LANDING a starring role in a top production was music to the ears of a schoolgirl.

Cara Scott was ecstatic to bag the role of 'Molly' in Stellar Musical Theatre Company's glittering musical '13'.

The 12-year-old, who lives with her family in Kilmacolm, says it will be a dream come true to perform in the show at the Websters Theatre in Glasgow's west end from June 6-8.

Cara said: "It's something that is new to me as I'm usually quite a shy person but I'm really excited about it.

"It's a step out of my comfort zone.

"If you told me I would be doing this two years ago, I would've said 'never' and I would've been really scared.

"But it's a really good opportunity, so I'm really excited."

Cara, who has trained with both Scottish Ballet Associates and Ballet West, joined Stellar a year ago to broaden her repertoire.

Since then she has thrived thanks to 'excellent' training in all aspects of musical theatre, including ballet, jazz and other forms of dance.

Cara, of Gryffe Road, added: "I like the challenge of learning new things.

"The show is about teenagers and what they go through.

"People can expect to see a very funny show and there's a lot of singing, dancing and acting."

Cara says she hopes to become a ballerina when she's older.

She added: "I enjoy ballet the most.

"Dancing is what I want to do.

Cara's mum Julia is very proud of her daughter.

She said: "Cara is classically ballet trained and started when she was three.

"She trains with them about eight hours a week and she still does ballet too."

Creativity clearly runs in Cara's family as her sister Katie, 22, is studying illustration and visual media in London while her brother Tommy, 17, is a piper and her other brother Charlie, 15, was a pupil at the Dance School of Scotland.

Cara, who attends St Columba's School in Kilmacolm, is looking forward to starting at Port Glasgow High School after the summer alongside Charlie.

She is keen to thank all her dance and performance teachers, especially Terry Ferguson, a ballet teacher who first got her into dancing and Kirsty Tremayne, who runs Allegro Dance Academy and also teaches at Stellar, as well as the company owner Jennie Ellen McCutcheon.