Parkinson back with tales to tell
GOLD Coast triple threat Adele Parkinson returns home to share tales from her adventures on the Australian tour of hit stage musical Legally Blonde as part of a workshop for young performers on Saturday. Parkinson, 22, a graduate of the famed WAAPA Musical Theatre course, is enjoying her professional theatre debut as understudy for Legally Blonde’s main character Elle Woods, played by Lucy Durack. Boasting an all-star cast that also includes Rob Mills and Cameron Daddo, Legally Blonde follows bombshell Elle as she proves her smarts at Harvard Law School with hilarious results. The show opens at the Lyric Theatre, at QPAC, in Brisbane on March 12. Parkinson’s former vocal coach, Celisa Urech, invited the star student to lead Saturday’s three-hour musical theatre workshop, including a Q & A session, called Bend and Snap at GC Dance, Biggera Waters. Local audiences might remember Parkinson as a talented teen – the former All Saints Anglican School student performed in director Robert Young’s popular inhouse productions at The Arts Centre Gold Coast and starred in several Summer School productions at the venue, including Annie and Grease.
The Bend and Snap Workshop plays GC Dance, 4/17 Everton Drive Biggera Waters on Saturday from 2pm-5pm (for Grade 7-9 students) and from 6pm to 9pm (Grade 10-12 students).