Starting his career in acting at Ipswich Grammar School in the stage performance the Addams Family, Clancy Enchelmaier always knew he wanted to pursue a career in acting and dancing.
“I first started performing when I was about six,” he said.
“I was this ball of energy with no real outlet to use it, so my parents threw me into singing and dancing lessons, and it’s been a wild ride ever since then.
“The moment that I decided that I wanted to pursue theatre professionally was seeing the 2008 tour of Wicked, it made me feel this mass of inspiration that I hadn’t felt before.
“I couldn’t describe it, but I knew from that moment, theatre was what I wanted to do with my life.”
Enchelmaier said being back on stage at Ipswich Civic Centre in Margaret Fulton The Musical feels like a full circle moment in his life.
“To be on the Civic Centre stage as a professional is such a surreal moment,” he said.
“I would go to see every production I could at the Ipswich Civic Centre as a kid, I would take any glimpse of theatre I could get.
“Getting the opportunity to reconnect with the town I grew up in really means a lot.
“I’ve grown so much as an artist and more importantly as a person, but it’s so important to recognise and connect with your roots.”
When speaking about Margaret Fulton The Musical, Enchelmaier said the musical shares with the audience all the twists and turns of the life of an aussie icon.
“It’s a heart-warming and fun musical that shows you the life of the woman, Margaret Fulton, who is behind the book that taught Australia to cook,” he said.
“It’s an absolute blast of a show, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and undoubtedly some of the songs stuck in your head.
“I am beyond excited to share this show with the audiences of Ipswich, mainly because the live performance industry has been entirely halted due to the pandemic.
“I am beyond grateful to be able to do what I love again.”
When speaking about the future Enchelmaier said he simply wants to grow and develop as a performer.
“I want to connect with other artists and create work that inspires,” he said.
“Maybe even inspire other young performers, like how that one show of Wicked inspired me as a kid.”
Margaret Fulton the Musical will be showing at Ipswich Civic Centre on Thursday 8 April.
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