Sara Petrovski. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Sara Petrovski has been cast in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and West End production Evita The Musical, starring Tina Arena in the lead role. Performing as part of the Children's Ensemble, alongside 17 other young performers, this opportunity represents a chance for Sara to test her performing arts skills - she takes lessons in singing, piano and dance - as well as develop her career in musical theatre.
"I'm so excited to be in the cast of Evita. I'm in the Children's Ensemble and I'm loving my rehearsals, learning new songs and have met new friends. I'm mostly excited about performing alongside some amazing artists, especially Tina Arena," she said.
Despite her youth, Sara has competed in numerous Sydney Eisteddfod dance and singing events over a 4-year period, claiming 1st place in the Vocal Performance, Song & Dance/Musical Theatre as well as Song from a Musical events in both 2017 and 2018. In addition to this, highlights of Sara's career so far include brand commercials and promotions, voiceovers, campaign stills and fashion parades. However, her heart is set on stage and vocal performance.
"I just love performing and I’m in the process of co-writing my first original song and I can’t wait to share it...I would love to be on broadway doing musicals. Anything to do with singing is where I can see myself," Sara explained.
Opening at the Sydney Opera House on 13 September 2018, Evita is set to perform some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
For Sara it doesn't just stop there: she has been selected as a 'Featured Artist' for Schools Spectacular this year, which has been a dream come true.
"It's been great fun so far and I can't wait for the performances…Being involved with Schools Spectacular has also given me other opportunities such as singing the national anthem for the launch of Education Week."
As far as Sara is concerned, taking part in Sydney Eisteddfod events so early in her career has been extremely useful to her development as a performer.
"It's helped me become a better performer. Every adjudicator has great feedback for me to work towards and improve…and I love being part of it," she said.