|Running time:||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Lighting Designer:||Richard Vabre|
|Original Soundtrack:||Luke Smiles - motion laboratories|
|Sound System Design:||Andrew Howard|
|Starring:||Amber McMahon, Jonathon Oxlade, Luke Smiles and Matthew Whittet|
|Note:||Jude Henshall replaces Amber McMahon in the 2013 Melbourne season|
|Venue:||Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre|
|Adelaide Season:||3 March - 10 March 2012|
|Date:||31 July - 3 August 2013|
|Date:||10 - 20 April 2013|
|Venue:||Arts Centre Melbourne|
|Date:||10 January - 3 February 2013|
|Venue:||Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Festival|
|Date:||7 - 9 February 2013|
|Venue:||Merrigong Theatre Company, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre|
This is a story of three teenage boys.
They're going to the school dance.
They're on a mission. But they are losers.
First there's Matt. He's 15, although he doesn't look it. Then there's Luke, also 15. Luke likes dancing. And for a loser, he's pretty good at it. Neither Matt nor Luke has a girlfriend (if you hadn't already guessed).
Then there's Jonathon. Even though he's taller, he's only 14. He's excited about the dance - as long as he doesn't run into Derek Sturgess...
These three are the awkward kids. The invisible teens. Fuelled by a diet of raging hormones and mee goreng noodles, they exist in a misfit realm, navigating complex waters with little success.
A highly personal work that, just like it's central protagonists, is funny, sad, scary, weird, really stupid, endearing and repulsive.
Premiered during Adelaide Festival 2012.
School Dance promo
|2012 Adelaide Curtain Call Award||Winner: Best Show/Comedy: School Dance|
|2012 Critics Circle Award||Winner: Group Award: School Dance|
|2012 Ruby Award||Winner: Best Show: School Dance|
Windmill has all bases covered...Open-hearted and quick on its feet, School Dance is a Festival hit. The Australian
A brilliantly fun night out. Vogue Australia
One of the funniest things I’ve seen on stage in years. Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
School Dance is what we have come to expect of Rosemary Myers and Windmill a dashing, daring and decidedly lateral production for young people of all ages. The Advertiser
Smiles…is an exuberance to behold. Oxlade is deliciously dorky. The Advertiser
Get out your dance cards... you'll need to make room for this one. Sydney City News.
Great fun. Don't miss it. Sun Herald.
Simply wonderful in all aspects. Adelaide Theatre Guide
Myers pulls out all the stops to produce an extremely entertaining night at the theatre. Adelaide Theatre Guide