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KCS Production: Mystery at Magpie Manor Registrations

We are excited to announce that our school production for 2021 is Mystery at Magpie Manor.

Registrations are now open in Parent Lounge for students from Years 3 - 6 to commence tryouts for the production.

Please make a note of the following key dates.

Registrations Close:

29 January 2021

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held after school from 3:15pm – 4:00pm on the following dates:

Mon 1 February

Year 3 Auditions

Tue 2 February

Year 5 Auditions

Wed 3 February

Year 6 Auditions

Thu 4 February

Year 4 Auditions

Practice Sessions:

Thursdays commencing from 11 February throughout the year (3:15pm – 4:30pm). The cast announcements will be made on 11 February.

Production Nights:

16 – 17 September 2021

Register in Parent Lounge

Important: An essential part of submitting your registration is clicking the green ‘Submit to School’ button (otherwise the registration will not reach us).

Registrations are now available in Parent Lounge until Friday 29 January. Please note that registrations automatically close after this date.

Click Here for instructions on how to register.

Selection Criteria

Entry into the production is through an audition process. When casting, roles will be given based on student’s behaviour and participation during tryouts and auditions. The following criteria will be considered during the audition process:

  • Vocal skills – including projection, clarity, timing, pace, tone and dynamics
  • Physical skills – including control, energy, spatial awareness
  • Presenting/sustaining character – clarity in presentation, belief, conviction, energy, complexity
  • Realisation of a coherent theatrical performance – including the presentation of the chosen material

These auditions, whilst focusing in part on such attributes as vocal and physical skills, also put a large emphasis on teamwork and collaborative skills (which are essential tools for all students throughout their school life and beyond).

Those students who are successful in the auditions would be expected to commit for the remainder of the school year. Weekly rehearsals will be held in the school gymnasium on Thursdays (3:15pm – 4:30pm).

Please feel free to direct any enquiries relating to the production to Kate Rimmer (kate.rimmer@kalamundacs.wa.edu.au).

About Mystery at Magpie Manor

This brilliant Downton-meets-Poirot musical production brings comedy, song, mystery and 1920s' dance routines together in one scintillating performance.

Set in the 1920s and steeped in legend and intrigue, Magpie Manor is in a great state of disrepair and Lord and Lady Pica must take drastic action to save their crumbling manor house. The clan is gathered and together with Mr Fortune the bank manager and his bumbling assistants, they come up with a plan to sell off the family silver. But as the rich and famous guests arrive for the auction ball, strange things are occurring and when the family heirloom is unveiled, it has disappeared! Inspector Spectre is straight on the case, aided by none other than Agatha Christie and it seems that everyone has a motive from the servants and cheeky tradesmen to Cousin Rupert and his grasping American fiancée. But will the thief be caught and can Magpie Manor be rescued from impending disaster?

Join the flapper girls and their family and Charleston your way through this pacey, energetic mystery musical with eight fantastic songs, a humorous script and a fabulous twist!

This will be a production not to be missed!