Their enthusiasm is infectious.
And despite having just smashed out another preview performance of Cinderella, the energetic cast of Singleton Public School’s annual pantomime were keen to talk to The Argus.
With the main cast members telling us their credo is “to have courage, be kind, and believe”.
Words that actually come straight from the script and certainly resonate with the young performers who have embraced bringing their characters to life.
Ruby Clayworth, who plays Buttons, says the phrase sums up exactly what they need to do on opening night which is in 24 hours.
“We need to have the courage to perform on stage, be kind by covering for each other if we need to, and believe we can do it,” she says.
“We also need to have plenty of energy,” chimes in Cinderella herself, Lucie Merrick.
However, none of these students appear to be nervous; just eager to keep up the high standard audiences have become accustomed to over the nine years they have been taking to the stage.
Every year tickets sell out within days of going on sale, and it has become quite an iconic event in Singleton.
In the led up other schools - and even early childhood education centres - are always keen to watch the show before it opens to the general public.
This year Ellalong State School joined regulars, like Muswellbrook, King Street, Singleton Heights and Rainbows Early Learning Centre, to be entertained.
They were not disappointed with representatives from each school expressing their pleasure.
They also made a point of thanking accomplished director, Di Merrick, for the invite.