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Shepparton drama students to perform 'top 15 songs of all time'

Initial stages drama students have been hard at work preparing for their song and dance performance at Shepparton tonight.

SOPHIE MALCOLM January 18, 2013 4:08am

Initial Stages drama students rehearsing for their performance of the "top 15 songs of all time".


School may be out, but a group of students have been hard at work.

Initial Stages drama students have spent the past week singing and dancing up a storm as part of their summer workshop series.

The intensive week-long program will culminate in a performance tonight, recapping the ‘‘top 15 songs of all time’’.

Initial Stages director Helen Janke said the students had focused on their singing and choreography skills.

‘‘It’s Monday to Friday, from 10(am) til 4(pm), so it’s pretty much a 40-hour week,’’ Ms Janke said. ‘‘We really push them and they’re pushing their boundaries and their skills.’’

Brianna Batey said she enjoyed learning ‘‘the ’80s dances’’ at the workshops.

‘‘I want to get some more experience singing ... I aspire to be an actress,’’ the 16-year-old said.

More than 20 students aged between 13 and 18 make up the cast and Ms Janke said they had tackled head-on the task of putting together a show in just one week.

‘‘They just amaze me,’’ she said.

She encouraged people to attend the show and see some of the region’s up-and-coming talent.

‘‘It’ll be an hour of awesome entertainment ... there won’t be a song that people don’t know,’’ she said.

The production is at 6pm and 7.30pm tonight at Monsignor Bones Hall on Knight St, Shepparton. Tickets are $5 per person at the door.

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