Seton Catholic College staging musical Hairspray

Ella Waterman (y11), Dylan D'Amato (y11), Jacob Wills-Fulford (y11) and Aliyah Portinha (y8). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d482646
Ella Waterman (y11), Dylan D'Amato (y11), Jacob Wills-Fulford (y11) and Aliyah Portinha (y8). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d482646

SETON Catholic College students are being primped and polished in the lead up to their theatre production Hairspray Musicalon Thursday.

Arts head Travis Darksaid the school had not put on a musical since 2006 so they decided to pick a musical that appealed to everyone.

“This is the first time we have brought students from all year levels together to be part of the same production,” he said.

“There is a cast of 27 performers with six students providing the essential technical support.

“The spirit, work ethic and sense of humour of the cast has been the real highlight, it’s never a chore to rehearse because the students give so much of themselves to the production.”

Hairspray follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, a young school girl who dreams of singing and dancing on the Corny Collins show but once on the show she makes it her mission to integrate all of the performers.

Despite the challenges of the students juggling academic demands year 11 student Jacob Wills-Fulfordwho plays Corny Collins said he has really enjoyed it.

“I am not a drama kid, but I had a lot of fun rehearsing, I’m really excited to perform,” he said.

The show will run over four days from Thursday May 17 to Sunday May 20.

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