Jemma Rix grew up on the Central Coast of NSW, and it was here during her early childhood that her love for performing and entertaining was nurtured. At 21 she moved to Melbourne to follow her dream of becoming a Musical Theatre performer.
Jemma’s first contract was with Universal Studios Japan moving to Osaka, where she was initially cast as the Bride of Frankenstein in the Monster Rock and Roll Show. She was then cast as Elphaba in a world first staged adaptation of WICKED, where she was privileged to meet and perform for the creative team of Wicked; Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman and Mark Platt. This role was especially unique since Jemma was required to perform parts of the show in Japanese.
Back in Australia Jemma was thrilled to be part of the 2008 Australian premiere of Wicked in Melbourne, where she was cast as Standby and Performed the Role of Elphaba. In Sydney, in 2010, she was honored to take over the role. Jemma continued playing Elphaba for the Australian tour of Wicked throughout 2011 and then continued the journey with the Australian cast performing in Singapore and Seoul in 2012, belting out an amazing 800 shows from all these venues combined. In 2013 Jemma toured with Wicked to Auckland and Manila before returning Australia to celebrate the show's 10 year anniversary with a national tour in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Jemma Rix is currently starring in Ghost The Musical. Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name, GHOST The Musical is touring Australia for the first time with Jemma in the lead role of Molly Jensen.
Jemma Rix has performed in numerous live concerts including, 2015 Melbourne International Tennis Australian Open, 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup, 2014 State of Origin, 2014 ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Fund Concert, 2011 Brisbane International Men’s Tennis Final, 2010 Carols by Candlelight at Sidney Myer Music Bowl; Melbourne, 2010 AFL PRE MATCH ENTERTAINMENT – Sydney Cricket Ground, 2009 Australian Ethnic Business Awards, 2009 QANTAS Business Awards, 2009, Sydney's Carols In The Domain, 2008 Carols by Candlelight, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, 2008 AFL pre-match entertainment performances, Jemma’ s Television appearances include, Sunrise, Today, The Morning Show and Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Jemma Rix was nominated for a Helpmann Award for "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her portrayal as Elphaba in Wicked and she was named Theatre People Pro Choice Award Winner – Best Actress in a Musical, Wicked
Phoebe grew up in Sydney and attend the prestigious Newtown School of Performing Arts and graduated topping the State in drama.
She moved to Melbourne and was an inaugural 2011 Musical Theatre graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts where she awarded the Encouragement Award from the Friends of the VCA. Phoebe originally made her professional debut in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! when she was 11 years old playing the role of Rose.
Since graduating Phoebe was cast in a role in the Television series Mr and Mrs Murder. In 2012 she toured to both Singapore and Hong Kong with the Smile Live Entertainment production of Thomas And The Hidden Treasure. Phoebe was a part of The Production Company’s 2013 season of Singin’ in the Rain.
Most recently Phoebe was nominated in 2014 at the Helpmann Awards for Best Female In A Musical for her portrayal of Fran in Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which she is currently touring with in Melbourne.
THOMAS LACEY- September 2015
PHOEBE PANARETOS- September 2015
Thomas' can currently be seen treading the boards as Scott Hastings in
Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical, a role that showcases
him as an extraordinary triple threat.
Prior to this, Thomas had amassed a large fan base from his role as Ben
Tickle in the ABC's hit teen series Dance Academy. This was his first
ongoing television role, and his natural charm and presence saw him
soon become a favourite with audiences.
A committed performer, Thomas commenced professional work at the
age of 7 on the stage in The Magic Faraway Tree for Garry Ginivan
Productions. Other stage credits include Singin' in the Rain and the
Melbourne and Singapore seasons of Oliver!, all for IMG, The Wizard of
Oz (GFO/SEL) and several appearances with The Production Company
including Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma! A career highlight
was performing in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening
Thomas commenced dancing at the age of 2 at the May Downs School
of Dance, where he continues to train in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop,
Contemporary Dance and Acrobatics as well as teaching the younger
students. He also trains at Danceworx in Ballroom, Latin and New
Vogue and has undertaken further training in voice at the David Butler
Studios alongside acting classes with some of Melbourne's top drama
coaches. Other screen work includes Blue Heelers and a recurring role
in Winners and Losers. (Seven Network).
JEMMA RIX - June 2016
Rob Mills is a born entertainer. A popular singer, presenter, actor and media personality, he has carved himself out a successful career spanning over a decade.
Rob first came to the nation’s attention in 2003 as a finalist on the first series of Australian Idol (Network Ten) and was soon signed to BMG. His first single Ms Vanity debuted at #6 on the Australian charts, reaching Gold status. His debut album Up All Night was released in June 2004, featuring seven co-written tracks.
For the last decade Rob has worked hard to establish his credentials in musical theatre. Back in 2003 when he first heard the music from the musical WICKED, he vowed to be a part of the show when it came to Australia. He was thrilled to be cast in the role of ‘Fiyero’ in this highly successful Broadway-blockbuster and played over 500 shows in Melbourne and Sydney, receiving rave reviews and establishing himself as one of Australia’s favorite leading men.
His other credits include; playing ‘Danny’ in the recent national tour of Grease (GFO), Legally Blonde (GFO), The Last Five Years (nominated for ‘Best Musical Production’ at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards), Into the Woods and Hair. During the 2015 cabaret season, Rob launched, to rave reviews, his first one man cabaret show Rob Mills… is Surprising Good.
Rob can also been seen as part of the amazing Swing On This along with Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy and Ben Mingay. Swing On This is a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics along with well-swung interpretations of rock and pops songs that have defined the last four decades.
Rob Mills is currently starring in Ghost The Musical. Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name, GHOST The Musical is touring Australia for the first time with Rob in the lead role of Sam Wheat.
Rob is a natural television presenter and host. He shone as the Host of Young Talent Time (Network Ten), and has appeared as himself in a myriad of shows; Celebrity Apprentice and The Footy Show (Nine Network), The Project (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks, Dirty Laundry Live (ABC), Dancing With The Stars, Postcards (Seven Network) and The Footy Show (Nine Network).
Looking ahead Rob is focused on extending his acting credits on both stage and screen> His most recent is playing ‘Chris Bell’ in the critically-acclaimed Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door (Shine Australia/Seven Network). Rob’s other credits include Winners & Losers (Seven Network) and Underbelly: Razor (Nine Network).
Rob is a proud Ambassador for ACMF (Australian Children’s Music Foundation), Friend of the McGrath Foundation and supporter of Reach.
LUCY DURACK - january 2016
Lucy is fast becoming one of Australia's most exciting leading ladies of the stage and screen with a list of major roles to her credit, most recently GLINDA the Good Witch in the original Australian production of Wicked (GFO), Katie Morgan in the featur film Now Add Honey (Gristmill) and ELLE WOODS in Legally Blonde The Musical (GFO) for which she won both a Sydney Theatre and Helpmann Award.
Originally hailing from Perth, Where Lucy graduated from teh Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), Lucy's further stage credits include the roles of Sybil Chase in Private Lives (Mel Theatre Co.), Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in the Australian Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate and Laurey in Oklahoma! (All for the Production Co) as well as Cinderella in Into The Woods (The Capitol Theatre/RGE, Rikki Rose in Respect (Jim McPherson) and MAMMA MIA! (Danity/Louise Withers) in which she understudied and performed the role of Sophie.
Lucy's Debut album is available on Itunes now!
For more on Lucy visit. www.lucydurack.com