Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:10 a.m. Print Article

The suspense was building as the band warmed up and the audience made their way into the theatre. The music began as the curtains opened on stage, revealing a busy, bright and eye-catching scene of “Hairspray!” with Tracy saying “Good morning to Baltimore”.

Let’s put it into perspective though, it’s 1962, and Tracy Turnblad (Jessica Clarke) is a chubby, beehived Baltimore high-schooler with a lifelong dream of dancing on The Corny Collins Show, a local daytime version of American Bandstand.
 
A full cast number followed, setting the scene for the rest of the show with “Nicest kids in Town”, a mixture of partner dancing, two steps, and lots of twisting from the 1960’s.
 
The show continued to shine, with highlights including Link (Jake Dunn) serenading the wonderful Tracy with “It takes two”, and the cast dancing the popular “Madison”.
 
Our very own ‘Motormouth Maybelle’ (Serena Ah Lam,) tore the roof down in Act 2 with the equality anthem "I Know Where I've Been”, and a stunning final scene of “You can’t stop the beat” brought the show full circle, as rapturous applause filled the theatre.
 
We would like to congratulate the students for all their hard work they have put into  rehearsals and the fantastic show we have seen as a result. Thank you to the parents, for your time, effort, and transport to get the girls from A to B.  Also a big thank you to all staff involved in the show and backstage, but especially to Mrs Raphelle Andrews, Miss Rachel Carson and Mrs Jo Jowett-Morel for all their hard work and co-ordination to make this fantastic show happen!