Talented youngsters from schools around Dundee are preparing for their toughest performances yet.
Students from the city’s schools who are involved with Dundee School Music Theatre will be wowing audiences with their spectacular performances of Into The Woods, Godspell and possibly the hardest of them all, Phantom of the Opera.
As the performers took part in a residential course at St Andrews for two full days of rehearsals, the Tele joined them to see how they were getting on.
Third and fourth year pupils from schools across Dundee were in the midst of perfecting numbers for this week’s performance of Godspell, which is being showcased at the Gardyne Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday.
Watching the rehearsals, it was clear that this isn’t any old school play.
With intricate dance routines, complicated harmonies and even some American accents – with no hint of Dundonian tones sneaking through – the youngsters’ talents are there for all to see.
Braeview Academy pupil Liam Phin, 15, is taking part in his first show since joining the group.
He said: “It has been really fun rehearsing for the show. I have grown a lot closer to new people and made friends.
“I usually get homesick really easily but you are definitely kept busy with rehearsals.
“I have never performed on stage before, so although I am nervous it will be really exciting.”
Vitoria Ribeiro, 16, a pupil at Morgan Academy, is preparing for her first solo.
She said: “This is my second year with the musical theatre company and this year I got a song that I am performing with another girl so I was chuffed.
“I am scared but I love performing so it will be fine.”
Fifth and sixth year students attended the residential course earlier in the week to practise their version of Phantom of the Opera which will be performed at the Whitehall Theatre from Wednesday August 29 to Saturday September 1.
Tickets can be bought for both shows at the Dundee Box Office.