A star is born

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.