February Evening

17

2018

Sunday

February

When:

Where:

How Much:

7:00 pm

Victor Harbor Town Hall

$10

Host

Serenity Ogilvie

Since joining the theatre world in 2012, she has played violin, viola, piano, one-fourth of a barbershop quartet and several prostitutes all for the South Coast Choral and Arts Society. Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education, she is working part-time at Murray Bridge and keeping herself busy playing synth for the upcoming production of the Addams Family and lending a hand with Encounter Lutheran College's the Sound of Music.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, walking along the coast, playing games and eating chocolate! She is grateful to the Centrestage Crew for giving her and others the opportunity to perform regularly which has grown her confidence immeasurably.
 

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.

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)

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.

Jannette de Brequet 

Jannette studied drama at the University of South Australia, but it is musical theatre she loves most.  Jannette has studied classical singing and has sung operetta with SALUS and Broadway songs with Noarlunga Theatre Company, but this is her first attempt at Rock.  She is delighted that Centrestage can allow her to step out of her comfort zone.

Jack Doherty

Jack, 19, 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, in Pippin as Pippin, Les Miserables and most recently as a member of the ensemble in The Therry Dramatic Society’s production of Holiday Inn. This year Jack is undertaking new roles as Choreographer in SCCAS’ upcoming production of The Addams Family, and as a student of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University.

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.

Jasmyn Evans

I enjoy acting, singing, playing piano and attending rehearsals for musicals. I’ve been interested in theatre since I was about 10, but doing Victor Harbor High School’s ‘Annie’ Musical made me love performing even more. In the future, I hope to turn my passion into a career.

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.

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!

Since joining the theatre world in 2012, she has played violin, viola, piano, one-fourth of a barbershop quartet and several prostitutes all for the South Coast Choral and Arts Society. Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education, she is working part-time at Murray Bridge and keeping herself busy playing synth for the upcoming production of the Addams Family and lending a hand with Encounter Lutheran College's the Sound of Music.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, walking along the coast, playing games and eating chocolate! She is grateful to the Centrestage Crew for giving her and others the opportunity to perform regularly which has grown her confidence immeasurably.

Oliver Reschke

22 year old Oliver has been performing secretly in his bedroom from a very early age. His recent venture onto the stage with SCCAS playing the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables was his first since 2013 where he featured as Algernon Moncrieff in his year 12 drama production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde, and as one of the narrators in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. He received high praise for both roles from his mother.

During his four year hiatus from acting he has been an annoying tourist in eight foreign countries (some more than once), lived and worked in Japan for a stint, was involved in a prestigious amateur choir, graduated Uni, and decided to stop cutting his hair and shaving, not necessarily in that order.

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’.

Aria Stevenson

Aria Stevenson is 18 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, and Victor Harbor High School’s production of Annie, as Grace, her latest stage appearance was as a specialist dancer in Zest’s We Will Rock You. Her favourite pastimes include singing, acting, and pretending she can dance. Aria is very much looking forward to the opportunity to perform in this month’s CentreStage.

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.

Ebony Threadgold

Ebony is 17 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 appeared as Khashoggi in ‘We Will Rock You’ with Zest Theatre Group and will be appearing in the ensemble of Addams Family with SCCAS in May. Ebony started singing lessons last year and hopes to further develop her singing and acting skills so she can play larger roles in the future.

Flynn Turley

Flynn has just appeared in zest’s we will rock you as buddy but he started musical career with Zest’s first show which was Suessical, then he took a five year break from musicals until his school sucked him back in to musicals with High School Musical. Since then, Flynn has been non-stop appearing in musicals such as Wicked (in the chorus), Annie (as Mr Warbucks) and he is soon to appear as Lucas in SCCAS upcoming show; ‘The Adams Family’

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.

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 nineteen-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. Lily received a NIDA open-scholarship in October for a holiday acting course, while also working hard for her upcoming auditions. Most recently, she was nominated by the Adelaide Critics Circle for the Emerging Artist of the Year Award for her role as Glinda in Wicked. Following year twelve, she is continuing her passion for performing arts, studying classical voice at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. 

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. 

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.

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