‘Encore Showcase’ celebrates a year of success

The 2023 Troupe.

SATURDAY morning 9 December marked the Encore Performing Arts Academy inaugural end of year ‘Showcase’ performance at the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre.

Principal Hannah Date invited the community to attend their ‘Encore Showcase’ and though the event opened a little late as the students worked through a final rehearsal, Hannah was more than pleased to report, “I’m just so thrilled that our showcase was well received.

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“Not only that but parents, families and other audience members are appreciating the benefits of learning through drama, music and theatre.

“Lots of parents were commenting about how much growth they’ve seen in the children, which is what it is all about, growing in confidence and collaborative skills.”

A poised poetic solo introduction was delivered by young student Kyeh Dreyer after an interlude of ambient guitar instrumentals soothed the seating audience, which consisted of more than 70 individuals, visitors and family members pleased to be attending the free performance.

Senior student performer Logan How was delighted to welcome the audience and perform on stage with his peers in a satirical retrospective skit based on parental perspectives of ‘over-achieving’.

“I aim to be a dramatic actor on the stage, this is a great opportunity to start that journey,” Logan told NOTA.

For information on the Encore Performing Arts Academy schedule for 2024, visit https://msha.ke/encoreacademy.


Logan How, senior student.

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