September Session

24 Sunday September 2017
When: 6:30pm Where: Norwood Live, Norwood Hotel Tickets: $15

About this Session

Sassy September at Broadway Sessions is here. No, that’s not official, but it rolls off the tongue nicely. We’ve had a number of theme nights recently, so September’s Session is performer’s free choice – we’re all about the registrations this month, so jump in and get your song registrations recorded. Come along for a fun night of musical theatre content, including featured performances from the upcoming casts of Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days, and Shrek Jr. Your favourite Broadway Sessions House Band will be blasting the tunes, and an array of local performers, both old and new, will grace the stage once again.

Session Setlist

Act 1
Let Things Go (Ordinary Days)* – Vanessa Lee Shirley
Popular (Wicked) – Mim Sarre
For Good (Wicked) – Divya Narayan, Phuong Nguyen
I Know It's Today (Shrek Jr)* – Holly Abbott, Jessica Muenchow, Zoey Velianofski
I'm Not That Smart (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)* – Shay Stonelaitken
The Girl Next Door (Metro Street) – Kristin Stefanoff
Don't Forget Me (SMASH) – Eloise Atterton
Gee, Officer Krupke (West Side Story) – Dylan Rufus
Circus (Make Me Bad) – Kate White
Someone Like You (Jekyll And Hyde) – Grace Mackenzie
Beautiful City (Godspell) – Jack Raft
Taylor The Latte Boy (Goldrich And Heisler) – Sophie Morris
Little Girls (Annie)* – Robyn Brookes
Act 2
Quiet (Jonathan Reid Gealt) – Lindsay Prodea
And I'm Telling You (Dreamgirls) – Dione Baker
Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind (Spring Awakening)* – Connor Olsson-Jones, Jemma Allen
Anthem (Chess) – James Murphy
Kind Of Woman (Pippin) – Emma Wilczek
When You're Home (In The Heights) – Alisa James, Fahad Farooque
Your Daddy's Son (Ragtime) – Bec Walker
Live Out Loud (A Little Princess) – Georgie Raft
I Hate The Bus (Caroline, Or Change) – Emily Glew
No One Will Bruise (Atlantis) – Scarlett Anthony
When He Sees Me (Waitress) – Cailene Kilcoyne
Disappear (The Burnt Part Boys) – Mitchell Smith
* promoting an upcoming show

Session Host

Lindsay Prodea (he/him)

Lindsay has performed over the past decade in both musical theatre and cabaret, having enjoyed success in various genres: classical roles such as John Brooke in Little Women (The Musical) (Therry Dramatic Society 2013) and Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods (Northern Light Theatre Company 2012); to contemporary roles such as Abraham in the Adelaide premiere of Altar Boyz (Davine Interventionz 2013), Sonny Malone in Xanadu (The Musical) (Davine Interventionz 2014), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (Hills Musical Company 2013), Kyle the UPS Delivery guy in Legally Blonde (HMC 2014) and most recently Elliott Garfield in The Goodbye Girl (Therry 2015). Lindsay has also appeared in countless other shows, favourites including Urinetown, 42nd Street, Crazy for You & Les Misérables. Most recently he premiered in Adelaide the role of Fabrizio for Davine Interventionz's 2016 Adelaide Fringe Show, The Light In The Piazza.

Aside from musical theatre, Lindsay has a keen passion for cabaret, having written, co-produced and performed at numerous cabaret events over the years. Stepping out side his usual genre, Lindsay played the role of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby (old sport), produced by Independent Theatre.

Session Performers

Alisa James

Alisa has been performing in musicals in Adelaide for over 10 years. Alisa's favourite roles include Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (MBM, 2011), Reno in Dusty (The Met, 2011) and Enid in Legally Blonde the Musical (Hills, 2014). Most recently Alisa performed in Violet (Davine Interventionz) for the Adelaide Fringe. Currently Alisa is rehearsing for Aida with the Hills Musical Company. Alisa has trained in jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop dance and has vocal tuition with Kirsty Roberts.

Bec Walker

Bec Walker is a classically trained singer who likes to sing opera, musical theatre, blues, jazz, rock and anything else. Bec is a sometimes Musical Director and an all the time teacher, she taught voice for many years before becoming a classroom music teacher. She plays the oboe and a little of everything else and in her spare time arranges music and organises bands and soloists. Music is embedded in every part of Bec's life and she enjoys nothing more than seeing it bring joy and meaning to people's lives.

Cailene Kilcoyne

Cailene Kilcoyne came to Adelaide from San Diego, California. She has performed regionally around the United States as well as internationally. Cailene keeps busy singing these days with a wedding band as well as singing in the shower. She's super excited to be performing at Broadway Sessions :)

Connor Olsson-Jones

Connor debuted in musical theatre with the Northern Light Theatre Company’s 2010 production of Oliver!, playing Nipper and has continued to expand the range of his creative endeavours ever since. Since graduating from Prince Alfred College last year, Connor has played numerous roles for Adelaide Youth Theatre including Genie in Aladdin, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and most recently Brett in 13 a New Musical. Connor has also been involved in productions with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society including Oliver! as The Artful Dodger and Friedrich in The Sound of Music.

Highlights of Connor’s career include playing Kent in the feature film A Month of Sundays and touring to Hong Kong, Paris, London and the USA with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team in 2014 and 2017. Connor is also a budding young graphic designer and has begun to design logos and promotional material for local theatre companies to further expand his involvement in Adelaide theatre.

Dione Baker

Dione Baker, Adelaide’s pocket power house, is known among the Adelaide theatre circle as the "diva"... but in a good way! Since the age of 16 Dione has performed for many amateur and professional companies including Co Opera and State Opera of South Australia. Dione was also a member of team Ricky Martin on 2015's season of The Voice Australia. Some of her most cherished roles have been Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera for Matt Byrne Media (2013), Suor Angelica and Cio Cio San (Madame Butterfly) for Co Opera (2012 and 2015).

Most recently Dione was selected to be a member of the State Opera SA Chorus for 2019 and looks forward to working with them again soon. Dione is a versatile singer and performer as she covers many styles from pop to opera and was also a part of the amateur premiere of We Will Rock You with Matt Byrne Media in July 2018 where she played the jumping Suzi Quattro. Dione performed again with the State Opera chorus in Boheme on the Beach, returned to her SALOS roots to sing the roles of Julie (The New Moon 2021) and Casilda (Gondoliers 2021), understudied the role of Donna Elvira for The Elephant in the Room Productions of Don Giovani, and will join her fist Met show this year as a nurse nun in the comedy musical Nunsense.

Divya Narayan

Divya Narayan is a new performer to the Broadway Sessions stage, and to the performing arts sphere in a wider sense. She has performed in various shows during her schooling years, and is currently undertaking music exams as per the ABRSM. She aspires to be able to perform professionally one day, and be the solo of a musical on a stage performed in front of thousands of people. Divya also has done various dance classes including contemporary, hiphop, and ballet, and has chosen to focus on ballet. One of her greatest achievements in relation to Musical Theatre is directing the school show in 2015, which was an entirely student run show, in which her role was the Director.

Dylan Rufus (He/him)

24-year-old Dylan Rufus has been part of the South Australian theatre community since 2011, assuming various roles onstage, offstage, and within production teams. Dylan’s onstage work has seen him in productions of Grease, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, and Spring Awakening, amongst other plays and pantomimes. Previous personal standout roles include Orin Scrivello D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors (2018, Adelaide Theatre Academy), Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Dad/Kurt’s Dad in Heathers (2019, Segue Productions), and John Hinkley, Jr. in Assassins (2019, Hills Musical Company). Lately, Dylan has been contributing to the musician side of musical theatre, playing guitar for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2020/2021, Davine Productions) and Mamma Mia! (2021, Northern Light Theatre Company).

Outside of theatre, Dylan has recently completed his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English (University of Adelaide), as well as a Masters in Teaching (Secondary) (University of South Australia).

Eloise Atterton (she/her)

A former Theatre Bugs kid, Eloise is thrilled to return to Broadway Sessions. Eloise's recent foray in Adelaide theatre includes shows with Northern Light Theatre Company in Catch Me if You Can (2023), Les Misérables (2022), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2018) and Annie (2017). Eloise has vocal experience within the Va Utopia Liturgical Ensemble, Musical Moments (Promise Adelaide) and of course, on long drives to work. Offstage, Eloise works in politics.

Emily Glew

Emily Glew has been passionate about the performing arts all of her life and began training in voice and dance at age 11. She has trained with artists including Michaela Burger and David Gauci, and is trained in classical, contemporary, jazz and tap dance. Beginning participating in musical theatre at age 13, she has been part in many musical theatre productions including most recently, Violet with Davine Interventionz, and taking the role of Shprintze in the Therry Dramatical Society’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Standout roles for Emily also include Jellylorum in Cats, and Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, both with Loreto College. Additionally, Emily has been studying music since the age of 6, and has played in numerous instrumental ensembles on the piano, guitar, and clarinet. Emily’s love for music has led to her teaching and musically directing multiple musicals in the past. Emily is happy to bring her enthusiasm for the dance and musicality of Sideshow to the stage.

Emma Wilczek

Since the time she was just 4 years old, Emma has loved performing. She first realised her passion for musical theatre when she participated in her high school’s production of Grease as an eager year 8 student. As a now just as eager 21-year-old, she has since proudly been a part of many great shows. Some of her favourites include the roles of Tracy and Elle Woods in her school's productions of Hairspray and Legally Blonde, Lily St. Regis in Adelaide Youth Theatre’s Annie, Ruth in G & S society’s Thoroughly Modern Millie, Melita in Spring Awakening by HMC and most recently Girl Bad Idea Bear in HMC's Avenue Q. Emma is also very excited to be a member of the Elder Conservatorium's brand new musical theatre course and cannot wait to see where it leads her.

Fahad Farooque

Fahad has been performing for 24 years in concerts, and musical theatre and drama productions. His most recent theatre production was an original Australian musical called Pricecheck, where he played the a cooky supermarket worker who had a fetish for fruit and vegetables. Prior to that he was in a production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown musically directed by Peter Johns, where he played the role of Snoopy. Amongst some of Fahad's favourites roles in theatre are Tobias in Sweeny Todd and Dr Aziz in a Passage to India. Later in 2017 he will be performing in the Red Phoenix political drama Two Hands at the Holden Street Theatre.

Fahad is also a singer of Indian and Pakistani music, and has been performing in this style since the age of 15. He has travelled to India and undertaken vocal training in semi-classical Hindustani music. He has given a number of concerts, and in 2014 performed as part of Floating Melodies for the world renowned Ozasia festival on the Popeye boat, where he was accompanied by his band.

Fahad most recently was involved in the production of Violet, where he played the role of Flick for the Davine Interventionz production staged during the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Georgie Raft

Georgie Raft is a 16 year old contemporary/pop singer-songwriter from Adelaide. She currently studies jazz and classical voice as well as audio production at The Studio And Star Factory.
Georgie has performed a number of lead roles in musicals including Fantine in Scotch College's Les Misérables, Rosemary in March Productions How to Succeed in Business Without really Trying and Jenny Lind in Barnum, She was a lead vocalist with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team travelling to the US and gained a solo role in iTheatrics Broadway workshops in 2019. A highly versatile performer, in 2019 Georgie was awarded the Joan Lyons Scholarship for State Opera SA's Winter School, and performed in State Opera SA's season of Boojum!

Georgie has been songwriting since she was young and has a number of professionally produced songs In 2016 and 2017, three of her songs made the semi-finalist category of the International Songwriting Competition and in 2018, four of her songs were selected for the finals of the Australian Songwriting Awards with her latest single Better Off featuring in a number of Spotify's international playlists.

Her debut EP of original songs Breathing To Prove That I Can has received fabulous reviews and is currently receiving airplay on a number of Australian radio stations.

Grace Mackenzie (She/Her)

Grace is now a post-graduate medicine student and still passionate about performing and honing in on her musical theatre vocal skills. She loves being apart of the Broadway sessions stage and has performed in past Productions as Penny in Hairspray and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical.

Holly Abbott

Holly Abbott is 18 years old. Holly has been dancing and singing at TIDC Performing Arts Studio for the past 13 years under the direction of Kerreane Sarti, and is a voice student of Emma Riggs, and The Studio and Star Factory.

Holly has been in over 40 Musicals with various companies ... with some of her favourite roles being Patrice in 13 The Musical, Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with NLTC, Olaf in Frozen Jr, Young Fiona in Shrek Jr, Tracey Turnblad in Hairspray Jr all with Adelaide Youth Theatre. She was also cast in Matt Byrne Media’s 2019 production of Strictly Ballroom where she played Kylie Hastings. Holly has also played the title role in NLTC's 2017 production of Annie - where she was also honoured to receive the Theatre Association of South Australia award for Best Youth Female Actor for this role.

Holly has recently come back from a month overseas performing with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team - She was lucky enough to have the opportunity to perform in Disneyworld and Universal Studios as a featured singer and dancer - She also had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Theatre Festival In Atlanta and Take Workshops and Masterclasses from Broadway professionals such as Natalie Weiss, Dan Micchice, and Derek Klena whilst in New York.

Holly is taking a gap year this year as she prepares to enter the audition circuit for Musical Theatre courses around the country and world - She is excited to go back to America in July to participate in Musical Theatre summer college courses and immerse herself in the life of a New York performer.

Jack Raft

Jack has studied piano, guitar, dance and voice for many years and has been performing in musicals and operas since the age of 9, enjoying such roles as Colin in G&S Society’s The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist in both seasons of the G&S Society’s Oliver!, JoJo in Shane Davidson’s Suessical, Kurt in G&S' The Sound of Music, LeFou in AYT’s Beauty and the Beast, Flounder in Swell Productions' The Little Mermaid, Young Josh in Northern Light Society’s Big and Aladdin in AYT’s Aladdin Jr. Jack also played Prince Eric in Pelican Productions The Little Mermaid Jnr for which they won two ATG Awards including best ensemble, and Cinderella’s Prince in the ATG nominated Fringe production of Into The Woods. More recently Jack has performed as Prince Chululongkorn with the Metropolitan Theatre Company's The King and I, Eddie in 13 The Musical for AYT's Adelaide Fringe Festival season, and Lucas in Scotch College's The Addams Family.

Professional credits include the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, State Opera SA's La Boheme; the Singular/State Opera workshop of Innocence and State Opera SA's Tosca (Shepherd Boy solosit) (2016). This year Jack played the role of Gilbert Blythe in Emma Knights Productions' Anne of Green Gables and was also lucky enough to be selected to perform as part of the 'Class of Cabaret' at the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, mentored by Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan.

Jack performs with his sister Georgie as duo 'Ignite' and has featured in several music videos including Parra for Cuva's world-wide hit 'Wicked Games'. A highlight for Ignite! was winning the People's Choice award for 'Talent On Show' at the Royal Adelaide Show. Jack is currently rehearsing for Ignite's upcoming Cabaret at the Star Theatre and the role of Enjolras in Scotch College's Les Misérables while trying to hold down a career as a school boy.

James Murphy

James has performed lead roles in operettas with SA Light Opera Society and in the Cabaret Fringe and Summer School. Before their passing, James received classical vocal tuition from operatic soprano Belinda Matonti and Romanian born accompanist Florin Radulescu. He is currently a student of Brian Gilbertson.

Jemma Allen (She/her)

Jemma is chuffed that Broadway Sessions is finally back!! She is here for a good time and can't wait to jam with the band and see all of her lovely theatre friends again!! Yay!!!

Jessica Muenchow

Jess first began performing at age seven and says that she has loved the rush and excitement since. Now 17, Jess involves herself in every musical opportunity she can find. Jess’ first professional show was with Pelican Productions’ - Music Theatre Camp; Believe. Every year since, Jess has performed in each of their Music Theatre Camps, 2018 MTC will be her ninth year with the company. Jess has been performing with companies such as; Pelican Productions, Adelaide Youth Theatre, Promise Adelaide and Shane Davidson Presents.

Some of her career highlights have been playing; Sandy Dumbrowski, Galinda the Good Witch, Cogsworth, The Wardrobe and a selected solo artist for various councils and Fundraising Foundations. Jess has now begun attending private lessons with her current vocal coach Kirsty Roberts, with whom she continues to produce her own music. Jess is also further developing her solo career by busking in many locations across Adelaide and is regularly performing in her band at various venues. Jess looks forward to her future career with her solo music and musical theatre.

Kate White

A Performing Arts Primary school teacher, Kate performs everyday in the classroom. She enjoys creating musicals in her schools and sharing her love of this art style. She is currently preparing for Licentiate in AMEB Musical Theatre after completing 8th Grade last year. She particularly enjoys singing strong female characters.

Kristin Stefanoff (she/her)

Kristin is a music teacher, musician, and performer based in the Adelaide Hills. Favourite musical theatre roles include: Muriel (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Hills Musical Company 2022); Laura (High Fidelity - Hills Musical Company 2021); Vivienne (Legally Blonde - The MET 2021); Simone (Shane Warne The Musical - Segue Productions 2020); Elizabeth (If/Then - Segue Productions 2018); Cathy (The Last Five Years - Segue Productions 2017); Clara (The Light In The Piazza - Davine Productions 2016); Inga (Young Frankenstein - Marie Clark Musical Theatre 2014); Smitty (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - Marie Clark Musical Theatre 2013); and Ensemble/Lady of The Lake Understudy (Spamalot - Marie Clark Musical Theatre 2018). Kristin will be playing Ms Gardner/Female Authority Voice in Carrie The Musical with Hills Musical Company in November 2023.

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the Elder Conservatorium, majoring in Classical Piano, and has extensive accompanying and pit experience. Music Direction credits include: Heathers: The Musical (Segue Productions 2019); Calamity Jane (Marie Clark Musical Theatre 2014); Poor Expectations (Investigator College 2014); Mulan Jr (Investigator College 2013); and Honk! (Investigator College 2011).

Kristin teaches piano, voice, violin and music theory, and loves seeing students grow in confidence as they develop their skills in music.

Mim Sarre (she/her)

Millicent Sarre (Mim) is a cabaret artist, singer-songwriter, vocal coach, and musical theatre performer, brought up and working on Kaurna Land. She has toured her original cabaret works Australia-wide; her most recent show Millicent Sarre is Opinionated won ‘Best Cabaret’ of the Adelaide Fringe 2023, and the album of the original songs from the show was released in February 2023. Previous musical theatre roles include Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (ECMT, dir. James Millar), Hildy in On the Town (ECMT, dir. Erin James), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (ECMT, dir. Joseph Simons), and Ivy in the Australian premiere of Ivy + Bean: The Musical (The Gemini Collective, dir. Sarah Williams). Mim will graduate with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Elder Conservatorium in 2023.

Mitchell Smith

Mitchell is so excited to be back at Broadway Sessions for the first time since almost 3 years living in Melbourne. Favourite past roles include Melchior in Spring Awakening (HMC), Marius in Les Misérables (PLOS - Melbourne), Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (G&S), and Monty in Violet (Davine). He currently works as a paediatric podiatrist in the public sector in Victoria and is so grateful to be able to get across the border (and hopefully back) to sing tonight.

Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen is a first year university student who has taken an interest in broadway and musical theatre. She has always loved to sing and took part in several performances when she was in high school. She is new to broadway but she is excited to try something new and challenge herself.

Robyn Brookes

Robyn has been performing and teaching for over 20 years in various guises. After completing her Bachelor of Music, the stage wooed her and she has since performed with the Hills Musical Company, Northern Light Theatre and Matt Byrne Media. Her favourite performances have included; Rita in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Matt Byrne Media; Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers and Vera in Stepping Out, for the Hills Musical Company; Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick and Kathy in Singing in the Rain with Northern Light theatre company. Robyn also won the Best Female Performance for her role as Dusty in Northern Light Theatre's Dusty: The Original Pop Diva.

Over the past three years, she has been the lead vocalist for the 60’s band, The Highlights, performed in the 60s Down Under matinee series, and worked as a backing vocalist for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe show, A Tribute to George Harrison. With a background in jazz music, she was also given the opportunity to sing with the Lindy Hip Big Band for two years, and features on their CD.

Robyn has just performed in Northern Light Theatre's season of Mamma Mia, playing the lead role of Donna.

Scarlett Anthony

At 23, Scarlett has been passionate about performing since she was young. She began dancing at Barbara Jayne Dance Centre when she was 3 years old where she developed her singing and dancing skills for 13 years and has now begun focusing on her passion for musical theatre. Scarlett graduated Concordia College in 2017 as the Dux of Solo Vocal Performance where she was and will continue to be taught by her singing teacher Rosie Hosking.

With 18 years of combined performing experience, Scarlett's love for the stage has never ceased, with her previous roles including Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, and Campbell Davis in Pelican Production's production of Bring It On the Musical's first season and its 2018 return season - for which she received a TASA nomination for 'Best Youth Female Actor'. Her most recent musical accreditation included a performance season of Godspell with Lydian Productions and Irregular Productions. In addition to this, she was also selected to perform as a featured soloist at the nationally televised 2018 Elder Park Carols By Candlelight. Her professional accolades in Adelaide have also included working with Ding Productions and Shane International each year for varying statewide productions. She has also been contracted with Royal Caribbean International (Miami) as a featured lead vocalist since January 2019 and has recently returned from a 10 month LA season with them. She’s set to resume her overseas work with them for another year, beginning in October 2022.

Shay Stonelaitken

Shay has started to become a familiar face in the musical theatre crowd these days. Most recently he was cast as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (MCMT 2017) and is enjoying playing two very different characters. Notable performances include The Monster in Young Frankenstein (MCMT 2014), Mr Twimble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (MCMT 2013) and Cat/Monkey/Björn Ulvaeus in Forbidden Broadway (MCMT 2012).

Sophie Morris

Sophie's passion for theatre began at the age of 11 years old in Northern Light Theatre Company's Beauty and the Beast. Since then she has played many of her favourite roles such as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Skylar in Bring it On, Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde and most recently Hedy La Rue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Vanessa Lee Shirley

Vanessa holds an Advanced Diploma of Design for makeup, specializing in film, TV, theatre and SFX. She has been Head Makeup Artist for various feature and short films and theatre productions. Currently she is performing in G&S Les Misérables as Madame Thenadier and following this Vanessa is producing and performing the role of Claire in Ordinary Days. Her other performance credits include understudy to the role of Bec in Amity Dry’s musical Mother Wife and The Complicated Life with Popjam Productions, Co-Opera’s The Magic Flute throughout Australia and Europe and performing Frasquita in Carmen. Vanessa’s extensive musical theatre background includes Mrs Sowerberry in Oliver!, Ayah in The Secret Garden, Tessa in The Gondoliers, the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Edith in Pirates of Penzance, and Rapunzel in Into The Woods. Vanessa has recently directed and designed The Addams Family Musical for Walford School for Girls.

Zoey Velianofski

Zoey Velianofski is 9 years old. She has been dancing and singing at TIDC Performing Arts Studio since she was 5 years old as a student under Director Miss Kerreane Sarti and with Miss Emma Riggs as her both her voice teacher and vocal coach. Zoey recently performed on stage with Adelaide Youth Theatre's Production of Peter Pan Jnr at the Star Theatre and most recently with the Australian Classical Youth Ballet company as they performed The Night Before Christmas at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Zoey is currently in rehearsals for Adelaide Youth Theatre's Production of Shrek Jnr and had been cast in a lead role as 'Young Fiona' which she is very excited about.  Further to this Zoey is in rehearsals with the Australian Classical Youth Ballet and she will not only be performing in The Nutcracker but she is also lucky enough to be involved with them in the Christmas Parade this year.
Only recently Zoey has returned from a Performance Tour in the USA with the Adelaide Youth Performing Arts Theatre.  There she was lucky enough to perform on stage and attend workshops at both Disneyland Orlando and Universal Studios Orlando and attend workshops in New York City. One of the many highlights for Zoey was that she was privileged enough with her fellow performers to be in the Macy's Day Parade at Universal Studios Orlando.

Session Band

Peter Johns (Piano/Musical Director)

Peter is a music director, accompanist, repertoire coach, and the founder of Irregular Productions - one half of the brains behind Broadway Sessions.

He has been a theatre music director since 2005, with a number of his shows winning local awards. Theatre Credits include: (as Music Director) Beautiful, Mamma Mia, Les Misérables, Next to Normal, Violet, The Story Of My Life, Songs For A New World, The Light In The Piazza, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, [title of show], Edges, Avenue Q, Bring It On, Singing In The Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, Urinetown the Musical, Scrooge, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Grease, Once Upon a Mattress; (as Associate Music Director) Kinky Boots; (as Conductor) City of Angels, The Addams Family; (as Associate Conductor) Rent; (as Assistant Music Director) Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, South Pacific, Copacabana; as well as playing keyboard in over 25 other productions.

Besides co-producing Broadway Sessions, Irregular Productions has also staged the South Australian premieres of Songs for a New World, [title of show] and Edges, as well as a new production of Godspell (with Lydian Productions).

Peter is also the music director for Civic Park Carols, Australia's second-largest candlelight carols event, working with some of Adelaide’s finest musician’s and performers, as well as artists such as Justine Clarke, Guy Sebastian, Rachel Beck, and Jimmy Giggle.

Louis Cann (Bass)

Louis has been playing both double bass and bass guitar as long as he can remember. Beginning with lessons at the age of 7, he quickly developed his skills and decided that music was the career for him. Louis began playing for Musical Theatre shows in 2011, with the Northern Lights Theatre Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast, which coincidentally, was the beginning of a long-standing working relationship with Musical Director, Peter Johns! Since, Louis has played for many theatre companies around Adelaide, including Adelaide Youth Theatre, Lydian Productions, Pelican Productions, Davine Productions, Irregular Productions, Marie Clarke Musical Theatre, The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of South Australia, and Hills Musical Company. Some of his favourite shows to play for have been In the Heights, for Pelican Productions in 2019, and Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, for Davine Productions in 2020. In 2018, Louis had the privilege of playing in the pit for the Gordon Frost Organisation’s touring production of The Wizard of Oz. Louis graduated from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2016, with a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance.) That same year, he began performing as a casual member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - some of his favourite performances include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, and Last Night of the Proms at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Max Ziliotto (Drums/Percussion)

Max Ziliotto has been performing since 2004, from concert bands, drumline and big band, to orchestral works and musical theatre. Prior to his acceptance as a Casual Percussionist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, he completed his Bachelor of Music in 2013 at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Amanda Grigg.

Born in Adelaide, Max began his musical journey under the guidance of Peter Matzick. Attending Marryatville High School, Max gained a wealth of performance opportunities including the Generations in Jazz festival in Mount Gambier. During his Undergraduate studies, Max won first place in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Award in 2011.

Max has been performing with the Elder Conservatorium's Music Theatre students' productions since 2021, most notably playing the drum score for Legally Blonde, directed by Broadway's Nikki Snelson in 2022.

Max was also an active member of the Raiders Drum Corps from 2006-2019, performing numerous times in the city's Christmas Pageant, and on stage with them at Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend in Melbourne 2015. He has tutored at South Australian Music Camp multiple times, and has been in the house band of Broadway Sessions since its inception in 2015.