The show will go on

Whittlesea Secondary College students during dress rehearsal for the musical. (Supplied)

Whittlesea Secondary College is putting on a show for the masses, following multiple delays.

Students at the Whittlesea school have been trying to stage a production of the popular musical “Mamma Mia” since term three, according to director Shaun Geerlings-Parker.

“After COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the college’s 2020 production, students are excited to be able to finally stage the 2021 production after three changes of dates,” Mr Geerlings-Parker said.

“The production was originally meant to be staged in September [but] due to the lockdown in term three we were unable to rehearse the show which meant that this had to be postponed.

“The cast and crew worked tirelessly over Microsoft Teams to rehearse the show remotely.”

Mr Geerlings-Parker said remote rehearsals caused a range of challenges, but the cast and crew took advantage of every opportunity, and “gave it their all”.

He said the production can finally go ahead, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions than initially thought, with full capacity of 150 patrons allowed.

“The cast and crew [have] added the final touches and are looking forward to getting audience members dancing in the aisles as we perform some of ABBAs biggest hits,” Mr Geerlings-Parker said.

Tickets are available on the school’s website.


Michaela Meade