North Maclean teenager Tegan Lynn has set herself the goal of becoming a professional performer, and has taken the first step in her dream by winning a role in the upcoming musical Hairspray.
The Harvest Rain Theatre company production is set to break records when it opens at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre on April 8 with more than 900 performers involved in the production.
Tegan said she was thrilled to receive notification in August that she has passed her audition for a role in the musical as it was a big step towards her dream of a career on stage.
“I went to the auditions learnt a routine and sung, a couple weeks went by and then I got the email saying that I got in,” she said.
“They called out our group and we had to sing a part of ‘you can’t stop the beat’ and they said they would get back to us in three to four weeks and I got an email two weeks afterwards.
“I play a nerd, in the musical which is really good because its just fun to be able to act and portray something I’ve never done.
“I have a few lines I have to sing a lot and I do make a lot of appearances dancing on stage.”
The 15-year-old who will be 16 by the time the show gets to its opening night of its three night run, said she is a bit nervous about singing on stage in front of an audience but has been practising enough that she feels up for the challenge.
“I’ve always enjoyed singing, but I’ve never been one to do it live, so this is new and a bit nerve wracking,” she said.
I’ve got the music at home so I just practice to make sure I remember everything and that I keep singing which is very important.
The dancer of 14 years has been in rehearsals in January for the production and will return to rehearsals in March ahead of opening night and said the best thing about being part of such a huge cast is making new and like-minded friends.
“I’ve made eight really amazing friends that were there, it was just nice to get along with people that had the same interests as me,” she said.
Tegan said musical theatre is one of her main interests she is planning on pursuing when she finishes high school.
“Musical theatre is one of the things that I want to do when I am older, I want to be on stage and entertain people, I want people to be able to look up at me and I can be an inspiration to someone, that’s what I really want to be, someone that people look up to,” she said.
“It’s definitely what I want to do.”
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