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Samuel Dyer (2021) and Dominique D (Year 12) announced as a finalist for Top Class 2022

Mentone Grammar is delighted to announce two outstanding student achievements in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Following the Top Class Auditions held in early March – which featured the highest-scoring VCE Performing Arts students from across Victoria in 2021 – Samuel Dyer (Class of 2021) and Dominique D (Year 12) were selected to perform at the prestigious Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies Concert at the Arts Centre on 28-29 March.

Dominique presented a beautiful Theatre Studies monologue called “Polly and Polly as Pirate Jenny” from “Three Penny Opera”; while Samuel performed an original piece based on the stimulus “The International Rescue Team Member – Thunderbirds” for Drama and the famous “A Ballad Singer” from “Three Penny Opera” for Theatre Studies.

Assistant Head of Performing Arts and Head of Drama and Dance, Mr Jamie McCarney, says that “Mentone Grammar is renowned for its exceptional standard within the Performing Arts Community, and both students have been played active roles in the

extraordinary program at this School.” Additionally, Senior Drama and Theatre Studies teacher, Louise Daly, added, “Dom and Sam both demonstrated a strong work ethic and worked to their strengths, as they are both accomplished musical theatre performers and singers.”

Since joining Mentone Grammar in Year 5, Samual has consistently involved himself in productions such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Shrek, Fame, Jekyll & Hyde, and Chicago, as well as numerous other concerts and performances. Additionally, Samuel earned the title of Performing Arts Captain in 2021. Now graduated, Sam has pursued Performing Arts at JMC Academy, where he is studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Acting). We wish him all the best in his creative endeavours.

Likewise, Dominique is an active member of our Performing Arts Community and has consistently involved herself in productions such as Fame, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, and this year’s production of Mamma Mia. Dominique also involves herself in numerous concerts, and performances, and is on our 2021 Performing Arts committee.

Bravo Sam and Dom!

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