On the Couch with Angelique Cassimatis

Angelique Cassimatis oncWho is Angelique Cassimatis?
A pocket rocket music theatre performer!

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing. I have been blessed with a group of new producers and up and coming composers writing a show specifically for me. Why would I do anything different?

Who inspires you and why?
I have two. First on the list is Elvis. I love watching his earlier performances where he was so confident and electric up on the stage. And the second would be Caroline O’Conner, she’s a pocket rocket triple threat who nails everything she does and someone who had inspired my career.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Making someone smile can change his or her whole day and that then becomes a domino effect. It’s about making tiny differences.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Again, I have two and extremely different. 1. Hawaii – it’s the perfect place to relax sun, sand, beautiful people, and great shopping. 2. New York – the best place to be inspired!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
First I’ll take them on a walk along the foreshores of Rosebay – you’ll see uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour. Then I’ll take them to chill at one of the cafes at Bronte Beach – it’s one of the more chilled beaches.

What are you currently reading?
My script! Hahahahah!

What are you currently listening to?
I love Penatonix and Paloma Faith’s new album.

Happiness is?
Good food and great company.

What does the future hold for you?
I would love to say exciting new projects, leading roles and hopefully encouraging people to do what they love.

Angelique Cassimatis began her dance training at 2 years old with The Dance Work in Brisbane, taking further studies in dance and musical theatre at the Australian Dance Performance Institute, graduating in 2005 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Angelique made her musical theatre debut as Pepper in the musical Annie. She has since gone on to perform in shows throughout Asia and the Philippines, and dancing on board the Pacific Princess. She is one of the directors of Carousel Entertainment, where she co-choreographs and performs in cabaret acts throughout Sydney.

Angelique starred in High School Musical, understudying the role of Kelsi, and was one of the original cast members in the hit musical Mary Poppins. She was a finalist in the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment Award and most recently she performed in the ensemble of King Kong, and understudied the role of Ann.

Angelique will be starring in Guilty Pleasures for Blue Saint Productions at Chapel Off Chapel from 9 October. For more information, visit: www.bluesaint.com.au or www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

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