July Evening

08

2018

Sunday

July

When:

Where:

How Much:

7:00 pm

Victor Harbor Town Hall

$10

Hosts

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.

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.

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.

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; this is her solo debut.

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.

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.

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.

Josh Harvey

Josh has been singing in various school and community choirs since a young age. He has always been passionate about performing arts and has tried to stay actively involved within the community. Previous credits include Attune - a small choir based in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, Wicked - Zest theatre groups most recent musical production and various other projects

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.

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.

Eliza and Angus Hollitt

Eliza and Angus have also developed a love of musical theatre with Angus making his stage debut last year in Cinderella and the Pirates. 
Eliza will be performing later in the year with the Festival of Music at the Festival Theatre.
They are both passionate about performing and hope to be involved in theatre for many years to come. The Hollitts are ecstatic about being able to perform together.
 

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.
She is relishing the chance to perform a number from her favourite musical with her favourite fellow theatre nerd, Jonathan Ogilvie.

Guy Mansbridge

Guy has performed in quite a variety of musical and dramatic situations over the years, following his first musical role in 1999, playing 'Tony' from West Side Story.  Since then, Guy has taken on many characters, in other musicals (Guys and Dolls, An Ode To Robbing Hood) in original and part-improvised children's pantomimes, Fringe Festival shows, improvisational theatre, short films and much more.
Apart from character work, Guy loves doing musical arrangements, having prepared works for the South Coast Choral and Arts Society (2003), composed and co-composed songs for Impro Kids (Adelaide) & having arranged music for several school musicals. He also offers private and group tuition on the Southern Fleurieu in a wide variety of musical areas. (GMMusic.com.au)
From duos to big bands, Guy can always be found performing his trumpet somewhere, but is usually found performing with the Adelaide-based Latin sensation, Ah Hum! (AhHum.com).
Apart from having performed as an actor, magician, musician and show host, Guy has taken on script writing and stage directing in more recent times.
Believing in the power of a vision (Proverbs 29:18) and working towards a common goal, Guy anticipates many good and creative days ahead in meaningful and artistic collaborations.

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.

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: Currently completing her final three months of theory-based units of her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) before completing her internship in Term 4.
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 CentreStage regularly!

Molly Peier

Fourteen-year-old Encounter Lutheran Student Molly has loved musicals from the age of five, when she was taken to see a production of Cats. From there she attended countless more musicals, before taking to the stage herself in various roles in school performances. From being a fairy in Peter Pan to Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Molly loves any excuse to be on stage. She has attended Zest workshops since 2015 and starred as Nessarose in their most recent production of Wicked.

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.

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 apassion 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.

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, their production of Cinderella and the Pirates as Cinderella, and their production of Les Miserables. Kiara looks forward to belting her heart out at CentreStage.

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