Young performers get Regal chance

The budding northern suburbs starlets will share the stage with John O�Hara and Lisa Adam in the Australian Performing Arts Network�s production High School Musical.

Imogen Dearlove (Ocean Reef), Breht Wilson (Mullaloo), Grace Elford (Burns Beach), Chloe Marlow (Mullaloo), Luis Barnes (Kallaroo), who are all 13, and 12-year-old Mia Lupton (Wanneroo), were all chosen for the ensemble.

�It felt really good to be accepted. We had to sing solos in a group and we had to do a dance audition as well,� Imogen said. �I loved that movie when I was little and I still love it now.�

Breht said she was really excited and overwhelmed to make the cast.

�We�re doing Status Quo from High School Musical and We�re all in This Together, that�s all we�ve done so far, but later on we�ll be learning some more dances and we get to dance and sing and play our parts,� she said.

�It�s so good. I like the crazy costumes you get to wear because I�m a thespian � so a bit overboard.�

Grace said she would be singing, dancing and acting in her role as a geek for the show.

�We have to pretend to do our homework or read a book,� she said.

�I don�t actually do any acting classes so a lot of acting will be good.�

Mia is also playing a geek and said it was �cool� to see how they had transformed the movie to a stage production.

Playing a skater, Chloe said she was enjoying practising and doing what she loved alongside her friends. Luis said he was playing a member of the basketball team and had seen the movie �several times�.

�We�re doing a good adaptation of it so it�s really good,� he said.

�I�m just enjoying hanging with mates while doing something we all love doing.�

The production is on August 6-8 with presale tickets available through Ticketek from May 18 and general sales from June 1. Part proceeds go to Telethon.