Tayla Keleher, from The Rockhampton Grammar School, is set to shine in the school’s upcoming production, Fame, The Musical.
Tayla Keleher, from The Rockhampton Grammar School, is set to shine in the school’s upcoming production, Fame, The Musical. Michael Kennedy

A modern twist to a famous musical

BABY, remember their names.

Tom Brady, Briony Gray-Ganter, Tamasin McArthur, Kailan O'Dell, Michael Turner, Samantha Blanchard and Zander Armstrong are just some of the 76 talented Rockhampton Grammar School students involved in a rendition of Fame, The Musical.

The show's director, choreographer and producer, Jan Kennedy this year celebrates her 20th year at the school and her 16th musical production.

She said she was excited to be doing the 80s musical.

Jan said though the school's production included some of the great 80s-style costumes from the original, leg warmers and all, the students had given it a modern twist with a bit of today's hip hop/street dance style.

An all-singing-and-dancing cast of 57 will perform on stage with a further 13 in the orchestra, some of whom will also perform on stage, and six more working backstage.

The team has put a massive effort into the project, which started in February, with non-stop rehearsals and preparations.

The musical will be at the Pilbeam Theatre on August 5, 6 and 7 with tickets available at Pilbeam Theatre, at the box office or via Dial ‘n' Charge on 4927 4111.

 

School musicals

July 29, 30, 31: Yeppoon State High School presents Grease at the Yeppoon State High School hall.

August 5, 6, 7: Rockhampton Grammar School presents Fame, The Musical at the Pilbeam Theatre.

August 26, 27: Heights College presents Annie at the Pilbeam Theatre.

Recent productions:

Emmaus College’s Hot Mikado earlier this month.

Rockhampton State High School’s High School Musical.



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