SET TO SHINE: Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance.
SET TO SHINE: Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance. Richard Henderson

Kingaroy students set to shine on stage

FOR the first time in 16 years Kingaroy State High School students will showcase their musical and acting talent to the South Burnett community on stage with a musical production.

After five months of rehearsals students from Year 7 through to Year 12 will unite on Thursday for their first performance of Pirates of Penzance.

Zoe Basham is on the musicals creative team and said the staff were looking forward to the students coming together and shining on stage.

"It has been great to see the kids expand their acting and musical skills and grow as a cast and it has made it a rewarding experience for all involved,” she said.

"Especially in the past month it has been incredible seeing their confidence and watching students step out of their comfort zones and become their characters.”

Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance.
Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance. Richard Henderson

The students have performances at Bunnings Warehouse and the Wondai Country Festival under their belts before they step on stage at the school's Kingaroy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday.

"It is great they have the opportunity to get on stage in front of a paying audience and be proud of what they have accomplished over the past five months,” Ms Bashman said.

From performing on stage to working back stage, painting the sets, applying hair and make up and playing in the live band just under 100 students are involved in bringing the production to life.

Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance.
Kingaroy State High School students are ready to entertain the community with their rendition of Pirates of Penzance. Richard Henderson

The first performance is at 7pm on Thursday and followed by another on Friday at 7pm while the Thursday noon show has sold out.

Tickets at $20 for adults and $15 for concessions and can be booked at www.trybooking.com.au.

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