FOR local schoolgirl Tuscany King, music has always been the answer.
The 13-year-old Port Bouvard resident said singing had always been a big part of her life.
“Through singing I have learnt it is okay to just be yourself,” she said.
“You don’t have to be someone else and I have found myself in music.”
Spending her time dedicated to singing, Tuscany has been selected as part of the Australian Performing Arts Network (APAN) to star in Musicals in Concert with Lucy Durack.
The audition stage would be daunting for most 13-year-olds, but for Tuscany it was exciting.
“I don’t get nervous at all; I had to sing two songs in the audition and then I found out I got in and was singing around the house,” she said.
APAN students are often noted as future stars, and with the opportunity to work alongside one of Perth’s top stage performers in Durack, Tuscany said it was a dream come true.
“There are so many emotions; it’[s something I have always wanted to do as singing makes people happy,” she said.
Tuscany’s mother Sue said her daughter had always had a love of music.
“She was singing before she could talk and has always been performing,” she said.
“We are just so proud of her.”
Despite rehearsals for the musical being in Malaga, Tuscany said it was a fantastic opportunity.
“I went to the audition to see what would happen and I knew I would be proud no matter what,” she said.
The musical will take to the stage in June at the Perth Concert Hall before the team regroup to perform at Telethon.
Until then, Tuscany said it was back to entertaining her friends at Halls Head Community College.
“People at school ask me to sing and rap so I love performing… it makes people happy,” she said.
Tickets are now on sale for the performance and can be booked through BOCS Ticketing on 9484 1133.