DanceLife went to Melbourne last year to go and see Wicked and to have a chat with one of the stars of the show Lucy Durack who plays Glinda. In case you missed the interview we thought we would post it as Wicked opnes in Sydney on Friday. Watch part 2 of the interview here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSqXc2Ylvmw
Lucy has fast become one of Australia’s rising young leading ladies of musical theatre with a list of major roles to her credit including Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in the Australian Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Rikki Rose in Respect and Laurey in Oklahoma!.
Originally hailing from Perth, Lucy graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) and prior to graduating was cast in the Brisbane and Sydney seasons of Mamma Mia! in which she understudied and performed the role of Sophie.
Lucy’s screen credits include the lead role of Cassie Bennett on Channel 7’s Headland, All Saints, the Australian feature film Finding Nigel and the worldwide broadcast of the BBC2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition in Cardiff in which she was a finalist.
While regularly performing in concert with various orchestras throughout Australia, Lucy’s cabaret appearances include Immaculate Confection which toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Tasmania and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, All Star Cabaret for the Sydney Theatre Company, Cavalcade for His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, and the 2003 Sydney Cabaret Convention for which she received the Judges’ Award for her work with Matthew Robinson.
Lucy has a firm commitment to workshopping and performing new Australian work, having created roles for Mel Morrow and David Mitchell’s The Palace Whore, Nick Enright and David King’s The Good Fight, John Shand’s Rainbow’s End (including the subsequent SBS recording), Guy Noble’s Karaoke The Musical and Matthew Robinson’s Pratt Prize-winning musical Metro Street.
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Wicked opens in Sydney on Friday at the Capitol Theatre. To purchase your tickets please go to www.ticketmaster.com.au.