St Joseph's Banora Point will bring the 90's back to life with their new musical
St Joseph's Banora Point will bring the 90's back to life with their new musical Contributed

St Joey’s recreates the 90s in new musical

THE 90s is set to come alive when St Joseph’s Banora Point’s musical shines the light on the juggernaut that was 1990s pop.

The decade of musical expression began with the grunge explosion before the rise of technology opened the door for the boy and girl band phenomenon, where names like the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Hanson, The Backstreet Boys and N Sync rose to power.

In Popstars – The 90s Musical, a boy band and girl band battle it out in a school talent quest, with favourites like Wannabe, Larger Than Life, Achy Breaky Heart and Hit Me Baby One More Time all featuring.

Students rehearsing ahead of Tuesday night’s premiere
Students rehearsing ahead of Tuesday night’s premiere Contributed

Under the direction of drama teacher Loretta Visser, musical director Shane Rowland and Louise McLaughlin, 40 key performers, five student musicians and a large number of VET entertainment and support students combine to bring the music to life.

Ms Visser said recreating the 90s sound was a “natural choice”, in connecting with students and the community.

“We wanted to find a musical that would have some familiar tunes, as we’ve found the community really enjoy musicals where they’re familiar with the songs,” Ms Visser said.

“All of the tunes were hits back in their day and have been given a new lease on life by the student cast.”

Up to 90 students are involved in the musical, which runs over two nights.
Up to 90 students are involved in the musical, which runs over two nights. Contributed

Popstars – The 90s Musical runs over two nights at the school’s Doyle Centre from Tuesday, June 28, and tickets are available at the door.

POPSTARS - THE 90’S MUSICAL

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, June 28-29 at 6pm
  • Doyle Centre, St Joseph’s College, Banora Point
  • Adult: $12, child: $8 or Family: $35 (available at the door)


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