On 19 and 20 August, students from Alexandra Secondary College (ASC) performed in a school production called ‘I’ve got a Golden Ticket’. The production was written by Matilda Walker (a former ASC student) and is a local take on the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The event was held at the school hall (in line with COVID-19 restrictions) and was also live-streamed online for audiences who couldn’t attend the event in person.
A total of 100 people watched the production in person (50 people each night) and the live-stream attracted around 500 views on the night. The production has been watched online by a further 800 viewers since then.
Cast and crew overcame a range of obstacles in getting this production up and running. Significant delays due to COVID-19 restrictions delayed planning and rehearsals and opening night. But, like true professionals, ASC students were determined that ‘the show must go on’ and were thrilled to get the chance to perform.
Council’s Youth Services team proudly supported this event with funding from the Victorian Government’s ‘FReeZa’ Youth Development Program. Council congratulates ASC students, teachers, directors and everyone who was involved in the production – it was a great success and a fantastic experience for our community.