This year’s production of Beautiful – the Carole King Musical performed and produced by our wonderfully talented students has concluded.
Directed by Performing Arts teacher, Kate Price, the cast took the audience on a captivating journey of music and nostalgia. Carole King’s iconic story came to life as she discovered her voice as a songwriter and singer in the 1960’s.
The show featured many of King’s most famous songs, including I Feel the Earth Move, It’s Too Late, and You’ve Got a Friend, as well as songs by other artists that King wrote for, including The Locomotion and Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
The performances from the Chev cast were an absolute delight, with Ella L carefully bringing out the complex layers of emotions that Carole King had to navigate in her personal life and musical journey.
The musical numbers were exceptionally performed with support from the talented band, leaving audiences to laugh, cry and applaud throughout each performance.
Congratulations to all the team that made the production so enjoyable.
Chevalier is well known for our annual productions which alternate between a musical and a drama or comedy play. All students have the opportunity to get involved, whether it’s for fun, personal development or to develop skills. There are roles for actors, singers and dancers, opportunities for musicians in the orchestra, or behind the scenes in the technical team including hair and makeup, costumes, set design, sound and lighting, and stage crew.
Our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre provides a professional environment for our students to perform in and over the years, Chevalier has won numerous awards at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards.
Past awards and nominations for excellence in drama include:
Best Youth Actor in a feature role in a musical: Luke McClay as Brit in We Will Rock You
Best youth actress in a featured role in a musical: Annie Turner – As Scaramouche in We Will Rock You
Best musical direction for a school or youth production: Barbara Griffin We Will Rock You Chevalier College
Best costumes for a School or Youth Play: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Best Direction of a School or Youth play: Kate Price, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Best Production of a School or Youth Play: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Best costumes for a School or Youth Production: The Mikado
Best Youth Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nick Bermingham as the Mikado in The Mikado
Best Youth Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Brodie Ackroyd as Pamela in The Thirty-Nine Steps
Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Patrick Holman as Richard Hannay in the Thirty-Nine Steps
Best Production of a School or Youth Play – The Thirty-Nine Steps