World Premiere Performance of 'Collisions'
Written for Project Interlude in just one week!
Collisions is an original musical that features four young individuals as their lives revolve and reflect away from a key moment in time. A contemporary story that relates with audiences from all walks of life, the new ballad twists through a tight 30 minutes and blends modern show-stoppers with age-old emotions.
Written in the height of a global pandemic in just one week, Collisions explores how a twist in life leads to a changing of perspectives.
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Project Interlude was a challenge to write, compose, rehearse, stage and perform a brand new musical in just one week.
The public voted on the theme of ‘Kaleidoscope’ the week prior. Our team then created an original 25 minute musical by the following Saturday.
Sarah is a part time book writer and full time human who spends most of her free time doing theatre, podcasting, and watering her plants. She has written and directed four short musicals – don’t ask, Greater Heists, 108 Dahlia Avenue, and Waiting – for Macquarie Musical Society (MacMS) and one full length show Jukebox – The Musical which took to stage in 2017. A graduate of Macquarie University’s Master of Creative Writing program, she now works as a content designer at Atlassian.
Renae rediscovered her love of musical theatre in 2015 when she started performing, and then Vocal/Music Directing, with Macquarie Musical Society. Some of her credits include Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Carrie (Carrie), Rent (Maureen), First Date (VD/reeds), Triassic Parq (T-rex2/VD), Heathers (Ms Fleming/reeds), Bonnie & Clyde (MD/reeds), and Twisted (MD/reeds). She has also worked with MUSE (Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors), the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival (Fangirl in Premium Semen), and with City Theatre as VD for Musical of Musicals: The Musical! and ensemble member in Jasper In Deadland.
JO ELIZABETH FINNIS
Jo has enjoyed directing musicals since her debut in 2013 – Spring Awakening. Since then, she has directed shows such as The Musical of Musicals (2019), Next to Normal (2015), Avenue Q (2015), Carrie the Musical (2016), The Last Five Years (2017), RENT (2017) and Triassic Parq (2018). Jo also has spent her time over the last 10 years frolicking onstage, blending in backstage and leading behind the scenes as a producer. She wishes theatre was also her day job but until then, Jo is delighted to work tirelessly to bring theatre to life.
Aarin is an avid performer and has undertaken a great variety of roles on stage but has a particular penchant for playing villains. Most notably, Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2014), Jamie Lannister in Musical of Thrones: A Comedy of Ice and Fire (2016, 2017) and, history’s most iconic snitch, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (2017). Aarin has a great passion for supporting independent and emerging artists and theatre and is very proud to be a part of City Theatre’s sophomore production.
After leading roles in Keating, The Producers and Urinetown!, Andrew’s first run with city theatre was in their first production Musical of Musicals (The Musical). He’s thrilled to once again be joining them for Project Interlude, from the safe social distance of from the theatre to your living room.
Brooklyn grew up on Sydney’s North Shore and was involved in numerous productions throughout high school, featuring as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Gwendolen in the Importance of being Earnest. Some of Brooklyn’s musical theatre highlights include playing Consuela in West Side Story, Tess Tyler in Camp Rock, a Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q and Ivy in Bare: a pop opera. Brooklyn particularly enjoyed playing the role of June in City Theatre’s The musical of musicals (the musical!) last year. In the past, Brooklyn has loved travelling and seeing West End and Broadway musicals. She currently works as a school psychologist.
Skye Beker is an actor and singer. Skye is a graduate of the acting program at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Whilst at WAAPA her notable roles included Irena in Three Sisters, Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank and Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera. Since graduating her credits include Chrysothemis in the WA premier of MinusOneSister (Blue Room Summer Nights/State Theatre Centre), Chloe in How to Change The World and Make Bank Doing It (Limelight on Oxford). Skye also has appeared in a number of short films, Orca in Big Blue (dir. Emmerson Jones and Chris Norton), Cassie in Peach (dir. Caitlin Royson), Karen in You, Me and Karen (dir. Katrina Castan) and Gabby in Dark Horses (dir. Jess Lytton). Skye also trained in musical theatre at The Victorian College of the Arts in their Foundation program.
Production Assistant (Props & Costumes)
Lilli stumbled into the world of musical theatre over a decade ago. After writing, directing and performing in a number of productions with local theatre groups and musical societies, she finally succumbed to her natural inclination: designing, making and sourcing costumes and props. Now she revels in opportunities for collaboration with talented and supportive teams like City Theatre. Lilli’s costume and prop credits include Legally Blonde (2017, BMSI) and last year’s The Musical of Musicals. She works at The Wardrobe Costumiers.
Production Assistant (Props & Costumes)
Production Assistant (Set)
Alexandra Latimer, Tony Hill, Barbara Hill, Kate Bookallil, Siobhan Lawless
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