Kids perform school musical spoof

HERVEY Bay High School teacher Mark Thomson is celebrating directing his 30th school production this year – and what a way to do it.

The students are performing High School Spoof-ical this year, an ironic take on the hugely popular High School Musical movies.

“I'm still enjoying it,” Mr Thomson said. “The kids are looking forward to it.”

It's not always easy to put together a production, but watching the students work together and produce something great always made it worthwhile, he said.

“It's always fulfilling. You see another side of the kids, which is good. It really becomes a concept of fun and hard work.”

Mr Thomson is proud of all the students included in the production. The leads in the musical have been working hard and the production, which opens at Pialba's Great Hall tomorrow night, looks like it will be a huge success, Mr Thomson said.

The musical was written by Tim Bain and Adrian Szondy and details the lives of school kids in America.

It is based at a fictional school called Sweet Valley High, where everything is pleasant and everyone is happy – except for the emos. Into this delightful setting stumbles Rufus, an exchange student from Australia with a bit of a problem, and life at this all-American school starts to turn slightly sour.

Throw into the mix a few stereotypical school groups, including the jocks, cheerleaders, egg-heads, rednecks and the homies and hilarity is sure to ensue.

Students have been working on the script and the score for several months and are ready to wow the audience when they make their debut tomorrow night.

Mr Thomson said plenty of faculties had been involved in bringing the production together, including the visual arts department, which created many of the props for the show.

 High School Spoof-ical will debut at 7.30pm tomorrow night at Pialba's Great Hall and will be performed again on Saturday at 7.30pm.

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