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Hair up for school show

Vale Verde International School’s (VVIS) secondary department put on performances of Hairspray during the final week of term in the school theatre.

The musical combines 1960’s rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues music with a storyline relating to teenagers coming to terms with changing times in an otherwise unfashionable Baltimore.

In the plot, the students can’t wait to get away from school to watch the ‘Corny Collins Show’ sponsored by ‘Ultra-clutch’ hairspray in which the local teenagers, mostly girls, compete for the title of ‘Miss Hairspray’ by presenting and performing songs and dances.

School director Louise de Beer said: “The strong acting by the VVIS cast was matched by excellent singing and superb dance numbers.

“Small wonder that members of the audience were rocking in the aisles, participating to the full as the play reached its climax.

“Elizabeth Mansfield (Penny) deserves a  special mention as she had to take over a key role with only three days to perfect it.”

This was the sixth annual production from the school.