Performing Arts at Carrum Downs | Flinders Christian Community College

Performing Arts is an intrinsic part of school life at Carrum Downs. From Musicals and Concerts to Chapel items, Drama classes and House Competitions, Performing Arts is a vital co-curricular offering that supports learning outcomes across a variety of subjects, aides well being and mental health and provides many creative outlets for both staff and students.

A variety of Performing Arts competitions are hosted throughout the year, including Dance, Battle of the Bands and our very popular "Flinders Got Talent".

We also run Performing Arts Workshops in the School Holidays that aim to help students develop theatre craft, musicality, movement and presentation skills.

Performing Arts Lessons

At Flinders Carrum Downs, we offer Musical Theatre, Speech and Drama lessons for students from Grade Prep to Year 12 as part of our Performing Arts Program. These lessons are offered by our Performing Arts Co-ordinator, who also produces the Primary and Secondary Musical Productions each year.

School Productions

Each year, students from Grades 3 to Year 12 have the opportunity to audition for roles in our school musicals.  In addition to our much loved annual School Production for students in Grades 5 - 12, we now have an annual Primary School Production involving all students from Prep to Grade 6.

Unique in it's approach, our "Whole Primary" Production consists of a Cast auditioned and cast from students in Grades 3 - 6, with each Year Level performing in a song or scene from the chosen Musical.  The success of the format has been a wonderful, inclusive and fun way to bring our families together for a "One Night Only" performance.

Over the years, our School Productions have enabled a significant number of students to display and develop their talents, as well as building community and connection between staff and students across the College.

Our choice of production aims to stimulate theatre and stagecraft awareness both on stage and backstage, as well as being challenging enough to enthuse students and extend their capacities.  

Some of our recent productions at Carrum Downs have included The Lion King Kids, We Will Rock You - Young at Part, Shrek Junior, Annie Junior, Legally Blonde Junior, and Oliver!

School Production Galleries

The Lion King Kids - 2022

Our 2022 Primary School Production was definitely a crowd favourite. Along with a Main Cast of forty plus Grades 3 - 6 students, each year level performed a song from the production, making for an amazing one hour show! With only one performance, our School Gymnasium was packed with close on eight hundred staff, students and family members. Truly a night to remember!

We Will Rock You - young@part - 2022

Featuring a live band, our 2022 School Production of We Will Rock You (Young at Part) included an incredible array of musicians, singers, dancers and actors from our Grades 5 to Year 12 student cohort.  Written by comedian Ben Elton, We Will Rock You showcases the music of mega rock band Queen.

Annie Jr. - 2019

Our 2019 School production was Annie Jr. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Tuck Everlasting - 2018

In 2018 our Carrum Downs Campus presented Tuck Everlasting, a musical based upon the American children's novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. It features music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle. 

Cinderella – 2017

Our 2017 school production was Cinderella. Created by Rogers and Hammerstein who wrote some of the most iconic musicals of all time, this show was a magical trip into a world of princes and princesses, royal balls, adventure, godmothers with special powers, glass slippers, and maybe even a happy ending.

Legally Blonde – 2016

Flinders Carrum Downs presented “Legally Blonde Junior” for our secondary production in 2016. The story revolves around Elle Woods, who appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex-boyfriend who don’t take her seriously. With the help of friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Oliver – 2015

2015 was the year of Oliver! Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! is about an orphan boy who finds himself in the bustling streets of London after being sold to an undertaker from a tyrannical Beadle named Mr Bumble, only to find himself in the wrong crowd when he befriends the Artful Dodger, an expert pick pocket, and his elderly mentor, Fagin, leading to an array of zany adventures along the way. This timeless classic features memorable characters such as the lovable Nancy, the brutal Bill Sikes and of course Oliver Twist himself, while also including epic showtunes such as ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘I’d do anything!’, ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’ and ‘As long as he needs me’.

This show captured the hearts of all of the cast and crew and we commend Zac Krause who received a Lyrebird nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Artful Dodger.