OVER 30 local teenagers will be putting together their own production of High School Musical at Solihull Arts Complex.
Sixteen-year-old Amy Morgan has formed a theatre group called Birmingham’s Entertaining Amateur Theatre (BEAT).
The King Edward VI pupil held auditions at local schools and soon had a whole-cast full of eager teenagers.
Nineteen 12-15-year-olds will be acting, with an eight-strong orchestra of sixth-form students providing the music.
Amy said they were spending hours every week rehearsing.
“When we were looking for a venue, we decided on Solihull because they do a lot of community theatre,” she said.
It’s hoped the show will raise £1,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Amy says that BEAT will continue, with another show in 2012.
* The show is on February 4. To book tickets call 0121 704 6962. To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/Amy-Morgan0.