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West Bromwich school to perform West Side Story

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Students from George Salter Academy are bringing West Side Story to West Bromwich for the school’s annual music production.

West Side Story

More than 480 tickets have been sold for the performance which runs from Tuesday to Thursday next week in the Academy’s Green Room theatre.

Josie Clark, head of drama at the school, said: “We have got a fantastic group of 65 students from across the key stages. We are looking forward to it and it is a fantastic opportunity for our students to display their wide-ranging talents and passion for performing arts.”

“For us, West Side Story is timeless and has universal themes.” Ms Clark said they were attracted to the production because of its challenging choreography and dynamic musical score.

Calum Dearn, aged 18, will star as Tony alongside Emma Millinchip, 17, who will star as Maria. Musicians from the University of Wolverhampton will also collaborate with the academy to perform the score.

Past productions have included Les Miserables, Grease, We Will Rock You, Fame, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Fame Forever, Our House and Oliver!

Limited tickets are available for shows on February 13 and February 14.

To buy tickets call 0121 5534665, extension 283.

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