May Evening

13

2018

Sunday

May

When:

Where:

How Much:

7:00 pm

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

$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’. While not rehearsing for an ensemble role in SCCAS’ upcoming production of Les Miserables, 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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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, whilst also performing in SCCAS’s production of Les Misérables.

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. As well as South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s, My Fair Lady as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pippin as Pippin, and in their 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 Duffield

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.

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. 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 is currently playing the role of Marius Pontmercy in SCCAS's production of Les Misérables.

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 in Marion. Over the last 9 years he has performed as a bass with the choruses and 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 very excited to have another chance to perform with SCCAS in its 2018 production of Les Miserables in a number of ensemble roles including a Bishop, a factory worker, a pimp and a member of Thenardier’s gang.

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.

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.

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 already appeared in Hills Musical Company's Side Show and is in SCCAS's Les Miserables.

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.

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.

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 is currently playing the role of Cosette in the Les Miserables. She is also finishing a Masters of Public Health Epidemiology at Flinders University.

Billie Turner

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 Les Miserables

Lily Van Rhoda

This is Lily’s third time performing at CentreStage. 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 within Zest Theatre Group for several years, appearing as Chip in Beauty and the Beast (ZTG, 2015). She 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, she hopes to continue her passion for performing arts and study at either Nida or WAAPA.

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.

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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