Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Musical Provides Big Break

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Musical Provides Big Break

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Jay Underwood

news@dailymercury.com.au

THE acting industry is notorious for its competitive and cut-throat nature, however, former Proserpine resident Hayley Martin has defied all odds after being cast in a major stage adaptation of King Kong in Melbourne.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs from the makers of How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, and itCOs going to be one of the most epic productions in musical theatre history,C[yen] Miss Martin said.

But getting the role was not an easy task for Miss Martin after almost a year of auditioning.

C[pounds sterling]They got us to do a lot of different dance styles, like ballet and tap, as well as singing and acting workshops,C[yen] she said.

After graduating with a Diploma of Dance from the World Dance Studios in Melbourne and completing studies at NIDA in Los Angeles, Miss Martin has begun to make a name for herself across Australia. She has been cast in several stage productions including Monty PythonCOs Spamalot, Hairspray and Andrew Lloyd WebberCOs Love Never Dies. …

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