SEAMUS SEEKS AND FINDS FAME
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.
Up-and-coming Perth actor Seamus Harrison.