Kieran Kelly sang his way to success at the weekend.
He sang two songs: I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book, and If I were a Rich Man, from Fiddler on the Roof and was placed first in the NEWZATS Cleveland Junior Award for Musical Theatre and Contemporary Solo Singing . The prize is $250. The competition was held on Sunday 11 June and was adjudicated by Nick Hollamby who has taught contemporary voice at the University of Otago, and is now based in Christchurch where he lectures at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art.
You can hear more from Kieran as the eponymous hero of our upcoming school production of Bugsy Malone held at the end of week 10.