Students from Bulahdelah Central School's senior drama class recently wrapped up a successful musical performance of The Addams Family.
Three months' worth of work went into getting the show ready for the stage, with both the cast and choir rehearsing twice a week to fine tune the performance and the design team putting countless hours into creating a visual extravaganza that saw the school hall transformed into a graveyard and haunted house.
Five of the 11 lead actors in the show were first-time performers and according to head English teacher Vanessa Shultz, they really stepped up.
The choir learned and performed 15 songs, including numbers from Michael Jackson, Abba, Pink and Taylor Swift.
The dance ensemble was the school's largest yet, with 35 girls from Year 7 - 11 donning tutus and various paraphernalia from ancestors passed.
In fact, the group was so large the audience area of the hall had to be reduced to accommodate their energetic swing, contemporary and ballroom routines.
Ms Shultz said she was very proud of the efforts of the students.
"They demonstrated commitment, flexibility, initiative, creativity and ultimately excellence," she said.
"These skills are to be valued."
Year 12 student Scarlett Battle served as the production's director and admitted she found the role both challenging and rewarding.
She also praised the efforts of assistant director Holly Towers and Ms Shultz.
"We all put in so many hours of set painting, choreography, learning lines, creating crazy costumes and dance routines," she said.
"It felt amazing to see the finished product of all our hard work."