They know every step, they know every song, now Warrnambool College is ready to welcome punters to the 1960s this week with its production of Hairspray.
Set in Baltimore during a time of racial division and intense beauty standards, Hairspray follows Tracy Turnblad on her quest to join a television dance and singing show starring teenagers.
More than 50 students have banded together to bring the Tony Award-winning musical to The Lighthouse Theatre stage from August 15 to 17.
Director Kerry Ziegeler said she was delighted the show was coming to life.
"After last year's show we sat down to discuss what we should do next," she said.
"From the end of February the kids started to get involved and they just love it. Hairspray is a really popular show with them.
"It's a relatively new cast in terms of experience but they're all very committed and are willing to go the extra mile for the show."
In 2007, the much-loved stage production was taken to the big screen with an all-star cast featuring Zac Efron, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken.
The toe-tapping and hip-shaking songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can't Stop The Beat, Without Love and all the other comedic and lighthearted tracks have inspired the budding actors and actresses at the college.
To add more pizzazz to the production, 15 students and adults have teamed up to form the band to bring the funky melodies live to audiences throughout the performances.
Former students Aaron Body and Amelie Gleeson have returned in the roles of vocal director and choreographer. Along with Mrs Ziegeler and musical director Erin Toulmin, the group have brought the script and score to life.
Purchase tickets through the Lighthouse Theatre.
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