Lovely Lauralyn Can (can-can)!

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Lauralyn McClelland plays Claudine in Can Can!

    I grew up in Idaho in a very small town with very sweet people and beautiful lakes and mountains. I'm the youngest of three children by 8 years so my mom had the time to haul me around to dance lessons and competitions after my brother and sister left for college! I think the small town setting also allowed me to have a pretty normal childhood, dance and theatre didn't fully take over my life until college. I was grateful to be able to participate in lots of activities and not miss out on school events, prom, etc.

I started dancing at age 3 and always loved it, my older sister did theatre in jr. high and high school but I was always to shy to audition. Lucky for me there was a dancer at my studio who started choreographing at the summer theatre company nearby, with his coaxing I auditioned and got to do three shows that summer. After my first paycheck I pretty much decided I didn't want to do anything el
se!


I had heard of the show Can-Can but didn't know much about it. I had seen the poster for the Can Can tour with Chita Rivera and the Radio City Rockettes, and when I auditioned I started googling
:)   I haven't had the privilege of performing with WBT yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

My favorite shows: The Last Five Years, Oklahoma!, The Color Purple, Rock of Ages, West Side Story, Chicago... whatever show I happen to be doing at the time usually becomes a favorite!  Dream roles: anything Gwen Verdon has ever played (which includes Claudine in Can Can!), Cassie in A Chorus Line and Cathy in The Last Five Years

When not on stage, I love cooking, traveling, visiting family back home, finding new spots in NYC to love.

Om my iPod? Right now? Can Can!  Haha, and usually a rock or pop station on Spotify or Pandora!

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