Tickets for this year’s musical showcase, Grease, are now on sale as rehearsals for the stage spectacular continue in preparation for curtain-up.
More than 100 students are involved in the production, which will be staged from February 28th to March 3rd.
The musical is one of the most successful and popular of all time, featuring a host of uplifting songs, including Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, We Go Together and Born To Hand Jive.
The showcase will be the second collaboration with neighbouring Penn Fields School for the annual production and students have been rehearsing every Thursday evening and some Saturdays since October. The cast, musicians and backstage crew will also be giving up much of their February half-term holiday to perfect their parts.
The show follows hugely successful school productions of High School Musical, Our House and Hairspray that have involved hundreds of students and attracted sell-out crowds.
Students have been given extra inspiration for the production after watching a professional performance of Grease at The Grand Theatre.
Ms S Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “Rehearsals are in full swing for our production of Grease. We are proud to be staging our annual musical in collaboration with Penn Fields for the second year and are delighted to see so many students from both schools involved.
“Grease is an iconic musical that has transcended generations. It features some very catchy songs that we guarantee will have the audience dancing and singing along.
“We were recently lucky enough to take the cast to see a professional performance of the show at The Grand Theatre, which has given us all extra inspiration for our own show.
“Judging by rehearsals, it’s going to be another fantastic production for Highfields and we are delighted that tickets are now on sale. We can’t wait for curtain-up and look forward to welcoming you all to sing along in the audience!”
Tickets for the show cost £6 (£4 concessions) and are available from the Humanities LRC. Shows start at 7.30pm in the Lyceum and refreshments will be available in the interval.