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Theatrefest 2023 lauded by former Ten Tenor, special guest judge

Runner-up on Season 2 of The Voice Australia and former Ten Tenor Luke Kennedy congratulates this year's winners of Theatrefest, admitting he had a tough time picking the winner!

A total of 11 talented Middle School students and 14 Senior School students participated in this year’s Theatrefest event over two nights in late Term 2 and early Term 3 respectively. 

Theatrefest is a long-standing competition at All Saints during which performers are required to bring together a one-person act based on a theme of their choosing, while incorporatinga minimum of three performance genres from vocal to drama to poetry to dance, and so much in between.

This year, performance themes took the audience from moments of high emotions to the absurd.

It was an excellent evening of entertainment, and the standard was exceptionally high, as our special guest adjudicator Luke Kennedy remarked.

"In the Middle School performances there were only a few points separating first and third place, and the Senior School proved to be just as tough - everyone delivered really, really solid performances," said Mr Kennedy.

"This competition is so interesting given that students are asked to prepare a number of different styles within their piece and have them all 'make sense' together, it was one of the most exciting parts to watch."

Georgia Ogge and Kai Doherty were the Theatrefest winners from the Senior and Middle School's respectively. Each delivered a memorable performance underscored by outstanding vocal work and nuanced delivery of dramatic text.

Congratulations to drama staff Melissa Dorge, Pamela Cassidy, Tom Davies and Naomi Middlebrook for training such an exceptional crop of performers this year. 

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