ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR
Tasmanian born and bred, Rob was introduced to the stage during his formative years in Irish dancing. He was most recently seen on screen as recurring character Bob Forsyth in Home and Away (Seven Network), and on stage starring as Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It (Michelle Guthrie Presents) at The Hayes Theatre.
Rob’s other theatre credits include the roles of Kassim in Disney’s Aladdin, Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show for the 2018 tour (GFO/GWB) and at Hobart’s Theatre Royal in 2021 (John X Presents), The Events (Blue Cow Theatre), the Australia and Japan tour of Singin’ In The Rain (TEG Dainty) covering the role of Don Lockwood, the national tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group) covering the role of Marius, and the national tour of Hot Shoe Shuffle (David Atkins Enterprises), in the role of Buck. Rob performed in A Cole Porter Celebration for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs as a lead vocalist and was also named a top 6 finalist in the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment. Rob’s screen credits also include Desert Rats (BBC), The Accidental Soldier (ABC), House Husbands (Nine Network), and Winners & Losers (Seven Network). Rob is a winner of a 2022 Mike Walsh Major Fellowship.
‘Elvis’ comes at a significant time in Rob’s life as he and his wife Chloé excitedly await the arrival of their first baby, due this August.
Noni is a graduate of WAAPA (BA Music Theatre, 2004) and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.
Professional credits include Hi-5 (9 Network Series 9 & 10), Pacific Overtures (Watch This), Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera), and appeared as both a Diva and Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (NCL).
In 2015, she won the Your Theatrics International Cabaret Competition and made her solo cabaret debut at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival with Tinderella. Noni appeared in the Australian National Tours of Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures) and Come From Away (New Theatricals) and originated the role of Trish the Tradie Lady in Dubbo Championship Wrestling for Hayes Theatre Company.
Ian Stenlake’s extensive career of leading roles spans film, television, theatre and musical theatre.
Ian’s TV credits include 5 seasons in the lead role of Commander Mike Flynn in the Nine Network’s series Sea Patrol, five seasons on the hit series, Stingers also for Nine as well as lead roles on The Secret Daughter, Dance Academy, Murder Call and Children’s Hospital.
Ian’s feature film credits include Dingles Down Under, Diana & Me, Trapped in Space and The Godfather III directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
In musical theatre Ian has starred in Australian national tours of Mamma Mia in the role of Sam Carmichael, Guys & Dolls as Sky Masterson, Georgy Girl as John Ashby, Curly in Oklahoma! to Cliff in Cabaret, Sid in The Pajama Game and Anton in Truth, Beauty & a Picture of You, to main stage theatre productions like Phileaus Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Josh in Daylight Saving for Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Sleeping Beauty for Malthouse Theatre, . and the highly acclaimed one-man show One Crowded Hour created for the Tasmanian Theatre Company.
Ian is a two time Green Room Award Winner for his performances
in They’re Playing our Song in 2004, and Oklahoma! in 2006. Ian also received two Green Room nominations for his performances in Sam Mendes’ production of Cabaret in 2003 and the Australian musical Eureka in 2004, as well as Helpmann Award nominations for Oklahoma! in 2006 and Mamma Mia in 2018.
Ian’s most recent stage performances were in Hayes Theatre Company’s Production of Bridges of Madison County, and The Thing’s I Could Never Tell Steven for the National Theatre of Parramatta.
Annie (She/Her) graduated from the APO Arts Academy in 2016, where she completed her training under a scholarship program. She has most recently finished filming the eagerly anticipated television series High Country, in the role of Maddie Harris, coming soon to Binge.
Other theatre credits include Monica Geller in the national tour of Friends The Musical Parody (SKEntertainment), Teen Fiona/Ugly Duckling in Shrek The Musical (Gordon Frost
Organisation/Skyline Theatricals), and ensemble credits in The Wedding Singer (David Venn Enterprises), Mamma Mia! (Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick); and Bring it On! (David Venn Enterprises).
Kirby Burgess is a triple threat with a performance history that spans Theatre, Film and Television. Having starred as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the 10 year anniversary Australian tour of Dirty Dancing the Classic Story on Stage (Gordon Frost Organisation) and Rizzo in Grease (Skyline Theatricals Pty Ltd), some of her other theatre credits include Hairspray (Dainty/ Roadshow Live), An Officer and a Gentleman (Gordon Frost Organisation), Sweet Charity (Luckiest Productions), Jerry’s Girls (Production Company), Heathers The Musical (Showqueen Productions) and Big Fish the Musical (RPG Productions).
Being the dare devil that she is, Kirby also took on the dual physical challenges of playing the high energy cheerleading star ‘Campbell’ in Bring It On The Musical (David Venn Enterprises) and the high flying ‘Ringmaster’ in Barnum (StoreyBoard Entertainment). The latter earning her a ’Greenroom’ nomination. 2020 saw her taking Australian TV audiences by storm as part of Team Guy on Channel Seven’s The Voice.
Kirby’s other TV and film credits include Channel Nine’s Here Come the Habibs, Network Ten’s Wonderland and Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Kirby relived her teenage rock chick dreams playing 80s rock queen ‘Linda’ in The Wedding Singer the Musical (David Venn Enterprises) which saw her win the prestigious Green Room Award for best supporting role in a Musical. Most recently, Kirby played the devious ‘Kathryn Merteuil’ in Cruel Intentions the 90s Musical, earning standing ovations across the country.
Matt most recently appeared in the play Ghost Stories at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre playing the role of ‘The Others’. He was also resident director for the production. Prior to this he performed in The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia/Handa Opera), Billy Elliot the Musical (LWAA), and Sweeney Todd (TEG). Matt appeared in the Australian premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (TPC), and the 60th Anniversary Production of My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Opera Australia/GFO). He also appeared in Mary Poppins (Disney/Cameron Mackintosh) and the acclaimed re-imagining of Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables (MCG).
He made his professional debut in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia! (Dainty Consolidated). Other original Australian cast appearances include The Producers (GFO), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TPC), Monty Python’s Spamalot (LWAA) and The Addams Family (New Theatricals).
Other theatre credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Victorian Theatre Company), The Boy From Oz (TPC), Eurobeat -Almost Eurovision (GNG), Damn Yankees (TPC), Mame (TPC), The Boyfriend (TPC) and Some Like It Hot (TPC).
Sienna is a Melbourne based performer who has been training in dance since she could first walk. Her passion for musical theatre started at Boyd Dance Academy over 14 years ago where she become proficient in various vocal techniques and styles of dance, eventually travelling to America to perform in televised events in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
Sienna is a graduate of Patrick School of Arts’ musical theatre program under the direction of Andrew Hallsworth and Todd Patrick. She starred in PSA’s 2021 Graduate Musical The Boy From Oz as Liza Minelli. In 2022, Sienna made her professional musical theatre debut, playing the role of Brenda in the national tour of Hairspray produced by John Frost for Crossroads Live.
A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Ben Hall grew up in Perth.
Ben’s many screen credits include the role of Private Hal Cooper on the ABC mini series ANZAC Girls, the role of Finton Kelly in Devil’s Playground alongside Toni Colette and Simon Burke, Phillip ‘Pin’ Brock in the Network TEN series Brock, Alan Fitzgerald in the Nine Network series Love Child and the series regular role of Ned Willis in the long running series Neighbours.
Most recently Ben worked on the Robbie Williams Biopic Better Man directed by Michael Gracey.
AIDAN O CLEIRIGH
Aidan O Cleirigh is a Musical Theatre triple threat talent from Geelong. He started training in his early teens, learning dance at the Geelong Ballet Centre, and developing his singing voice under Roger Howell.
He is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Musical Theatre course at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. During his studies, Aidan has performed the roles of Julian Marsh in 42 nd Street, J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dave the Best Man and other roles in The Wedding Singer, Ensemble in Grease and Ensemble/Feuilly cover in Les Misérables. He also sang in the onstage choir for Storeyboard Entertainment’s CHESS at QPAC.
Before commencing his studies, Aidan appeared in Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables (for Footlight Productions), The Little Mermaid, High School Musical, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast (for GSODA – Geelong Society of Operatic and Dramatic Art), Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story (for Kardinia International College).
In 2022, Aidan made his professional concert debut as a soloist singer in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Theatre Gala
Hanlon is a versatile musician and performer hailing from Launceston, Tasmania and a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Bachelor of Musical Theatre). Whilst studying Hanlon played the role of Doody in Grease, both at the Conservatorium Theatre and in its revival at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
After graduating, he appeared in The Head Bros.’ production of It’s Only Life as part of the Wynnum Fringe Festival and Symphonic Santa for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a featured soloist for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Broadway to West End concert series, Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Spirit of Christmas and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Songs from the Musicals.
Hanlon’s other theatre credits include Henry in Next to Normal (James Terry Collective); Pete Twist in the workshop of a new musical production of Round the Twist – directed by Simon Phillips (RGM Productions); and, most recently, Asher in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (TML Enterprises).
Connor Morel is a Geelong and Melbourne based singer, actor, writer and musician who holds a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. Theatre highlights include Jordan Ridley in The Mentor (Bravo Arts), Ensemble and Robbie/Sammy cover in The Wedding Singer Aus/NZ tour (David Venn Enterprises), John Merrick in The Marvellous Elephant Man and Roger in Rent (James Terry Collective).
In 2022 Connor trained under master clown Philippe Gaulier in Étampes, France and his writing debut, a gig-theatre show titled A Lovely Day To Be Online, was supported by Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine grant round and premiered in the Fringe Hub at Melbourne Fringe. It then toured to New Zealand Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2023. Connor’s follow-up piece, Father Figures, was recently commissioned by Geelong Arts Centre and will undergo development this year.
REVEREND & OTHERS
Influenced by the rich music of his Samoan heritage, Charly has been inspired by his parents and the close-knit gospel community. This has shaped his identity as an artist and has resulted in the release of his own self-penned material. Taking his talent to the global stage, Charly embarked on a tour in iconic cities such as London, Paris, New York, Madrid, Moscow, Berlin, Baku, Dublin, and Manchester. Not confining his artistry to music alone, he ventured into the realm of film & TV, appearing in Geoffrey Wright’s Macbeth’ and ‘Killing Time’, a TV mini-series for Fremantle Media. His TVC credits include a lead role in a McDonald’s campaign, Puntmas Sportsbet, Nissan and most recently, the Commonwealth Games campaign for the Victorian Government.
Charly’s formal training began at the APO Arts Academy in Melbourne, under a scholarship program. In a captivating leap from pop music to the enthralling world of musical theatre, Charly marked his professional debut in ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’. Now, he ventures further into the enchanting realm of music theatre with ‘Elvis: A Musical Revolution’. In a heartfelt tribute, he dedicates each performance to his loving and supportive family, with a special appreciation for his beloved wife and cherished daughter, and collaborative partners, Chris and George, for their creativity and passion for music.
ROY BROWN & OTHERS
Joti has performed around the world as actor/director, singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, voiceover and recording artist. Some of his favourite theatrical credits include the original cast in Disney’s Frozen Australian & International Tour as King Agnarr & Ensemble, the portrayal of historic character Booker T. Washington in the Australian debut of Ragtime the Musical (The Production Company), originated York in the world premiere of Sacagawea (The Willows Theatre), Original Cast of Memphis (Theatreworks USA), Bernardo in Broadway 50th Anniversary of West Side Story accompanied by the Tri-State Symphony, Aaron in Titus Andronicus (Burning House Theatre), (No Moe & Dance Captain) Five Guys Named Moe California Conservatory Theatre, (Junie & Miss Roj) The Colored Museum (San Jose Rep), Richie A Chorus Line (Seaside Music Theatre), A Night of Motown” with Joe Hunter (Funk Brothers), Joel Jaffe, Narada, & Jeanie Tracy (Mill Valley Film Festival).
Screen appearances include: Milk, Hunters, Rent the Musical, My Name is Khan, Angry Boys, Woodley with Jack Charles and the voice of Papa Teddy and Sprinklers in the cartoon animation, Big Words Small Stories ABC AUS,US, and Canada. He was guest principal dancer in C.O.M. for choreographers Alan Scofield and Sandi Weldon, and choreographed the Bicentennial Festival for the City of Ross. Joti recorded with the Tony & Grammy Award Winning Broadway Inspirational Voices “We’ll Be Back,” He studied at American Musical & Dramatic Academy New York City and Pedagogy & Literature Music /Applied Voice Greenville University, and Dance Composition & Performance UC Berkeley.
ROSETTA & OTHERS
Jo-Anne Jackson, was made in Zimbabwe and curated in Australia. This is reflected in her eclectic musical expression of smashups in various genres. Breaking through the music scene a few years ago Jo-Anne has a few hit features under her belt and a catalogue of performances opening for International acts and playing festivals around Australia. Every performance is centred around creating a positive, entertaining experience and space of different genres grounded in African percussion and Dance acoustics. Always having a deep passion for performing arts, Jo-Anne made her musical theatre debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Now joining such an incredible and historic musical Elvis: A Musical Revolution only a few months later, Jo-Anne feels blessed to have the opportunity to tell the stories of a musical icon and legend as part of the beginning of her musical theatre journey.
BETTY & OTHERS
Zule (pronounced Julie with a Z) is a multi award winning TV & Theatrical Artiste, Singer, Songwriter & Screenwriter. Originally from Sydney, Zule studied performance at NIDA & Sydney Dance Company, moving on to DW301 & VCA in Melbourne.
Zule’s self written musical medical comedies ‘Triage’ & ‘Discharged’ are in high demand world wide. She has also been a shadow writer for TV series featured on Foxtel & Netflix.
TV Acting credits include Love Me, Offspring, Please Like Me, Fancy Boys, Murder Calls, The Wrong Girl, The InBESTigators & multiple TV commercials including Venus Gillet.
Theatre credits include Hairspray (Dynamites / Lorraine Swing), Paw Patrol Live (Mayor Goodway), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), RENT (Joanne), West Side Story (Anita), Godspell (Sartra) & Flowerchildren (Role of Linda & cover for Mama Cass).
Hailing from Orange, NSW, Nic completed his training and schooling at Brent Street Academy in 2018. Upon Graduation, Nic made his musical theatre debut when cast as Arab in GWB and Opera Australia’s International tour of West Side Story directed by Joey McKneely. In 2021 Nic continued in the role of Arab for the second leg of the National Tour.
Now based in Naarm/Melbourne Nic has been working in many areas of the industry including choreographing, directing, and performing at events around Australia. A recent highlight includes dancing with Vanessa Amorosi, Baker Boy and Taylor Henderson at the 2022 Commonwealth games closing/handover ceremony in Birmingham England. Nic has also worked within the film and tv industry, shooting for brands like, Toyota, Hitachi, Victa, Arnott’s, Education First, Guide Dogs Australia and worked on set for the feature film Penguin Bloom. Nic is excited and humbled to be co-dance captain and part of this original production. Nic thanks his family for their constant support.
Lauren is an established theatre performer, choreographer and children’s entertainer. Lauren recently covered a variety of roles as Swing in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Opera Australia). After completing a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium, she toured Australia and Japan in Singin’ in the Rain (Michael Cassel Group). Lauren was Dance Captain for the productions of Bright Star (Pursued by Bear), Sweeney Todd (Life Like Company) and choreographed 13: The Musical (Soundworks Productions).
Lauren’s noteworthy career highlights include her portrayal of Lovey Howell in Gilligan’s Island (Hum Drum Comedy) and many improvised musicals with Melbourne comedy troupe, Impromptunes. From 2018 to 2021, Lauren toured Europe, Australasia and the Middle East with Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Live! as the Associate Director/Choreographer, and also was first to be cast in the role of Rocky in the Australian production of Great Pirate Adventure. In 2020, Lauren and her husband, Anthony, used their unique brand of silliness to create Story Surprise. The pair channel their experiences as professional musical theatre performers to create an acclaimed podcast, live stage show, YouTube channel and original music for kids (as heard on ABC Kids Listen). In 2022, Story Surprise won Australian Song of the Year at the Global Children’s Entertainment Awards.
JAMES MAC ALPINE
James is a 2021 Music Theatre graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Shortly after graduating, James made his professional debut in the Australian tour of An American in Paris (GWB/The Australian Ballet) in the ensemble as well as covering Henri Baurel. This was followed by his performance as Blake Barton in Bells Are Ringing (Neglected Musicals) at the Hayes theatre and later that year he played the role of Frederick Fleet in Titanic The Musical: In Concert (The Marollo Project). Most recently James appeared in the ensemble of Nice Work If You Can Get It (Michelle Guthrie Presents/Hayes Theatre Co) where he also covered the role of Jimmy Winter. James’ most notable WAAPA credit is Bobby Child in Crazy For You.