Talented: Gympie State High School students Josh Buchholz and Rebekah Lima rehearsing for West Side Story.
Talented: Gympie State High School students Josh Buchholz and Rebekah Lima rehearsing for West Side Story.

Students perform West Side

GYMPIE State High School is ready to rumble with the Romeo and Juliet themed musical West Side Story, to hit the stage from Thursday May 6.

Production Director Kerryn Mason said students had practised diligently and were ecstatic to have the opportunity to strut their stuff on the stage in such a well renowned production.

“We are very lucky to have the talents of such successful music and dance students as Kathryn Gage playing Maria and Rebekah Lima as Anita.

“Kathryn won a state singing title at a recent eisteddfod and Rebekah represented our school singing with the Country Music School of Excellence at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

“These girls pack a real punch both musically and theatrically.”

With memorable hits such as Somewhere, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, America, Maria and many more, it is sure to be a fun-filled, energetic performance packed with drama.

Ms Mason said part of the reason Gympie High chose West Side Story was due to the strong cohort of senior dance students who took roles and assisted with the choreography.

“The contrast of gang hip hop battles and graceful ballet scenes has at times challenged the cast, but they all bring real emotion and honesty to the themes of unrequited love and racial hatred,” she said.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of Gympie’s most talented youth at Hamilton Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 6-8 at 7pm.

Tickets are available at the door or can be booked through the school office on 5489 8333.

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