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Creating a land of Oz

HANDS ON: South Burnett students were part of the backstage crew.
HANDS ON: South Burnett students were part of the backstage crew. Tobi Loftus

KINGAROY school students are on deck to make sure the merry old land of Oz comes to life in Kingaroy.

THE South Burnett Musical and Comedy Society's production of the Wizard of Oz opened at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Friday night.

Several Kingaroy school students worked behind the scenes to keep the show running smoothly.

Year 12 Saint Mary's Catholic College student Sandro Villano worked on the 2016 production of Little Shop of Horrors and decided to return for Oz.

"I really enjoyed it and learning about the technology,” he said.

"I'm the only Saint Mary's student in the backstage crew, so I've been getting used to everyone else and getting to know them.”

Sandro, along with the other students involved, is in charge of the sound, lighting and making sure set transitions run perfectly.

For Year 9 Kingaroy State High School student Jacquii Young, taking part in the production was a way to work alongside her classmates.

"It's my first time doing something like this,” Jacquii said.

"We're in (director Craig) Reiger's class at school and he gave us the opportunity and we took it.

"It's been a really nerve-racking experience, but I think we've been successful.”

The Wizard of Oz continues at the Kingaroy Town Hall this weekend.

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