Former Dubbo College students Sascha Wykes and Billie Palin are among the actors set to take to national theatre stages across two major productions.
Sacha is set to feature in the upcoming Australian production of Shrek The Musical, and Billie has been selected for the role of Ralph among others in a new take on HMS Pinafore.
Sascha has been cast as Baby Bear/Baby Shrek in the musical, set to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in the new year, with shows also scheduled for Melbourne and Brisbane later in the year.
Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar-winning film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek! Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favourite ogre to life on the stage.
Sascha said she still can't believe she will be joining household names including Todd McKinney, Marcia Hines, Lucy Durak and Ben Mingay on the stage.
"It is still hard to believe I will be working with these stars," she said.
"Everyone in the cast is absolutely amazing and have some insane credits on their resumes.
"I will be working alongside some of Australian theatre's most influential performers, and this will allow me to learn so much."
Sascha cut her performing teeth in Dubbo, making her stage debut in the Orana Heights Public School production of Danger Kids.
Sascha studied Drama and Dance at Dubbo College ranking first in both subjects in Year 12 and has performed with Dubbo Theatre Company, Orana Dance Centre and Drama Club Dubbo.
More recently, she has been attending Brent Street, a performing arts school in Sydney.
"After Year 12, I had a gap year where I worked to save money to attend Brent Street. This year I have been fortunate enough to dance, sing and act five days a week amongst Australia's best up and coming performers.
"Brent Street has taught me a lot including how to prepare for an audition".
When asked if she had any advice for our graduating dance and drama students, Sascha replied always to say yes and attend every audition you can.
"Make sure you always do your research and are prepared. Training is essential. There is always room to improve."
Billie's success comes after recently having won the Sydney Cabaret Competition.