The hit musical, which features songs such as ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’, ‘Without Love’ and ‘Good Morning Baltimore’, tackles issues such as racial integration and bullying.
The story follows teenager Tracy Turnblad, who wins a place as a dancer on a television show and then attempts to use her new-found influence to change the racial attitudes of a nation.
Students from four local primary schools – Oak Tree Primary, St George’s Primary, Adswood Primary and Alexandra Park Primary – attended a special matinee and gave the performance rave reviews.
The academy is known for its ambitious stage productions, with this year’s show following in the footsteps of previous productions includng ‘Annie’, ‘Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
Head of EPA Mrs Campbell said: “The whole academy has been looking forward to this year’s production. The hard work of all those students and staff involved has clearly paid off, with a fantastic show.
“We’ve unearthed some extremely talented performers this year and plans are already underway for next year’s production.”
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