Whiz Kid's Name, Age: Sebastian Hagelstein, 10
Whiz Kid's School: Lee Academy for Gifted Education
Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: After an audition in New York, Sebastian was selected to be part of a national tour of the Broadway musical “The Music Man.”
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: When he is not traveling across country and practicing his solo songs with the character’s famous lisp for his role as Winthrop in the “Music Man,” Sebastian is like any 10-year-old boy. He loves to read and play his favorite video games - Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones and Pokémon. He has fun hanging out with his family and friends, and playing with his two golden retrievers, Honey and Sweetie.
His awesomeness comes from both his incredible talent and his dedication to his education. While on tour through May, Sebastian works on the long bus rides with a traveling tutor. Along with regular school work, he is keeping sketchbook of the many different landscapes he’s seen for his art class.
Sebastian says his most favorite part of being on tour is “making different friends and seeing many places.”
Though he experienced his very first snow in Vermont, everything pales in comparison to his favorite part of being on stage.
“The applause at the end of the performance - that’s the best part.”