Talented teenage singers have been putting the final touches to their plans to “gleek out” in the name of charity.
The four Corby secondary schools are taking part in mayor Gail McDade’s charity fundraising show Don’t Stop Believing at the Corby Core on Saturday.
And the students from Lodge Park Technology College, The Kingswood School, Brooke Weston Academy and Corby Business Academy brushed up their act in a rehearsal at the Core on Tuesday.
Billed as a ‘show-choir extravaganza’, the night promises an energetic performance of songs from musicals and other hits in the style of the hit television show Glee.
Proceeds from the night will go to the mayor’s charities – The Teenage Cancer Trust, Beanfield Special Needs and the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
Cllr McDade said: “I’m a big fan of Glee, I have to admit. I thought the show would attract a lot of attention, which it has.
“Ticket sales are going quite well now and we would encourage people to try and get tickets beforehand, either online or on the phone.
“The students are really excited. They will be doing 20 minutes each and all of them are doing the finale. We rehearsed the finale yesterday and it was amazing – I was welling up.
“All we need now is people to show up and put bums on seats.”
The staging of the show has been helped by two local firms. Quantum Print did the programmes and posters, and Lionheart Embroidery have helped with the cost of T-shirts which the cast are all wearing.
There are shows at 3pm and 7.30pm and tickets cost £6 for adults or £4.50 concessions.