Put on your leg warmers and get set to boogie to beats from the 1970s. The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF), formerly known as Youth Arts Festival, is looking for 60 young actors, singers, dancers and musicians aged 12 to 25 to perform in its flagship musical, Disco Inferno. Written by Justin Sepple and first performed in 1999 in Australia, the musical comedy is set in the summer of 1976. It tells the story of Jack, who works as a waiter in a London nightclub called Disco Inferno. He dreams of being a rock star and is jealous of the club's popular band, Heathcliffe and the Fallen Angels. Jack meets Lady Marmalade - the devil's right hand lady. He trades his soul to fulfil his dream of stardom. Jack becomes an overnight sensation, but ends up losing his devoted girlfriend, Jane. The show will feature hit songs from the 1970s, including Disco Inferno by the Bee Gees, Blame It On the Boogie by the Jackson Five, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Boogie Wonderland by Earth Wind and Fire, and Play That Funky Music White Boy by James Brown. Unlike the foundation's previous musical productions - such as Fame and Footloose - Disco Inferno will be new to most Hongkongers. It will be staged from November 17 to 25 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, marking the show's premiere in the city. 'Seventies disco is a funky, interesting, and sexy idea to work with,' said Lindsey McAlister, director and founder of the company. She admitted it wasn't easy to find a musical that was appropriate for young performers. 'We want kids to play kids, or at least [people in their] twenties. I don't want to put a grey beard or white hair on children because it looks stupid,' she said. Between 50 and 60 budding performers are being sought for the high-energy musical. 'Experience preferred, but enthusiasm is a must,' McAlister said. 'Even if you've got a terrible voice, sing out. I may be looking for that - you never know,' she said. The foundation's last musical production, Fame, drew more than 600 young performers to the audition. To stand out from the crowd, wear a big smile, advised McAlister and HKYAF performing arts manager Maria Wong, who will be the audition judges. The musical will be performed in English with Cantonese, so fluent speakers of either language - or both - will be considered. If you plan to attend the audition, select a song to sing and bring a photo of yourself. You'll be taught a routine to dance during the audition. If you aren't selected to join the cast, don't be disheartened. It doesn't mean you aren't talented, said McAlister. Performers are often turned down because they are not completely suited for a particular show, she said. The lucky chosen ones will be pushed to their fullest potential during rehearsals, which will take place from September to November. They will be under the guidance of professional performers, a musical director and choreographer. The audition will be held on May 6 at Quarry Bay School, 6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point. Online registration at www.hkyaf.com . Application deadline is Friday. For more information, call 2877 2656.