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Connect and create: the school musical is a Course

Connect and create: the school musical

Oct 14 - Nov 15, 2021

$390 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Friday 15 October 2021, 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Day 2: Friday 29 October 2021, 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are new to putting on a school musical or looking to enhance and build on your current practice.


This two part webinar will assist you in planning, organising, designing and promoting your upcoming show. You will connect with people who are or have been in the same position as you, providing you with targeted advice on how to tackle each and every problem you may have. The webinar will be highly interactive, with experienced members of the performing arts community available to provide instant hints, feedback and to be your ‘guide on the side’. The webinar will make sure you cover all the bases involved in bringing your community together to support one of the biggest highlights on the school calendar.

‘We gained access to exemplary "best practice" and walked away feeling confident that remarkable performances are not impossible.’ – previous participant

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                                  

Key takeaways                 

  • processes for choosing and applying for a show that suits your context 
  • templates for planning and coordination of rehearsals, staff, parents and external experts 
  • options for music provision
  • design tips for the creation of costumes, props, sets and lighting 
  • contacts for hiring costumes, sets, lights
  • marketing and publicity ideas and processes.

Presenter information


Will Hanley                        

Will Hanley is an Innovation & Learning Leader at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught English and Drama, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live.