St Mary’s students following the yellow brick road
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.
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.