Young performer concludes second professional show in two years

06 April 2023

Young performer concludes second professional show in two years

When the newsletter last caught up with Finn Walsham exactly one year ago, the Year 4 student was excitedly preparing to perform in his first ever professional musical, Mary Poppins. Today, Finn is preparing to finish a run of over 20 shows at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, playing three characters in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

“I’ve learnt how to become a professional,” said Finn, now in Year 5.

“It was really fun learning what you have to do. You have to listen to the directors and take in what they say,” he said.

Performing alongside renowned actors and singers like ARIA chart-topping Paulini, Finn plays three roles in the musical production: Benjamin the youngest brother of Joseph, Potiphar, and a kid in the chorus of children.

“A show like this is quite different to Mary Poppins. With this show, we’re on and off a lot, and I’m learning how to play lots of roles,” Finn said.

“I’m performing this Saturday and Sunday. There are four groups of kids with eight kids in each, so 16 kids come in for each performance and one group is on standby and one group is performing.

“It’s been really fun!” he said.

Acting Co-Head of Junior School Mr Tim Bluhdorn said it was wonderful to see Finn grow in confidence as a performer and continue to excel in musical theatre.

“Finn addressed our Junior School assembly with a wonderful message, stating that that he has learnt to persevere through challenges and keep going when faced with new things to learn.

“We are very proud of all Finn has accomplished thus far and look forward to seeing what the future holds,” said Mr Bluhdorn.  

With less than two weeks until the final curtain, remaining tickets are available via Ticket Master.

“We’ll just see what comes up next!” said Finn.

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