Head turner: Logan lad’s big break

Logan-native Jackson Head will realise a lifelong aspiration as he hits the phase as Gaston in Magnificence and the Beast at QPAC.

The former Park Ridge main faculty student spent his childhood dreaming of such an opportunity.

“As an artist, you have lower expectations but superior hopes constantly,” Mr Head reported.

“Every time I would see a Disney demonstrate come via, I’d normally imagine, ‘man that would be cool’.

Mr Head has done skillfully for the past couple several years but said this was his 1st guide position.

“Which is seriously remarkable,” he stated.

“We’re bringing to life this sacred Disney tale, so everyone in the solid desires to do their very best every night time.”

Mr Head has revelled in a return to his house point out for the role.

“I’ve experienced so lots of family and pals come see the display, and my household is pretty large too,” he reported.

“It has been definitely nice to get to see everyone, due to the fact as a performer you are generally travelling about the state and you don’t get to see family members very normally.

“I also obtained to see folks I grew up with and experienced with – it has been awesome to see them way too.”

Rising up in Logan Mr Head mentioned he experienced a satisfying childhood.

“My brothers and I grew up on acreage so it was always exciting to be out in the yard,” he reported.

“My mom and dad were being fairly wonderful they rather much just encouraged us to attempt anything.

“I experienced a go at a bunch of different musical devices and did some dance education at a Logan-based mostly firm that no more time exists – Divine River Dance Academy.”

He mentioned there “wasn’t as substantially of an artwork scene” in the town when he grew up.

“But from what I’ve read and seen now there is a great deal a lot more opportunity popping up for youthful performers, which is wonderful,” Mr Head explained.

This is the very first time Beauty and the Beast has ever performed in Queensland.