Victor Harbor Bowling Club
Band (In alphabetical order)
Millie has been a member of SCCAS and Zest theatre group for a number of years, assisting in, or managing, backstage functions such as make up, props, stage management, and costume design. In 2016 she was the recipient of the SCCAS Youth Scholarship award and in 2017 was awarded at the international women's day award for outstanding contributions as an inspirational young woman to the local community in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island area.
Millie started CentreStage in 2017 and has been preparing for CentreStage - Broadway’s first evening in March.
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 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.
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.
(In alphabetical order)
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.
Tielah is a passionate performer who is working towards auditioning for interstate musical theatre courses, to take the next step towards achieving her dream of performing on the professional stage. In 2017 she performed with South Coast Choral and Arts Society in their production of Sweeney Todd playing the role of Madame Fogg, the keeper of the asylum, and a member of the ensemble. Her most recent role was in SCCAS's production of Cinderella and the Pirates playing Captain Blackbeard (written by director Jonathan Ogilvie).
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. As well as South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s, My Fair Lady as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pippin as Pippin, and in their upcoming production of Les Miserables as a plethora of characters. In the past year Jack has, began dance lessons and received formal Vocal training, and hope to display these newfound skills in other productions later in the year.
Karma is an 18 year old school leaver, taking this year to work and throw herself into her hobbies - especially theatre - as much as possible, before hopefully studying drama at Flinders University. She has performed in many productions, taking on roles including Frenchy in Grease, Anybody's in West Side Story and Ms Darbus in High School Musical. She has begun to expand her skill range in recent years as a Specialist Dancer in Wicked and leading Shakespeare's The Tempest as Prospera, although musicals will always be her first love.
Emma has loved singing forever. She studied Classical singing at Elder Conservatorium and Commercial Music at Salisbury TAFE. She has been a private singing teacher and has loved performing amateur theatre her whole life most recently being part of the cast of Wicked in Victor Harbor with Zest Theatre company. In the past couple of years Emma has also developed a love of songwriting and is currently excited to be recording her first solo album with the assistance of awesome producer Greg Arnold frontman from Aussie band Things of Stone and Wood.
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. Joseph is relatively new to the musical theatre scene, having only performed in Marie Clark Musical Theatre's Jekyll and Hyde and their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Mitch Mahoney. He looks forward to playing the role of Marius Pontmercy in SCCAS's production of Les Misérables this year.
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.
Currently, Jonathan is preparing to appear in back to back shows: Side Show (Hills Musical Company, April 20 to May 5) and Les Miserables (SCCAS, May 11 to 26)
Serenity Ogilvie is 20 and currently completing her final year in her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). She has been involved in theatre productions through the South Coast Choral and Arts Society since 2012, fulfilling a variety of roles on stage, in the orchestra and on the production team. She is currently rehearsing her 10th show: Les Miserables. She has also been involved in organising Granite Community Band Christmas concerts and choir for several years. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano and violin as well as reading books and going for long walks with friends.
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.
Adele, 42, finds singing a hobby now she has started back up again and will be singing at CentreStages first Broadway night.
20-year-old Dylan Rufus has been a productive individual in the Fleurieu Peninsula theatre community since 2011 through Investigator College and the South Coast Choral and Arts Society. His endeavour now is grasping hold of opportunities in the central Adelaide theatre circle. His theatrical skill set includes audiovisual design and technician, musician, actor, musical director, writer and composer. Dylan's contribution to the theatre in 2017 was portraying Adolfo Pirelli/Daniel O'Higgins in SCCAS' Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Otto Lammermeier/Ulbrecht in Hills Musical Company's Spring Awakening last November. His 2018 has currently seen him playing Orin Scrivello D.D.S. in Adelaide Theatre Academy's production of Little Shop of Horrors, and Giles/Angel/Dr Carlisle Cullen in Emma Knight Production's Buffy Kills Edward, both part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.
He also earned the Youth Scholarship Award in 2015 from SCCAS for his contributions to the theatre and abroad.
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 in rehearsals for their production of Les Miserables where he will be 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.
Billie Turner is twenty years old, and has been acting and singing since she was seven, having been involved in several choirs and acting troupes, as well as drama classes throughout high school. She has been involved 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”, The Witch in “Into the Woods” and Madame Thenardier in an upcoming production of Les Miserables.
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 an is playing the role of Cosette in the upcoming Les Miserables. She is also finishing a Masters of Public Health Epidemiology at Flinders University.
Lily Van Rhoda
Lily is a year twelve student attending Victor Harbor High School. Lily has been acting since she was nine years of age. She was first introduced to theatre by her parents, who took her to see many stage productions while growing up. Lily has been actively involved with Zest Theatre Group for several years, appearing as Chip in Beauty and the Beast (ZTG, 2015). Lily has also appeared in Wizard of Oz (SCCAS, 2014), Jesus Christ Superstar (SCCAS, 2015), Pippin (SCAAS, 2016), the Harp in Jack and the Beanstalk (SCCAS, 2016), Sharpay in High School Musical (Victor High School production, 2017), and most recently Glinda in Wicked (ZTG, 2018). Lily has committed her time over and beyond to her love of theatre, participating in workshops and volunteering at NIDA as work experience. Following year twelve, Lily hopes to continue her passion for performing arts and study at either Nida or WAAPA.
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 CentreStage, and so here she is.
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 the Fringe Show 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' as well as rehearsing for SCCAS production of Les Miserables and looks forward to belting her heart out at CentreStage.