WARRACKNABEAL Secondary College students are testing their performing arts skills in a new show.
Teacher Natalie Gordon said for the first time in eight years, the college would put on a production.
“We are doing Game of Tiaras, which is an adaption of King Lear,” she said.
“It’s a comedic take on the story and it’s about greed, jealousy and murder.”
Ms Gordon said in King Lear, the king divided his kingdom and gave it to his three sons.
“But in our production, we have three princesses – Elsa, Cinderella and Belle,” she said.
“The show is about these princesses fighting for the kingdom.
“Other Disney princesses make an appearance and there are also Game of Thrones references.
“It’s going to be really fun production for the students to do.”
Ms Gordon said while the show was mostly a play, there were two singing roles.
About 25 students are involved.
Ms Gordon said rehearsals officially started on Monday last week.
“All the students are enjoying it – we had a few drop out, but that’s left us with a really committed cast,” she said.
“They range in year levels from all year levels.
“One lead is a year 7 student and another is a year 11 student.
“The show is an opportunity for the students to interact with people they wouldn’t usually.”
Ms Gordon said the point of the production was to get the school to support the performing arts again.
“We’ve had no production for the past eight years, so it’s the first show in a long time,” she said.
“We’ve only had drama for the past two years.”
Game of Tiaras will open on September 7.
“We will have two evening performances, plus a matinee on September 8 for the primary schools to come and watch,” Ms Gordon said.
She said it was difficult to decide what production the college should do this year.
“When I chose the production, I really wanted to do Shakespeare, but I was in two minds about it,” she said.
“I didn’t know whether to go with something serious for our first production or to do something funny that the students would get along with.”