After a year of missing out - on 18th birthdays, graduation ceremonies and more - Launceston College grade 12 students have finally achieved one rite of passage: the annual school production.
On Monday night, Flashdance opened to a maximum audience of 370 at Princess Theatre, a situation which seemed unimaginable just a few months ago.
Students were sent home on March 20 and did not return until late-May, when COVID restrictions severely limited gatherings.
Students could only work in groups of 20, but with a cast of more than 100, it created some difficulties.
Yet Launceston College producer Liz Bennett said the cast was keen to carry on, with the hope that - one day - they could perform Flashdance.
"We asked if they wanted us to keep putting it on, and they were really keen to," she said.
"One of the things for the year 12s this year was that they'd lost so much over the year - the 18th birthdays, the rites of passage, the graduation at Albert Hall - we tried as a school to replace it and so smaller things."
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Then in September, when they were able to perform Flashdance for their assessment, the dream was back on.
And just a few months later, with an audience full of family and friends, the students were able to put on a show.
"They've finished their exams, they're as enthusiastic as possible, they feel like they're getting that rite of passage," Ms Bennett said.
Flashdance is being performed over three nights from Monday to Wednesday.