A HAMILTON musical theatre star is set for a starring role on stage this month at one of Scotland’s top venues.
Fiona Park (22), of Union Street, has been cast in the role of Veronica, one of the Hollywood Blondes in the award-winning hit stage musical Gypsy.
The sales assistant will be appearing as part of the Apollo Players in the showpiece production at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, from October 25 to October 30.
She will be on stage throughout the week-long production, which has a cast of 60 adults and children.
Organisers believe that the show will attract sell-out audiences, with tickets already being snapped up quickly by families, friends and theatre fans from far and wide.
Fiona will also be performing for one of the biggest names in world theatre.
Sir Cameron McIntosh – described by the New York Times as one of the most influential theatre producers in the world – will be the guest of honour at one of the eight shows during the week.
Sir Cameron has produced hits such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Mary Poppins, and was knighted for his services to musical theatre in 1996.
Gypsy is a production with music by Julia Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the book by Arthur Laurents.
It is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother Rose.
The leading part of Mama Rose will be played by top Scottish professional actress Terry Neason.
The show contains many songs that have become popular, including “Small World” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.
It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform on stage, and casts an eye of the hardships of showbiz.
The Apollo Players production will have evening shows each night, with matinees on both Wednesday and Saturday. The curtain goes up each evening at 7.30pm, with the two matinee shows starting at 2.30pm.