some of the Fusion Theatre programs
of the play's he's appeared in.
LISBURN teenager Nick Parks has come tantalisingly close to
achieving his dream of starring in a West End musical after he
made it through to the final stages of BBC One's `Any Dream Will
However, much to his great disappointment and despite
stunning performances at `Joseph School', he didn't manage to
make it through to the televised rounds of the search to find
the next star of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical 'Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'.
Even though he didn't make it to the television studios, Nick
takes comfort in the words of one of the judges, theatrical
producer Bill Kenwright, who said of his performance: "You gave
it to me from the heart and this is from the heart, you could be
Speaking about his time at 'Joseph School' Nick said: "It has
made me crave musical theatre so much more.
"I enjoyed the whole experience so I have no regrets. I have
learned a lot and if I can audition in front of the people I had
to sing for, then I can do it for anybody."
Nick is no stranger to the stage, having performed for many
years with Lisburn theatre company, Fusion.
However, with no formal training, the judges felt he lacked
the self belief to make it through to the live final.
Despite this, Nick quickly bounced back, is currently
auditioning for stage school in London and Manchester and is
looking forward to the next Fusion Theatre production of Jesus
Christ Superstar later in the year.