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Born in New Zealand, Catherine's passion for musical theatre was nurtured from a young age through her training with Auckland City Theatre Academy. Prior to LASALLE, Catherine received the prestigious Associate of Trinity College of London (A.T.C.L) diploma in Musical Theatre, with Distinction. Catherine performed solo in New Zealand's TV 3 Coca Cola Christmas in the Park in front of a live audience of over 200,000 people, on top of being broadcast nation-wide. At LASALLE, Catherine performed in productions such as Gypsy: A Musical Fable, The Duchess of Malfi,The Wedding Singer, and was cast in leading roles in Lucky Stiff, The Pajama Game, and Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part 1 and 2. Catherine wishes to thank her family for their unconditional love and support.
The story of The Pajama Game is centered on the romantic relationships of two contrasting couples, Babe and Sid, and Hines and Gladys. Set in the early 1950s in US mid-West town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, these two couples struggle with pangs and arrows of being in love, not being in love, and bouts of excessive jealousy, all against a background of a local strike by the workers in the ‘Sleep Tite’ pajama factory. The tensions in the couples’ relationships are intensified by the fact that they are on opposing sides in this dispute. However, despite the sometimes rocky journey that is filled with joy, laughter, tears, and often hysterical hilarity, true to the genre of musical comedy, it all ends happily – with a wild dance finale that involves a fashion parade of the latest in regards to pajamas.