Rising star enjoys challenge

Fresh face: Cypriana Singh, a former student of Campbelltown Performing Arts High School.

Fresh face: Cypriana Singh, a former student of Campbelltown Performing Arts High School.

AT just 18, Cypriana Singh has already had an impressive singing career spanning musical theatre and a principal role fronting the Schools Spectacular.

At 14 the Casula resident auditioned for a program that puts talented songwriters and singers in touch with industry professionals.

It took Singh a few years to be accepted in the highly competitive Talent Development Project.

Even then, a constant audition process ensures the musically inclined students deserve their place.

"It is a little bit stressful but I think the good outweighs the bad," Singh said.

"It is lots of fun and you meet great people, not just industry professionals,"

"I sort of made a promise to myself that I would graduate from the program but at times I didn't think I would get there."

Last month when she graduated and performed in a program showcase, singing songs from the musicals Edges and Reefer Madness.

She said the program gave her an appreciation of the different ways people interpret songs.

"It was all about working on songs and getting them to a place where you are really happy with them and presenting them in a different way for the audience," she said.

Her next goal is a university degree. While Singh is not too fussed about which institution she attends, she knows that musical theatre is her calling.

She is busy preparing to play character Christmas Eve in the Campbelltown Theatre Group's August performance of the musical Avenue Q

The musical runs throughout August at the Town Hall Theatre.

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