“I have been inspired by the enthusiasm of the cast so far,” said the show’s Musical Director and IGS Music Teacher Nik Glass.
“The students are so committed to making the show something the school community can be proud of.”
Rehearsals are well under way, and students have been adapting to their new schedules with enthusiasm.
“Rehearsals are energetic and physically demanding, as students move rapidly between singing, dancing and acting,” Mr Glass said.
“Students have embraced the challenges a busy rehearsal schedule brings.”
Mr Glass said the musical, for older audiences due to adult themes, “promises to be a spectacle right from the first note”, and audiences will be “treated to a fully immersive and interactive experience”.
“There will be singing and dancing in the aisles!” he said.
IGS will transform the School Hall into the Rydell High Gymnasium for performances from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 July, Week 1 of Term 3. Tickets will go on sale in Term 2.
A small army of students has volunteered to support the production by working back stage and front of house.
Expressions of interest from students who would like to be part of the broader production team are still welcome via email to Mr Glass. The student production team will be finalised early Term 2.
IGS parents who have followed the IGS volunteer Working With Children Check clearance procedure and who are interested in volunteering back stage, building props and sets, or front of house are encouraged to contact Mr Glass.