Showing from 23 to 25 February, the dazzling Secondary School production features 106 students, with a wonderful array of sibling couples and even a family of three!
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The Flinders Director of Creative Arts, Mr Danny Parker said the fact so many families were involved was a wonderful testament to the power of the large production and the growing passion students at Flinders had for the creative arts.
“Anastasia: The Musical is a huge undertaking and will give our audiences a wonderful experience at the theatre,” Danny said.
“The production involves 33 student cast members in key roles, 20 students in the ensemble, 10 students in the children’s chorus, six ballet dancers, 22 musicians in the Anastasia orchestra and 15 students as technical crew,” he said.
“And there are 16 of our staff on the creative team providing our students with expertise, guidance and support.
“One of the most important factors is that the more experienced students establish good practices and become role models for the younger students, whether they are family or not.”
Creative Ability Runs in the Family at Flinders
Lead actor Connor Keogh in Year 12 plays the role of Dmitry, while his brother Fynn in Year 6 is part of the Flinders Youth Theatre and successfully auditioned for the Anastasia children’s chorus.
There are also two pairs of siblings driving the technical crew backstage with the McBride siblings in the roles of Deputy Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager, and the Graham siblings on board as Head Follow Spot Operator and Mechanist.
On stage, siblings from the Walsh, Dawson, Wedgwood and Hurst families are singing and dancing up a storm, as are the Proudfoots who have three performers in their family!
The Farmers are another family pairing from our Flinders Youth Theatre and Senior School. And the McMahon sisters are also in the ballet scene.
Danny said, “We also pay tribute to the parents and carers of these students who must have been pulled in a range of directions as different children are required at different rehearsals. As if school life isn’t busy enough!”
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Based on the beloved film and now a Broadway hit, Anastasia is a spectacular new show From Tony® winners Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics).
As part of the Flinders Creative Arts co-curricular program, the students will take audiences on an epic adventure, from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s.
It’s a story about discovering who you are and defining what you’re meant to be.
Matthew Flinders Anglican College Secondary School Proudly Presents
Anastasia: The Musical
Venue: Flinders Performance Centre, Stringybark Road, Buderim
Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Show dates: 23-25 February 2023
Evening performances on Thursday 23 February to Saturday 25 February: 7pm to 10:00pm
Matinee on Saturday, 25 February: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Book tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/CEBNP
Adult price: $35 per person
Student/child/concession price: $25 per person
Read more about this production and the cast and crew, in this story here.
Feature image caption: Anastasia: The Musical siblings in the cast and crew. L-R: Gabrielle, Audrey and Laura Proudfoot; Jasper and Lucy McBride; Fynn and Connor Keogh