Townsville export Lachlan Greenland flew to the US this week launching the next step in his professional theatre career.
Lachlan, who graduated from the Griffith Conservatorium of Music’s Musical Theatre degree last year, has received a contract as a performer aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Dawn.
“Norwegian Cruise Lines hold auditions every now and then, so I went to their recent auditions in Sydney where I auditioned for several character roles and as a general singer and dancer – and then a few weeks later they said they had a ship for me, which is really exciting,” Lachlan said.
Before studying at the Conservatorium, Lachlan’s experience traced back through some of Townsville’s most notable theatre companies.
“I began singing with Sandy Neal at a young age, and my first major role in a musical was Moritz Stiefel in the Townsville Choral Society’s Spring Awakening in 2014. That set me up pretty well; in 2015 I became a member of Theatre iNQ’s The Bridge Project where I was a part of Dangerous Liaisons and Twelfth Night, before being accepted into the Conservatorium of Music in 2016.
“I begin working with Norwegian Cruise Lines in May when I fly to Tampa, Florida and begin rehearsals for six shows. I’m hired as a singer and a dancer, so there’ll be a lot of rehearsing and a lot of performing once we’re on the ship. I’ll then be cruising on the Norwegian Dawn with my first contract running from June to December.
“Before starting at the Con three years ago, I never would have expected I’d be on a dance contract, let alone on Norwegian Cruise Lines, so who knows where I’ll be in the next three years! One of my goals is to be in an Australian tour of some sort, and I’d also like to see what happens if I do pursue the music side further with singing and songwriting. Watch this space!”