The Arts

Prahran High School allows students the chance to express themselves in a variety of dynamic, creative ways. We are truly a school which embraces the beauty of the Arts in myriad forms and styles.

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Prahran High Theatre presents… ANNIE!

Prahran High School is proud to present our first school musical, Annie. Performed, choreographed, designed and presented by our talented students.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including ‘Tomorrow.’

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Wednesday 9 November @ 7pm
Thursday 10 November @ 7pm
Friday 11 November @ 7pm
Saturday 12 November @ 1pm

David Williamson Theatre
Melbourne Polytechnic, 54 St John St, PRAHRAN 3181

Students learn new skills in a broad range of fields, including visual art, music, drama, dance and more.

In Year 7 and 8 students study Art Design and Innovation.  In this subject they learn about the importance of the art and design processes in a range of artforms including printmaking, photography, animation, sculpture, painting, drawing and digital design.  Students regularly have the opportunity to present their final works to the school community.

Students also study a rich Performing Arts curriculum, studying Music and Drama for one semester in both years. Students learn in bespoke Performing Arts facilities where they will unpack relevant theories, historical and contemporary perspectives and have many and varied opportunities to perform.

Coupled with the classroom music program is a dynamic instrumental and ensemble music program which students and families enrol in by choice and interest. We are currently teaching guitar, drums, piano and a significant vocal and choir program.

Then, in Year 9, students can access a range of specialisations within the Arts. This is a major aspect of our IMPACT9 curriculum and reflects community expectations of Prahran High School being a school which truly embraces the arts, in all forms. Fashion design, contemporary music production, theatre studies and architectural design are all options for IMPACT9 students.

We are deeply committed to The Arts and believe that the benefits of students engaging in an outstanding program of Arts education are far-reaching and essential preparation for success in their world.