St Mary’s stu­dents fol­low­ing the yel­low brick road

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THREE St Mary’s Catholic Col­lege stu­dents will put on their ruby slip­pers and make their way down the yel­low brick road next month as they pay a visit to the Wiz­ard of Oz in Caloun­dra.

Grade 11 stu­dent Annabelle Den­nien, Grade 9 stu­dent Shonae Walker and Grade 7 stu­dent Carissa Das­combe have been cho­sen to ap­pear in the Gate­way Theatre Pro­duc­tion’s retelling of the Wiz­ard of Oz.

They are part of the 70- strong cast.

Annabelle said she had been cho­sen to be part of the adult ensem­ble.

“I’ve been a dancer since I was two or three,” she said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what it’s like, as I want to con­tinue with this sort of thing after school.

“We’re work­ing with so many peo­ple – there’s 50 munchkins and 25 in the adult cast.”

She has been trav­el­ling to the Sun­shine Coast sev­eral times a week to re­hearse.

“If it’s on the week­ends it’s okay, but it can get a bit tricky dur­ing the week,” she said.

Annabelle said it was sur­real to ap­pear in a retelling of a story she had seen many times.

“The pro­duc­ers and di­rec­tors are do­ing an ex­cel­lent job and it’s mak­ing it easer for us to know what to do,” she said.

Shonae will play a flying mon­key.

“It’s re­ally fun to go through the journey, the re­hearsals and that sort of stuff,” Shonae said.

Carissa will ap­pear as a munchkin.

“I’m ex­cited to go on stage and dance with all the other peo­ple,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the per­for­mance, phone 0458 020 370.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

EX­CITED: Carissa Das­combe, Annabelle Den­nien and Shonae Walker, from St Mary's Catholic Col­lege in Kingaroy, will be per­form­ing in the Wiz­ard of Oz in Caloun­dra.

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