Loving the stage

IN REHEARSAL: Kate Fletcher of Capalaba and Hannah Wyatt of Wellington Point are in rehearsal for Savoyards' The King and I.
IN REHEARSAL: Kate Fletcher of Capalaba and Hannah Wyatt of Wellington Point are in rehearsal for Savoyards' The King and I.

Moreton Bay Girls College student Hannah Wyatt, 9, of Wellington Point has got used to some late nights since rehearsals started for The King and I.

And like the aspiring actress she is, she is thriving on the hectic rehearsal schedule, willingly fitting this workload into her school work.

Hannah is a member of the 14-strong children's chorus in the show, giving her the opportunity to sing, dance and act.

"Her ambition is to be an actress, so when she saw this advertised, she decided to audition.  She loves every aspect of the theatre and working with Savoyards has made the whole experience uplifting and fun.  She's completely sold on it," Hannah's mother, Clare said.

Clare said besides the opportunity to hone her theatre skills, Hannah had also made new friends from different schools.  But at the same time, it was nice that three other girls from her school were also in it.

"There is a special student night being held before the opening and quite a few of her friends will be there.  She is really excited about it," Clare said.

Other Redland locals in The King and I include Christina Kay of Birkdale, Kate Fletcher of Capalaba, Sharyn Hall of Birkdale, Kylah Davis of Sheldon and Kristan Ford of Alexandra Hills.

The King and I will be performed from  June 17 to  July 1 at  Iona Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Road, Lindum.  Tickets are $25/$48.  Book on savoyards.com.au or 3893 4321.

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