Lovely Lauralyn Can (can-can)!
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 else!
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!