Musical Student Lands Role In Rocky Horror 40th Celebration Show
By YouPR | Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 10:36
A TALENTED Weston College performing arts student has landed a role in the upcoming Rocky Horror Show musical in Bristol this month after passing a gruelling audition.
Claire Lisette, who has completed both a Foundation Degree and BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre, was picked from 110 applicants to play the role of Janet Weiss.
When the production comes to the Bristol Hippodrome on August 19, Claire will perform the part in a special extended finale alongside the professional cast.
Claire, 22, from Cwmbran, south Wales, was invited to Cardiff's New Theatre after learning about the opportunity to star with the cast. Around 60 girls were selected from the applicants to audition in front of the show's Director, Christopher Luscombe, Musical Director Tony Castro and Choreographer Nathan Wright.
The audition include doing the 'Time Warp' dance routine, followed by a group audition and a singing test. Claire was pleased to be 'called back' at the end of the day, and delighted to have been selected for the part.
She said: "It's a great opportunity. I'll be performing in full costume and although I've seen many shows at the Hippodrome I've never performed there, so I'm really looking forward to it."
Claire, who will be rehearsing in London for the show, praised the tutors at Weston College who guided her through a Foundation Degree.
She said: "I can't praise the course highly enough. It was extremely professional and it's helped me to get this far with my career."
Andy Collyer, Weston College lecturer in Musical Theatre, said: "I'm delighted Claire has been offered this part and used her degree as a springboard in to the world of professional theatre. We all wish her the very best with the role, and her future."