05/07/06 – Heart of England pupil wins lead role in Westside Story

CraigyB writes,

“”15 year old Alyssa McClelland came through a tough audition attended by hundreds of hopefuls to secure the lead role of Maria in the Westside Story at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The Heart of England School pupil hopes the appearance of a huge ‘West End’ hit role on her blossoming CV could provide a springboard to a full-time performing arts career.

Alyssa currently has her sights set on a winning a place at the Stratford-upon-Avon Performing Arts School.

Westside story runs from 23-26 August.”