Centre Stage

Centre Stage Drama Festival occurred last Thursday evening at The Bandbox.

Centre Stage is a Drama Festival that showcases the talents of students in public high schools in the area.

This year, presenting schools included Kempsey High School and Hastings Secondary College Westport High School Campus. Together, they presented the audience with over two hours of thrilling performances.

Students from years 8 to 11 presented an array of acts ranging from intense monologues through to hilarious ensemble pieces.

“Centre Stage has been running in various forms for over twenty years in the Hastings-Macleay areas,” said festival producer, Chris Dockrill.  “This year, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to use the Bandbox as our venue.”

“The festival is not a competition. It is all about participation.  The energy and talent the students displayed was amazing,” he added. The festival gave the students an unforgettable experience of performing on a proper theatre stage under the glow of stage lights. They’re all looking forward to next year’s production.

Pictured are the students taking a final ‘bow’ for Centre Stage.