2017 News

Rave reviews for Mary Poppins Jr

The College Musical, Mary Poppins Jr, took place at the Padua Campus Theatrette last week to rave reviews.

With four public shows and a matinee performance for primary school students, the cast and crew had a busy week, bringing to an end months of hard work.

The musical featured catchy songs, theatrical choreography, intricate costumes, beautiful acting, and interesting characters. The talent that students brought to the acting, singing, and dancing made for a truly entertaining experience. Feedback was extremely positive and word of mouth after the opening night led to a packed crowd on Wednesday and a full house on both Thursday and Friday nights.

During the presentation of gifts at the end of the final show, our Padua Campus Head, Mr Paul O’Callaghan, said: “Every year I think, ‘there isn’t any way we can put on a better performance’ – and yet every year we somehow manage to do it. I don’t know if it’s possible next year. I might need to retire!”

Congratulations to the entire cast, backstage team, sound and lighting crew, production team, choreographers, stage designers, costume and prop creators, hair and makeup team, front of house, and all students, parents, and staff who made the production possible. Particular thanks and congratulations to Petrina Mansfield and her core team of Bella van Doorn, Amanda Knott, Berenice Sidorko, Amelia Black, Colleen Kain, and Cate Robson.

The College also thanks the team from Infinite Lights and Sounds for their technical assistance at each show and in the lead up to the event.

It was great to see the MacKillop community enjoying the talents of our staff and students again this year. Congratulations!