Tsawwassen's Kenzie Peters will be appearing in Zanna, Don't! at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival beginning next week.
She plays Roberta in the musical fairy tale, which takes place in a world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo.
The musical satire, described as funny and fast paced, tells the story of a popular boy and popular girl who fall in love and how their high school reacts to the unexpected turn of events.
"I think its an amazing story because it takes the audience into a completely whole other mindset that I don't think our culture is really used to," said Peters.
She described her character as someone who's tough on the outside but is a hopeless romantic on the inside.
Peters, who just graduated from South Delta Secondary and is in her first show outside of Tsawwassen, said she's having fun.
"I'm actually enjoying the role a lot. Roberta is this crazy, Aretha Franklin-spirited character and it's very different than my last role, which was Maria in The Sound of Music. It's definitely a good challenge to try and take on a different role that requires a whole different set of things from you."
Peters, 18, said she doesn't have plans for school this coming fall but the year after is up in the air with musical theatre or music as possibilities.
Zanna, Don't! features an all-youth cast and is presented by Awkward Stage Productions.
While it is rated for general audiences, the musical does contain mature themes.
To buy tickets or for more information about the festival visit www.vancouverfringe.com.
Tickets to Zanna, Don't! cost $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends.
It opens Thursday, Sept. 6 at Studio 700 at 700 Hamilton St.