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It’s Time To Ease On Down The Road!

Auditions are fast approaching for our upcoming production of the hit musical ‘The Wiz’! We hope you are polishing off your singing voices and getting your ruby slippers…we mean, Dance shoes all set to go!

Even with a week to go until our first day of auditions we have been overwhelmed with lots of enthusiasm towards the production! It goes to show that ‘The Wiz’ truly is a beloved tale for all ages, and why wouldn’t it be when it has a great story, funky dancing and tunes you’ll be humming for days to come!

The Wiz follows Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music with a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! You may know the story of the ruby slippers, but you haven’t seen it like this!

Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

Our production team can’t wait to meet all of the enthusiastic and outstanding young male and female singers, dancers and actors Melbourne has to offer.

There’s still time to book over the next week and we have still have spots available on the 8th and 13th of March! If you are between the ages of 10-18 years, and interested in being involved, Stage Masters would love to see you join us in the Emerald city!


2016 Season – Help us find our show!

We need your help choosing our 2016 season!

2016 is approaching and the time has come to decide on our season. We always want to know what the public wants from our shows, and so we’ve made a survey where you can tell us what shows you’d love to see and/or be a part of. We’d love to hear from you, so please answer the five questions below and maybe the show you vote for will be the one that hits the stage next year…!



Fame – The ‘Hard Work’ pays off!

Stage Masters celebrated our tenth production with an exciting, powerful run of Fame the Musical, brought to life by yet another talented cast of young performers.

From our first ever production of ’13’, Stage Masters have been thrilled to grow alongside the young actors, singers and dancers who have auditioned and performed with us. We’ve traveled over many different genres, styles and time periods with each of our shows, landing firmly in the 80’s with our most recent production, Fame the Musical.

After two weeks of intense rehearsals, Fame opened on October 22nd and received glowing praise from the audience who couldn’t help but sing along under their breath to the catchy and iconic title-song. With a short season – only five performances – every show was bursting to the brim with energy and passion, our young performers inspired and supported by the accomplished professionals who took to the stage as the adult roles.

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John O’Hara (Wicked, Cats, The Boy From Oz) played Mr. Myers, bringing his wealth of experience to the role of encouraging drama teacher. Playing the strict Miss Sherman was Francesca Arena (Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof), most recently adored on stage as Abuela in In The Heights. Laura Hamilton (Beauty and the Best, Showboat, Hello Dolly) brought dance to the students of The High School of Performing Arts as Miss Bell. And last but not least, the anti-rock-and-roll music teacher Mr. Sheinkopf was played by Karlis Zaid (The Drowsy Chaperone, Jesus Christ Superstar, Company).

The young members of the cast not only had the opportunity to learn from these established professionals, they also were under the guidance of an accomplished production team. Glenn Hogstrum, director of Wicked, helped the cast find their characters, bringing the world to life. Musical Directer Andrew Kroenert worked the cast hard, perfecting their harmonies and making sure every song was executed beautifully. And Jess Benney helped the cast light up the stage with her energetic and dynamic choreography.

We at Stage Masters would like to congratulate the whole cast on the incredible job they did, entertaining the audiences at the Alex Theatre show after show. Putting on a production is not an easy task. Putting on a production with a short rehearsal period and a large cast is even harder. We ask a lot of our young performers and time and time again they deliver amazing performances, bringing not just their talent to the stage, but also their passion and enthusiasm for theatre.

We hope that those of you that saw Fame the Musical enjoyed every minute of it, and we look forward to seeing you all again at the next show!

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FAME THE MUSICAL- CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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Over the last month we have been overwhelmed with the best youth talent Melbourne has to offer. We are pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming October production of ‘FAME- THE MUSICAL’.

Please stay tuned for exciting ticket information and more!

 

EAST CAST

NICK PIAZZA- Matt Bullock

SERENA KATZ- India Angel

JOE VEGAS- Hugo Donath

TYRONE JACKSON- Guillame Gentil

CARMEN DIAZ- Jasmine Smith

IRIS KELLY- Zoe Tuttleby

MABEL WASHINGTON- Amber Chapman

SCHLOMO METZENBAUM- Evan Evans

GRACE ‘LAMBCHOPS’ LAMB- Sophie Terry

GOODMAN ‘GOODY’ KING- Alexander Owens

 

ENSEMBLE-

Tatiana Walls        Paris Luzaic

Chloe Randone     Bella Runnalls

Tahlia Walker      Callum Ryan

Grace Cisilin        Macie Daniel

Jamilla Jalloh       Harriet Angel

Olivia Baron          Erin Herr

Cara Lofts              Gemma Livingstone

Alex Young            Ryan Mangold

Sasha Baron          Elliot Ranson

Dylan Vassallo      Clare Wastell

 

WEST CAST

NICK PIAZZA- Oliver Tapp

SERENA KATZ- Mikaela Farrugia

JOE VEGAS- Daniel Cropley

CARMEN DIAZ- India Morris

IRIS KELLY- Jessie McGuigan

MABEL WASHINGTON- Kelsey Halge

SCHLOMO METZENBAUM- Wendell Baluyut

GRACE ‘LAMBCHOPS’ LAMB- Bella Portillo

GOODMAN ‘GOODY’ KING- Xander McLaughlin

 

 

ENSEMBLE-

Bree Munnery     Alyssa Newstead

Callum Cook        Sasha Arnold-Levy

Ashley Lucas      Charli Bowers

Tiffany Mann     Makeba Ofosu-Amaah

Lyla Di Grazia    Willow Ofosu-Amaah

Charlie Filgate   Erin Jankelowitz

Jaxon Mack        Sophie Eagling-Every

Olivia Roberts    Rikki Windsor

James Howe      Ivelin Andonor

Taylor Brown     Isabelle Mazzarella

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

 


Fame Auditions

Auditions are well underway for our state wide talent search for FAME- The Musical. We can feel the buzz of excitement erupting in young performers across the state.

Set in New York, FAME follows the lives of a group of aspiring young students, at a prestigious performing arts high school. Being a show focusing on the journey of teenagers, FAME open’s it’s doors for the next generation of young Australian performers.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to our release of FAME, and the level of talent we have coming through our door. Our production team have encountered the most enthusiastic and outstanding young male and female singers, dancers and musicians Melbourne has to offer.

Over the next week we have limited spots available on 17, 18 & 19 August.  If you are between the ages of 10-18 years, and interested in being involved, Stage Masters would love to see you at our auditions.middleFameLogo

 

If you think you have what it takes, BOOK NOW!!

Go to our booking page for more information.


Bring It On At The Alex Theatre

So, you can tell we’re excited about Bring It On. And we have plenty of reason to be. Not only are we putting on a production of a new musical that has yet to be performed in Melbourne, but we get to debut it at a brand new theatre, the Alex Theatre in St Kilda.

Opened on the site of the old George Cinemas in Fitzroy street, this new venue has not one, but two state-of-the-art theatres as well as a blackbox theatre that doubles as a rehearsal space.


Bring It On Rehearsals Are Underway

Rehearsals are well underway for our upcoming production of Bring It On and the show is taking shape1 Under the direction of our wonderful production team, these talented performers are tumbling, leaping and flipping across the stage like professionals.

Putting on a show is hard work for anyone. It requires long hours of rehearsal, complete focus and most of all, 100% commitment from everyone in the room. Not only do they have to learn complicated harmonies and dance moves, but they are also tasked with bringing life to the characters. A hard job for any professional, which is why we are, as always, blown away by the work of the junior performers that make up our cast.


Bring It On To Hit Melbourne

From an award winning Broadway creative team, comes a hilarious new musical inspired by the hit film. Featuring a colourful assortment of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive choreography with aerial stunts – this universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named captain of the squad. But an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighbouring hard knock Jackson High School.

Despite having the deck stacked against her Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and along with their headstrong and hardworking leader Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition, the National Championships.

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will take you on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Stage Masters producers David Venn and Jessica Benney direct this young tour-de-force, 44-person cast, in this exciting, energetic and hilarious new musical.

Stage Masters aims to develop high-quality entertainment, whilst providing educational opportunities for aspiring performers aged between 11 and 18 to develop their skills in all facets of the arts. Production credits include 13- A New Musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Into The Woods: Junior, High School Musical and Xanadu.

Following a state wide talent search, BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will feature some of Victoria’s most outstanding young performers.

 

Season: 20th – 24th of May

Times: Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd at 7:30pm

Matinees: Saturday 23rd at 2:00pm and 6:30pm, Sunday 24th at 3:00pm

Bookings: http://www.stagemasters.com.au, Stage Masters: 9016 8486,

Ticket: Premium – $44.50, Adult A – Res: $35, Child/Concession A – Res: $30, Adult B – Res: $29, Concession B: $29, Family Pass: $118, Groups 6+ A Reserve: $28

Venue: Alex Theatre, St Kilda, Level 1, 135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

 


Footloose Auditions Announced

GET YOUR DANCE SHOES READY!

We’ve just released auditions for our October production of the 80’s hit – Footloose!

One of the most explosive and popular movies of all time, Footloose will burst onto the stage as a full-fledged musical!

We’ve begun the search to find a talented group of young singers, dancers and actors between the ages of 10 – 18 years to feature in this fast paced musical.

We’re looking for a wide range of talent and hope to meet as many young performers as possible!

BOYS & GIRLS
SINGERS, DANCERS, ACTORS
10 – 18 YEARS

AUDITIONS:
SATURDAY 16 AUGUST
SUNDAY 17 AUGUST

Book your time online now – they will fill up fast!

 

Book your time online now – they will fill up fast!

2014

New Experiences – New Opportunities – Loads Of Fun!
There is no doubt that 2014 is lining up to be an exciting and fresh new year.
New projects, new guests and more opportunities to let your creativity soar!

To kick start the year, we’ve just released auditions for an exciting School Holiday workshop and production season of the Broadway Musical, The 25th Annual Putnham County Spelling Bee.

We’ve also secured some of the most respected casting agents and directors for a fun audition preparation workshop in March. Some of these guests have worked on almost every major musical to hit Australia over the last 13 years – they know what they’re talking about!

Stay tuned for more announcements to come as the year progresses – the fun is only just beginning!

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Adult Cast Confirmed

We’re pleased to announce that music theatre professionals Rohan Browne and Cameron Macdonald will join the cast in the adult roles of Cesario Brown and Axel Turner in Stage Masters upcomming production of Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical.

Rohan recently starred as Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain and recently played alongside Geoffrey Rush in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Other credits include Carmen Ghia in The Producers, Zach in A Chorus Line, Riff in the highly acclaimed revival of West Side Story, Fred Casely in Chicago, The Purser in Anything Goes, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, the world premiere of The Boy From Oz, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Kiss Me, Kate, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies and Mame.


Melbourne Show Sneak Peek

The cast of Camp Rock recently performed to packed out crowds at The Royal Melbourne Show.

Check out the sneak peek now. Opening night is fast approaching – get your tickets before it’s too late!


Camp Rock To Hit Melbourne

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?

Book by Robert L Freedman & Faye Greenberg

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Dan Berendsen and Karin Gist & Regina Hicks and on characters created by Karin Gist & Regina Hicks and Julie Brown & Paul Brown

Music Adapted, Arranged, Orchestrated and Produced by David Lawrence

17 – 27 October

Stage Masters is set to present a Melbourne production of Disney’s hugely popular CAMP ROCK: The Musical this October.

Based on the Disney Channel Original movies CAMP ROCK and CAMP ROCK 2: The Final Jam that featured teen idols Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, Stage Masters Production of: CAMP ROCK: The Musical is a fast paced story set to music that will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On,” and “We Rock.”


Camp Rock: Auditions

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?

Disney’s CAMP ROCK: The Musical, based on the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is coming to Melbourne this October!

We’re please to announce that auditions for this highly anticipated production are now open.

STATE WIDE TALENT SEARCH
BOYS & GIRLS 10 – 18YRS


Welcome To Our New Website!

We’re super exited to share our new look with you – Welcome to the brand new Stage Masters website!

We hope this fresh new design makes your visit exciting, interesting and most importantly easy to find what you’re looking for.

Over the past few weeks, our team at Stage Masters have been working extremely hard to get our new site up and running in time for the 2013 program launch.

Website content will be updated regularly with the latest industry news, ticket giveaways, production goss, audition details and much much more. So make sure you check back soon!

Our new site is jam packed with new features including:

  • A fully responsive design that can be viewed on desktop computers and mobile phones – now you can book tickets and keep up to date where ever you are!
  • New interactive video and photo galleries
  • Online booking system for auditions and workshops
  • User-friendly blog and forum
  • Social media plug ins making it easy to share info with your friends
  • Introduction of Stage Masters E-News
  • A online chat function with our office support team – making it easier to get the answers you need
  • Portfolio pages to display current and past projects

Check out the website and let us know your thoughts! More updates to come through shortly.

2013 is certainly lining up to be a big year!


2013 – Part 1 Program Announced

Stage Masters are excited to make the first announcement for our 2013 season!

Two of our 2013 productions will include:

Into the Woods Jr (workshop performance) – May 2013

Disney’s Camp Rock (full-scale musical) – October 2013

We are incredibly excited to present these two fantastic shows to Melbourne audiences and we look forward to working with some of Australia’s most talented young performers and technical creatives in 2013.

Both these productions will allow artists to gain hands on experience with industry professionals in a professional environment.  Throughout the program, participants will be able to watch their creativity soar as they develop their skills in the areas of song, dance, drama, stage management, lighting, costume, audio, hair/make-up and design.

More exciting plans for the year are in preparation with final details and negotiations just days away – stay tuned for more announcements soon!


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