Gilroy College students take the stage

Gilroy Catholic College will take audiences to 1960’s Baltimore this week with their rendition of Broadway musical Hairspray.

When teen Tracy Turnblad’s dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show comes true, she becomes a celebrity overnight and launches a campaign to integrate the show.

‘‘There are so many young talents in this musical,’’ teacher Julianne Chidiac told students in a newsletter Q & A.

As musical director she has run chorus and band rehearsals, and made the final edits to the musical score ahead of the opening night on Wednesday.

‘‘As a former Gilroy student, I loved getting involved in musicals,’’ she said.

‘‘It was what we were known for as a college.

‘‘I was the cast member that you couldn’t see — the one playing in the orchestra pit.’’

Hairspray is on Wednesday, April 30 to Saturday, May 3 at the Br Damian Harvey Hall, Gilroy College, Marie Street, Castle Hill, at 7pm.

Tickets are $25 adult, $20 concession, $70 family (two adults and two children).

Book online: gilroy.catholic.edu.au.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

Gilroy College students rehearse for their school production of Hairspray.

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