The 10th Annual Schools on Stage musical extravaganza was held on Thursday 11 August, with Maranatha Christian School winning the Premier Division with their performance of Annie.
Held inside the Bunjil Place Theatre, Maranatha Christian School student Corey Major was also awarded Best Individual Performer for his performance as Rooster in Annie.
Hosted by Australian singer Aydan Calafiore, more than 200 young performers representing eight local schools lit up the stage with the backing of a live orchestra.
Kambrya College were runners up in the Premier Division with their production of The Addams family (school edition). The College also won the Audience Choice Award.
Cranbourne East Secondary College was awarded Best Song for their performance of My Home from the musical Matilda, while Casey Grammar School won the Best Team Work Award.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said it was fantastic to see local schools put their talents to the test.
“The audience was treated to an entertaining showcase of music, song and dance by the stars of the future,” she said.
“I would like to thank all our schools who participated in this year’s musical extravaganza and congratulations to the winners and runners up.
“I would also like to thank the judging panel for generously providing their time – Bronwen Coleman, Carmen Powell and Sean Van Geyzel, all of who are highly respected members of the performing arts community.”