Eurovision comes to Albury-Wodonga next week, in spirit at least, when an original work hits a secondary school stage.
Musicopia, Catholic College Wodonga’s 2018 production, turns Europe’s best-known singing competition on its head.
Created by John Walker and Steve Demamiel, the show is set in the People’s Republic of Thurgoonastan.
Depicting a singing competition run by the United Nations, the production will have interactive voting and flags handed out to audience members.
“It’s got bits of ABBA and all sorts of things that people will recognise,” Mr Walker said.
“We see the KGB, we see American subterfuge, people playing off each other, countries vying for and trying to buy each other off.
“It’s a lot of fun.”
Musicopia includes two original songs and video guest cameos by comedians Kitty Flanagan, Julia Zemiro and Glenn Butcher.
“The students have been fantastic, really along for the ride, and we’re looking forward to entertaining everyone,” Mr Demamiel said.
- Musicopia, August 23-25 at Catholic College Wodonga. Tickets at the door or trybooking.com/395329
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