Catherine McAuley College students have stepped into the business of dreams for their production of Rock of Ages.
The production follows a group of aspiring stars partying 1980s Hollywood. The group face problems when developers try to turn one of the last remaining venues in their hangout the Sunset Strip into mall.
Director Kerry Turpie said Year Nine was just the right time for a production that focuses on dreams. It's at that point the staff start to talk about students about careers, and how to achieve their dreams.
Mrs Turpie has seen the students grow in confidence preparing for the production.
"Their confidence has definitely built, to the point where they're happy to sing in an 800 seat theatre in front of families and friends," Mrs Turpin said.
This year the production has been open to students from all year levels across the school. And it's open to students who've never experienced theatre at all.
Camaraderie is another big growth area for students involved. Mrs Turpie said she sees the students build up links with other students from across the student body.
And the students agree. Kelsey Holland, playing Hilda Klineman, said she had grown in confidence during preparations for the performance.
"It's a real confidence builder," Kelsey said.
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