Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022

Mary MacKillop Catholic College has successfully performed its first P-12 College Musical Production of Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jnr. 

The sold-out production ran over three nights at the UniSQ Arts Theatre in Toowoomba and well and truly exceeded the expectations of all patrons with many in awe of the maturity, professionalism and talent in performance and vocals! 

College Principal, Mr Chris Gabbett attended the Saturday night performance and said “It was spectacular! A real credit to everyone involved. Watching it be created from the beginning of the year to now was magnificent. Every student involved did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves.” 

This is the first time for the P-12 College to put on such a large production, and the support and commitment of the students, staff and parent body has certainly attributed to what is sure to be a successful event!  “When we commit to educating the whole child, an authentic and aspirational pathway in Drama and the Arts is essential. To be able to present this is in professional surroundings like this theatre offers our students a rich experience that I hope they will remember for a long time”, said Mr Gabbett. 

Musical Director and College Drama Teacher, Mrs Genevieve Duncan said, "the cast and crew have loved working with the team at UniSQ Arts Faculty. Liam and his team of technicians are experts at enacting our vision for this show and we are so grateful for the opportunity to perform in such a professional theatre". 

Every element of design from props, stage sets and the elaborate costumes, could not have been done without the dedication of many talented staff and parents. And while a production like this does require a significant budget, the generosity of local business sponsorships made it that little bit more affordable for all families to get involved in this cultural experience.  

A special thanks to Rubiks Roofing, GenEng Engineering, Airconditioning Queensland, ACD Trade, Kat's Creations and UniSQ for sponsorship!  

The three night, sold out event was high energy, witty and a whole lot of fun!