Melbourne High School has a great tradition of theatrical involvement and is noted for its high standard of performance and production values
Melbourne High School is renowned for its strong tradition for producing an annual musical and play with our ‘sister’ school Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School. Most have been produced on a grand scale to spectacular successes, beginning with Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas (H.M.S.Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance) moving on to Broadway classics (My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Hello Dolly!, and more recently modern classics (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) leaving audiences to remark: “it is amazing to think that this is a student production”. Our annual plays have ranged from classical Greek (Medea, King Oedipus, Antigone) to modern tragedies (The Crucible, The Visit), including Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet), modern thrillers (Wait Until Dark, Witness for the Prosecution), comedy (A Servant to Two Masters, Cosi) and drama (The Freedom of the City, Amadeus).
Over the years our annual productions have enabled a large number of students to display their talents and find the opportunity for valuable interaction among students and teachers of similar interests. Our musicals and plays aim to demonstrate the disciplines and skills involved in mounting a full-scale show. Our choice of production seeks to stimulate theatre and stagecraft awareness and be challenging enough to enthuse participants and extend their capacities. The enthusiastic responses of performers and backstage crew to challenges presented indicate their success in this regard.
Students interested in performance or stagecraft crew, have the opportunity to audition each year.
Find out more by visiting our dedicated website MHS Shows >>