and Senior School competitions

Students select, set, direct and perform their 15 minute plays for an audience. The night is adjudicated by a guest artist who decides on the winning House performance.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Major productions

Opportunities exist to be a part of the major May production and the final October show. The May production is about fun family entertainment. Our shows have been extremely popular and often sold out by the second performance. Genres have included pantomime, melodrama, westerns, musical comedy, etc. The October production is often about more serious dramatic content to showcase the range of talent in the senior years.

Past performances include Legend, Robinson Crusoe, Wild Oates, End of the Food Chain, and Three in the Back, Two in the Head.

Eisteddfods

All drama students can participate in the City of Hobart Eisteddfod. We assist with solo selection and preparation as well as group drama for the competition.

Extras

Often our students have been asked to participate in screen tests for casting agencies or participate in productions for local theatre companies.

Dance

We run an exciting dance program for students of all ages with no charges for dance tuition to the parents

Senior Dance Troupe at the The Hobart Dance Eisteddfod

Students can participate in the following:

  • Jazz group
  • Tap class
  • Solo lessons
  • Tour/performance rehearsal group
  • Junior jazz group
  • Junior tap class
  • Early Learning Centre jazz group

The School provides most costuming and make-up requirements.

Each year we provide varying performance opportunities for students these can include:

  • Hobart Dance Eisteddfod (June)
  • Sydney Dance Eisteddfod (July)
  • Singapore Cultural Exchange (August)
  • Speech Night
  • Invited conference performances (August)
  • Brisbane Eisteddfod

Speech Night Performance

ADS (Act, Dance, Sing)

This group has a singing class and a choreography class each week in order to prepare for performances. Our emphasis is on combining acting, singing and dance skills.

School of Performing Arts

If you love performing and want to improve your skills with other like minded students in the areas of Drama, Music Theatre and Music then the School of Performing Arts may be for you. A small number of scholarships may be awarded by the Headmaster to students of exceptional ability.

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…