Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

UP-AND-COM­ING young ac­tor Sea­mus Har­ri­son will take to the stage next month to en­ter­tain au­di­ences in Fame the Mu­si­cal.

The well-known show, pre­sented by Aus­tralian Per­form­ing Arts Net­work (APAN), of­fers an open look at the New York City’s High School of Per­form­ing Arts where sweat and hard work are the key fac­tors to a suc­cess­ful life as a per­former.

The plot fol­lows a group of stu­dents across act­ing, danc­ing and mu­sic fac­ul­ties in the 1980s as they learn to mas­ter their craft and rise to the chal­lenges that face them.

Sea­mus plays Good­man ‘Goody’ King, a mu­sic stu­dent at the school who stud­ies brass.

In­volved in theatre for about three years, the 14-year-old Ur­sula Frayne Catholic Col­lege stu­dent made his act­ing de­but in a school pro­duc­tion of Beauty and the Beast, step­ping into the role of clock Cogsworth.

Since then he has per­formed at the Re­gal, Stir­ling and Ro­ley­stone the­atres in Les Mis­er­ables, The Sound of Mu­sic, The Se­cret Gar­den. Two Weeks with the Queen and Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory.

But Sea­mus said it was the co­he­sive com­mu­nity at APAN that had him au­di­tion for Fame the Mu­si­cal.

“The last mu­si­cal APAN put on was High School Mu­si­cal and I played Zeke Bay­lor,” he said.

“I thor­oughly en­joyed my time in that show and the sense of com­mu­nity the cast and crew brought.

“When Fame was an­nounced I re­ally wanted to be a part of it so I could per­form with a group of peo­ple who all love the same thing and want to sup­port each other.

Pre­vi­ously, Sea­mus also ap­peared in the lead­ing role of Jeremy in the WA leg of the Aus­tralian tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at and had a role in the fea­ture film Pa­per Planes.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d448355

Up-and-com­ing Perth ac­tor Sea­mus Har­ri­son.

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