Parkin­son back with tales to tell

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

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).

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