Yale Secondary's musical theatre department has never shied away from taking on the big productions in its 23 years - and this year is no exception.
The talented cast of Grade 9-12 students take a playful romp in The Boyfriend, a musical that propelled Julie Andrews onto the world stage.
Set in the 1920s in Nice, France, The Boyfriend encompasses that brief period of optimism between the First World War and the stock market crash.
"People should come out to see this show because it's fun and full of great laughs," said Yale's musical director Willis Taylor.
The story starts in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school for girls where a young girl, Polly (played by Kaili Vermeeren) is desperate to find a date for the carnival ball but doesn't want a gold-digger who likes her simply for her money.
She falls in love with a delivery boy, Tony (Connor Harrison), but she lies and says she's just a secretary at the school.
Unfortunately, her millionaire father shows up without warning and her life becomes complicated.
Tony is not all he seems either, and through a wonderful series of follies, they dance and sing their way to the comedic climax.
Notable songs from the show include The Boyfriend, Won't You Charleston with Me and It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love.
Does Polly get her man and will the other girls meet suitable husbands in this city of dreams? Come and find out, just in time for Valentine's Day.
The Boyfriend plays Feb. 10 at 2: 30 p.m. (matinee) and Feb. 14 - 16 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford.
Tickets are $15 for reserved seating and can be purchased at Yale Secondary or by phone at 604-853-0778.