Stage star in Jersey Boys has triple the fun

Audience connection: Kat Hoyos, of Cronulla, is touring Australia with the Jersey Boys musical. Picture: John Veage
Audience connection: Kat Hoyos, of Cronulla, is touring Australia with the Jersey Boys musical. Picture: John Veage

ACTRESS, singer and dancer Kat Hoyos, of Cronulla, is a proven triple threat.

Having previously performed a 14-month season of Hairspray The Musical, Hoyos, 26, is no stranger to the stage.

But being on the road touring with the musical Jersey Boys for much of this year is something new entirely.

"The fact that it is a touring show means I get to see so many cities," Hoyos told the Leader from Adelaide, where the show is now running.

"It's a really exciting part of the job."

Hoyos has been performing professionally as a singer and dancer since she was 18.

"I decided to study acting for three years and have that intense training, as well as singing and dancing," she said.

"I wanted to do all three and musical theatre is the best way to do that."

In Jersey Boys, Hoyos is one of only three women in the show and has 17 costume changes to play several roles.

She said the show appealed to men and women because the story had a lot of grit and drama.

The production tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

"Even if you don't know the group, you will know the songs," Ms Hoyos said.

"I play Frankie Valli's daughter, which is really a touching moment in the show for me. A lot of people connect with that and you can sometimes hear sobs in the audience."

For Hoyos, breathing the same air as the audience makes for a rewarding experience as a performer.

"It is so nice to get that immediate response from the audience each night, " she said.

"Working live it happens so organically and is different each night and that is the most exciting thing."

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