Selected students from Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) played to large crowds across two nights (September 16th and 17th 2021) at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) in a remake of the ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’.
The students danced, flapped and sang their way through a classic mystery set in the stately confines of a 1920’s mansion complete with aristocratic gentry, butlers and maids. The superb production was the culmination of three terms of after-school practices led by KCS teachers Mrs Carrie Burne, Mrs Kate Rimmer and Mrs Anne Wheat.
KCS Principal, Dr Gregg Weaver (who attended both nights of the performance) was impressed by the theatrical talent displayed by his students:
“The production was highly entertaining, with every student shining on stage. I am awed by the commitment by so many in making this musical such a success.”
The performance has become an annual event at the KPAC venue and attracts grandparents, family friends, and ex-students who fondly remembered their time at KCS.
Foundational staffers, local pastors from churches and even the City of Kalamunda’s Mayor Councillor Margaret Thomas JP were on hand to enjoy the festivities:
“I would like to congratulate all of the performers, backstage crews, teaching staff and the wider school community on the brilliant performance! My granddaughter and I absolutely loved it,” said the mayor following the performance.
“Such events showcase what a wonderful school environment you have at Kalamunda Christian. The arts are very important in society, helping to teach children to express themselves, to share with others and to build our social fabric. The sense of creativity and quality of the production is to be commended. You are also giving children confidence, and that is so good for them.”
Click on the gallery below to view the photos from the performance: