Cant said he had been �amazed� at the range and depth of talent and the way students responded to the many challenges the production presented.
�Audiences can expect a dynamic and innovative production,� he said.
�It�s of a very high standard with an impressive live orchestra and cast of exceptionally talented actors, singers and dancers.�
He said Cabaret was unique because it was a musical with a moving, comical and tragic story at its heart and was set in a notorious historical and social context.
�The musical score is difficult to perform and requires great skill, sensitivity and creativity,� he said.
�For these reasons, it is not often tackled by secondary school students and when it is it is often simplified � not so at St Mark�s.
�Students and staff have been involved in pre-production since April. They have demonstrated a high level of commitment and they have been receptive to learning and developing their performance and design skills.�
He said the production would appeal to secondary school students and beyond.
�The orchestra includes many professional musicians in addition to our gifted students and has been professionally choreographed,� he said.
�Set, costume, lighting, media arts and graphic design are of an exceptional standard and showcase the high standard of all arts subjects across the school.�
The show will open at 7.30pm this Thursday at St Mark�s Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex in Hillarys and will run 7.30pm on Friday and 1.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday.
Tickets are $22 each and are available at trybooking.com/139720.