Griffith musical theatre graduates are starring in some of the biggest new shows to hit Australia, creating serious industry buzz with a series of stellar performances.
Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Georgina Hopson has won Australia's pre-eminent musical theatre award - the Rob Guest Endowment. Georgina took out the award with a stunning performance of Glitter and Be Gay and When Did I Fall In Love after a day of gruelling workshops and interviews with the judging panel. The $20,000 prize was presented at a gala ceremony at Sydney's Capitol Theatre this month, and will allow her to travel to New York to undertake further studies.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate Georgie Hopson was handpicked for her latest role by the grand dame of musical theatre, Julie Andrews. The Bachelor of Musical Theatre alumnus was chosen from hundreds of young hopefuls to join the cast of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady. “I did my first audition for the show with Julie Andrews – definitely one of the highlights of my career to date,” she said. “It was nerve-wracking, but she was so warm and supportive that she just instantly put me at ease.