THE cast for Horsham College's production of School of Rock has been decided.
Oscar O'Brien and Liam Robertson are taking on the joint male lead of Dewy while Josie Thomas will be the female lead of Ms Mullins.
Liam and Oscar plan to work closely together to bring the demanding role to the stage.
"Oscar is in year 12 and I will be auditioning for Victorian College of the Arts in the middle of the year - if successful I'll be there for year 11 and 12 - but it's going to take a big chunk out of my life," Liam said. "The role of Dewy is very demanding and we will be splitting the shows between us."
Liam said the pair has trust in each other's abilities to give the audience a great performance.
"The band has to work with both of us, which will be a different experience working with two different actors," he said. "We are going to be working closely together to understand what each other wants to bring to the role."
Oscar has performed in previous school productions and Horsham Art Council musicals.
"It's always a great experience to be apart of different productions. It's a chance see the ways a production could be created," he said.
Oscar said this year's production was "very different" from the last production of Happy Days with the music being more modern.
"The music also plays an important part in telling the story and it will be exciting to get the story across the audience," he said.
Josie said she was performing an adult role for the first time. She has 11 years of dance experience, but Josie said this role will not need her talent in that area.
"I usually play a teenager in other productions, but this is the first time I will be taking on an adult role and it will be quite a different experience," she said. "I'm usually a dancer, but I want to trying new things with my acting and this role will test my abilities."
Director Emily Friedrichsen said the production had its "biggest amount of interest since Hairspray" with 81 students forming the cast and crew.
"School of Rock is both a television series and a movie. The students know it as both and because it's about rock it has enticed more students to come on board this year," she said.
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