So… what is Broadway Sessions?
- Are you a lover of all things musical theatre?
- Have you been working on a song, but only ever had the opportunity to perform it to your goldfish?
- Is there a role you love and would kill for the chance to perform one of their songs, even though you’ll never have the opportunity to play that role due to age, gender, ethnicity, etc.?
- Are you generally cast in the chorus but would like the opportunity to step up and show Adelaide what you can do?
- Are you on a casting panel or a theatre company committee and want to see some of Adelaide’s talent perform outside the confines of a show?
- Are you a student preparing for an assessment or an audition to that exclusive theatre school?
- Are you a singing teacher or vocal coach looking for performance opportunities for your students?
If you answered yes to any (or all) of the above, then Broadway Sessions is for you!
Broadway Sessions is a musical theatre performance and open mic night that’s all about coming together and celebrating the very talented theatre community in Adelaide, South Australia. Each Session aims to provide an inclusive, easily accessible (and regular) opportunity for performers, of all backgrounds and ages, to sing something out of the musical theatre genre. This isn’t any old open mic night – the talented Broadway Sessions band will be there to help you hit the right notes, and the house will be filled with an audience of supportive musical theatre lovers.
…and what makes up one of these so-called Broadway Sessions?
Each session will include one or more of the following:
- invited performances from some of Adelaide’s favourite or up-coming performers,
- performances from musicals opening in Adelaide during the next month,
- an open mic section where anyone can register their interest in singing something,
- a theme: a composer, type of song, an era,
- a jolly fun time!
Broadway Sessions is held on the last Sunday every month. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start, with each session running approximately two hours, including a 15 minute interval. It only costs $15 to get in (tickets available online here before the night or at the door subject to availability) and drinks will be available at the bar all night. In addition, if you register and sing on the night, you pay absolutely nothing (to get in, or to perform).
For any further enquiries, please head to our contact page.
Who created Broadway Sessions, and what are they all about?
Peter Johns – Producer
You may recognise the back of Peter’s head from conducting musicals over the last 16 years. He is the founder of Irregular Productions, for which he produced and musically directed Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World at the State Opera Studio, and in March 2015, the Adelaide premiere of [title of show]. Irregular Productions also co-produced Not The 24 Hour Show fundraising concert for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Peter has toured as an accompanist around Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and the USA, and regularly accompanies soloists and choirs from around South Australia. He has played piano for cabaret shows (Sister Mary Lucy, Rules of Love, An Auc Out of Hell, Absolutely Aucsome, Canti, Mahewa) in the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, as well as for numerous charity events.
Peter’s musical theatre credits include, as Music Director: Next to Normal, Into the Woods, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, [title of show], Avenue Q, Oliver!, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Chicago, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Sound of Music, Urinetown the Musical, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Grease, Scrooge, A Fractured G&S Trilogy, Once Upon a Mattress; as Conductor: City of Angels; as Associate Conductor: Rent; as Assistant Musical Director: Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, South Pacific and Copacabana. Peter has also played keyboard in over 25 other productions.
Peter most recently made his on-stage debut as Larry, the pianist and music director, in the sold out 2015 Adelaide Fringe season of [title of show]. He even had lines!
Scott Reynolds – Producer
Scott has always had a love of the theatre, but his real obsession began in high school, with performances as the Foreman, Pimp and a Student in Les Misérables, Priam in Paris and Action in West Side Story. Since completing high school he performed non-stop for a number of shows, starting with Gerald Bolingbroke in Me and My Girl, an Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar and Ugly in Honk! (Marie Clark Musical Theatre). After playing Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! and Asher and the Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA), Scott joined Northern Light Theatre Company’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Monsieur D’Arque to round out 2011. The following year started with an incredible experience: Scott won the role of Henry in Six Foot Something’s pro-am Production of Next to Normal. After a mild performance hiatus in more recent times, Scott starred as Hunter in Irregular Productions sell out 2015 Adelaide Fringe season of [title of show].
If there’s one thing he regrets, it’s not starting singing and performing (publicly of course) at an earlier age. Off-stage (but in the theatre) Scott enjoys both sound and lighting design, and the challenges each of these areas brings to his knowledge of design in the digital world. Broadway Sessions is certainly the start of a new chapter, bringing together many ongoing stories and plot lines, but allowing the love of theatre (musical theatre in particular) to continue in new and exciting ways.
When not strutting his stuff on stage, or manically helping out backstage or in the roof of a theatre, Scott is a web designer & developer, creating sites like this one! You can see more of his work at www.scottreynolds.com.au.
Irregular Productions is an Adelaide-based production company. Established in 2010 by Peter Johns, Irregular Productions is dedicated to producing unique and high-quality performances featuring local performers.
Featuring some of Adelaide’s best musical theatre talent, Irregular Productions presented its inaugural show, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World, at the Opera Studio in January 2011, which was nominated for an ATG Curtain Call award for Best Female Performance. In 2012, as one of the producers for the 24 Hour Show, Irregular Productions produced a variety concert, Not the 24 Hour Show, to help raise much-needed funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Australia.
In 2015, Irregular Productions staged the Tony nominated musical, [title of show] in the Adelaide Fringe to sold-out audiences.
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