ROCK ON: Taylor Heath 'Sharon,' Maggie Davis 'Troy,' Lauren Squires, 'Darren' and Tallara Ries 'Karen.'
ROCK ON: Taylor Heath 'Sharon,' Maggie Davis 'Troy,' Lauren Squires, 'Darren' and Tallara Ries 'Karen.' Lucy Rutherford

The Great Australian Rock Musical has audience in stitches

KAZZA and Shazza proved Aussie women aren't to be messed with in an epic tale of marriage confusion, an unknown heir to an multi-billion dollar sheep station and some good Aussie humour.

The Great Australian Rock Musical left audience's sides aching from laughter at Roma State College on Friday and Saturday night, following the story of local shearers Troy and Darren finding themselves in a sticky situation after an innocent game of spin the bottle.

Students from grades five to 11 took the stage for a show of country style comedy mixed with classic rock songs that had the audience tapping their foots along to, such as Jessie's Girl and Eagle Rock.

A surprise cameo appearance from teachers Mr Hockins and Mr Doyle decked out in wigs and floral dresses had everyone in hysterics as they threw themselves into character as flirty Schoolies girls.

Lead actress, Tallara Ries who plays Karen said that seeing the musical come together on production night makes their months of hard work worthwhile.

"It's been a long week but when you're on stage and hear the laughs from the audience, you know it was worth it,” she said.

"It was great being able to play such an entertaining character and putting my personality into it.”

Taylor Heath who plays Sharon thought the musical was a fun way to express creativity and mingle with students

"I love how everyone comes together in the end,” she said.

"It doesn't matter if you're from a different clique, having this shared interest means we all have something to bond over.”

A surprise video compilation of Roma State College teachers lip syncing and re-enacting music videos to the likes of Shannon Noll, Men at Work and Daryl Braithwaite provided some light hearted entertainment during the interval.

"The teachers shocked us with how much they got into it,” Taylor said.

"They're all PE and drama teachers so they were pretty keen on doing it and definitely gave everyone some good laughs with their creativity.”


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