December Evening

09

2018

Sunday

December

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Where:

How Much:

7:00 pm

Victor Harbor Town Hall

$10

Host

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.

Band (In alphabetical order)

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)

Madelyne Belton

Maddie is 9 years old and loves singing, dancing and anything to do with musical theatre! She is so excited to be performing in Centre stage for the first time. She has been taking vocal lessons for just over a year and has performed on stage in the local Zest Mini eisteddfod in 2018. Madelyne is looking forward to her first musical performance in We will rock you as part of the ensemble. One day, she hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a performer in musical theatre.

Minnie Broad

Minnie is 19 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 new-found skills as Choreographer of SCCAS’ upcoming production of The Addams Family. 

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.

Caitlin Gardner

Caitlin Gardner is 22 years old and, along with her husband Stephen, has just finished her university degree in Early Childhood Education and Disability Studies. They will be using their new qualifications to teach in England when they move in about 3 weeks’ time. 
She has grown up dancing, singing and playing the piano and has been a dance teacher for 6 years. She has completed many dance and piano exams, has been involved in annual dance concerts for as long as she can remember, musicals and drama productions throughout school and with SCAAS, and has sung in church since she was about 12. She is looking forward to being able to sing with her little brother, Joel.  

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.

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.

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.

Zannah Loxton

Zannah, 21, grew up with a love for music. At age 11 she taught herself to play guitar and then ukulele at age 16. Other than singing at her year 12 assembly, she is new to performing in front of a crowd. She looks forward to the opportunity to perform with her sister Holly at CentreStage.

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.

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 Misérables in the ensemble.

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.

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!

Joel Pathuis

Joel is 11 years old and loves all things music. He is very excited to be performing in CentreStage with his sister Caitlin. Joel made his stage debut playing Gavroche in the 2018 SCCAS production of Les Miserables. This awesome experience and the amazingly talented cast and crew has inspired in Joel a passion for musical theatre. He most recently enjoyed playing ‘Buddy’ the Elf in The Granite Theatre Company’s A Mostly Christmas Story in November.
2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for him. Upcoming roles include The Artful Dodger in Adelaide Theatre Academy’s Fringe production of Oliver in March; and also in the ensemble for the Harvest Rain Theatre Company’s Adelaide production of the Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular.

Bec Pynor

Bec is a Bachelor of Music graduate and has recently her masters of teaching at Flinders university. 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.

Chris Stevenson

Chris likes to sing even more than he likes to wear pants. He can often be found arguing with lightbulbs and he is perplexed by circuses. Chris has been involved in an eclectic array of musical pursuits including singing and playing in heavy metal bands, and contemporary gospel ensembles. Having sired a plethora of musical creatures he finds himself participating predominantly vicariously. Throughout the years he has enjoyed performing for audiences totalling at 20000+ annually for the Sunshine Coast Christmas Lights Spectacular, and has sported many solo roles throughout his 10 years of performing with the Christmas Lights Crew. Having recently moved from Queensland, this is his first time performing for Victor Harbor, and he looks forward to many opportunities to come.

Tia Stevenson

Tia is a 14 year old girl. She enjoys acting, singing and trying to play the saxophone. She is bubbly and super energetic like most of the people she surrounds herself with. The theatre is her favourite place to be and although she has limited experience with solo performances she has enjoyed both big and small ensemble parts over the past few years.

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 23 years old and has been singing for many years. She was a member of the Special Interest Music Program at Brighton Secondary School, winning the Concert Choir award in 2012. She has since been a member of the Elder Conservatorium Choir in 2014.
She has been performing in musical theatre for only a few years, doing Forbidden Broadway with Blackwood Players in 2015, and The Little Mermaid and Into The Woods with Adelaide Youth Theatre in 2016. She played her first lead role as Johanna in Sweeney Todd in 2017 and in 2018 has played Cosette with SCCAS and was part of The Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s Phantom of The Opera. She has also played the Violin for Annie, Nunsense and  as well as performing at Broadway Sessions and being a regular at Centrestage. She is excited to announce that later this year she will be originating the role of Mary Shelley in a new musical ‘Out of Chaos’ about the life of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. 

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), Glinda in Wicked (ZTG, 2018) and Annie in Annie (Victor High School production, 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 received a NIDA open-scholarship for a holiday acting course, while also working hard for her upcoming auditions. Lily has committed her time over and beyond to her love for theatre, participating in drama workshops, eisteddfods and volunteering at NIDA for work experience. Following year twelve, she hopes to continue her passion for performing arts and study at either NIDA or WAAPA.   

Eilish Webb

Eilish Webb is 17 years of age and is a soprano singer from Strathalbyn. She attends the Mount Barker Waldorf school and is just about to start her final year. She has been singing for about 7 years and has played leading roles with Hannah Catherine Productions in Murray Bridge and with school productions. Her roles include Wendy in Peter Pan, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. She is currently involved in the 2019 Fringe Production of Oliver with Theatre Bugs, playing Mr. Bumble. Next year she is planning to direct her first full length theatre production for her year 12 project. 

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