Droylsden Academy’s first ever musical production was showcased this week in a sell-out 3 night performance which stunned and wowed audiences.
Hairspray was chosen for its moral, social and political themes and to highlight to students the importance of integration, individuality and independence. Presented with a very strong core of students, staff felt that Hairspray would be an excellent platform for their talents.
As the first Academy production, Hairspray is a fun, action-packed show for all ages. Over 150 students auditioned for the show in September and with a strong field, the final cast of 60 were chosen, including students from all year groups. Prior to the show, the cast visited the Lowry to watch the production which inspired and excited them ready for their own show.
The Performing Arts team are extremely proud of every student who was involved both on and off stage. They were a credit to themselves and the Academy displaying professionalism, dedication and talent. We look forward to the next production which will be staged later this year.
Interim Principal Mr Eric Jackson said “Hairspray represented all that is good about this Academy. The production was a brilliant team effort, so professional, so well-rehearsed and the culmination of excellent planning. I was overwhelmed by the student’s performances.”
Lead players from left student in blue prom dress – Demi Hyde (Amber Von Tussle), Jessica Partington (Amber Von Tussle), Bethan Barlow (Tracey Turnblad), Hayley Boutty (Penny Pingleton) and the Chorus – nicest kinds in town.