Four Gold Coast youngsters have been cast in Opera Australia and John Frost’s Australian revival of The King and I.
Opera Australia’s Adrian Storey said producers were impressed with the depth of talent uncovered at auditions in October.
Mr Story is particularly impressed with Jayden, who studies singing with Mo award-winning vocalist Kirri Adams and takes tap, jazz and acrobatics classes at National Academy of Performing Arts.
Already a consummate professional, he played Jeremy Potts in the recent Brisbane season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
“Both shows are at QPAC, so this is like my new home practically,” Jayden said.
“I’m not nervous. I wasn’t nervous in Chitty either.”