Final preparations are underway for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Students are preparing for Ararat College’s 2019 production of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Musical as costumes and sets are finalised.

The production has been in rehearsals since the start of term two but next Thursday it will open at the Ararat Town Hall for two shows.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Musical Cast
PHOTO: Janine Poole

Director Janine Poole said hours of work has gone into the production already, many after school.

“The kids have been really enthusiastic and the mains have been there nearly all the time, a lot of them have learnt their lines and it’s actually getting really exciting,” she said. “

“[Audiences can expect] lots of laughter, lots of fun, lots of really interesting strange characters that you just wouldn’t expect. Nothing too violent that you might expect for a vampire show, and some really really great singers and dancers.”

Students have been volunteering their lunchtimes to rehearse, as well as attending after school sessions. The cast expressed their excitement for next week and explained the bond they have developed between each other.

“I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere of the group that we’ve got this year, it’s a really good group,” Ashleigh Evans-Schott (Giles) said.

“I’m looking forward to performing for everyone, I think they will really enjoy it. Seeing their reactions will be really cool.”

James Mullin (Spike) said the audience will probably be expecting a normal school production but “this is definitely not one of those.”

Tickets ($5 Child & $15 Adults) can be purchased at the Ararat College Front Office. Shows are next Thursday 8th and Friday 9th August, starting at 6:30pm.