Dance & Drama

Developing confidence and talent are at the heart of the Performing Arts program at the College. With outstanding facilities, students study Dance and Drama within the curriculum and are encouraged to pursue this field outside scheduled classes; through Drama Club or involvement in the College Production. In 2018, the student performances in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ highlighted the amazing talents of both actors and backstage crew in putting together a wonderful production. The Annual College Production is complemented by performance evenings throughout the year where girls perform to family and friends.

College Production

Students and staff are bubbling with excitement and energy at Santa Maria College as rehearsals are now well under way for the 2019 College Production – Hairspray

Welcome to the 60’s!
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she gets put in detention with some of the diverse ethnic students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a ‘nobody’ into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show... all without denting her 'do!

This shows brings a beautiful message of acceptance and progress. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Our strength and passion for The Arts is reflected in the culmination of many hours of teaching, learning and rehearsing as the students come together to bring to you this un-missable performance of Hairspray.

Returning to the popular Benedictine Performance Centre, this year the Santa Maria College Production will again utilise our state of the art lighting and sound resources whilst audiences enjoy the comfort of auditorium seating with guaranteed viewing.  We will provide three nights and one matinee performances for audiences to enjoy.

With only a few weeks until show time, our crew has kicked into full gear. Director Kathleen McMenamin, Music Director Daimon Brunton and Producer Judy Bagg, along with the dedicated staff at Santa Maria College are committed to making this year's production one that goes down in history.

Tickets will then be open to the public on Friday 5 April 2019. To purchase your tickets, please click on the button below.

We look forward to seeing you at our Production of Hairspray!