October Evening

14

2018

Sunday

October

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)

Minnie Broad

Minnie is 19 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, and has just finished performing a successful season in SCCAS’s production of Les Misérables.

Casey Brown

Casey has been a lover of theatre since she was young. Casey grew up in Kapunda and was introduced to theatre by a local group called Kapunda Musical Society. Plays, pantomimes and workshops is where it all began. When Casey moved to the beach, she discovered a whole new world of theatre; musicals. Her first musical production was Anything Goes; with Performing Arts Australia based in Willunga in 2016. She then found Zest Theatre Group in Victor Harbour and performed as a specialist dancer in their production of Wicked. Casey is currently rehearsing to play the role of ‘Oz’ in We Will Rock You also with Zest.

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. 

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.

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.

James Goldsmith 

James found his passion for musical theatre when he saw his first processional production of Wicked, from then on, his new goal was to perform on stage just like them. He started his theatre journey by being in small school theatre productions and through that his love for musicals grew. In Sydney he attended NIDA workshops to help improve his ability to act, dance and sing. After moving to Goolwa James participated in Zests production of West Side Story and Wicked, and Just recently played the role of Miss Hannagin, in Victor Highs production of Annie. James hopes that by doing Centrestage he can build more confidence to express himself and cheer on others doing what they love.

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.

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.

Marlene Meinecke

Marlene is fifteen years old and, having grown up surrounded by theatre and music, loved singing and acting from a young age. she has acted in school musicals and, as many others, the recent production of Les Misérables in the ensemble.

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: 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!

Joel Pathuis

Joel is 11 years old and loves all things music. He is very excited to be performing in CentreStage for the first time. Joel made his stage debut playing Gavroche in the 2018 SCCAS production of Les Miserables. This awesome experience and the amazingly talented cast and crew has inspired in Joel a passion for musical theatre. He is looking forward to playing ‘Buddy’ the Elf in The Granite Theatre Company’s A Mostly Christmas Story commencing November. 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for him. Upcoming roles include The Artful Dodger in Adelaide Theatre Academy’s Fringe production of Oliver in March, and also in the ensemble for the Harvest Rain Theatre Company’s Adelaide production of the Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular.

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.

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.

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, she is now looking forward to portraying Grace in her school’s production of Annie the Musical. Her favourite pastimes include singing, acting, and pretending she can dance. Aria is sincerely 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.

Meg Storer

Meg probably likes musicals - she's been in one every year for 6 years, from Seussical Jr to Wicked, her favourite part playing one of the Silly Girls in Beauty and The Beast. She also likes song-writing, acting at the Zest mini-eisteddfod, and dancing... she's been doing a lot of the latter in preparation for Zest's production of We Will Rock You being held next year on this very stage.

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.

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. 

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), 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. Most recently, Lily has received a NIDA open-scholarship for a holiday acting course, while also working hard for her upcoming auditions. Lily has committed her time over and beyond to her love for theatre, participating in drama workshops, eisteddfods and volunteering at NIDA for 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 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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