Hunter School of Performing Arts develops creative life skills | Newcastle Herald

HSPA offers a comprehensive program focused on the performing arts to encourage and support the creative artists and performers in you.

CREATIVE SPACE: Students at the Hunter School of Performing Arts engage in a read script for their next major 2022 production, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure JR, which will run in October.

Hunter School of the Performing Arts (HSPA) believes that being part of a world full of challenges and changes means that creativity is a life skill for all children.

Staff recognize that the way students communicate and collaborate to think critically in today’s world is very different from that of their parents.

HSPA prepares them not only to meet these challenges, but also to thrive in today’s world – ffrom Year 3 students just beginning their creative journey, to Year 12 students looking to enter the unknown world of life beyond school,

“Through authentic, nurturing and challenging learning opportunities, HSPA empowers its students to develop their unique potential as critical thinkers, artists, citizens and leaders,” said Deputy Primary Principal Karen O’Neill. .

Each year, HSPA unites across elementary and high school to stage a major production that provides engaging learning experiences.

Major HSPA production for 2022 is Madagascar, A JR Musical Adventure – based on the hit DreamWorks animated film. The production of HSPA follows all your favorite friends as they escape their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and travel to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

“From Primary students in dance, drama and music on stage, to Secondary students in lighting, sets, multimedia and backstage management, Madagascar – A JR Musical Adventure gives them the opportunity to be creative through experiential learning,” said Karen. “Our entire cohort of 180 elementary students are involved in this year’s production and will help with the direction, choreography and voice recordings, led by a team of expert teachers, to bring Madagascar to the stage in October.”

Behind the scenes, students from HPSA’s Technical Team, Entertainment Industry Course, Multimedia Electives, and Future-Oriented Courses, work with industry professionals to take on roles such as program and lighting design, stage management, set design and construction, and costumes, hair and makeup, to be creative behind the scenes in the world of theatre.

Whether you are an artist on stage or off stage, HSPA offers a comprehensive program focused on the performing arts to encourage and support the creative artists and performers in you.

Join students as Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and, of course, those hilarious plotting penguins as they take to the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Tickets for Madagascar, a JR musical adventure goes on sale Monday, August 1 via the HSPA website.

Meanwhile, auditions for a spot in 2023 are happening now. For more information, contact the school, but places are limited, so you will have to “Move It, Move It”.