We are pleased to announce our upcoming production…..

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Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim, the musical theatre concert.

Playing a strictly limited season.

Chapel off Chapel

August 2nd-4th 2019.

The music of multi-award winning composer Stephen Sondheim arrives at Chapel Off Chapel in this sensational concert selection of his Broadway hits!
Watch eight incredible singers and a live band perform tracks from Sondheim’s classic productions like ‘Gypsy’, ‘Company’ and more!
Join director Tyran Parke (Barnum) and musical director Stephen Gray (Priscilla – Queen of the Desert) for an unforgettable celebration of this beloved musical icon!

Tickets are now on sale at the Chapel off Chapel website or call 03 8290 7000 .

 

CAST ANNOUCEMENT


Embla Bishop

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Growing up in London in a Swedish speaking home, Embla’s first professional appearance was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium UK). She went on to feature in two operas, La Boheme and The Magic Flute (Farrer Theatre, Eton) before moving to Sydney in 2009. Embla graduated from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2016. Most recently Embla understudied and performed the roles of Charity Barnum and Jenny Lind in Barnum, the Circus Musical (Storeyboard Entertainment) other credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Brigadoon (The Production Company), Mrs Spencer in Merrily We Roll Along (Little Triangle), Oklahoma! (The Production Company), Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Ozpanto/Bonnie Lythgoe), and A Little Cabaret (Little Triangle). She was honoured to be a Semi-finalist for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment award. Embla’s film credits include SALLY (Thundamentals) and Maddison in Three Summers (dir. Ben Elton).

Embla is thrilled to be joining the cast of Everything’s coming up Sondheim and would like to thank her family and agents at Aran Michael Management for their continuous support.   


Sally Bourne

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Sally has been working in theatre, TV, film & cabaret for over 35 years. After being cast as Australia’s original orphan Annie, her musical theatre credits include; (Australia): Nine, Les Miserables. (London): My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, A My Name is Alice, The Rose & the Ring, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hey, Mr Producer& the world premier casts of The Beautiful Game &Jerry Springer the Opera. Sally was a regular on London’s cabaret & stand up circuit for over 10 years and was cast as Eva’s maid in the film Evitaduring her time there.

Sally returned to Australia in 2004, since then she has appeared in Damn Yankees, The Boy From Oz & Brigadoon(for The Production Company) & the world premier productions of Shane Warne the Musical, Once We Lived Here(Green Room Award nomination) & as Layla in the Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow. In 2016, Sally played the iconic role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s Company at 45 Downstairs. Her television credits include; The Sullivans, I Can Jump Puddles, Prisoner, Small Time Gangster, Neighbours, Newtons Law. Sally has also been involved in over 30 cabaret shows as performer, writer, director and dramaturge. She has been nominated for two Green Room awards for best original songs in cabaret.

For more info visit: www.sallybourne.com


Alex Gibson-giorgio

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In 2014, Alex graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), where he performed the roles of Judd Fry in Oklahoma!, Harold Slocum in Summer Rain,and in his graduating year Arthur in James Millar and Peter Rutherford’s A Little Touch of Chaos (dir. Iain Sinclair) and Marryin’ Sam in Lil’ Abner (dir. Martin Croft).

Prior, Alex attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and is a graduate of the NIDA Diploma of Music Theatre course.

Alex is the 2014 recipient of the Ron and Margaret Dobell Award. In 2015, Alex made his professional debut as part of the ensemble for Opera Australia’s Anything Goes, and in 2016 Alex performed on stage in Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical.

Alex appeared in the Australian stage production of Disney’s Aladdin where he covered the leading role of Jafar, and performed in the 2017/2018 Australian tour of Mamma Mia The Musical playing the role of Eddie.

Most recently Alex has been seen in the Brisbane Powerhouse production of Yank!


kerrie anne greenland

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Helpmann award winner, Kerrie Anne Greenland, made her music theatre debut as Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Miserablesafter graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing arts, where she played the roles of The Witch in Into the Woods, Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Little Voice in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Her portrayal of Eponine won her international critical acclaim and multiple awards, including the Helpmann. Kerrie Anne went on to play Violet Hilton, in Side Show, Cassandra in Jon English’s Paris a Rock Odyssey, Esther in Meet Me in St Louis,Patsy Cline in Always, Patsy Cline, and to originate the role of Dom in The Things Between Usat the Christchurch Arts Festival. She has toured her concert, Pictures: Songs from Movie Musicals, which is based on her chart-topping album of the same title, performed multiple times at the Sydney Opera House, and is currently studying her Masters in Music (Opera Performance).


Genevieve Kingsford

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Born and raised in Melbourne, Genevieve moved to the UK to study at the London School of Musical Theatre. She made her professional debut playing Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the Twickenham theatre, which won the 2015 What’s On Stage Award for Best Off-West End Production.

Since returning to Australia, Genevieve’s starring roles have included Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Life Like Company), Fiona in Brigadoon (The Production Company) for which she was nominated Best-Actress in a musical at the Greenroom Awards, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (The Australian Shakespeare Company) and Miss Phoebe D’ysquith in Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (The Production Company). Earlier in 2019, Genevieve played Johanna in the Australian Production of Sweeney Todd (The Life Like Company), alongside Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley.

Later in 2019, Genevieve will be singing in the Australian tour From Broadway to La Scala and with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in their Shell Proms


Phillip Lowe

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Phillip studied at WAAPA and has since featured in the musicals Crazy for You, Cabaret, Showboat, The Producers, Dusty, Mary Poppins, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Georgy Girl,and Mamma Mia.

For STC, Phillip appeared in The Sunshine Cluband has also featured in several independent productions: No Way to Treat a Lady, Sondheim on Sondheim(for Sqabbalogic), Beyond Desire, Blood Brothers, High Society and Big Fish.

Television credits include dozens of commercials as well as guest roles on ‘McLeod’s Daughter’s’, ‘All Saints’, ‘Home and Away’, the CBS mini-series ‘Blonde’, ‘Crownies’, ‘Anzac Girls’and the documentary ‘Australia: The Story of Us’. 

Phillip’s film credits include ‘Thank God He Met Lizzie’, ‘Black and White’ and ‘The Honorable Wally Norman’.


caitlin spears

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Caitlin graduated the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre).  Singing classically from the age of nine her professional debut was creating the title role of Clarice in Women in War, A Contemporary Operawhich toured both Greece and Australia. Other theatre credits include Brigadoon (TPC) , Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet(AIOC China Tour 2017),Rolling Thunder Vietnam (Australian Tour 2016)  In Like FlynnRossini’s La Cenerentola, The Girlie Show, The Night Before Christmas, Harvey Milk the Opera, Nine, Li’l Abner, A Little Touch of Chaos, and short films such as Caution, RUSE,I’ll Do Anything and ParadoxPizzaCaitlin was also a Rob Guest 2016 Semi Finalist.

Caitlin started her first theatre company in 2017, co-writing/producing/performing two critically acclaimed plays, Cactus and the Mime (Winner-Tour Ready Award) and Purgastory, both were nominated for Best Performance at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Since then she has opened her own production company Spears Entertainment, focused on creating more opportunities in theatre, for more people. Caitlin is represented by Mollison Keightley Management and is a proud member of Equity. 


Cameron Taylor

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Cameron holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Musical Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Originally trained in physical theatre, Cameron is also proud to be a part of Cirque du Soleil's agency as a clown and physical actor.

He has recently performed in Bonnie Lythgoe Productions “Sleeping Beauty” and also toured “Treasure Hunt” with children’s theatre company Echelon Productions.

Since graduating Cameron has written, produced and starred in his own critically acclaimed showPISCA. The original production PISCA received two Greenroom nominations and will be performing at Melbourne and Sydney Fringe this year. His children's show "Head In The Clouds" will also be at the ROOLA BOOLA Children's festival after a two-month show development proudly supported by City Of Stonnington.

 

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