Students polish a musical treat

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Students from Great Southern Grammar will share their rendition of the classic musical My Fair Lady at the Albany Entertainment Centre this weekend.

Performers from Years 7 to 12 have collaborated to share the story of Eliza Doolittle and her transformation from a working-class cockney into someone acceptable to the aristocracy.

GSG deputy principal and My Fair Lady director Emma Franklin said more than 100 students had worked on bringing the classic to life.

“We have spent the past six months with the incredible support of a huge team of people, including an 18-piece band and a team of talented seamstresses and hat-makers, all volunteering their time,” she said.

“We selected My Fair Lady as we love the story and music of the show and we felt we had a wonderful group of students who would really bring the characters to life.

“It is a show that talks about the class divide and has a strong female lead character who refuses to let life get the better of her.”

The show will be a two-act piece with 17 scenes and 26 of the greatest hits from the original, transporting the audience back to 1912 London.

She said the production required students to work with different social groups, which developed new friendships across the year groups.

“They learn to trust one another and rely on each other during rehearsals and, as a consequence, they have the confidence to work together well in each performance.”

The performers will take the stage on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, 17. Tickets are available online at or at the Albany Entertainment Centre box office.

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