LIFE AT DHS
August 11-12 2023
On-Screen! On-Stage! is an original, group-devised celebration of cinema.
Created and devised by the students of Dandenong High School’s Performing Arts Department.
The show tells the tale of an ambitious, young director who after refusing a deal with The Devil for fame & fortune in exchange for his soul, escapes into cinema.
Travelling through all genres and eras of movies, from Western, Horror, Action and Musicals, our Director not only makes friends along the way but also faces many well-known enemies.
Can our hero make it out of the movies alive?
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th of August
The Melalueca Theatre
Dandenong High School
Tickets $5 from the Finance Office
Productions in recent history
In 2020 and 2021 due to COVID restrictions and extended lockdowns our productions moved online as filmed performances. They are now available to view on our school Vimeo account:
2020 Production: CLUE: Onstage – vimeo.com/507314615
2021 Production: War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast – vimeo.com/688633111
Past Productions Outlines
Much Ado About Nothing (2015): Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about misunderstanding, forgiveness, loyalty and trust.
The Miser (2016): Moliere’s epic comedy farce about a greedy rich man and his downtrodden children seeking their fair share.
The Best of the Brits (2017): A variety show that combined famous sketches from Monty Python, Rowan Atkinson, the works of William Shakespeare and great popular music by the likes of Queen, The Beatles and The Who.
The 39 Steps (2018): The Broadway smash-hit adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 espionage adventure film sees a wrongly accused man race across London and Scotland to clear his name and stay alive.
Labyrinth (2019): Based on the 1986 cult classic fantasy/comedy film by Jim Henson and David Bowie.
Macbeth: A Kid’s Cautionary Tale (2020): A short, sharp and funny retelling of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy…all told in 20 minutes.
CLUE: Onstage (Online) (2020): A stage play based on the 1985 film that was based on the popular boardgame. Six strangers are invited to an isolated mansion for an evening of thrills, chills, lies, intrigue and of course murder.
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast (2021): A re-enactment of the iconic 1938 Ordson Welles and his Mercury Theatre radio broadcast of the HG Wells sci-fi classic War of the Worlds that terrified a nation into believing it was real.
Baskerville! A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (2022): This year we return to live performing in front of an audience with this hilarious, high-energy, chaotic retelling of a Sherlock Holmes classic Murder/Mystery.
Much Ado About Nothing - 2015
Labyrinth - 2019