Singing, dancing and acting student playing to her strengths

Singer Maddi McDonald. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Singer Maddi McDonald. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

GETTING ready to play one of the lead roles as Wednesday in the Rockhampton Grammar School's production of the Addams Family, Maddi McDonald says she loves everything about musical theatre.

"It's thrown a bit of a spanner in the works because I really love performing as a singer as well," the 17-year-old said.

"Since being in Jesus Christ Superstar earlier this year and now the Addams family I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what I'd like to do because I love both singing and musical theatre."

It may be a tough dilemma for the Year 12 singing, dancing and acting student, but she's trying to narrow it down by honing in on her talent in front of audiences across CQ.

"I've been trying to gig as much as I can," Maddi said.

"I love the feeling of performing and the rush you get when you go on stage."

And her most recent gig last Sunday at Emu Park's Pine Beach Hotel was performing with former X-Factor 2014 contestant James Johnston, which Maddi said was a great experience.

"We got to do a couple of songs on stage together which was fantastic," she said.

"Having his band behind you to back you up makes such a difference, there's so much more you can do. I was performing in between his breaks and I'm hoping to do that with more gigs coming up at the Pine Beach Hotel."

Influence by artists like Matt Corby and Ed Sheeran as well as anything on Triple J, Maddi said she'd love to make a career out of music.

"I'm going to audition at as many places as I can and see what happens there," she said.

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