Popstars musical starts tonight at Grafton High School
BEFORE The Voice, Australian Idol and X-Factor, girl bands and boy bands were all the rage. In this year's Grafton High School and South Grafton High School production, the competition is alive.
Popstars is a 90's themed musical, put on by the students. The show is packed with pop smash hits from the hyper-coloured 90s by such artists as The Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and many more.
The Grafton High School MPC has been transformed back to the 90s, where nice guy Mark (Connor Mitchell), is head over heels in love with his girlfriend, Queen Bee, Shannon Van de Witt (Sequoia Ellis) - that is until she dumps him in front of the whole school! Shannon does not have time for boys now that she and her friends have formed a girl-band, and are out to win the Next Gen Talent Show. Too bad they cannot sing, but enter shy geek Charlie (Angela Bolger), and she's just what the girl's need.
When Shannon's twin brother, Patrick (Tobias Trstenjak) and his gang, Vinnie (Connor McGuire), Shane (Brayden Keating), Geoff (Sam Craik) and Mark learn of Shannon's one shot at stardom, Mark convinces them it's time for revenge. His garage band buddies rally around him and soon a plan for revenge is hatched to change their grunge band to a boy-band and snatch the Talent Show title from Shannon's Candy Girls; Tina (Kailyn Marsh), Steffi (Jessica Smidt) and Britnee (Kiara Hankinson).
There's just one small problem... the boys can't dance. As the countdown to the Grand Finale begins, DJ Prince (Jordan Smith) takes the audience on a journey they won't forget.
It's family versus friends in this 90s jukebox musical spectacular.
Don't miss out on the chance to relive the 90s! Performances are tonight at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Friday September 4 at 7pm and Saturday September 5 at 7pm.
Tickets available at the GHS office and at the door. Ticket prices are adults $15, concession $10, students $5, family (2A2C) $30.