Curtain to go up on latest school production

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A popular musical which tells the story of a diverse group of students at the New York School of Performing Arts will become the latest production to hit the stage at Norton College.

Running from Monday to Thursday, Fame the Musical has a cast of students from Years 7 to 13 as well as a 20-strong back stage team.

Issues such as prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, drug abuse and perseverance are explored in the musical and while the highs and lows are too much for some students, their determination to find greatness shines through.

Gemma McDonald, the producer of the school production, said: “The performing arts faculty are really working hard to ensure that the students lead on all aspects of the production. It is an important element of our faculty and the students really thrive when given responsibility for the show. We have a real sense of team work and effort from all of the students who are really enjoying the challenges set.”

Norton College Performing Arts Faculty offer a BTEC in Performing Arts Acting, Production Arts Technical. Music and Music Technology and Creative Media which allows the pupils to study performing or working backstage in areas such as costume design, lighting and sound design, set design and construction.

“The annual college show encapsulates our faculties philosophy that students should lead their own learning,” said Dr Sue Hawes, Head of Performing Arts.

Tickets are available from.positickets.co.uk




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