September Evening

09

2018

Sunday

September

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.

Sarah Bicknell

Sarah loved singing from a very young age as a member of the Johnny Young Talent School in Adelaide. She had her musical debut as Little Cosette at the age of 10. Her love for singing grew from there and she went on to perform in musicals in both principal roles and the ensemble in, Oliver, Wizard of Oz, The Mikado, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Les Miserables and 42nd Street in SA and NSW. Sarah moved to the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2015 and became a member of SCAAS in 2015 performing in My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd, and more recently Assistant Directed in the recent production of Les Misérables. Sarah hasn’t performed a solo for some years and is excited (and nervous) about CentreStage providing the opportunity to perform again.

Matilda Boysen

Matilda Boysen is 16 years of age and has always had a passion for music. She first appeared on stage in 'Wicked' by Zest Theatre Group in 2017. She has played numerous roles in school productions including 'Wendy' in Investigator College's 'Peter Pan'. She is currently rehearsing as 'Scaramouche' in Zest Theater Group's production of 'We Will Rock You'. Matilda is determined to turn her love  for musical theatre into a career one day.

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.

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.
 

Jannette de Brequet 

Jannette studied drama at the University of South Australia, but it is musical theatre she loves most.  Jannette has studied classical singing and has sung operetta with SALUS and Broadway songs with Noarlunga Theatre Company, but this is her first attempt at Rock.  She is delighted that Centrestage can allow her to step out of her comfort zone and perform ‘Somebody to love’ from the rock musical ‘We Will Rock You’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zannah Loxton

Zannah, 21, grew up with a love for music. At age 11 she taught herself to play guitar and then ukulele at age 16. Other than singing at her year 12 assembly, she is new to performing in front of a crowd. She looks forward to the opportunity to perform with her sister Holly at CentreStage.

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.

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. 

Oliver Reschke

22 year old Oliver has been performing secretly in his bedroom from a very early age. His recent venture onto the stage with SCCAS playing the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables was his first since 2013 where he featured as Algernon Moncrieff in his year 12 drama production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde, and as one of the narrators in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. He received high praise for both roles from his mother.
During his four year hiatus from acting he has been an annoying tourist in eight foreign countries (some more than once), lived and worked in Japan for a stint, was involved in a prestigious amateur choir, graduated Uni, and decided to stop cutting his hair and shaving, not necessarily in that order.
 

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 Centre Stage.

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.

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.

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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