Spectrum Theatre bringing beloved Aussie musical Class of 77 to the stage

Josiah McMeekinAlbany Advertiser
Spectrum's cast of Class of 77.
Camera IconSpectrum's cast of Class of 77. Credit: Provided

Get ready to tie-dye your shirts and squeeze into your bell bottoms because Spectrum Theatre is bringing the home-grown Aussie musical Class of 77 to Albany this April.

Originally debuting in 2006 and written by David Hines, the show follows a group of high school students in 1977 as they prepare to graduate and then reflecting on how their lives have changed when they reunite 15 years later.

Spectrum’s rendition of the musical will be directed by Michelle Harris and Jen Crosten with music direction by Serge Maujean and Crosten.

Class of 77 features 14 songs in a range of styles reminiscent of the 1970s and while every song is catchy, Me and My Torana is sure to be a standout, Harris said.

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“You will be humming these songs all day once you hear them,” she said.

The show has been in the works for about a year, with auditions hosted in January and rehearsals starting immediately after casting.

With less than a month to go to opening night, Harris said excitement was in the air for the cast and crew.

“Rehearsals are tracking really well and Jen, Serge and I are happy with our progress,” she said.

“The cast is having fun while at the same some nerves are creeping in.”

Doors will open 30 minutes before the shows start, which will run for 2.5 hours with a 20-minute intermission.

Food and drink will be available at the kiosk.

Tickets and details for the shows are available through the Paperbark Merchants website.

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