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PUBLISHED: 17 / December 2018 Enrolments for 2019 are now open!

Enrolments for 2019 are NOW OPEN!

We are so excited to offer our Musical Theatre program for the first time in Cessnock and have introduced a years 10,11 & 12 Young Actors Program for our senior Newcastle students

With 30 Courses in 4 locations across the Hunter Region we are certain…

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PUBLISHED: 06 / December 2018 HUNTER DRAMA MERCHANDISE!

OFFICIAL HUNTER DRAMA MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
We are so excited to be selling our one of a kind Hunter Drama merchandise!

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PUBLISHED: 28 / November 2018 2019 SEASON LAUNCH

WELCOME TO OUR 2019 SEASON!

2019 is going to be BIG! In fact, everything about our 2019 season is BIG! Too big to handle? We’ll sure find out!

4 MAJOR PRODUCTIONS
5 ON TOUR PRODUCTIONS
2 FESTIVALS
2 CIVIC MAIN STAGE SHOWS
1 TRIP TO LONDON
30 COURSES

Big challenges, big projects, big optimismof course!
From big dreams…

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PUBLISHED: 07 / September 2018 We are hosting a scene night!!

Hunter Drama welcomes you to our 2018 SCENE NIGHT, hosted by our Actor’s Company and Screen Stars students
These student’s have been working hard this term perfecting famous duologues from stage and screen, bringing them to life on the…

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PUBLISHED: 13 / July 2018 Lead Role-itis

Over the years there has been one issue that pops up after our shows have been cast Despite our best efforts through training, education and strong leadership we still see students and parents fall victim to what we call “lead role-itis” It’s that horrible disease that comes…

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PUBLISHED: 29 / June 2018 Spaces Available in our Broadway Dance Course!!

Spaces have now become available in our BROADWAY DANCE Course with Belle Leonard

Call the office today to secure your spot!

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PUBLISHED: 31 / May 2018 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AUDITIONS

Join Charlie Bucket and the other not-so-sweet children in Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory
 

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFORMATION

 
CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Jo Roberts
Assistant Director: Luke Barker
Choreographer: Sophie Carmody
Sound Design: Allon Silove
Lighting Design: Theresa Sawert

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PUBLISHED: 16 / May 2018 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL TICKETS NEARLY SOLD OUT

Tickets are now on sale for the Shakespeare Festival
Don’t miss out!
Bookings through Ticketek –
http://premierticketekcomau/shows/showaspx…

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PUBLISHED: 16 / May 2018 WE ARE EXPANDING OUR TEAM!

Hunter Drama are seeking passionate and committed individuals to work in a fast moving and professional youth drama academy in locations across the Hunter Region

Email your resume to admin@hunterdramacomau today!

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PUBLISHED: 16 / May 2018 Hunter Drama Alumni Headed for Broadway Again!

Hunter Drama Alumni Byron Fletcher headed back to Broadway due to his Junior Theatre Festival experience

Congratulations Byron Big apple here you come AGAIN!

We are so proud of you!

Check out the article below!

https://wwwsingletonarguscomau/story/5394558/byron-broadway-bound/?cs=1030

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PUBLISHED: 06 / September 2017 HUGE HUNTER DRAMA NEWS!

Hunter Drama’s Artistic Director, Elise Martin has some big news to share with you! Check out the video below to get all the details!

HOORAY!

https://wwwfacebookcom/hunterdramanewcastle/videos/1656109157747222/

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PUBLISHED: 30 / August 2017 Well done to our Musical Theatre tutor James Tolhurst

We are so proud of our talented Musical Theatre tutor, James Tolhurst who featured in the Port Stephans Examiner today Be sure to see James in action in our upcoming production of ‘RENT’  October 20th- 4th November at The Playhouse

http://wwwportstephensexaminercomau/story/4887624/tolhurst-turns-hand-to-acting-for-hunter-drama-musical/?cs=761

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PUBLISHED: 29 / August 2017 HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS THURSDAY

WE CAN HARDLY CONTAIN OUR EXCITEMENT! We have something very, very special to share with you Keep your eyes peeled on this Thursday (31st August) at 8pm for a HUGE Hunter Drama announcement! You don’t want to miss this one!

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PUBLISHED: 15 / August 2017 2018 SEASON COMING SOON!

We are just putting the finishing touches on our very exciting 2018 season Lots of amazing performance opportunities for all our students We can’t wait to share it with you! Stay tuned for our big announcement in the coming months

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PUBLISHED: 07 / August 2017 Hunter Drama Students chosen to workshop Disney’s 'Newsies JR' Pilot

We are so thrilled to announce that our Hunter Drama students will be work shopping Disney’s Newsies JR Pilot at this year’s Junior Theatre Celebration!

Our students will join the iTheatrics team from New York or an intensive 5 day workshop and assist in creating a 60 minute adaptation…

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PUBLISHED: 26 / July 2017 YOUNG ACTORS PROGRAM 3-5 YEAR OLDS

Come and join passionate actor and early childhood educator Angela McKeown in Hunter Drama’s creative drama classes for 3-5 year olds Build confidence through storytelling, movement and crazy character work! Enrollments open now for Friday classes in Term 3 Spaces filling fast!

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PUBLISHED: 17 / July 2017 Classes start back Monday 24th July

Can’t wait to start classes back up again next week! Bring on Term 3!

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PUBLISHED: 12 / July 2017 Tutors training in New York!

 
Great actors never stop learning! Our amazingly talented tutors Charlotte De Wit and Maike Strichow are currently in New York training at the famous Atlantic Acting School
Both Maike and Charlotte will be…

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PUBLISHED: 10 / July 2017 HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR ALREADY!

We can’t believe it! 2 terms down and only 2 to go

Thank you to all the Hunter Drama kids and their families for all the hard work, commitment and support thus far

A special thank you to our amazing…

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PUBLISHED: 10 / July 2017 Congratulations Daniel!

We are so proud of Hunter Drama founder Daniel Stoddart!

Daniel is the first international recipient of the prestigious ‘Freddy G’ scholarship and is currently in the USA attending master classes and seminars with Broadway industry professionals!

He even gets…

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PUBLISHED: 10 / July 2017 ... and that's a wrap!

Singin’ in the Rain JR closed on Saturday night and what a glorious show it was!

Congratulations to the talented cast, dedicated crew and everyone involved in the production

Thank you to the 1000 strong audience members that supported us and…

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PUBLISHED: 06 / November 2016 STUDENT BLOGGER OF THE MONTH - October

Hi! My name is Lucette and I am proud to say that I have been a part of the Hunter Drama family for almost a year now It has honestly been such an amazing experience, and went by in a flash…

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PUBLISHED: 10 / October 2016 STUDENT BLOGGER OF THE MONTH - September

Hi there, my name is Joel, aged 8, and I’ve been going to Hunter Drama since 2015 I go to the Wednesday class and my teacher is Drew I’ve been doing heaps of fun stuff at drama like organising Wow Fest…

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PUBLISHED: 19 / July 2016 WEEKEND SCREEN COURSE WITH LOGIE WINNER & HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS RACHAEL BLAKE

Hunter Drama is absolutely thrilled to offer this first rate screen class right here in Newcastle Learn screen techniques and how to convey emotional truth on camera by working on a monologue and short scenes with industry legend Rachael Blake (RAKE, WILDSIDE, LANTANA) Whether you are a beginner or…

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PUBLISHED: 28 / June 2016 STUDENT BLOGGER OF THE MONTH- Tues 28th June

This is my first year at Hunter Drama and I’m loving it so far I’m in two classes – Intermediate Musical Theatre and Drama for Years 5 and 6

I think anyone can join Hunter Drama because the classes are all…

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PUBLISHED: 23 / June 2016 EXCLUSIVE REVIEW - Finding Dory

Looking for something to keep the kids occupied these school holidays? We’ve got just the thing! Well, Pixar does anyway!

Hunter Drama gets the exclusive review from local film critic, John Wood for one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the century, Finding Dory

Check out the full review here

https://youtube/FaGcEh0zZLA

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PUBLISHED: 23 / June 2016 Hunter Drama Exclusive Interview Series - Gina Stoj

If you’ve ever dreamed of breaking into the entertainment industry you wont get very far without an agent

Each moth Hunter Drama’s Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart interviews well know industry personalities to give you an insight into all facets of the business of acting This moth Daniel chats with Gina…

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PUBLISHED: 31 / May 2016 STUDENT BLOGGER OF THE MONTH - Tue 31st May

I’ve just started Hunter Drama this year in the musical theatre class Hunter Drama is great for everyone because you have fantastic tutors like Chelsea and Lauren who let you play fun games like musical bop and BANG My favourite is…

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PUBLISHED: 18 / April 2016 Term 2, 2016

MONDAY

4PM – 5:30PM – DRAMA YR 5 & 6

4:30PM – 5:30pm – DRAMA K-1

5:30PM – 7:00PM – DRAMA YR 7

5:30PM – 7:00PM – PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE YR 7-10

7:00PM – 8:30PM – DRAMA YR 8 & 9

TUESDAY

9:30AM – 10:20AM – DRAMA 3-5 YEAR OLDS

4:00PM – 5:30PM – ACTING ON SCREEN YR…

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PUBLISHED: 11 / April 2016 Disney's The Jungle Book Review with John Wood

Hunter Drama gets the exclusive interview with film reviewer and critic John Wood for the new live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book Looking for something to keep the kids occupied these school holidays? Check out the review and make up you own mind With a roll call…

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PUBLISHED: 29 / March 2016 Roald Dahl Tickets On Sale Now!

Make sure you grab your tickets for our Hunter Drama Roald Dahl Festival showcase! Book now at Ticketek! http://premierticketekcomau/search/SearchResultsaspx?k=HunterDrama

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PUBLISHED: 22 / March 2016 SCREEN TALK EP #1 - Top 5 Things commonly overlooked in a screen audition

SCREEN TALK EP #1 – Hunter Drama Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart and Screen Producer Greg Hall give you the top 5 things that are most commonly forgotten when you go for a screen audition Those of you wishing to pursue a career in this difficult industry will appreciate the…

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PUBLISHED: 10 / March 2016 Top 10 Blockbuster Films

Everyone loves a Blockbuster Film! Here are our favourites that had us lining up down the street

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PUBLISHED: 09 / March 2016 FULL SHREK CAST ANNOUNCED

Hunter Drama Civic Theatre Main Stage productions have quickly become known for their high quality and professional standard As such, we were overwhelmed with many eager young actors and actresses auditioning for a roll in the show Casting is such an interesting process There is a definite science to…

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PUBLISHED: 18 / January 2016 Top 10 Actors - in our opinion

Here’s a little inspiration for your acting career path We believe these 10 actors are the bees knees

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PUBLISHED: 23 / December 2015 Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Review with John Wood

In an exclusive interview with John Wood (Film Reviewer and Theatre Director) Hunter Drama Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart discusses the movie that the entire planet is talking about, Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

Watch the full interview here!

https://youtube/UhSds8F9Zzs

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PUBLISHED: 02 / December 2015 SHREK THE MUSICAL AUDITIONS

We have been overwhelmed with amazing talent at our auditions for our major 2016 production of Shrek Jr which is to be staged at Newcastle beautiful Civic Theatre Vocal audition times slots filled quickly We have our final vocal auditions…

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PUBLISHED: 09 / April 2015 NEW OFFICE OPENING

Hunter Drama are excited to announce our newly opened and brand new office at 148 Beaumont St in Hamilton (just up from the Greater Building Society)

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have more questions or would just like to have a chat about all things…

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PUBLISHED: 09 / April 2015 USA TOUR

Things are gearing up for our USA tour in January

We fly out on the 8th January to compete at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta While we are there we will also be spending a full week in the Big Apple to experience Broadway and get the opportunity to…

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PUBLISHED: 09 / April 2015 JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL

We are proud to announce that Hunter Drama have been awarded MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia

Hunter Drama are the first group from outside of the USA to perform in the major festival Artistic Director Daniel Stoddart said that he was very…

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