Cast Announcement – Tommy

After a huge few days of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of TOMMY. 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

Tommy/Narrator - Liam Jackson
Captain Walker - Max Gambale
Mrs Walker - Romy Turner
4yr Old TommyJune Tattam
10yr Old Tommy - Caitlin Jorritsma
Uncle Ernie - Pat Gallagher
Cousin Kevin - Tristan Davies
Young Cousin Kevin - Callum Doherty

Featured Roles

Sally Simpson - Fionn Stagg
Specialist  - Declan James
Specialist's Assistant - Rachel Thornton
Hawker - James Rueda
Harmonica Player - Emily Byass
The Gypsy - Shell Abdoo

Ensemble

Jake Fraser - Tommy Understudy
Sarah Hull - Mrs Walker Understudy
Glenn Brighenti
Lauren Chapman
Luke Ferdinands
Ben Fullerton
Jake Kalleske
Darcy Kinsella
Silvana Moro
Elloise Reardon
Angus Saunders
Nicola Wetselaar
Stephanie Wilson

Cast Announcement – LEGALLY BLONDE

After a huge few days of auditions, we're thrilled to announce the cast of LEGALLY BLONDE. 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

Elle - Charlotte Gearside
Warner - Patrick Galen-Mules
Emmett - Nick Valois
Professor Callahan - Ian Croker
Paulette - Hannah Maurice
Brooke - Caitlin Schilg
Vivienne - Katherine Bramston
Enid - Meaghan Stewart
Margot - Amelia Juniper-Grey
Pilar - Amy Campbell
Serena  - Courtney Hayden

Supporting Roles

Aaron - Zach Johnson
Sundeep - Robin Seewooruttun
Kyle - Liam Jones
Elle's Dad - Tim Maher
Dewey - Zach Dowse
Pforzheimer - Tobias Price
Lowell - Michael Jordan
Winthrop - Tim Maher
Chutney - Elizabeth Caddy
Grandmaster Chad - Zach Dowse
Nikos - Zach Johnson
Carlos - Angus Saunders
Judge - Seb Winter
Sales Manager - Seb Winter
Sales Assistant - Jadziah Oakes

Delta Nu/Greek Chorus

Kate - Katherine Berry
Lailani - Sarah Bevan
Gaelen - Erin Gough
Quinn - Sarah Copley
Avery - Jennifer McRae
Dana - Erin Davis
Harper - Lara Pulciani
Addison - Elizabeth Caddy
Phoebe - Hannah Pengilly

Ensemble

Georgia Leiper
Jayde Fromholtz
Tori Matthews
Elsa Howell
Emily Byass
Taylah Matesa
Stephanie Bailey
Thomas Lee
Rogan Eulatic
Jake Lennon

2019 AGM

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For Philo Members: our Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Monday 15th April 2019, 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.

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.

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

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.