June Session – Broadway Sessions Goes To The Tonys

30 Sunday June 2019
When: 6:30pm Where: Norwood Live, Norwood Hotel Tickets: $15-20

June is Tony season in New York. To celebrate this night of nights, our June Session will be full of songs from shows that have won the Tony for either Best Musical or Revival.

And the Tony Award for Best Musical goes to: winners
And the Tony Award for Best Revival (1977-1993) goes to: winners
And the Tony Award for Best Revival (1994-2018) goes to: winners

This month’s Session includes a performance by cast members of Scotch College’s upcoming production of Les Miserables.

Session Setlist

Act 1
I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today (Avenue Q) – Mark Oates
Cabaret (Cabaret) – Amy Neumann
The Impossible Dream (Man Of La Mancha) – Sean Nugent
If I Were A Rich Man. (Fiddler On The Roof.) – Jay Mancuso
Just Leave Everything To Me (Hello, Dolly) – Serena Martino-Williams
Another Op'nin, Another Show (Kiss Me Kate) – Eloise Quinn-Valentine
Luck Be A Lady (Guys And Dolls) – Jack Raft
Just You Wait (My Fair Lady) – Karen Muller
Being Alive (Company) – Matthew Kuss
Home (The Wiz) – Maya Miller
Nothing (A Chorus Line) – Mim Sarre
I Dreamed A Dream/Bring Him Home/On My Own* (Les Misérables) – Georgie Raft, Harry Fiedler, Issie Mennillo
The Music Of The Night (The Phantom Of The Opera) – Mark Oates
Act 2
All That Jazz (Chicago) – Grace Denney
Not For The Life Of Me (Thoroughly Modern Millie) – Nava Revalk
Requiem (Dear Evan Hansen) – Casmira Hambledon, Mark Oates, Tielah-Jade Cannon
Ring Of Keys (Fun Home) – Cordelia Ferguson
Waiting For Life (Once On This Island) – Emilene Whitehead
Agony (Into The Woods) – Ellis Dolan, Kyle Dolan
The Nicest Kids In Town (Hairspray) – Dylan Rufus
Sal Tlay Ka Siti (The Book Of Mormon) – Louisa Vilinne
Breathe (In The Heights) – Jemma Allen
My Shot (Hamilton) – David MacGillivray
Love Will Stand When All Else Falls (Memphis) – Stephanie Cole
I'm Here (The Colour Purple) – Elle Nichelle
* promoting an upcoming show

Your Session Host

Mark Oates

Mark is a respected opera, cabaret and concert singer, with a passion for music theatre. He has toured South Australia with State Opera, SINGular productions and the Adelaide Art Orchestra. Mark produced and performed in his own sell out swing show – Mark Oates and the Daniel Brunner Pretty Big Band – for the 2009 and 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. For the Adelaide Festival, Mark sung the roles of Ruffiak in Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre and Street Singer in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.

For State Opera SA, Mark premiered the role of “the Cantor” in Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, a co-production with Leigh Warren and Dancers which was reprised for the 2011 Brisbane Festival. He also performed Joe in The Station (Howard Blake), and John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach). Last year Mark performed in the world premiere of the full Philip Glass trilogy for State Opera SA, including the role of Arjuna in Satyagraha. In the two weeks prior to the opening night of Broadway Sessions, Mark will be part of the State Opera SA chorus in Faust and the Verdi Requiem before travelling to Canberra for two concerts with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Mark has also worked with many Adelaide based musical theatre companies. He was an Oscart and Curtain Call winner and Critic’s Circle nominee for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in The G&S Society’s Les Misérables. For The G&S Society Mark has also played the Baker in Into the Woods and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He premiered Horton the Elephant in the award winning Seussical the Musical and portrayed Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde for The Hills Musical Company. Other roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar for Northern Light Theatre Company, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden for both The Therry Dramatic Society and The G&S Society, Enoch Snow in Carousel for Swell Productions/MS Society and was part of the original cast of It’s A Dad thing for SINGular productions. Mark has also played “man” in several productions, including Songs for a New World and I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change!

Session Performers

Amy Neumann

Amy Neumann returns for her Broadway Sessions swan song before returning to her home in America in August. She recently closed a successful run as Olive in The Odd Couple – Female Version for Blackwood Players. Before moving to Australia, Amy worked across the US as a performer and director. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Round House Theatre, and the American Century Theatre, as well touring the US and Canada in both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Becky Thatcher) and Annie (July). Favorite roles include Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Amy spent 17 years as a company member of Now This, Washinton DC's only totally improvised musical comedy troupe. She currently teaches for ArtStream, Inc., where she specializes in teaching actors with disabilities. Ms. Neumann holds a BFA in acting from Syracuse University and a Masters of Social Work from the Catholic University of America. Her favorite role is being wife to Jonathan and mum to Micah, 7, and Becca, 5.

Casmira Hambledon

Casmira Hambledon loves stories, diverse and supportive communities, wigs, glitter, and belting as a way to deal with having too many emotions. Luckily she found theatre. Highlights have included directing and choreographing for Peter Combe’s Adelaide Fringe Shows 2013-2015, performing the role of ‘Violet’ in Davine Productions’ Violet (for which she won the TASA award for ‘Best Female Performance 2017’) and 'Fantine' in the G&S Society's production of Les Misérables (for which she was nominated for a Curtain Call: ‘Best Female Performance 2018’). In 2018 she played 'Woman 2' in Edges with Irregular Productions, 'Shelby' in Steel Magnolias with IpSkip, 'The Lady of the Lake' in Spamalot with Marie Clark, and the ‘Sour Kangaroo’ in Seussical with Northern Light. Most recently Casmira played nine characters in Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court with Davine Productions at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Cordelia Ferguson

Cordelia first started singing at the young age of six as part of Young Adelaide Voices in 2004 and has yet to stop. Her first introduction to musical theatre was at Pelican Productions Music Theatre Camp in 2010, where she fell in love with musicals and the theatre. Since then she has auditioned for as many roles as possible, landing her first role, and dream role, of Nancy in Now Productions Oliver! in 2016.

Cordelia's roles also include Brigitta in The Sound of Music, Aunt Em/Glinda in The Wizard of Oz and the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has performed in the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Smells Like Teen Spirit in 2018, her first non-musical show since high school, and Jenny Lind in Barnum with Now Productions in 2019. She is currently studying Film and TV at MAPS film school.

David MacGillivray

Growing up performing in the Scouts’ Gang Show: Comedy Capers, David developed a love for musical theatre from a young age. Trained at the Centre for the Performing Arts; David has enjoyed performing Shakespeare with the State Theatre, Lightning Strike and Chopt Logic Theatre Companies and has toured in the past with Splash Theatre Company. Turning from professional acting to focus his energy on his family and work for the Anglican Church as a priest, David chooses to do shows that he loves.

It was in Marie Clark's production of Paris in the titular role that David hit the Adelaide scene in musical theatre. David has since performed with with Marie Clark Musical Theatre in Miss Saigon (John) and as Carl Hanratty in the 2016 production of Catch Me if You Can. He has worked with Northern Light Theatre Company as Frederick in Pirates of Penzance and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. David also performed at the Adelaide Fringe 2015 with Lazy Saturday Productions' Australian premiere of Darkle. 2017 is a big year of theatre for David starting with Pale Ale Tales, a new work by local writer, Jason Hendy in the 2017 Fringe, Jekyll and Hyde with Marie Clark and finishing with Les Misérables as Enjolras with G&S Society.

David is thankful to his wife for her love and support, and for letting him play.

Dylan Rufus

22-year-old Dylan Rufus has been in the South Australian theatre community since 2011; assuming many roles: including audio-visual design and technician, stagehand and stage manager, musician and musical director, actor, writer and composer—with his recent contribution in the University of South Australia’s self-written production of Behind Closed Doors in 2018. Dylan’s onstage work has seen him in musicals such as Grease, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, and Spring Awakening, amongst other plays and pantomimes.

The previous year (2018) saw Dylan as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors (Adelaide Theatre Academy), Giles/Angel/Dr Cullen in Emma Wiley’s Buffy Kills Edward and Slim/Cord Elam in Oklahoma! on a Farm (Emma Knights Productions), and the Newcomer in Avenue Q (Hills Musical Company). Later in 2019, Dylan will be featured as Paul Kelly/Principal Gowan/Leonard Sawyer in Segue Production’s Heathers: the Musical in September.

Outside of the theatre, Dylan is completing his MMET Master of Teaching in Secondary Education through the University of South Australia, and Associate Performers Diploma in Piano through Australia and New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA).

Elle Nichelle

Elle Nichelle is a private vocal coach, singer, choir director and songwriter in Adelaide. She graduated the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2009 with a Diploma in Jazz Voice. Elle has performed as a lead vocalist with Gospo since their first show in the Adelaide Fringe Festival: GospoCentric & GospoTivity (2009), GospoAzz (2010-2011), Gospolicious (2014), Gospolation in both the Adelaide & Melbourne Fringe Festivals (2017) and Jackson vs Jackson (2018 & 2019).

Elle loves being involved in theatre: her roles thus far include being a lead vocalist in Smokey Joe’s Café - Hills Musical Company (2016), Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors - Blackwood Players (2017) & Fortune Teller in Side Show - Hills Musical Company (2018). Most recently, Elle toured Buffy Kills Edward with Emma Knights Productions playing the role of Buffy for the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival & again at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2019. Elle has a keen interest in voice therapy and currently studies Speech Pathology at Flinders University.

Ellis Dolan

Ellis Dolan is currently touring with the company of 'School of Rock' as an Understudy for Dewey Finn and as a Swing – recently returning from a four-month tour of China. He spent 2017 studying Musical Theatre at NIDA; appearing in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Chimerica as part of the NIDA Ensemble.

He has appeared in several productions around Adelaide, including Evita (The Met) in which he portrayed Che; The Producers (HMC) as the Stormtrooper; Oliver! (Shane Davidson Presents) as Bill Sykes; as well as ensemble roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (HMC) and Jesus Christ Superstar (G&S Society). Off-stage, he acted as Assistant Director for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Smokey Joe's Cafe (HMC).

He also toured across Australia, portraying the role of Peter Dutton, as part of Abbott: The Musical (George Glass Productions), performing as part of the Canberra Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as a sell-out run in the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Outside of performing, Ellis is a writer – having completed his Honours in Creative Arts: Creative Writing at Flinders University. He’s currently struggling through the first draft of a novel and is constantly side-tracked by wanting to write reviews and film analysis; because of this, nothing seems to get done, but he has a lot of fun doing it.

He made his directorial debut with Edges as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival and loved every second of working with such fine people.

Eloise Quinn-Valentine

Eloise Quinn-Valentine is known in the Adelaide musical theatre community by a number of names including 'Eloise QV', and the more enigmatic 'Boise Q'. Since the age of four, she has performed in choirs, musicals and at events with local companies such as Davine Interventionz, Emma Knights Productions, IpSkip Productions, Adelaide Youth Theatre, Urban Myth, Gravity and Mitcham Dance, Theatre Bugs and Young Adelaide Voices. Eloise has also performed abroad in the role of Betty in The Crucible while on exchange at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2017.

She most recently appeared on stage in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival, parodying the role of Charlotte York in Sex and the Musical. Other recent highlights include playing Wilbur in IpSkip Productions’ Charlotte’s Web and performing in Davine Interventionz' production of It's Only Life with John Bucchino, both in 2018. Eloise is looking forward to performing the role of Phaedra Cox in the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's upcoming season of Jerusalem. When not performing, Eloise keeps busy by writing her Honours Thesis in English Literature at Flinders University.

Emilene Whitehead

Emilene has always loved singing from an early age. She found her love for music theatre when at the age of 11 she was cast as Ida in her primary school musical Honk! Jr. Since then Emilene began vocal tuition with Rosanne Hosking who has helped her further develop a wide range of vocal skills. Emilene was part of the G&S Society of South Australia’s 2013 and 2014 productions of Oliver! as a member of Fagin’s Gang. As a student at Concordia College she had lead roles in their productions of The Sound of Music (2014), Godspell (2015) and most notably played Tracy in their production of Hairspray (2016).

Emilene has also participated in Pelican Productions Music Theatre Camp for four years which further developed her confidence as a performer. Earlier this year Emilene played the role of Anne Egerman in the G&S Society of South Australia’s production of A Little Night Music. Most recently she played the role of Bridget in Pelican Productions' production of Bring It On.

Georgie Raft

Georgie Raft is a 15 year old contemporary/pop singer-songwriter from Adelaide. She currently studies voice and audio production at The Studio And Star Factory. Playing the piano from a young age, she has more recently taken up guitar in order to assist her songwriting. Georgie has performed in a number of musicals with Pelican Productions, Adelaide Youth Theatre, Therry Dramatic Society, and was a lead vocalist with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team travelling to the US. This year, she is honoured to be performing the role of Fantine in Scotch College's musical, Les Misérables. Georgie has also recently been awarded the Joan Lyons Scholarship for State Opera SA's Winter School, and will be performing in State Opera SA's upcoming season of Boojum!

Georgie has been songwriting since she was a young girl, and now has many songs professionally recorded and produced that she has released. In 2016 and 2017, three of her songs made the semi-finalist category of the International Songwriting Competition. Later, in 2018, four of her songs were selected for the finals of the Australian Songwriting Awards while her latest single 'Better Off' was featured in Spotify's 'New Pop Sounds' playlist. Georgie is now working towards releasing her first EP, 'Bystander' and is continuing her passion for singing, songwriting, piano and guitar.

Grace Denney

A Tasmanian ex-pat, Grace has been treading the boards of the theatre since the tender age of two. Originally trained in classical ballet at the Tasmanian Academy of Dance, Grace naturally fell into musical theatre through the vocal tutelage of Patrice Sargison. A triple threat, Grace has performed as a member of the ensemble for CATS and Fiddler on the Roof, also taking on the roles of “Kate” in Annie (which she revisited as an adult as a Boylan Sister/Featured Vocalist & Dancer) for Encore Theatre, “Ronette” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Natalie Haller” in All Shook Up, “Tiffany” in Back to the 80s and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest for Scotch Oakburn College. Whilst studying, she performed annually in the Little Theatre for the Uni of Adelaide’s infamous Law Revue. Now a graduate lawyer, Grace is looking forward to utilising her love of theatre (read: ability to curb crippling nerves in front of an audience) in the courtroom!

Harry Fiedler

Harry is 17 years old and has loved performing from a young age. He made his professional debut in 2012 for State Opera SA’s La Boheme, as well as State Opera SA and Slingsby’s Ode To Nonsense. Harry has also performed with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA, playing Friedrich in The Sound of Music, Oliver in Oliver! and Colin in The Secret Garden.

Harry is a long time Pelican Productions Performer; participating in 7 Music Theatre Camps and earning him the 2019 Outstanding Performer Award. Harry is currently a Year 12 student at Scotch College, and has participated in the school musical each year; most recently as Emmett in Legally Blonde. He is privileged to assume the role of Jean Valjean in Scotch’s Les Misérables this year; a dream role since he was Gavroche in a 2012 production.

Issie Mennillo

Issie attends Scotch College where she is heavily involved in music, drama, dance and various vocal ensembles. She has been performing for over 10 years and is extremely excited to be playing the role of Éponine in Scotch College’s production of Les Misérables.

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.

Jay Mancuso

Jay has been performing since childhood, on stage in musical theatre and as a solo artist. He has been in Grease, played the lead in Marie Clark’s The Music Man, and most recently ‘The club owner’ in The Met's production of Miss Saigon. Jay released is debut album in 2017 titled ‘Great Expectations’. Jay works as a paramedic by day and loves to sing and perform by night.

Jemma Allen

In reception, Jemma was spotted lip-syncing the year 7s' lines in their school musical, and she has been working to steal the spotlight ever since. She is very versatile, and over the years has 'played drums' in Fame, kissed her ex boyfriend (ew) in Bye Bye Birdie, whinged in Blithe Spirit, fake tapped in Big Fish, been awkward in Smokey Joe's Cafe, spun plates in Chicago, been angsty in Spring Awakening, been both 7 and 11 y.o. in Ivy + Bean, and belted and riffed in Godspell. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Uni of Adelaide, (where she is in Spring Awakening AGAIN COME SEE IT NOV 22-24), and just finished the sell out season of Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered. If you missed it, don't worry, it's coming back in the Adelaide Fringe Festival!!!

Her biggest accomplishments to date have been falling down stairs on stage and peeing in a bush at an audition. Have a nice day.

Karen Muller

Karen is no stranger to the stage in Adelaide. She has worked with various theatre companies over the last 10 years. Some of the highlights including, Oliver!Into the WoodsBeauty and the BeastAvenue Q and Spamalot. More recently Karen has taken time out from theatre to look after her ever growing family, but she is always very pleased to be able to take the stage at Broadway Sessions.

Kyle Dolan

Kyle has been involved backstage in local theatre for the last 18 months, starting with assistant directing Edges in the 2018 Fringe. He followed that up by doing lights and sound for the Motherf**ker with the Hat and stage managing Macbeth, both for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's student productions. In 2019 he was a co-producer for After Life: Conversations from a Hospital Waiting Room, an original play in the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Since 2017, Kyle has been involved with Radio Adelaide, presenting and producing numerous shows, as well as doing regular movie reviews.

He recently finished his Bachelor of Media (Journalism) and will soon be heading to Edinburgh to start a Masters in Film.

Louisa Vilinne

Louisa is a singer and actor from Singapore. Having performed as a concubine, peasant, and various unnamed chorus girls in musicals and operas, she is now continuing her musical theatre training in the University of Adelaide in hopes that she could play lovable Asian sidekick roles on the big stage one day.

Matthew Kuss

Although technically studying a Bachelor of Computer Science, Matt’s true passions lie in theater. A prolific performer, Matt has performed at many exciting venues, including Matt’s Kitchen, Matt’s Shower, and Matt’s Crappy Mazda 121. The highlight of Matt’s career so far was when his fresh interpretation of nuanced character “Man on Bench” was met with standing ovations from the entire audience of his compulsory Year 8 drama class. Always looking to further hone his craft, Matt has studied diligently under renowned Estill teacher Zak Vasiliou, while attending the prestigious musical arts school Zak’s Apartment. Tired of always being the Beauty in life, Matt longs to play the role of Disney’s Beast on stage.

Though Matt’s wit is as sharp as the Gs he belts, let there be no confusion: this is Matt’s first time, and Matt is very scared.

Maya Miller

Maya’s love of all things musical theatre began at an early age. Her journey in performance began with Pelican Productions, where she participated in numerous Music Theatre Camps, as well as productions of Grease and The Little Mermaid Jr. Maya has continued her involvement with Pelican Productions as an assistant tutor at Music Theatre Camp since 2015. After taking a short break to complete her university studies, Maya has since appeared in the Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2016, and their 2017 sell-out production of Les Misérables as Cosette understudy.

Maya then performed in Lydian Productions and Irregular Production's Godspell in May 2018 as the "By My Side" soloist, and most recently played Hope Harcourt in Marie Clark's Anything Goes in May 2019. Maya is a primary school Dance/Drama teacher, which she immensely enjoys – especially when she is able to share her love of performing arts with her students.

Mim Sarre

Mim has been singing for as long as she can remember. She began drama lessons at Theatre Bugs at the age of 5, and was a student there for almost a decade. She began voice lessons with Kim Spargo in 2008 and musical theatre training with Patrick Lim in 2009, giving her the opportunity to perform in a number of youth productions, including playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical! Jr. (both with Swell Productions). She continued her theatre education at Pembroke School, playing the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2010 and studying High Level Theatre in the International Baccalaureate program from 2011-12 under the tutelage of Julianne English.

She is now heavily involved in the Adelaide amateur theatre scene, having worked companies such as the Hills Musical Company, Therry Dramatic Society, Emma Knights Productions and Davine Interventionz, amongst others. Her favourite roles include Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening (HMC, 2017), Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (HMC, 2015), Margot in Legally Blonde: The Musical (HMC, 2014) and Beth March in Little Women (Therry, 2013). She is a regular performer and occasional host of the popular event Broadway Sessions.

From 2013 to 2014 she studied at Graceland University, USA, on a vocal scholarship, where she was involved in a number of stage shows, most notably playing Audrey in the homecoming musical Little Shop of Horrors.

Mim is a singing teacher at Theatre Bugs and is looking forward to Musically Directing their production of Little Shop of Horrors in the Adelaide Fringe, March 2017. She is also an avid songwriter and lyricist and is planning to develop this aspect of her artistry in the near future.

Nava Revalk

Nava Revalk is an 18-year-old singer, actress, dancer and pianist, who has been performing since the age of 3. Nava has played lead roles in musicals with South Australian youth theatre groups and has received many accolades and awards for her performances.

At the beginning of 2019, she relocated to Brisbane to follow her passion, gaining a place in the highly competitive Bachelor of Musical Theatre course at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Nava has performed around the world. She has toured Japan as a lead vocalist with her high school, Concordia College in 2016. Additionally, she toured the US in 2017 and 2019 with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team, singing solos in Disneyworld and Universal Studios, Orlando and Disneyland and Universal Studios, LA.

Nava’s goal is to make a splash in the musical theatre scene, following her degree, and to bring people together through performing professionally, internationally.

Sean Nugent

Since first performing on stage at age 12 as Oliver in a school production of Oliver, Sean has performed in many theatre productions. The majority of shows Sean has performed in have been with the SA Light Opera Society (SALOS). Roles he has played with SALOS include Bunthorne in Patience (2018), Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore (2017), Stephen Foster in The Minstrel Man (1997) and Luiz in The Gondoliers (1993).

Sean has also performed with Marie Clark, Therry, Galleon Theatre Group and The Henley Drama Group.

Sean has learn't singing with Norma Knight and Mary Branagan. As someone who is used to singing without a microphone he is looking forward to the challenge of singing with one.

Serena Martino-Williams

Serena began performing with the Adelaide Youth Theatre in 2011 and since, has played many roles for the youth theatre such as Tracy in Hairspray, Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Dragon in Shrek the Musical and most recently as Elphaba in their production of Wicked. Serena has also performed in many shows for Emma Knights Productions, including as Ado Annie in Oklahoma: On a Farm!, Buffy in Buffy Kills Edward and as New York Woman in I Love You Because.

Recently, Serena performed the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera for the G&S Society of SA, and has played Elphaba in Wicked and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. Serena has also performed many roles professionally for companies such as The Entertainment Store and Heaps Good Productions, most recently in the successful season of Snowmageddon at the South Australian Maritime Museum. In addition to musical theatre, Serena performs regularly with The Three Little Sisters, an Andrews Sisters tribute show, and performs in and directs The Honey-Bees, a 60s-tribute show.

Stephanie Cole

At 22, Stephanie has been singing, dancing and acting for most of her life. Her love for theatre began in The Fairies when she was 9 and she has since had the opportunity to play some amazing roles, such as 'Calamity' in Calamity Jane (Trinity College), 'Millie' in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Swell Productions) and 'Rizzo' in Grease, 'Ariel' in The Little Mermaid and 'Danielle' in Bring It On (Pelican Productions). Stephanie has been passionate about singing most of her life, performing at many events over the years, including the Elder Park Carols and SANFL grand finals. She now is in her 3rd year of vocal coaching with her certificate in Stage 1 & 2 of Estill Voice Training. Apart from musicals, she is also passionate about leading youth and music at her church. Stephanie is looking forward to getting more involved in musical theatre in the future.

Tielah-Jade Cannon

Tielah is a full-time History student at the University of Adelaide who is working towards a Post-Grad degree and also pursues her passion for performing in whatever time she can scrape together. Her deep-rooted passion for musical theatre has lead to roles through many youth theatre productions, and a few South Coast Choral and Arts Society shows. She was head of the ensemble in SCCAS's production of Sweeney Todd and also played the role of Madame Fogg: the keeper of the asylum and was in SCCAS's production of Cinderella and the Pirates playing Captain Blackbeard (written by director Jonathan Ogilvie). In November Tielah will be a part of the ensemble in the Hills Musical Company's upcoming production of Assassins and is thrilled to be a part of the theatre community in Adelaide once again.