Broadway Sessions Fringe – Miscast

23 Sunday February 2020
When: 6:30pm Where: Norwood Live, Norwood Hotel Tickets: $15-22

About this Session

So! You’re a performer! A pretty amazing one at that, right? A triple threat with a killer range that can do anything we throw at you. Well. Almost anything.

There’s that one sore spot. That one role you’ve coveted your whole life…

If you know in your heart of hearts that you would walk into an audition room and blow the socks off that panel with your rendition of ‘Tomorrow’, if only you weren’t a hairy 6ft7 man with sleeve tats from Glasgow, then Broadway Sessions – Miscast is for you!

This month we are giving you, yes YOU, the opportunity to play that part you’ve always wanted to play but are so completely, entirely, unbelievably, wrong for. This is your CHANCE to finally break free from the suffocating limitations of casting briefs and transcend all expectations. All you have to do is register your song choice and get ready to send shockwaves through the musical theatre world.

How would the story change? What new perspective or understandings will arise? It’s a super fun evening where dreams come true!

 

Doors open at 5:45pm. Food and beverages are available from the bar.

Pre-purchase single tickets and tables from Adelaide Fringe to secure your spot. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

For your chance to perform, visit our registration page and submit two song options (from a musical or by an established music theatre writer) to express your interest. Registrations open on Thursday 28 November and close on Sunday 9 February.

Session Setlist

Act 1
The Schuyler Sisters (Hamilton: An American Musical) – Casmira Lorien, David MacGillivray, Jordan Coulter, Lindsay Prodea
Good Morning Baltimore (Hairspray) – Jaxon Joy
The Confrontation (Les Misérables) – Carly Meakin, Eloise Quinn-Valentine
Where Is The Life That Late I Led? (Kiss Me, Kate) – Eilish Webb
Moving Too Fast (The Last Five Years) – Charlotte Kowald
On The Steps of the Palace (Into The Woods) – Jordan Coulter
Go The Distance (Hercules) – Nikki Long
Boyband (Happy People) – Alisa James
Proud Of Your Boy (Aladdin) – Phoebe Rodger
As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard) – David Gauci
Act 2
What Is This Feeling? (Wicked) – Louis Cann, Max Ziliotto
Honey, Honey (Mamma Mia)* – Chad Crittle, Gavin Cianci, Gus Smith, Ray Cullen
Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar) – Mikari Zollo Semmler
Poor Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid) – Jethro Pidd
You’ve Got To Pick-A-Pocket Or Two (Oliver) – Grace Colsey
King of the World (Songs For A New World) – Amelie Peters
You’ll Be Back (Hamilton: An American Musical) – Nha-Uyen Tran
Breathe (In The Heights) – Robbie Mitchell
She Used To Be Mine (Waitress) – Ron Abelita
Fantine’s Death (Les Misérables) – Casmira Lorien, Mark Oates
Loud (Matilda) – David MacGillivray
* promoting an upcoming show

Your Session Hosts

Casmira Lorien

Casmira loves stories, diverse and supportive communities, wigs, glitter, and belting as a way of dealing with too many emotions. Luckily, she found theatre!
Highlights have included 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 performed in Edges with Irregular Productions for the Adelaide Fringe, ‘Shelby’ in Steel Magnolias with IpSkip,'The Lady of the Lake' in Spamalot with Marie Clark (winner of Best Ensemble Curtain Call 2018), and the ‘Sour Kangaroo’ in Seussical with Northern Light. In 2019 Casmira played nine characters in Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court with Davine Productions (which won Best Ensemble and Best Musical at the 2019 Curtain Call Awards) and Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme in Assassins for Hills Musical Company.

Casmira’s professional credits include performing in The Teddy Bears Picnic for The Garden of Unearthly Delights, directing and performing in several children’s theatre productions for the Something On Saturday Program with Adelaide Festival Centre, and providing the voice for ‘Poppy Platypus’ in Lupa Entertainment’s popular app for children: Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends.

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

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.

Amelie Peters

Amelie Peters is an award-winning, classically trained vocalist, international performer and vocal coach. After successful performances in Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne, Amelie was invited to perform at the Soho Playhouse in New York City as a soul/jazz singer in the burlesque Fringe show Fafi D’Alour & the Delinquents in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the Elder Conservatorium of Adelaide.

Her knowledge of the voice has been largely extended with her most recently completed BAST training. With this education, Amelie feels she can give the appropriate guidance and nurturing tailored to each individual’s voice. While she specialises in classical voice, Amelie has a strong background in musical theatre, jazz, and contemporary music.

Extensively trained by Kirsty Roberts, Amelie has also studied with renowned opera singers and Broadway stars from around the world. She has vocal directed the entire casts of High School Musical 2 (2016) and Hairspray the Musical (2018) for Shane Davidson Presents. Amelie's students consistently achieve outstanding results in competitions & exams, along with her junior vocal ensembles, vocal trio and adult vocal ensemble.

Carly Meakin

Carly started choral singing at a young age in the Adelaide Girls Choir. She performed with "Voiceworks Adelaide" during her tertiary studies and more recently has sung in the Adelaide Symphony Chorale. Her love of singing initially stemmed from performing with choirs, whilst her passion for performing in musicals started in 2005, when she was part of the MS Society's production of Les Misérables.

Since then, Carly has performed in Glibert and Sullivan's productions of Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar and Oliver. She has also performed in Davine Productions' Violet, It's Only Life and is currently performing with Davine Productions once more in the South Australian premier of Beautiful, The Carole King Musical.

Carly is a High School Music Teacher by trade and is currently the arts coordinator of Gleeson College. Her favourite part of her job is allowing her students to have the experience of performing in musicals. Some of her students from Gleeson are still heavily involved in the Adelaide Music theatre scene and some have sung in past Broadway Sessions here. She loves the thought that her past students are continuing on with their love of music and musicals.

Casmira Lorien

Casmira loves stories, diverse and supportive communities, wigs, glitter, and belting as a way of dealing with too many emotions. Luckily, she found theatre!
Highlights have included 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 performed in Edges with Irregular Productions for the Adelaide Fringe, ‘Shelby’ in Steel Magnolias with IpSkip,'The Lady of the Lake' in Spamalot with Marie Clark (winner of Best Ensemble Curtain Call 2018), and the ‘Sour Kangaroo’ in Seussical with Northern Light. In 2019 Casmira played nine characters in Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court with Davine Productions (which won Best Ensemble and Best Musical at the 2019 Curtain Call Awards) and Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme in Assassins for Hills Musical Company.

Casmira’s professional credits include performing in The Teddy Bears Picnic for The Garden of Unearthly Delights, directing and performing in several children’s theatre productions for the Something On Saturday Program with Adelaide Festival Centre, and providing the voice for ‘Poppy Platypus’ in Lupa Entertainment’s popular app for children: Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends.

Chad Crittle

Such mystery. Such wonder.

Charlotte Kowald

Charlotte Kowald has been singing as long as she can remember, beginning performing Pocahontas songs in her backyard at the age of 3. Although she has explored various genres and instruments, Charlotte has always loved musical theatre and has played roles in musicals such as Cats and Seussical. She has studied under many vocal teachers through her life and is now in her second year of Jazz Performance (Voice) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

David Gauci

I have two arms and feet. But my feet are not at the end of my arms. That would just be plain silly. I like to sing, especially in other people's showers. But not while showering - that would just be weird. I have been singing since before fire, but not long after the wheel. I trained under a number of singing teachers but as a result of claustrophobia I found it better to stand next them instead. As a child I would spontaneously sing in class, as an accountant I would spontaneously sing in the office. I was soon sent back to class. I love chocolate.

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 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 Festival in 2015 with Lazy Saturday Productions' Australian premiere of Darkle. 2017 was a big year of theatre for David starting with Pale Ale Tales, a new work by local writer, Jason Hendy in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe, Jekyll and Hyde with Marie Clark and finishing with Les Misérables as Enjolras with G&S Society. Most recently David performed with the Hills Musical Company in Assassins as John Wilkes Booth.

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

Eilish Webb

Eilish Webb is 18 years of age and is a soprano singer and a character actress from Strathalbyn. She has been singing for about 8 years and has played leading roles with Hannah Catherine Productions in Murray Bridge, Adelaide Theatre Academy and school productions. Her roles include Wendy in Peter Pan, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Mr Bumble in Oliver! and Miss Hannigan in Annie JR. She has also been a regular performer at Centrestage in Victor Harbor.

She has just completed directing a full community amateur production of the musical The Pajama Game with her company SAM (South Australian Musicals).

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'. Eloise has performed in musicals, plays, in choirs and at events around Adelaide with companies such as Davine Productions, Adelaide Conservatorium Chorale, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Independent Theatre, Therry Dramatic Society and Young Adelaide Voices. She also took up the opportunity to perform the role of Betty in The Crucible while on exchange at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2017.

Recent highlights include playing Vivie Warren in Mrs Warren's Profession (Independent Theatre), Phaedra in Jerusalem (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild), Sister Sophia in an immersive production of The Sound of Music (Emma Knights Productions), Young Violet in Violet: A Musical (Davine Productions), and in Its Only Life (Davine Productions, ft. John Bucchino), and Betty/Carole cover in Davine Productions' sold-out season of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical.

As well as loving to tell stories on stage, Eloise recently completed her Honours in English Literature at Flinders University.

Gavin Cianci

Gavin "fell" into Musical Theatre back in 2008 when he was asked by good friend Paula Cooney to audition for The Witches of Eastwick. He was fortunate enough to get in and hasn't looked back. Since then he has played various roles. He was a nasty Nazi in The Sound of Music, a prison guard in Hairspray, Cinderella's Father in Into The Woods and was even the Beast double in Beauty & the Beast and the Phantom double in The Phantom of the Opera. Gavin's favourite role is a toss up between 3... Chad in All Shook Up, The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and Glen Guglia in The Wedding Singer.

Gavin also gets involved backstage and has stage managed Altar Boyz, Xanadu and The Flower Children all for Davine Interventionz. Set construction is another part of theatre that Gavin enjoys being a part of. The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Avenue Q and coming up in July, Wicked, are all shows he has put his stamp on. Gavin is now looking forward to taking on the role of Frank Sr. in Marie Clark's production of Catch Me if You Can in May.

Grace Colsey

Grace has always loved acting and performing (like, duh) but only started doing youth theatre last year. Her first role was as Fagin in Adelaide Theatre Academy's Oliver! So, ironically, she has actually *been* 'miscast'. However, it was certainly one of the best experiences of her life, helped to solidify her acting style and confirmed that this is what she wants to do for the rest of her life. This year she's participating in the Class of Cabaret programme, and has written her first one-act musical, named Musical! The Musical, which she is attempting to produce for her Research Project. Her dream role is to play Princess Winnifred from Once Upon a Matress, and you may soon see why...

Gus Smith

Gus has been performing theatre in Adelaide with several companies continually since 2003, but did his first show in 2001. That one took him two years to recover from! The talent level in Adelaide theatre has always been good, but currently every show seems to be bursting at the seams with talent on & off stage. A great position for our community to be in. Whilst he loves performing onstage, cabaret performance is not as common for him so his first time mic in hand at Broadway Sessions will be an experience...for everyone ;)

Jaxon Joy

Jaxon is 15 years old and is currently receiving vocal coaching from David Gauci along with being a member of the Showstoppers class with Adelaide Theatre Academy. Jaxon recently performed the role of Captain Hook in Adelaide Theatre Academy's 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival production of Peter Pan. In 2019 he was also involved in the production of 13:The Musical playing the lead role of Evan Goldman along with the Adelaide Fringe performance of Oliver playing the role of Fagin. Jaxon found his love of music when he was 4 years old when he began lessons with Theatre Bugs, after a small break he joined Deborah Kaye Dance Studio's where he took part in theatre, hip hop and singing classes. This sparked his love for musical theatre which led him to audition for Singing in the Rain Jr. in 2017 where he was part of the ensemble. His love for theatre and singing grew and he became a singing student with Theatre Bugs and in 2018 successfully auditioned for the part of Mr Bernstein in Little Shop of Horrors.

As well as his love for theatre he has a love of scouting and took part in Adelaide Gang Show 2019 which is part of Scouts SA Performing Arts Section. Jaxon is currently a year 10 student at Gleeson College, after moving from St. Pauls. He has been a member of the cast for the St Pauls and Kildare musicals since 2016 playing a leading role in the 2018 production of Sheerluck Holmes and recently featured in Gleeson College's production of Footloose. Jaxon's favourite musician is Elton John, however, he enjoys most genres of music. His favourite Broadway musicals are The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Falsettos and Beetlejuice.

Jethro Pidd

Jethro enjoys being in isolation... Human interaction outside of his immediate family is overrated. He spent last week picking up his guitar again, completed a puzzle, played hours of FIFA, taught his son to play catch and then spent the other six days, for comedic purposes, twiddling his thumbs... in reality, chasing a toddler.

Jethro's greatest ambition is to be a turtle farmer from Antigua... or a leopard... Leopards are so cool.

Jordan Coulter

Having been singing since the age of 5, Jordan has been involved in music for almost his entire life. He has been involved in many choirs, musicals and other music events throughout his time at school, such as the Generations in Jazz festival, playing Kurt in The Sound of Music, and Jesus in Godspell. Now at University, Jordan seeks to involve himself further in the music scene in Adelaide.

Lindsay Prodea

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 Urinetown42nd StreetCrazy 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.

Max Ziliotto

Max has been playing percussion for 15 years, and has been involved in numerous music performance groups throughout that time. Attending Marryatville High School 2006-2010, and being a part of the Raiders Drum Corps since 2007, he learned performance etiquette pretty quickly, and grew comfortable performing in front of people. Max participated in the Big Band program at high school, and as such was able to attend Generations in Jazz multiple times. His drumkit playing further improved after high school where, during his studies for his Bachelor of Music (Percussion), he was a part of the Jazz SA Youth Superbands. While studying his Bachelors, Max competed in and won First Place in the 2011 MSO Snare Competition.

Musical theatre has been part of his life since 2009, and as luck would have it, Max has been working with Peter Johns since his very first show! Productions Max has been involved in include: Sweeney Todd, Fame, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, Annie, The Full Monty, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Violet, Wicked, Bring It On!, Edges, and Les Miserables.

Outside of music, Max has developed a passion for gridiron, and plays for the Port Adelaide Spartans. He is also a personal trainer, and his love for craft beers is pretty strong!

Mikari Zollo Semmler

Mikari Zollo Semmler started vocal training at the age of 10 and commenced acting and dancing classes shortly after; training in Jazz, Tap and Ballet.

Mikari has participated in many shows and productions; including musicals, solo performances, and cabarets, where she has played leading roles such as Mrs Darling in Peter Pan and ensemble and dancer roles in shows such as; 13 The Musical, Seussical the Musical, Pipi Long Stockings, Madagascar, Wicked and many more. She has also been to NSW twice to compete in the Junior Theatre Celebration.

Mikari really came to love music in the Marryatville Special Music Interest Program, where she auditioned on voice as her primary instrument. Being in the music program at Marryatville has given Mikari the opportunity to learn several instruments and be involved in a number of choirs and ensembles.

Mikari is currently involved in choirs such as; Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Subtones and Pops Vocals. Performing in these ensembles she has obtained many awards and memorable experiences such as; wining Generations in Jazz with Pops Vocals, placing first in the Adelaide Choral Eisteddfods with Pops Vocals, being awarded the Boyd Dawkins Memorial Shield twice with Concert Choir, as well as placing first twice with Concert Choir in the Adelaide Choral Eisteddfods.

Soon Mikari will be travelling to USA on a Jazz tour, where she’ll participate in Broadway and Jazz workshops, as well as performing in New York and Los Angeles.

Nha-Uyen Tran

Having started piano lessons at the age of 5, Nha-Uyen has been a musician and a performer since a young age. Upon discovering musical theatre, she joined her school's Musical Theatre Club, which she stayed in throughout her high school years. During this time, Nha-Uyen played Kate from Legally Blonde in her school's musical revue and had the opportunity to direct The Lion King Jr in her senior year. She also featured as an ensemble member in the Grease Arena Spectacular (Harvest Rain, 2017) and Miss Saigon (The MET, 2019).

Although she is now studying optometry at Flinders University, Nha-Uyen aspires to one day fulfil her dreams of being a musical theatre performer and continues to work on her craft as much as she can!

Nikki Long

Nikki is a performer who’s love for the stage started at a very young age, starting with SAPPS Choir in primary school, and being part of the mass ensemble in the Grease Arena Spectacular.

In 2018 Nikki completed her training at Australian Company of Performing Arts with a Certificate IV in Dance where she trained in dance, singing and acting. She performed in two shows as part of the course, including playing Rapunzel in the pantomime Once Upon a Time, where she also discovered a love of performing for children. Nikki is continuing her studies at The University of Adelaide doing the Bachelor of Music Theatre.

Nikki made her Adelaide theatre debut as Heather Chandler in Segue Productions’ Heathers in 2019.

Phoebe Rodger

Phoebe began performing at the age of 9, when she completed her first Music Theatre Camp with Pelican Productions. Since then, she has been involved 7 Music Theatre Camps, along with other shows such as: The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical, Annie, Bring it On Return Season, and In the Heights. The roles Phoebe has enjoyed most are: Moana, Miss Hannigan and most recently, Catherine Parr in Six. Phoebe also enjoyed being involved in the pilot production of Newsies Jr with iTheatrics in Newcastle. In 2018, Phoebe travelled to the USA with Pelican Productions, and performed at Disney World and on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, as well as participating in workshops in New York.

After several years with the Studio and Star Factory, Phoebe now sings with Rosie Hosking. She has competed in many Balaklava Vocal Eisteddfod's over the years, receiving multiple awards. Phoebe has completed Trinity Drama exams up to Grade Six with a High Distinction, and placing as the state runner up in 2017. She learns dance with Carla Papa, and also enjoys playing piano in her spare time. Phoebe is very excited to be performing at Broadway Sessions for the first time this month.

Ray Cullen

Ray is originally from Sydney and since moving to Adelaide a few years ago he has performed in CATS (The Met), Guys and Dolls (G&S) and most recently Big Fish (Therry). In Sydney he performed in a variety of musicals such as Oklahoma – Will Parker (Manly Musical Society), Dusty Springfield – Rodney (Chatswood Musical Society), Jekyll & Hyde – Archibald Proops (Berowra Musical Society) and many more.

Robbie Mitchell

Originally hailing from Brisbane, Robbie has been involved in Musical Theatre since the age of 10. From roles in the chorus to leading roles at centre stage, Robbie’s passion for the theatre developed through his youth and inspired him to study for 2 years in Harvest Rain’s full-time Industry Course (2014-2015), where he had the chance to perform next to some of Australia's most prized theatre veterans as well as up and coming stars. 2017 saw Robbie in his South Australian Musical Theatre debut performing in Spring Awakening for HMC. Since then he has been involved in Assassins also for HMC, and will be appearing in Therry's Titanic in June 2020.

Ron Abelita

Music has always been part of Ron’s life. As part of Novo Concertante Manila, an international award-winning chamber choir in the Philippines, Ron travelled to Europe and Asia performing a wide range of A Cappella music of various genres in competitions and concerts. Since moving to Adelaide in 2010, he found his passion for music theatre in both amateur and professional productions. Ron has done shows including Miss Saigon (MCMT 2011 & MMTC 2019), Bernstein Mass & Ennio Morriconne Live (ASO 2012), Forbidden Broadway (MCMT 2012), The Cross (ACTS 2013 & 2014), Chorus for Andrea Bocelli (ASO 2014), Rent (MCMT 2016), Godspell (IP & LP 2018).

Ron had a fabulous time with G&S' Kinky Boots in his first lead role as Lola in September 2019. Weeks after KB, Ron is covered up from head to toe as Sr Mary Amnesia in MBM’s production of Nunsense A-Men! Ron secretly wishes that like Hamilton, more shows and production outfits will now start to be inclusive and recognise talent over race and culture, to play roles not usually given to people of colour. In February 2016, Ron first took part in Broadway Sessions and is again thrilled to take part in this month's session.