Last week St Joseph's Nudgee College presented its first musical in almost 10 years.

Alongside students from St Rita's College and Mary MacKillop College, the Nudgee College students performed the iconic Broadway hit musical, 'Guys and Dolls'.

The cast, crew and orchestra delivered four performances in Tierney Auditorium over three days.

As guests arrived at the venue they were greeted by swing music and casino displays, in keeping with the 1920s New York underworld theme of the show. Saturday night attendees were also treated to a pre-show swing dancing performance.

The planning and preparation for the musical began in August 2016, a process which was led by the show's director, Head of Drama Ms Alison Kilgour.

Throughout the rehearsal period, Alison said the cast displayed an exceptional level of commitment.

“It was wonderful to see each and every one of them grow on stage,” she said.

“We even discovered voices we had never heard before.”

Audience members voiced their opinions after the final curtain fell, as well as on social media, with many commenting on the wealth of talent on display.

“I am very proud of the fine efforts of the cast and crew who made each performance a great success,” she said.

“It has been a very memorable experience.”

Principal Mr Peter Fullagar says the performing arts are vital to Nudgee College.

“This production reflected the vibrant school culture,” he said.

"It enabled many students to be involved in this creative and collaborative pursuit, on the stage, in the orchestra, or in the vast production crew behind the scenes.”