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Villain School A Wicked Smash!!


The 2018 College Production of Brian D. Taylor’s Villain School has wrapped with a sensational final performance on Saturday night to a packed house of family, friends, staff, students and members of the local community. The colourful spectacle was performed to over 600 people across the four shows and stands as HCC’s most successful production to date.

Frank Stein (John Botha) faces off against the Invisible Man whilst Sasquatch (Jordan Reith) watches on

The process began back in October last year with the Harry Potter and Descendants inspired script selected before auditions took place in December and rehearsals commencing in February. A five month rehearsal process which included line learning, characterisation work, choreography, set and prop building, ambitious tech planning, promotion, our production camp at Swan Valley Adventure Centre and many rehearsals culminated in four stunning performances last week!

Witches Gretty (Madison Reith) and Betty (Therese Topliss) brew up some trouble

A huge congratulations to our student cast and crew: John Paul Botha, Breannah Rigoli, Abbey’Lee Quantock, Chloe Andrews, Ethan Armstrong, Iestyn Devenport, Rowan Paluszak, Finn Doust, Jordan Bailey, Madison Reith, Ashtyn Ford, Therese Topliss, Jordan Reith, Makayla Pugliese, Samantha Evans, Luke Riedel, Sam Pascoe, Gurleen Dhillon, Eva Ladyman, Bailey Fry, Nikolas Dragicevich, Olivia Feszczur, Tiara D’Lima, Samantha Cosmas, Brinda Jhaya, Bianca Scinto, Alex Smilovitis, Jasmin Baker, Letisha O’Neill, Amy Van Der Wiede, Mia Butterworth, Amelie Ladyman, Cortney Sleath, Laila Davies, Chardonnay Mitchell, Zac Smilovitis, Nhial Tap, Ephraim Makani, Pearse Topliss, Chloe Ryan, Caitlyn Scinto, Brianna Armstrong, Alanah D’Evelynes, Kamilla Kacjsca, James Evans, Darrell Chiu, Mya Ubalde, Lucas Sharp, Kerry McDonnell, Hannah Schnell, Zophia Paluszak, Anthony Menegola, Isobella McPherson, Kayla Herden and Angela Gethin.

Heidi Jekyll (Breannah Rigoli) takes the High Performance Performance Enhancer…or so she thinks

Our largest cast and crew to date put a huge amount of energy and effort in to make this show look and sound as good as it did and they are to be congratulated for their efforts and talents.

Villain School wouldn’t have happened without the amazing work of the incredible staff team. A huge thank you and well done to the core staff team of Miss Georgina Pratt, Miss Sophie Lester, Mr Guy Jackson, Miss Rachel Rafferty, Miss Laura Goodwin and Mrs Colleen Azzopardi for their tireless efforts in bringing this show from a series of ideas to a fully realised spectacle.

Villain School 2018 Staff Team

Special thanks to our amazing support team who also had a huge hand in elements of the production. Mr Matt Smyth and Mr Roger Newton for set building, Mrs Kristina Croxford for her coordination of the Hospitality students and catering and Mrs Carolyn Jess, Mrs Tracy Papenfus and Mrs Jean Topliss for their work with finance and promotion.

Parents Mrs Lisa Reith and Mrs Renae O’Neill also played a major part in assisting on performance evenings.

Thank you to our sixteen Year 12 production students who have given so much of themselves to the College production culture over the years. We hope they take away some wonderful skills and memories from their time in the HCC Productions.

2018 Production Year 12’s

Thanks also goes to all staff who assisted on production evenings and the members of the HCC Senior Leadership team for their support of each performance.

We are extremely proud of the final result of Villain School and now look forward to a small scale Senior School Production next year as the cogs start turning for our special 10th Anniversary Show in 2020! Until then, signing off from VILE and stay wicked!

Cast and Crew of the 2018 College Production ‘Villain School’ 
Mr Chris McRae

Production Director and Learning Area Coordinator (The Arts)