Benjamin Britten Music Academy students set to shine with their version of classic Broadway hit musical show
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A few months ago, a Lowestoft high school entertained audiences with a festive spectacular.
But next week students will return to the stage at Benjamin Britten Music Academy for four performances of its end-of-year show, Sister Act, billed as 'an all-singing, all-dancing performance of one of the most fabulous musicals of all time.'
Inviting audiences to sing Hallelujah, the summer production will be showcased at the school on Blyford Road next Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19 and on July 23 and 24.
After 100 students from all year groups auditioned and were successful in securing roles in the summer production, with a further 25 students in the technician crew, the youngsters have been rehearsing for 10 weeks to bring this musical to life.
Head of performing arts, Corinne Breen, said: 'The staff and students have worked so hard to bring the excitement of Sister Act to our school. Every year our students put on an amazing show and this is no exception.
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'I am so privileged to work alongside them and showcase their talents to the community.
'This has been a wonderful year for performing arts, with the students and staff are still on such a high from Wembley and being in the Premier Division of Rock Challenge – and to finish off with such an amazing show as this one is a fantastic way to end the school year.'
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Mrs Breen added: 'The technical and backstage crew led by Mr Chapman are the biggest team we have ever had in a show and it is a real credit to the students who are able to create the wow factor on stage.'
Mr Chapman said: 'Every year we hire a professional set and the challenge and skill level required for the crew for this production is incredibly high. 'They are a wonderful team and I am very proud of them all'.
Grace King, year 11 student, said: 'I have loved every minute of Performing Arts here at BBMA and I can't believe it is my last show. I simply cannot wait to play Mother Superior – it's a brilliant way to end my time at school.'
The community is welcome to show their support for students and staff, with sister Act performed at 7pm on the evenings of July 18, 19, 23 and 24.
Tickets are currently on sale via www.ticketsource.co.uk/benjamin-britten-school costing £8 each.