With just over a week 'til opening night the students from Napier Boys' High and Napier Girls' High have been busy preparing themselves to become musical sensations.
After researching favourite hits from the 90's by The Backstreet Boys, The Spice Girls, N'Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and MC Hammer the boys and girls are ready to put on a show.
The school's annual combined theatre production this year is "Popstars" and is sure to get everyone singing along.
"The local talent show is coming up, and this year there's a big surprise: The guest judge is big-time pop producer Simon Austin! He's offering a huge record deal to the winning act. Queen-bee, Shannon, hears about this and dumps her boyfriend, Mark, publicly for the chance at super-stardom. Mark gets together with his buddies - including Shannon's twin brother, Patrick - and forms his own band to get revenge and beat Shannon's Candy Girls. So it's boy band vs. girl band in this brand new 90's Juke Box Musical, but there's just one problem... The boys can't dance and the girls can't sing...
You won't be able to stop yourself from singing along to your favourite hits from the 90's, including artists such as , and many more!"
Mark: Oliver Cook
Patrick: Tane Luscombe
Vinnie: Hamish Smith
Shane: Felix Landon
Shannon: Elise Trow
Charlie: Hannah Wilton
Ella: Tayla Westman
Steffi: Phoebe Murphy
Tina: Brooke Behague
Carrie: Iris Dunn
Simon Austin: Sam Graham
DJ Prince: Fergus Fry
Chef Joey: Lola Stoodley
X Force/SXS: Haeata Watson, Sam Tully, Sam Purdy, Keegan Sprott and Fergus Fry
Girl Power: Teilah Fergusson, Tayla Westman, Alice Cameron, Kelsey Lee and Sesrina Wainright
Ensemble:Taylor Hill, Tomairangi Henare, Rose Copplemans, Jack Landon, Beth Murfitt, Harry Champion, Rhiannon Forlong-Ford, Jacob Thomson, Sorel Drever, Anna Barker
Have you got your tickets?
7pm on 29 - 31 July @ the Napier Boys' High School Hall. For bookings call 8335900 or 8351069. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults.