JASMINE Scholz is hooked on performing.
Whether it be with a guitar in her hands or living the life of a character in live theatre, the 16 year old Galen College student just loves to entertain.
“I started acting when I was in primary school at Appin Park where I was the supporting lead role ‘Buttons’ in their first school production ‘Cinderella Rockerfella in 2013,” she said.
“After that experience I was hooked and I looked for other shows and chances to be on stage.
“That is when I joined the Wangaratta Players and in 2014 I was in the show ‘Annie’ as one of the orphans, ‘Pepper’.
“I have been in many shows since then…some as larger roles, and some ensemble and small roles.”
These include Aladdin, Shrek and the Superheroes, Hairspray, Grease with Galen and Wizard of Oz, Mort and Night of Stars with the Wangaratta Players.
“I love being on stage and performing; the process of creating a show is so fascinating to me,” said Jasmine.
“When I started as a kid I think I just enjoyed being on stage and being loud but now I enjoy the process of immersing myself into a show, the characters and the world it is set in.
“I also love working with other people who are passionate about the arts and gaining knowledge from people who have much more experience than I do.
“I think the theatre community could always be bigger; I enjoy the theatre so much, I don’t want people to miss out.”
Outside of theatre, Jasmine is also an aspiring musician; writing and producing her own songs.
“I released my debut album ‘In My Shoes’ in 2018 and since then I have been writing new songs, learning how to use Ableton Live and been taking short courses on writing songs and making music,” she said.
“Keep an ear out for any new music that may be on its way!”
Jasmine’s next production is Travelling North with the Wangaratta Players this month.
“I have enjoyed working with a very talented and experienced cast and team for this show, and I am looking forward to the final result,” she said.
“I play the role of Joan who is a working woman who is an educated school teacher.
“She is also a feminist, and she has a strained relationship with her father, Frank.
“The show is set in the 70s in Australia, which sets up the politics of the show.
“Travelling North is a drama with comedic elements and it tackles the topic of relationships between people over time.
“It is a wonderful show that I think anyone would get some merit out of.”
Travelling North will be performed at The Stage Door, 4D Evans St, on November 22, 23, 39 and 30 at 7.30pm with a matinee on Sunday, November 24 2019 at 2pm.
To buy tickets go to https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=554778 or call Cheryll on 0402 031 265.
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