Freddies students get Grease-d up  

Nanjing Night Net

Ready to rock: Frederick Irwin Anglican School’s cast of their new production Grease with members of the school band, who will provide live music during the play.

Secondary students from years eight to 12 have gotteninvolved, with around 50 students in the cast singing, dancing and acting and afurther 30 back stage.

The show’s musical numbers will be set to music performed by14 Frederick Irwin band students.

Set in the 1950s at Rydell High School,Grease tells the tale of Danny Zukoand Sandy Dumbrowski’s summer romance and the antics of boy and girl groups theT-Birds and the Pink Ladies.

Drama teacher Mrs Jenny Crutchett said they had beenpreparing for the production since the start of the school year, with auditionstaking place in first term and rehearsals starting in term two.

“We wanted to perform something recognisable and that wouldbe accessible to the students,” Mrs Crutchett said.

“Putting the live band, the signing and the dance routinestogether has been a challenge but everyone has worked very hard.”

Drama teacher Brooke van Aalen said the students were “veryenthusiastic and keen to perform” and had thrown themselves into rehearsals.

“They’ve all worked so hard and they always have a smile ontheir face,” she said.

Head of performing arts Ross Dods said the arts is a bigfocus at Frederick Irwin, with lots of students taking instrument lessons andparticipating in drama.

“This production is about giving the students the experienceof working on a professional production and it’s brought them all closertogether,” he said.

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