The creative flash mob they sprung on their unsuspecting fellow students to promote their upcoming production of Les Miserables worked a treat.
Now the Wollongong High School of Performing Arts (WHSPA) team behind the production are hoping people come out and actually watch the musical.
‘’It [flash mob] has got a lot of publicity behind it, which is fantastic,’’ musical director Ruth Ellevsen said.
‘’The Wollongong community have really responded to it well, hopefully this leads to buying tickets to come and see the actual performance.’’
WHSPA’s retelling of Victor Hugo's timeless classic includes 100 cast members and a 30-strong orchestra.
‘’One of the strengths of our production is that our actors are very much the age what those characters were,’’ Ellevsen said.
‘’Seeing those students dying on the barricades, which is what happened, is really quite emotive because they really do represent the age of the students that took to the barricades.
‘’So it is a very emotive production and I think the rawness of that emotion just impacts the audience.
‘’The students have risen to the challenge and we can guarantee you a night of fabulous theatre.’’
Les Miserables runs from June 8-17. Tickets available on WHSPA’s TryBooking page.