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

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

Eating @ Erindale (2017)

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There's a large range of restaurants at Erindale, all within 5 minutes walk of the theatre. Make a booking with friends, relax and catch up before the show.

We've compiled this list (updated March 2017) based on our own previous experiences, web reviews, and a visual reconnaissance, as not all websites are up-to-date. If you have any good experiences or recommendations, please leave a comment below.

We recommend booking in advance. If you have elected to pick up your tickets from the Box Office, please leave enough time to do this before the show starts (at 2 pm or 8 pm prompt). The Box Office is open an hour before the show.

La Piazza
3/33 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
Website | Facebook | (02) 6296 2995

Turkish Grill
9a/20 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
Website | Facebook | (02) 6231 9766

Kutas @ Erindale Vikings Club
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Website | (02) 6231 1033

The Schnitzel Haus (New)
5/33 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Website | Facebook | (02) 6231 9999

Soulfood Kitchen Restaurant
8/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Website | (02) 6231 2568

China Tea House
2 Ricardo St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1259

Oriental Terrace Restaurant
28 Denigan St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1288

Thai Basil Restaurant
1b/38-70 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Menu | (02) 6231 2365

Thai Amarin Erindale Restaurant
1b/38-70 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 9566

Shanghai Dumpling King (New)
33 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Menu | (02) 6231 2365

Erindale Vietnamese Restaurant
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 1033

Punjabi Hut
3B/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
Website | (02) 6296 1088

Barbecue Nation Indian Grill
Shop 4, 33 Erindale Centre, Gartside St, Wanniassa
Website | (02) 6296 6608

Rockin' Ribs
Shop 8, 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa, ACT
Zomato | (02) 6156 1395

Mr Asian Chef
1/33 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
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Cast of Anything Goes

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We are very excited to soon be setting off to sea with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Anything Goes in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Reno: Kelly Roberts

Hope: Amelia Juniper-Grey

Billy: Marcus Hurley

Moonface Martin: Ian Croker

Erma: Emma McCormack

Lord Oakleigh: Jonathan Rush

Eli Whitney: Steven Galinec

Mrs Harcourt: Anita Davenport

 

Ensemble

Riley Gill - Angel

Samantha Marceddo - Angel

Esther Ramsay - Angel

Demi Smith - Angel

Kate Tricks

Jess Waterhouse

Katherine Berry

Colette Neumann

Adele Haussmann

Nina Wood

Jadziah Oakes

Jess Thomas

Lexie Gorman

Rhiannon De Marghereti

Jenny Watson - Luke

Sarah Aston

Anne Macleod

Madelyn White

Alan Moxey - Ships Captain

Samuel Thompson - Ships Purser

Jake Willis - Quartet

Rhys Madigan - Quartet

Peter Karmel - Quartet

Ash Syme

Jason Sarossy - John

Erwin Jungen

Alex Thorpe

John Potter

Ben Wilson

Simon Rutledge

Andrew Macmillan

Production Team

Director: Martyn King

Music Director: Jim McMullen

Choreographer: Emma Tattam

Production Managers: Mick Andrews, Jill McMullen

Auditions for Anything Goes

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We're excited to announce that our second production of 2016 will be Anything Goes! Anything Goes will be held at Erindale Theatre in August 2016.

Audition bookings are now open. Head to our auditions page for to make a booking.

Artistic Team

Director - Martyn King

Marty has been involved in theatre from a young age performing in local theatre productions of Black Rock and the Laramie Project. After finishing school Marty studied a Bachelor of Performing Arts and majored in Acting. During this time he performed in productions of Much Ado About Nothing, the Bacchae, The Meteorite and a seven hour production of Charles Dickinson's Nicholas Nickleby. After graduating, Marty continued working in theatre as a Stage Manager for productions of Oklahoma, A Glass Menagerie and A Terrible Madness. He has also had success as a self-taught musician and has performed drums in productions of Parade and Spring Awakening. Over the years Marty has had the privilege to work alongside some of Victoria’s most talented directors and actors and looks forward to doing his first Canberra production with Canberra Philharmonic Society.

Music Director - Jim McMullen

Jim McMullen is an Educator, Musician, Conductor and Theatre Director who has a Masters in Education and Degree in Music Education through The University of Canberra and the Canberra School of Music. Jim has taught, played and conducted music in several countries over the past 30 years as well as developing careers in Theatre and Arts Management. During the 80’s and early 90’s he was involved in many shows with Philo and Rep and was Philo’s Director of Music for several years. After leaving Canberra in the early 90’s, Jim was Head of Theatre at CSU in Wagga before heading overseas. Whilst abroad, he ran his own theatre company, Directed and Music Directed a myriad of musicals and plays in several countries until returning to Canberra in 2005. In recent years Jim has Directed Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, West Side StoryShowtune, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Cabaret, and Rock of Ages with Philo, and the highly acclaimed Cosi and three years of Jazz Garters with Rep. He is currently Vice President of Philo and conducts traXion Big Band.

Choreographer - Emma Tattam

Emma has been dancing and performing for the last 30 years. After 20 years of calisthenics, she was bitten by the musical theatre bug 16 years ago and has been involved ever since. Emma directed and choreographed two different productions of Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision. She has also choreographed such productions as Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown and The Wizard of Oz. Emma has most recently been seen on stage in Philo’s Rock of Ages and Cabaret. Emma is a big fan of Cole Porter and is delighted to be working with Philo on Anything Goes.

Cast of Rock of Ages

We are very excited to soon be rocking out with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Rock of Ages in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Drew: Dave Smith

Sherrie: Emma McCormack

Lonny: Tim Stiles

Dennis Dupree: Ian Croker

Stacee Jaxx: Will Huang

Justice: Shell Tully

Hertz Klinemann: Berin Denham

Franz Klinemann: Hayden Crosweller

Regina: Anita Davenport

Mayor: Pat Gallagher

Ja'Keith/Ensemble: Andrew Haese

Joey Primo: Max Gambale

Ensemble

Emily Appleton

Hannah Carey

Deanna Gibbs

Emma Nichols

Sophie Hopkins

Amelia Juniper-Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Tattam

Fiona Tregoning

Shennia Spillane

Nina Wood

Lachlan Agett

Ian Bartlett

Alexander Gobbo Gorring

Andrew Haese

Robbie Matthews

Rodwell Faulkner

Rowan Mitchell

Ben Wilson

Production Team

Director: Jim McMullen

Assistant Director: Carolyn Smith

Music Director: Max Gambale

Choreographer: Rachel Thornton

Production Managers: Mick Andrews, Jill McMullen

Cast of Pirates of Penzance

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We are very excited to soon be working with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Pirates in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .

Principals

Pirate King: Shane Horsburgh

Frederic: Marcus Hurley

Mabel: Maddison Lymn

Sergeant: Greg Sollis

Major General: David Cannell

Ruth: Kate Tricks

Daughters: Karyn Tisdell, Deanna Gibbs, Esther Ramsay

Ensemble

Police:

Lachlan Agett

Nick Beecher

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Amelia Juniper Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Nicholls

Jessica Stewart

Anna Tully

Jadziah Oakes

Elle Willis

Pirates:

Lachlan Agett

Andrew Barrow

Adam Best

Nick Beecher

Callum Bodman

Dave Collins

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Alexander Gorring

Nathan Patrech

Dave Shannon

Dale Stam

Production Team

Director: Kelda McManus

Music Director: Rhys Madigan

Choreographer: Annette Sharpe

Production Manager: Kate Tricks

Evita Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for EVITA are now on sale and can be purchased here. Gift vouchers are also available and would make a great Christmas gift. For further notice of specials and promotions, subscribe to our mailing list by entering your details below.

Memberships now available online

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Philo is very grateful for the contributions of our members, as well as our major sponsor, Ricoh, whose generosity ensures our existence and continued success.

Membership forms and payments can now be processed online through our website. You can support Philo by joining as a 'full' member of the society or as a 'friend of Philo'. Full membership is required to be covered by our public liability insurance (required of cast members and volunteer), and to vote at AGMs.  Click here for more details.

We offer a discount on tickets to Philo members (excluding current cast). To claim the discount, please contact .

Eating at Erindale

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There is quite a range of restaurants and fast food outlets available in Erindale, all within a short walking distance of the theatre. We've compiled a shortlist based on past experience and a bit of web searching.

We recommending booking in advance. If you have any good experiences or recommendations, please leave a comment below.

La Piazza have a special offer for Cabaret patrons - a complimentary drink with your mains. To claim the offer, print this voucher and bring it along.

La Piazza
3/33 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 2995
http://www.lapiazza.net.au/
www.facebook.com/LaPiazzaErindale

Turkish Grill
9a/20 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 9766
http://www.turkishgrill.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turkish-Grill/203864583017465

China Tea House
2 Ricardo St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1259

Punjabi Hut
Erindale Shop 3B/ 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1088
http://www.punjabihut.com.au/

Soulfood Kitchen Restaurant
Shop 8 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 2568
http://www.soulfoodkitchen.com.au

Oriental Terrace Restaurant
28 Denigan St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1288

Barbecue Nation Indian Grill
Shop 4, 33 Erindale Centre, Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 62966608
http://www.barbequenation.com.au/contacts.php

Erindale Vietnamese Restaurant
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 1033