Cast Announcement – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

After a huge few days of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. We are very excited to soon start working with these fabulous people. Thanks to everyone who took the time to audition - it was a very competitive process and we're sorry we couldn't include all of you.

If you would like to be involved in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via  with your interest and skills (if applicable). We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

To be the first to be notified when early bird tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the site.

Principals

Belle - Charlotte Gearside

Beast - Lachlan McGinness

Gaston - Liam Jones

Lefou - Glenn Brighenti

Lumiere - Pip Carroll

Cogsworth - Meaghan Stewart

Mrs Potts - Tina Robinson

Chip - Gabriella Heron & Annabelle Moloney

Madame de la Grande Bouche - Jacqueline McIntyre

Babette - Sarah Bevan

Maurice - Pat Gallagher

Monsieur D'Arque - John Potter

Ensemble and Supporting Roles

Katherine Berry
Heather Bull
Elizabeth Caddy
India Cornwell
Jessica Downing
Sophia Graham
Kellee-Rose Hand
Chelsea Heaney
Emily Hunter
Katy Larkin
Brittany Lewis
Eryn Marshall
Sophia Marzino
Emily Mullamphy
Hannah Pengilly
Emily Pogson
Anna Rafferty
Fionn Stagg
Rachel Thornton
Kate Tricks
Seb Winter

Cam Allen
Marli Haddell
Zach Johnson
Michael Jordan
Jake Keen
Darcey Kinsella
Bailey Lutton
Ethan Plenty
Jason Sarossy
Angus Saunders
Ash Syme
Amos Walker
Mark Zatschler

Legally Blonde – August 2019

We're excited to announce that our August 2019 production will be LEGALLY BLONDE! Legally Blonde will be performed at the Erindale Theatre from 22 August - 7 September 2019.

The Artistic team is:

Director: Jim McMullen
Music Director: Richard Daley
Assistant Music Director: Caleb Campbell
Choreographer: Sarah Tulley

Auditions will be held on 06 and 07 April 2019. Audition bookings will be available from Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Beauty and the Beast – March 2019

We're excited to announce that our March 2019 production will be BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Beauty and The Beast will be performed at the Erindale Theatre from 7 - 23 March 2019.

The Artistic team is:

Director: Casey White
Music Director: Caleb Campbell
Choreographer: Madelyn White

Auditions will be held on Sunday 30 September and Monday 1 October 2018. Click here for audition details and to book an audition.

Cast Announcement – BARNUM

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After a huge few days of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of BARNUM. We are very excited to soon start working with these fabulous people. Thanks to everyone who took the time to audition - it was a very competitive process and we're sorry we couldn't include all of you.

If you would like to be involved in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via  with your interest and skills (if applicable). We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

To be the first to be notified when early bird tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the site.

Principals

Barnum - Greg Sollis

Charity – Julia Walker

Jenny Lind – Demi Smith

Ringmaster – Jano Simko

Bailey – Paul Sweeney

Tom Thumb – Mark Zatschler

Joyce Heth – Meaghan Stewart

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Sarah Bevan
Kara Blackburn
Rachael Blemings
Elizabeth Caddy
Bec Gillett
Siân Jackson
Brittany Lewis
Stephanie McConnell
Silvana Moro
Emily O'Brien
Emily Pogson
Madelyn White
Charlotte Whiter
Melissa Wong

Cameron Allen
Adam Best
Elliot Cleaves
Isaac Gordon
Jason Mackenzie
Benjamin Martin
Andrew Rayner
Alexander Smith

2018 AGM

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For Philo Members: our Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Monday 30th April 2018, 7.30 pm, at 18 Collie St, Fyshwick. Please arrive a bit beforehand so that we can start the meeting on time.

Being involved in theatre isn’t all glamour, glitzy opening nights and champagne! There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and it’s worth knowing about these things – how we performed during the previous year, what money went where, what worked for us and what didn’t, who does what, and our future plans. There is also the opportunity to have your opinion heard and even the chance to join the committee to help make decisions about the future direction of the Society, PLUS you get wine and nibbles afterwards.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive committee reports and the statement of accounts covering activities in the last financial year
  3. Elect a new committee
  4. Receive nominations for life members

Please note:

  • Only current financial members can vote at the AGM. If you are receiving this, you are currently a financial member. We have separately emailed those whose membership will expire before the AGM.
  • If you would to review a copy of the reports and accounts ahead of the meeting, please request this by emailing the secretary via . These will be available a week prior to the meeting.
  • If you have any business to raise at the AGM (not requiring a special resolution), please email the secretary one week prior to the meeting.
  • Nominations for committee and proxy nominations must be submitted to the secretary one week prior to the meeting. The form is available to download here.

Cast Announcement – Jesus Christ Superstar

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After a huge weekend of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. We are very excited to soon start working with these fabulous people. Thanks to everyone who took the time to audition - it was a very competitive process and we're sorry we couldn't include all of you.

If you would like to be involved in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via  with your interest and skills (if applicable). We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

To be the first to be notified when early bird tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the site.

Principals

Jesus - Grant Pegg

Judas – Will Huang

Mary – Charlotte Gearside

Herod – Paul Sweeney

Pilate – Ian Croker

Caiaphas – Gerard Fitzsimmons

Annas – Tim Maher

Priest - Rodwell Faulkner

Priest – Robbie Matthews

Priest – Mick Andrews

Peter – Patrick Galen Mules

Simon – Andrew McMillan

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Apostles/Male Ensemble

Conor Beaumont
Lachlan Court
Alexander Gorring – Understudy Jesus
Rhys Madigan
Garrett Kelly
Kristopher Patston-Gill
Jack Potter
Michael Row
Jason Sarossy

Soul Sister/Ensemble
Tegan Braithwaite – Understudy Mary
Annabel Foulds
Ali Rosenfeld
Demi Smith

Female Ensemble
Hannah Belnick
Sarah Bevan
Heather Bull
Claire Graham
Jess Manclark
Anne McLeod
Alyce King
Karyn Tisdell
Sarah-Marie Tulley
Maddy White

Jesus Christ Superstar

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We're excited to announce that our March 2018 production will be JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!

The creative team are:

Director: Jim McMullen
Music Director: Casey White
Assistant MD: Caleb Cambell
Choreographers: Courtney Whitcombe and Charlie Gearside

Click here for audition details.

Cast Announcement – Strictly Ballroom The Musical

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After a huge weekend of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL. We are very excited to soon start working with these fabulous people. Big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition - we're sorry we couldn't include all of you.

If you would like to be involved in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, ushering, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via  with your interest and skills (if applicable). We'll also be putting out calls for volunteers at various times through our Facebook group Friends of Philo.

To be the first to be notified when tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the site.

Principals

Scott Hastings: Joel Hutchings

Fran: Ylaria Rogers

Shirley Hastings: Tracy Noble

Doug Hastings: Ian Croker

Rico: Tomás Dietz

Abuela (Ya Ya): Kirrily Cornwell

Barry Fife: Pat Gallagher

JJ Silver: Berin Denham

Les Kendle: Paul Sweeney

Tina Sparkle: Emma Nichols

Ken Railings: Peter Karmel

Wayne Burns: Liam Downing

Liz Holt: Courtney Whitcombe

Vanessa Cronin: Charlotte Gearside

Luke: Callum Doherty, Jake Keen

Kylie: Katy Larkin, Isabella Fraser

Ensemble & Supporting Roles

Madeleine Betts
Mikayla Brady
Tegan Braithwaite
Laura Evans
Amelia Green
Chelsea Heaney
Karina Hudson
Ingrid Jansen-Moltmann
Breanna Macey
Samantha Marceddo
Zara McCann
Jadziah Oakes
Angela Sullivan
Zoe Swan
Sarah Tulley
Maddy White

Mackinley Brown
Tony Falla
Patrick Galen-Mules
Zach Johnson
Andrew MacMillan (Clarry)
Garrett Kelly
Kristofer Patston-Gill
David Santolin
Alex Thorpe
Hugo Walker
Jake Willis