STAR TURN: Chrysalides director Michael Lunan watches Jefferey Sieminski, 16, audition with a rap and breakdance performance at St Stephens Lutheran College hall.
STAR TURN: Chrysalides director Michael Lunan watches Jefferey Sieminski, 16, audition with a rap and breakdance performance at St Stephens Lutheran College hall. Luka Kauzlaric

Chyrsalides auditions bring youth talent into spotlight

IT MAY not have been as big as an Australia's Got Talent audition but try-outs for the musical Chyrsalides brought plenty of talent into the spotlight.

The second batch of juvenile auditions took place on Sunday at the St Stephen Lutheran College hall, with high-school students vying for a place in the new show.

The adult parts have already been chosen, with 20 teens needed from Sunday's audition for the cast.

Director and curator of the musical Michael Lunan said he has been impressed with Gladstone's acting and singing abilities so far.

"It's going pretty well," he said.

"Most of these kids were in Peter Pan and they are from all different schools.

"I would love three boys to do breakdancing - that would be brilliant."

Mr Lunan was in luck, as Jefferey Sieminski, 16, burst out into a rap and breakdance to Kanye West's Stronger.

Other students sang pop songs and acted out impromptu performances.

The Chrysalides musical is about the different experiences in a high school.

It will be filled with quirky, bossy and goofy characters and plenty of drama.

The musical will run from November 6-8 at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.



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