August Evening

12

2018

Sunday

August

When:

Where:

How Much:

7:00 pm

Victor Harbor Town Hall

$10

Hosts

Georgia Martin

Georgia has loved musicals ever since she was a child, being brought up on shows like Singing in The Rain, and Kiss Me Kate. She had roles in a number of shows at school, but finally returned to the stage last year in the SCCAS production of Jonathan Ogilvy’s ‘Cinderella and the Pirates’, and recently in Les Mis. While not planning for future SCCAS productions Georgia is a middle maths/science teacher. She is very excited to be a part of CentreStage, and can’t wait to see the wonderful performers who participate.

Band (In alphabetical order)

Wayne Good

Wayne began singing after retirement as a secondary school teacher, joining a local chorus group and then Fleurieu Harmony Chorus at Aldinga and Adelaide Allsorts, a mixed harmony chorus at Marion. Over the last 9 years he has performed as a bass with the choruses and several quartets, entertaining a number of groups on the Fleurieu and competing at regional and National Barbershop conventions in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Wellington NZ. He is looking forward to singing in the Barbershop Harmony Australia National Convention in September 2018 in Adelaide. Wayne performed in his first musical in the 2017 SCCAS production of Sweeney Todd as the evil Judge Turpin and is fresh from the SCCAS 2018 hugely successful production of Les Miserables performing in a number of ensemble roles including the Bishop, a factory worker, a pimp and a member of Thenardier’s gang.

Belinda Britton

Belinda has been accompanying performers across SA and internationally for the past 15 years. A teacher by trade, Belinda has worked with primary and high school choirs, orchestras, soloists and musical casts as a conductor, accompanist and director. Career highlights include working on Alice in Wonderland, Grease and Bugsy Malone, writing and co-directing the primary school musicals River of Dreams and Pure Imagination: 100 Years of Roald Dahl at the Hybernia Theatre, Prague, Czech Repuiblic, and conducting/accompanying choirs at the Christmas Markets in Prague’s Old Town Square. Now residing on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Belinda is accompanying SCCAS’s production of Les Misérables, and is excited to be part of Centre Stage’s Broadway project.

Susie Lush

Susie developed a love and appreciation of music from a young age. Her love of music was fostered at school where she discovered a passion for singing and a love of choral music.in addition to singing, Susie also learned to play the piano, saxophone and flute. 
Susie studied a Bachelor of Music (Majoring in Voice and Music Education) at the Adelaide Elder Conservatorium and then completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. She has extensive experience as an Instrumental Teacher, teaching students privately in Voice and Piano. She also worked as a tutor with the Australian Girls Choir for five years which was a wonderful and exciting experience. For the past decade, Susie has been teaching classroom music at a number of Independent Schools throughout South Australia. Susie has two young children and chose to become a Kindermusik teacher in order to share her joy of music with her children as well.

Emma Muhlack

Emma grew up on stage, with her first competition being poetry recitation at the age of five. A singer, actor, and bassist, she has performed in choirs, poetry recitals, classical voice competitions, Shakespeare, musicals, concert bands, cover bands and house bands. When she's not performing, rehearsing, or recovering, she's doing her PhD in public health ethics at the University of Adelaide.

Tim Wormald

After a short-lived career on the recorder as a 7-year-old, Tim returned to music upon entering high school and has been playing drums and tuned percussion ever since in a range of musicals, jazz ensembles, and as an accompanist for solo performers. When not behind a drum kit, he enjoys food and making teenagers write essays about poetry.

Performers

(In alphabetical order)

Shannen Beckett

Shannen Beckett (16) is a young actress, singer, musician and dancer. She has participated in many community arts opportunities presented to her such as local musicals and performances at open mic nights, local farmers markets, and school showcases. She loves musical theatre and is excited for this opportunity to perform through Centrestage with many passionate performers like herself.

Sarah Bicknell

Sarah loved singing from a very young age as a member of the Johnny Young Talent School in Adelaide. She had her musical debut as Little Cosette at the age of 10. Her love for singing grew from there and she went on to perform in musicals in both principal roles and the ensemble in, Oliver, Wizard of Oz, The Mikado, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Les Miserables and 42nd Street in SA and NSW. Sarah moved to the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2015 and became a member of SCAAS in 2015 performing in My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd, and more recently Assistant Directed in the recent production of Les Misérables. Sarah hasn’t performed a solo for some years and is excited (and nervous) about CentreStage providing the opportunity to perform again.

Minnie Broad

Minnie is 18 years old and has been involved in a handful of independent film and theatre projects, including Veranda Theatre’s 2015 performance of Thérèse Raquin. She would later act as an ensemble member in South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s My Fair Lady, and again as Catherine in that year’s October show, Pippin. Minnie is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at Adelaide University, and has just finished performing a successful season in SCCAS’s production of Les Misérables.

Alexis Bruce

Alexis Bruce is 11 years old and is a Year 5 student at Encounter Lutheran College. Lexie, as she is affectionately known, is passionate about dance and singing and undertakes lessons in both. She competes in competitions for dance and recently did her first vocal competition and won first place. Lexie also loves craft, reading, bike rides and family walks with her puppy. Lexie is no stranger to the stage performing in dance concerts, school musicals, vocal music evenings, concerts, choir and Wakakirri starting at the tender age of 3. Lexie’s recently played Little Cosette / Little Eponine in SCCAS production Les Miserables. This was her first large scale musical and she has thoroughly enjoyed the journey and looks forward to her next audition opportunity.

Jack Doherty

Jack, 18, has been involved in musical theatre for 4 years, beginning as a backstage hand in Zest Theatre Group’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Soon enough, singing along in the wings eventuated into on-stage roles, performing in Zest Theatre Group’s, Grease and West Side Story. He has also performed in South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s My Fair Lady, as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pippin as Pippin, a plethora of characters in the recent, Les Miserables and most recently was a member of the ensemble in The Therry Dramatic Society’s production of Holiday Inn. In the past year Jack has undertaken dance lessons and received formal vocal training, and hopes to display these emerging skills in other productions later in the year.

Ali Dunbar

Ali's love of musical theatre has sustained her since childhood. Since performing in several shows throughout high school, she has been cast in a number of local SCCAS productions, including The Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar and My Fair Lady. Ali's own performing has been tabled for the last two years while living in London, and has instead invested in young voices as vocal teacher for Trinity Performing Arts. She is thrilled to return to performing as part of CentreStage.

Tabetha Fulton

Tabetha (15) is new to the Theatre family but has been in love with theatre since she was little.  She has been teaching herself to sing since she was ten and she recently played Joly as well as a plethora of others in the SCCAS production of Les Miserables and loved every second of it.

Joseph Giblin

Joseph has been acting and singing since he discovered his passion for theatre as a child. Though never formally trained in either singing or acting, his passion for the performing arts pushed him to teach himself, with John Owen-Jones, Alfie Boe and Ramin Karimloo his main inspirations. He has performed in Marie Clark Musical Theatre's Jekyll and Hyde and their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Mitch Mahoney, as well as one of his bucket list roles of Marius Pontmercy in South Coast Choral and Arts Society's Les Miserables.

Emily Grear

Emily, 22, has grown up in a largely musical family making it no surprise that she too developed a love for it. She truly enjoyed bringing Envy to life in SCCAS’s Pippin (2016), and living in the age of revolution in Les Mis (2018) as part of the ensemble. Aside from music, she has a passion for film, enjoying creating videos for her YouTube channel, Relentless Dreamer (shameless plug), an interest she is hoping to further in study.

Jon Grear

Jon has been involved with South Coast Choral & Arts Society for over 10 years. From his first role playing Emile De Beque in South Pacific, through to most recently playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Jon has taken a wide variety of roles, usually requiring him to wear a range of wigs or false teeth. Whilst Jon doesn’t consider himself a singer, actor, or dancer, various directors have convinced to do all three, on occasions even at the same time.

Harrison Golledge

Harrison Golledge is 16 years of age and has been passionate about theater since a young age. He is currently taking formal vocal lessons and is involved in Musical Theater dance classes. Harrison has been involved in the local theater company, Zest Theater group’s production of Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Wicked. He has also had various roles in multiple school musical productions with titles that include Spamalot, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, just to name a few. Once he completes Year 12, he plans to study Performing Arts.

Natalie Harding

18 year old Natalie has been passionate about music from a young age, and recently expanded that passion to include musical theatre. Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts at the University of South Australia, she has been enjoying the challenges and new experiences the genre offers. She recently played the role of Eponine in South Coast Choral and Arts Society's production of Les Miserables.

Leila Hollingworth

Leila, a 14 year old dancer and musical enthusiast, first discovered her musical passion in 2016, when she performed as a Narrator/ensemble in Investigator College’s production of Alice in Wonderland, and ensemble in Spamalot the following year. This lead her to appearing as an ensemble member, and occasionally a specialist dancer, in a variety of local theatre productions, such as West Side Story (2017, Zest Theatre Group), Cinderella and the Pirates (2017, SCCAS), and most recently in SCCAS’s production of Les Miserables. She is excited and nervous to perform in CentreStage, as she rarely has performed solo in front of people. Nevertheless, she is thrilled to have this amazing opportunity.

Sophie Hollingworth

Sophie, 17, has been dancing since the age of 6, and has been involved in musical theatre from 2016, where she brought Sloth to the stage in SCCAS’s Pippin (2016). She has also been involved in multiple school musicals and most recently, Zest Theatre Group’s production of Wicked as a specialist dancer (2017). This is Sophie’s first performance at CentreStage, and she is excited to perform with her sister, Leila.

Kimberly Hollitt

Whilst always having a love for musical theatre, there was a long time between drinks with her performing. Playing Mary Magdalene at age 12 and then not treading the boards again until she was 39, as Sister Sophia in SCCAS production of the Sound of Music. Since then, she has been in several ensembles for SCCAS and has been given the opportunity to play 2 fabulous vixens. Egbertha in Jack and the Beanstalk and Fastrada in Pippin. Recently she has been involved more off stage with Assistant Directing and collaborating on a Christmas show for this year

Holly Loxton


I am a 23 years old primary school teacher. Other than a short solo with the Festival Choir at age 11, I am new to the stage. At a young age, I taught myself how to play the piano. I have always loved singing, but it hasn’t left the proximity of my bedroom. I am excited to have to opportunity to perform at CentreStage.

Susie Lush

 

Susie developed a love and appreciation of music from a young age. Her love of music was fostered at school where she discovered a passion for singing and a love of choral music.in addition to singing, Susie also learned to play the piano, saxophone and flute. 
Susie studied a Bachelor of Music (Majoring in Voice and Music Education) at the Adelaide Elder Conservatorium and then completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. She has extensive experience as an Instrumental Teacher, teaching students privately in Voice and Piano. She also worked as a tutor with the Australian Girls Choir for five years which was a wonderful and exciting experience. For the past decade, Susie has been teaching classroom music at a number of Independent Schools throughout South Australia. Susie has two young children and chose to become a Kindermusik teacher in order to share her joy of music with her children as well.
 

Georgia Martin

 

Georgia has loved musicals ever since she was a child, being brought up on shows like Singing in The Rain, and Kiss Me Kate. She had roles in a number of shows at school, but finally returned to the stage last year in the SCCAS production of Jonathan Ogilvy’s ‘Cinderella and the Pirates’, and recently in Les Mis. While not planning for future SCCAS productions Georgia is a middle maths/science teacher. She is very excited to be a part of Centre Stage, and can’t wait to see the wonderful performers who participate.

Jacqui Maynard

 

Jacqui’s love of, and involvement in, theatre began in primary school where she relished
attending the theatre, watching her dad at work as an MD, and being part of the Minlaton Uniting Church musicals and choir. This continued through high school and to university where she completed an Assoc. Dip Arts with a double major in Music and Drama. Since then she has enjoyed performing in musicals including as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof (Marie Clark), Mrs Hopkins and a maid in My Fair Lady (The Mett), Chloe in Princess Ida (GnS), and a choral member in The Events (State Theatre Company). Jacqui has sung with groups including the University of Southern California Choir, and Adelaide Connection where she recorded and toured with James Morrison. In the music pit, she has played for a number of shows including piano for Bye, Bye Birdie (Northern Light), flute for Oliver (SCCAS), and was, most recently, MD for Pippin (SCCAS). She currently teaches singing at Investigator and Endeavour Colleges, is the Vocal Ensemble Director for Loreto College, and is the Assistant MD for their current musical.

Marlene Meinecke


Marlene is fifteen years old and, having grown up surrounded by theatre and music, loved singing and acting from a young age. she has acted in school musicals and, as many others, the recent production of les mis. in the ensemble.

Jon McKay

 

Jon "The Ammusionist" McKay
Jon has spent most of his life going through one stage or another.
From singing with the Canberra Children's Choir at the age of 7, to puppetry on-tour and amateur musicals as a teen.
He has also been working as a professional magician around Sydney and Adelaide for the last 30 years.
Jon volunteers with the Hills Youth Theatre in Stirling as a publicist, sound technician and award winning stage designer, as well as leading singing regularly at his local church.
He loves entertaining any audience he can find with magic, music and humour.

Eloise Morriss

 

Music in her life and has been involved in local musical theatre for many years. In 2012, her musical theatre debut was shared with the cast and crew of the Sound of Music with SCCAS. This led her to then do more shows with SCCAS such as Annie Get Your Gun, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, and their upcoming production of Les Miserables. Eloise has also been a Zest Theatre Group's Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Grease and West Side Story. This budding young actress hopes to pursue a career in the performing arts after she finishes school at the end of next year.

Emma Muhlack    

 

Emma grew up on stage, with her first competition being poetry recitation at the age of five. A singer, actor, and bassist, she has performed in choirs, poetry recitals, classical voice competitions, Shakespeare, musicals, concert bands, cover bands and house bands. When she's not performing, rehearsing, or recovering, she's doing her PhD in public health ethics at the University of Adelaide.

Jannette Novice

 

Whilst doing a sub-major in drama at the University of South Australia, Jannette de Brequet discovered she could sing.  Following this Jannette studied classical singing and has enjoyed performing with the SA Light Opera Society, and in musical variety shows with Noarlunga Theatre Company.  In recent years she has taken a break from singing, but is thrilled to be able to perform at Centrestage.

Jonathan Ogilvie

 

Jonathan has appeared on stage numerous times since 2012. As well as being onstage, he has held numerous production team roles including Props Manager, Assistant Business Manager and Assistant Director. Jonathan has directed two pantomimes with The South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS), Jack and the Beanstalk in 2015 and Cinderella and the Pirates in 2017. Aside from theatre, Jonathan has performed with the McLaren Region Community Carols, Granite Community Band and Victor Harbor ANZAC Day Dawn Service. This year Jonathan has appeared in Hills Musical Company's Side Show and SCCAS's Les Miserables.

Serenity Ogilvie    

 

Meet Serenity,
Teacher: Making the hike to Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge for part-time work each week!
Student: Excited to begin her final internship for her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) in October.
Musician: Playing piano and violin for eleven years at local churches, Dawn Services, concerts and for orchestras involved in South Coast Choral and Arts Society productions.
Thespian: Involved in ten theatre productions over the last six and a half years. She also enjoys attending many productions, both amateur and professional, in Adelaide.
And, of course, singer: Enjoying the opportunity to perform at Centre Stage regularly, with all the other amazing performers!

Bec Pynor 

 

Bec is a Bachelor of Music graduate and is currently studying her masters of teaching at Flinders university. Bec performed in many musicals and plays throughout her schooling in ensemble and leading roles. Her most memorable being Gabriella in High School Musical, Jasmine in Aladdin and Peter Pevensie in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In 2015 Bec performed at Walt Disney Worlds 'Night of Stars' and won best performance. Bec's most recent achievement was in Zests production of Wicked as she took to the stage in the role of Elphaba.

Mia Reschke

 

18 year old Mia has been singing long before she could talk. Growing up she showed immense enjoyment for the arts and once at school you would have found her in all the choirs, school musicals and troupes. At the age of 15 she received the roll of Annie from the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" in Tatachilla Lutheran College's school musical then, in her last year of schooling, Mary from the beloved musical "Mary Poppins". As well as playing the lead Mia was also involved in a program with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival called 'Class of Cabaret' were she was able to perform alongside a wonderfully talented group of peers in one of the the most famous festivals in Australia.

Chelsea Robb-Sims

 

Chelsea has always enjoyed theatre, music and dance. In 2015 she was cast as a Specialist Dancer in Jesus Christ Superstar (SCCAS), and later in 2015, she was choreographer/chorus member in Jack and the Beanstalk: A Pantomime (SCCAS). Due to work, she has been unable to participate in much theatre since, but hopes to continue immersing herself in the performing arts community through CentreStage.

Chris Searle

 

Christopher's inclination toward the performing arts became apparent during his high school career, appearing in an abundance of school shows, such as The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Upon graduation, Christopher ventured further into the amateur theatre scene, with notable appearances in The Producers, Hairspray, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Christopher most recently appeared as Ruthie in South Coast Choral and Arts Society's 2017 pantomime 'Cinderella and the Pirates’ and in their 2018 production of ‘Les Misérables’.

Andrew Smith

 

Andrew is currently attending the University of South Australia undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Industries) and is taking vocal lessons from Adelaide singer Norma Knight. He made his principal musical debut in the South Coast Choral and Arts Society’;s production of Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the role of Anthony Hope and is now performing in their production of Les Miserables where he is taking on the role of Enjolras. He is inspired by singers Anthony Warlow and Ramin Karimloo and his dream role is the Phantom of the Opera.

Aria Stevenson

 

Aria Stevenson is 17 years old and has been singing since before she could talk. She has grown up performing and loves being on stage. Aria is currently studying Yr12 at Victor Harbor High School, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of performing. As well as having the amazing opportunity to be a part of South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s Les Misérables ensemble, she is now looking forward to portraying Grace in her school’s production of Annie the Musical. Her favourite pastimes include singing, acting, and pretending she can dance. Aria is sincerely looking forward to the opportunity to perform in this month’s Centre Stage.

Meg Storer

 

Meg is a 22 year old local whose love of musical theatre both began and exploded with her participation in the chorus of Zest Theatre Group's 2012 production of Seussical Jr, and she has enjoyed gracing the stage in song and dance in each of their following shows including Hairspray (2013), Beauty and The Beast (2015), Grease (2016), West Side Story (2017), and Wicked (2018). Apart from a few minor roles in those very productions she also has enjoyed stretching her powers of speech annually at Zest's mini-eisteddfod and, occasionally, poetry competitions. She is excited to continue improving her voice and skills as a performer with each new opportunity.

Ebony Threadgold

 

Ebony is 16 years old and has been singing for as long as she can remember. She developed a love of acting and musical theatre in primary school and has only grown to love it even more since then.  She has played characters such as Big Deal in ‘West Side Story‘ with Zest Theatre Group and Taylor McKessie in ‘High School Musical’ with Victor High. She recently performed as multiple characters in ‘The Laramie Project’ with her senior drama class and is currently rehearsing to play Pepper in ‘Annie’ with Victor High. Ebony hopes to further develop her singing and acting skills so she can play main roles in the future.

Billie Turner

 

Billie Turner is twenty-one years old, and has been acting and singing since she was seven. She has been involved in several choirs and acting troupes throughout her life, as well as drama classes throughout high school. She began her career in musical theatre since 2014, when she made her debut playing Chef Louis in Pelican Productions’ “The Little Mermaid Jr”. 
Since then, she has been involved in several music theater productions, playing characters such as Boris the Spy in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and The Witch in “Into the Woods”, Madame Thenadier in “Les Misérables”, and Bridget in “Bring It On” which makes it’s return season in August of this year. She is also the lead vocalist in Adelaide alternative rock band, The 4 Star Heroes.

Kiera Turner

 

Kiera is 22 years old and has been singing for many years. She was a member of the Special Interest Music program at Brighton Secondary School and was a member of the Elder Conservatorium Choir. She has recently been involved in a number of productions including AYT's 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Into The Woods' last year and performed her first leading role as Johanna in 'Sweeney Todd' with SCCAS in 2017 and Cosette in Les Miserables in 2018. She is also finishing a Masters of Public Health Epidemiology at Flinders University.

Jack Van Rhoda

 

Jack Van Rhoda is 10 years old and has a love for singing, dancing and acting. He found a passion for performing 2 years ago, when he received the role of Theo in Pippin (SCCAS). Jack has also been involved in Cinderella and the Pirates (SCCAS), Wakkakiri (ELC) and several dance concerts. Jack has good technique, rhythm, and great stage presence, which is why he enjoys performing with Next Step Dance. Recently, Jack has been rehearsing for his school musical Porridge and is excited to be playing a main role. He is also performing in his dance school’s midyear showcase. As well as performing, Jack enjoys playing piano, tennis and loves reading.

Lily Van Rhoda


Lily Van Rhoda is eighteen-years-old and has been passionate about theatre since a young age. She has appeared in over 10 theatre productions, appearing as Chip in Beauty and the Beast (ZTG, 2015), the Harp in Jack and the Beanstalk (SCCAS, 2016), Sharpay in High School Musical (Victor High School production, 2017), and Glinda in Wicked (ZTG, 2018), to name just a few. For the past two years, Lily has been working hard to improve her performance skills, undertaking regular dance classes and has received formal vocal training. Most recently, Lily has been rehearsing to play Annie in Victor Harbor High’s upcoming production of Annie. Lily has committed her time over and beyond to her love for theatre, participating in drama workshops, eisteddfods and volunteering at NIDA as work experience. Following year twelve, she hopes to continue her passion for performing arts and study at either NIDA or WAAPA.

Brylie Wiese

 

Whilst not being the biggest lover of theatre and performing, Brylie, 17, grew up in a very musical family, with sisters who performed at any chance they could. She has not had any vocal lessons or been involved in any musicals or performances and prefers to stay offstage or sit in the audience. She was dragged into performing with her sisters, after much persuasion. Brylie looks forward to stepping out of her comfort zone at this month's CentreStage.

Jasmine Wiese

 

Jasmine has always enjoyed singing, although most of the time not in a professional capacity. Throughout school she was involved in several musicals, singing whenever she could, including in chapel band. She still often sings at her church, and anytime anyone mentions something that reminds her of a song. Jasmine is currently studying science at university, but Millie asked if she could put something together for Centre Stage, and so here she is.

Kiara Wiese

 

Kiara Wiese has been dramatic since before she could talk. Being theatrical however began when she had the opportunity to star in the South Coast Choral and Arts (SCCAS) performance of Goldilocks on Trial (as Goldilocks) when she was 11. From there she went on to perform extensively in school musicals, plays and instrumental tuition with voice, piano and flute recieving first class honours in all examinations. Kiara is currently studying, Performing Arts at UniSA and most recently performed in SCCAS The Wizard of Oz as a specialist dancer and in their production of Cinderella and the Pirates as Cinderella. Kiara is currently performing in a SCCAS production of Les Miserables and looks forward to belting her heart out at CentreStage.

Shayna Wiese

 

Shayna has loved attention since a young age. Although this has been toned down in recent years it has been translated into a thirst for the limelight (in the form of a chorus member). In her short life Shayna has been involved in school musicals such as, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan at Investigator College. She has also had some experience in choirs and loves singing with her siblings (at home, where no one can hear).

Tim Wormald

After a short-lived career on the recorder as a 7-year-old, Tim returned to music upon entering high school and has been playing drums and tuned percussion ever since in a range of musicals, jazz ensembles, and as an accompanist for solo performers. When not behind a drum kit, he enjoys food and making teenagers write essays about poetry.

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