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For 10 years, the GCA has given
talented young Australians a chance
to work with Hollywood’s casting
directors, musical directors and
choreographers, through tours to Los
Angeles. When auditions were held in
Perth for the first time this year, 31
dancers, singers and actors were chosen
to join 63 others in LA. “The idea behind
this trip is to give them an experience
as close to the industry as possible,”
says Marg Haynes, creative director
of Glee Club Australia.
Siblings Josh, 16, and Paige
Beechey, 14, are two Perth singers and
dancers going on the tour. “I’m really
excited about performing in LA and
being surrounded by people who are
passionate about the same things as
me,” Paige says.
Josh, who made it to the semi-
finals of this year’s Australia’s Got
Talent, says the trip is another step in
the right direction. “My dream is to
be famous – to be a professional artist
and celebrity,” he says.
Sixteen-year-old dancer Melissa
Garbin, from John Curtin College
of the Arts, has also been selected
for the tour. “I just love the feeling
when I’m on stage and everyone
is watching. I would love to be in
dance movies or big tours travelling
the world, seeing everything and
exploring different cultures of dance.”
The experiences of the students
from Perth with the GCA will be filmed
as part of an Australian documentary,
Bright Lights. Release date to be set.
The cast of US TV show Glee.
THE GLEE PHENOMENON HAS
SWEPT THE WORLD – NOW
PERTH STUDENTS WILL HAVE A
SHOT AT FAME THROUGH GLEE
CLUB AUSTRALIA (GCA)
DECEMBER 11 Kevin
Bloody Wilson; Symphony
in the City. 28 DISNEY
07 Romeo & Juliet.
FEBRUARY 05 DIE
FLEDERMAUS. 08 Waltzing
the Wilarra. 11 The Red
Shoes; Ballet at the Quarry.
12 THE MANGANIYAR
SEDUCTION; Donka: A
Letter to Chekhov.
19 Out of Context – For Pina.
24 TRUST. 25 Aftermath;
Les Girafes. MARCH
01 The Animals and Children
Took to the Streets. 04 Tim
Minchin Vs WASO. 05
16 Billy Connolly.
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