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Mad science turns bright young things
Mad science turns bright young things

Six months of preparation will come to life on stage next week when West Busselton Primary School’s Talented and Gifted Drama Group entertain audiences with their version of The Rocky Monster Show.

The plot revolves around a mad professor obsessed with cryogenics bringing music stars such as Elvis and The Supremes back to life, who belt out rock’n’roll songs alongside a mix of zany characters such as The Addams Family and Young Frankenstein.

The cast of 51 is comprised of Year 5 to 7 students, with two talented Year 4 children also selected.

About 20 others are involved in lighting, sound, projection and ushering.

Parents also helped with costumes and painting backdrops.

Drama teacher and director Chris Bradford said students had to be very committed, rehearsing for the past eight weeks during school, practicing song and dance routines at lunch time and learning lines at home.

She said the gifted and talented program’s annual production was about showcasing their work and had become something the younger kids aspired to be in.

“While it’s a lot of hard work, once they are on stage in their makeup they really enjoy it, cheered on by a big crowd,” Miss Bradford said.

Performance times will be 11am on Tuesday and 7.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, with tickets available from the school.

West Busselton Primary School prepare for The Rocky Monster Show featuring Sunny Falconer-Brown, Trinity Rutter, Casey Francis, Kirstin Webb-Horner, Mitchell Snow, Mikayla Spence, Bradie Richards, Nicholas Offler and Kaleb Eades.

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