Life as a teenage fast food employee is never easy, but it's given students at Mount Rowan Secondary College something to sing and dance about.
The school's original production Fried is on now, and tells the story of two teens working in fast food restaurants who want to change the world.
More than 1000 local primary school pupils will see one of five daytime shows this week, with two evening performances for parents and the community.
Also giving the students reason to celebrate is the fact it's the first production in the school's new auditorium which they moved in to just two weeks ago.
The $3 million building, part of the redevelopment of the whole school, also contains a new canteen and food technology room.
The theatre replaces the school's drama room, which was more than 40 years old and was just a "black box performance space, a big room," according to music teacher David Allen.
"Now we've got seating for about 320 people, industry standard sound and light system, curtains ... it looks like a theatre now and is a very adaptable space that we can use for concerts, lectures, school musicals and the like," he said.
A cast of 30 students and a backstage crew of around 12 have been rehearsing for Fried, which Mr Allen wrote, since March although the actual performance season was delayed a little waiting for the auditorium to be completed.
"The kids have spent almost the entire rehearsal period in the gym until we moved in to the theatre two weeks ago," Mr Allen said.
"As soon as they got on stage in the theatre, with the lights and curtains, it looks like a real performance space and everyone instantly lifted and there has been a new energy about it.
"When the kids see that the work they are doing is valuable enough to warrant this amazing space, they feel like what they are doing is important and it's valued ... and I think the whole school feels the same way."
Mr Allen wrote the musical with the storyline workshopped during a previous school production.
"We did the basic story with some kids a couple of years ago backstage while we were doing another show and then two of the songs were written by various music classes and I put the rest together," he said.
"The format really works for us when we do lots of performances to primary school pupils - the show goes for about an hour, which is not too long for kids to sit through, and there's seven songs and a bit of audience participation in there."
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