IF THERE was ever decade that needed revisiting, its the eighties, which is a statement Leeton High School can attest to.
The school is this year putting on a Back to the 80s musical, which will feature all of the wonderful outfits, music and crazes of the era.
With dozens of students taking part on stage in character, through dance, a live band and back stage, the musical is set to be one of the best ever produced by the school.
Auditions have been held and intensive rehearsals have already been underway for many weeks.
Students and staff are meeting regularly to do so, including on Sundays and during school times.
A matinee show will kick off the musical performances on July 2 before another on July 3, which will also be opening night.
There will also be another evening performance on July 4.
The last musical put on by the school was Legally Blonde two years ago.
Leeton High School teacher Beck Van Den Heuvel said hundreds of hours of hard work went on behind the scenes before a musical was ready to hit the stage.
"One of things we all like about this particular musical is there are a lot of leads," she said.
"Its not just a couple of 'main people', so everyone is getting to be part of it in a big way.
"This year we have a live band, which is exciting.
"We've been wanting to do this musical for a while.
"Everyone is really excited about it. More excited than what they were for Legally Blonde - they all love the music.
All of the dialogue is based on the eighties. It's a lot of fun."
With a musical of such great proportion comes plenty of responsibility for the students involved, but also many opportunities.
Mrs Van Den Heuvel said not only does it allow the students to perform on stage in front of large audiences, but it also gives them a chance to enhance and refine their skills.
It also gives the students time to interact with their peers across different year groups.
The school has invited the wider community along to the performances and will be promoting them further in the lead up.
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