Launceston Church Grammar are ready for centre stage ahead of their musical production Carry On being showcased at Grammar's War Memorial Hall next week.
After last year's production was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carry On marks a return to the stage for many Grammar students.
Drama teacher Marianna Lebiedzinska penned the production after being inspired by the events and uncertainty created by COVID-19 throughout last year.
"We wanted to find something that would slightly mirror our 2020 experiences and the idea of having gone through something really big and then how we can carry on but it can be quite hard," she said.
"We thought there would be similar ideas with the second world war theme."
The production features a considerable cast of 42 students, backed by a seven-piece band of students and staff with a stage crew of six students.
Lebiedzinska said she was proud of the hardwork from the cast to get the production ready for its debut next week.
"I am very pleased, they're doing such a great job, tech time is always a bit stressful but they are doing a really good job," she said.
Alex Beaumont and Charlotte Savva play romantic leads Jack and Clara in the production which follows their tale of love and life in the adversity of wartime Australia.
Beaumont was excited for the production to be shown to the masses.
"Unfortunately last year's production was cancelled due to COVID but it's great to be back after COVID with such a great group of people and work on a good production," he said.
"It's just a great way to express yourself and it's fun."
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Carry On features period costume, contemporary songs and choreographed numbers soundtracked by the student band.
"They've really catered the musical to everyone's sort of talents so we are able to cater to those who are more musically talented, people who are better at dancing and people who are better at acting," Savva said.
"Having all our friends together [and] you get new friends from it."
The production is set to run from Wednesday to Friday with tickets already sold out ahead of the first show.
"I've been a bit nervous for it but it would definitely be a lot of fun and I think it'd be nice to finally showcase what we've been able to do," Savva said.
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