November Evening

11

2018

Sunday

November

When:

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)

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.

Maddie 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 CentreStage 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.

David Christie

David Christie is a singer/songwriter, musician, writer and actor based in Adelaide's beautiful Southern Suburbs. He grew up in Whyalla, South Australia where he began performing at local venues at a very young age and he has extensive experience in the music industry, studied a Certificate III in Music (Live Performance and Songwriting) with the Australian Centre for Advanced Studies and Music SA. He has gone on to winning awards for his vocal performances including 2nd Male Vocalist at the South Australian Country Music Awards for two consecutive years!

 

He has also received awards for his work as a collaborative musician, including 1st Place in Duo categories of Country Music Talent Quests across the state, including most recently, a performance at a competition in Port Pirie, South Australia with his incredibly talented cousin, Jasmine Moder. David has also appeared as a session musician, backing well known artists including The Voice Australia finalist, Rachael Leahcar.

 

This year, David has discovered an all new passion, a love of musical theatre. His first ever musical theatre show was Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You presented by Matt Byrne Media in Adelaide and Elizabeth playing the role of Guitar #2 in the orchestra pit.

 

In August 2018, David was thrilled to be offered his first ever acting role as Brit in We Will Rock You presented by Zest Theatre Group In Victor Harbour, South Australia! Performances will commence in February 2019 in Victor Harbour, South Australia.

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.

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.

Harrison Golledge

Harrison Golledge is 16 years of age and has been passionate about theater since a young age. He is currently taking formal vocal lessons and is involved in Musical Theater dance classes. Harrison has been involved in the local theater company, Zest Theater group’s production of Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Wicked. He has also had various roles in multiple school musical productions with titles that include Spamalot, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, just to name a few. Once he completes Year 12, he plans to study Performing Arts.

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.

Leila Hollingworth

Leila, a 15 year old dancer and musical enthusiast, first discovered her love for the stage 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), Les Miserables (2018, SCCAS), and the upcoming production of We Will Rock You with Zest Theatre Group.

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.

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.

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.

Rick Morriss

Rick has enjoyed many years of involvement in live theatre.  He and his sister were known to create and produce little plays for neighbours in their Sydney garage in the early 1960’s.  From these beginnings he graduated to school plays, community theatre and musicals.  His forty or so years as a music teacher in SA provided many opportunities to write, direct and appear in many school and community productions.
Since moving to Hindmarsh Island in 2005 Rick has appeared in 8 SCCAS productions and 3 Zest productions with his favourite roles being, Mr Bumble in Oliver, Max Detweiler in Sound of Music, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast and Wilbur Turnblad In Hairspray. He has particularly enjoyed the times he has been joined in productions by his wife Heather and daughter Eloise.

Jannette Novice

Whilst doing a sub-major in drama at the University of South Australia, Jannette de Brequet discovered she could sing.  Following this Jannette studied classical singing and has enjoyed performing with the SA Light Opera Society, and in musical variety shows with Noarlunga Theatre Company.  In recent years she has taken a break from singing, but is thrilled to be able to perform at Centrestage.

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: 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!

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.

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.

Aria Stevenson

Aria Stevenson is 17 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, she is now looking forward to being a part of Zest’s We Will Rock You in February. 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 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 Pepper in Annie with Victor High and is currently rehearsing to play Khashoggi in ‘We Will Rock You’ with Zest Theatre Group. Ebony has recently started singing lessons and hopes to further develop her singing and acting skills so she can play lead roles in the future.

Flynn Turley

Flynn started his 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 Buddy in Zest’s upcoming show; ‘We Will Rock You’.

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. 

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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