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THE CHALLENGE

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.

‘INTERLUDE’

Noun: 

        A temporary act performed during a break of the regular theatre program.

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All donations will be used to help cover the cost of production. If there are any additional donations, they will be distributed evenly between the contributing creatives.

THE TEAM

Sarah

Sarah Campbell

Writer

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.

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Emma Young

Lyricist/Composer

Emma discovered a passion for musical theatre after performing in a production of Oliver at age 11. While studying Performance and Vocal Studies at Macquarie University, Emma became involved in Macquarie Musical Society, performing in: Cabaret (Ensemble); Edges (NSW Premiere: Woman 1); Zanna, Don’t! (NSW Premiere: Kate); Baby (Arlene); Bat Boy (Mrs Taylor); Spring Awakening (Anna); A Chorus Line (Cassie); Carrie (Mrs White); Songs for a New World (Woman 1); Rent (Ensemble/Soloist). She also directed The Wedding Singer; Urinetown; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and Bare: a pop opera. When not on stage Emma works as a Visual Merchandiser and Graphic Designer, and spends her downtime arguing about music with her husband, Paul.
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Renae Goodman

Composer

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.

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JO ELIZABETH FINNIS

Director

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.

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Aarin Starkey

Actor

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.

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Andrew Jackson

Actor

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.

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Brooklyn Newey

Actor

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

Skye Beker

Actor

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.

Daniel

Daniel Hill

Producer

Daniel is a producer, marketer and performer who has had the pleasure of producing a broad range of shows including The Musical of Musicals (2019), RENT (2017) & The Last Five Years (2017). He holds a Bachelor in Marketing and Media and has had extensive advertising experience working with brands including Paramount Pictures, Headspace & Steve Madden. Prior to founding City Theatre, Daniel was president of MacMS and has held production roles on more than 12 shows over the last 3 years.
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Jack Goggin

Technical Director

Having fallen into theatre somewhat accidentally, Jack has spent the last twelve years working backstage alongside completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics). During such time, he has developed skills in lighting, audio, and special effects. He has a great love of experimental theatre and is excited to take on the unique challenges that Project Interlude is sure to bring! Jack’s show credits as Technical Director include Cosi (2015), Carrie: The Musical (2016), Sweeney Todd (2016), A Doll’s House (2016), and RENT (2017).
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Stevie Bryant

Stage Manager

Stevie is a theatre-maker and advocate of contemporary musical theatre in Australia. While in London she was part of a not-for-profit looking at gender equality in theatre and collaborated and performed in the Creative Disruption Festival at Arcola Theatre (Smile, Darling). Stevie uses her passion for theatre and her nerdy-enthusiasm for administration to help other theatre makers as much as possible. Her previous credits include: Directing Alice, A New Musical (Macquarie Musical Society). Stevie is currently working on an original musical and working at Belvoir St Theatre.
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Lilli Jackson

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.

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Elle Vanderdeyl

Production Assistant (Props & Costumes)

Elle Vanderdeyl became involved in production design during her Bachelor of Arts Media at Macquarie University, where she worked on numerous short films and theatre productions. In addition to directing and producing for theatre, Elle has designed set and costume for a variety of projects including documentary If I Cannot Speak, films Inherit and El Camino and theatre shows like One Small Step and DDUSB. She is proud to be the set and costume designer for the sold out production of Xavier Coy’s Are You Listening Now presented as part of 2019’s Freshworks season. Elle participated in the much anticipated annual design showcase at Enmore Theatre, creating props, costumes and prosthetics as part of her current live design studies at the Design Centre Enmore.
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Jake Severino

Production Assistant (Set)

Jake became involved in musical theatre at Macquarie University where he completed a BA-Media, majoring in spending more time at rehearsals than at lectures. He designed and constructed sets for the short film Tent (2017) and for Lower Garden Theatre Company’s production of SHIT (2018). He has also performed amongst many sets with the Macquarie Musical Society in productions such as Bare: A Pop Opera (2017), The Last Five Years (2017), The Drowsy Chaperone (2016), [title of show] (2014) and Spring Awakening (2013). He is thrilled for the opportunity to assist the design team at City Theatre.

Paul Young

Pianist

Keith Muir

Technical Consultant

Special Thanks

Alexandra Latimer, Tony Hill, Barbara Hill, Kate Bookallil, Siobhan Lawless

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