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November 05, 2011

Cameron Holmes has landed the “supercalifrag’’ job of a lifetime. At just 12, the Minchinbury Public School student is playing the lead role of Michael Banks in Mary Poppins the Musical at the Capitol Theatre.

“I feel very honoured and really happy to be in a musical with people I have always looked up to,’’ he said.

Cameron was able to work with singer and actress Marina Prior who also starred in the production as Mrs Banks.

The lead role is a natural fit for the young performer, who has trained in ballet at Donna Jean’s Danceforce.

The dance school is run by Cameron’s mother Donna, who has helped him develop the skills needed for performing.

Despite a busy performing schedule, he juggles school and tutoring and his friends and teachers have watched him perform.“There was a big reaction they were excited too,’’ Cameron said.

Donna said nobody realised how big her son’s role was until they saw him perform.

“He could have a big future he is only 12 but you never know,’’ she said.


In 2008 he performed in Billy Elliot the Musical

In 2011 he landed the role of Michael Banks in Mary Poppins the Musical.

Cameron spent March and April rehearsing in Melbourne for the role.

He was selected to perform in the show’s opening night at the Capitol Theatre

He will continue performing in two shows a week until December

He performed at the 2011 Helpmann Awards at the Sydney Opera House

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