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Parkes opera singer Jessica Westcott featuring in musical theatre workshop in Orange

THEY'RE BACK: UpStage NSW Musical Theatre Workshop which is coming to Orange, featuring former Parkes singer Jessica Westcott. Photo: Supplied
THEY'RE BACK: UpStage NSW Musical Theatre Workshop which is coming to Orange, featuring former Parkes singer Jessica Westcott. Photo: Supplied

Former Parkes woman and opera singer Jessica Westcott will take part in the UpStage NSW Musical Theatre Workshop which is coming to Orange.

The workshop is being presented by UpStage and the Orange Regional Conservatorium (ORC) on Sunday, June 27 from 9am to 4pm.

COVID-Safe measures will apply.

Tickets can be purchased at www.upstagensw.com.au/workshop.

Built with the aim of bringing high-quality music, dance and drama education to the Central West, UpStage is a high-quality, fun, engaging day that will inspire and empower your young performers.

Sessions will include Performance Skills, Voice, Drama, Dance and the Business of Theatre.

Younger performers (aged 8-14) will develop their confidence in age-appropriate, fun, collaborative performance classes while older performers (15-18) will participate in tailored, small-group sessions focused on building a career as a performing artist.

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All participants will get to create a group performance for parents that showcases the learning they've done throughout the day.

Parkes' Jessica Westcott is an Opera Singer, Theatre Producer and Choral Director.

She is currently the Associate Producer at Hayes Theatre Co, a regular performer with Opera Australia and the Senior Conductor (NSW) of the Australian Girls Choir.

She has a lifelong interest in improving arts education for Regional NSW.

Other faculty members include Callan Purcell, Natalie Abbott, Stefanie Jones, Brittanie Shipway, Billie Palin, Christen Patinyotis, Deepka Ratra and Estevan (Steve) Martin.

Callan Purcell (Vocals, The Business of Theatre) is currently appearing in the Australian Premiere of Hamilton The Musical (as Alexander Hamilton).

He trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and has also appeared in Woof in Hair (Peace Productions); Slippery in Bran Nue Dae (Opera Australia).

Limited places are available at the workshop.

This year there are also observer tickets available for $15.

Observer tickets give parents, family members or friends of participants the opportunity to watch selected classes.

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