With a new feel to our grounds, thanks to the teams from Brisbane Concert Lighting and our own students from the Redlands College Precision Sound team, we had beautifully lit trees and buildings, fairy lights through the hedges and the wonderful sounds of the choir on the main stage. On a cool and clear August afternoon, we had a Junior School Show Time in Cabaret Corner and an art exhibition containing artworks from Prep to year 12. It was a great way to start Fusion 2017.
Fusion once again had a wonderful leisurely atmosphere with five food vendors including a burrito bar by the Home Economics department, two coffee outlets thanks to the Vocational Education team Revive and three performance spaces.
Patrons could wander from space to space to view drama performances, media productions, dance performances, life drawing, theatre sports, Shakefest performances, art show, various music performances such as Unplugged in G7, choirs, Show Time, solos, duets and bands. There was an interactive green screen that was projected out to two large screen televisions outside. The crowd swelled to approximately 1000 between 6pm and 7.30pm.
Thanks so much to the families and friends that supported Fusion. We are looking forward to a bigger and better Fusion in 2018 on 18 August.
Musicals and Plays
Redlands College produces College musicals and plays alternately. Participation in these performances is open to various age groups (dependent upon the show chosen), giving opportunity for all students to be involved. These activities provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the performing arts as well as learning new skills to build self-confidence.
Previous musicals include:
|2007 West Side Story|
|2009 Les Miserables|
|2014 Beauty and the Beast|
|2015 The Secret Garden|
Previous plays include:
|2012 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe|
|2014 Alice in Wonderland|
|2014 A Midsummer Twelfth Night's MacHamming of the Shrewlet About Nothing Mucheo (Pyrymus and Thisbe Rules, Okay)|
Redlands Colleges’ dynamic music, dance and drama programs resulted in “The Secret Garden” winning Best Actress, Best Production and Best Director in a School/Youth Musical and the Golden Palm Award in the 2015 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards. Being nominated for these awards is an achievement in itself, as only three theatres were nominated per category. We received nominations in a total of nine categories: Best Costumes, Best Set Design, Best Male Actor, Best Supporting Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Supporting Female Actor, Best Production, Best Musical Director and Best Director in a school production.
For the last two years running, Redlands College have had state winners in the Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival, as well as students in the final performance at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
2015 Redlands College Graduates are studying at NIDA, QUT & Griffith University majoring in musical theatre, fine arts, film, entertainment & creative industries. 2014 Redlands College graduates have attended WAAPA, VCA, ADPI and JMC.
Redlands College provides exceptional performing arts facilities for students with seven music studios, including a recording studio containing industry software, two drama theatres, a dance studio, as well as media editing suites.