Saturday Night Fever The Musical – Official Website

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Saturday Night Fever The Musical – Official Website

Theatre Address

Sydney NSW 2000
Euan Doidge Melanie Hawkins Marcia Hines

Featured Cast

Principle Cast

Ensemble Cast

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Ensemble/Dance Captain

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Justin Anderson

Ensemble/Dance Captain

Justin’s musical theatre career started at the age of 12 when he played the role of Stitch’em in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!. He later continued his training at Dance Factory where he went on to become a scholarship student. Justin has recently performed in Opera Australia and John Frost’s Evita starring Tina Arena. Justin’s other professional stage credits include The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady  directed by Dame Julie Andrews, We Will Rock You, Australian and Asian seasons of Wicked, the original Australian and touring cast of Mary Poppins, David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Shout!, Little Me, High School Musical Live On Stage and Jason Coleman’s Cabaret Cathedral. Justin is thrilled to be a part of Saturday Night Fever and would like to thank his wife and family for their ongoing love and support.
Jared Bryan

Jared Bryan

Ensemble

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Jared Bryan

Ensemble

Originally from Hobart, Jared started performing at an early age. Turning 16, he moved to Melbourne to further his training completing the full time course at Dance World Studios. Jared's recent professional theatre credits include Assistant Choreographer to Michael Ralph on The Boy From Oz, Bobby Pepper in Curtains, John in Funny Girl, Action in Gale Edwards' West Side Story and ensemble in Oklahoma and Jesus Christ Superstar (all for The Production Company), Opera Australia's Carmen choreographed by Kelley Abbey, Jack Stone in Reefer Madness (Chapel Off Chapel), the most recent Australian tour of Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises), Grease (GFO) understudying Kenickie and Sonny for the Australian/ Asian tour, Carmen and Madama Butterfly (Opera Australia), Anyone Can WhistleFlinders St – The Musical and Hello Dolly – A Jerry Herman Triptych (Magnormos) which he co-choreographed. He also performs with The Tap Pack. Commercially Jared has performed with a huge array of Australian and international artists including Guy Sebastian, Ricki-Lee, Anthony Callea, Jessica Mauboy, Tim Campbell, Todd McKenney and Brian McFadden. His television credits include Dancing With The Stars, The AFL Footy ShowAustralia’s Got TalentThe Nickelodeon Kids Choice AwardsMelbourne International Comedy Festival Gala , TV Turns 50 and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, along with numerous music videos, television commercials and corporate events. Jared also starred in the short film Diversity which was released in 2017.
Giuliana Carniato

Giuliana Carniato

Swing

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Giuliana Carniato

Swing

Giuliana couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect transition into the arts, being cast in Saturday Night Fever, her first major musical, whilst still completing her Certificate in Performing Arts at the prestigious Brent Street Performing Arts. There is no doubt that this will mark the beginning of an amazing career ahead for her. Giuliana grew up in Northern NSW and attended Woolgoolga Dance Studio. Despite being away from the action, she would travel to attend many intensive workshops at the Australian Dance Festival, Brent Street and Village Performing Arts and appeared regularly at industry showcases. In her career so far, she has also performed alongside Starley at the Sydney Mardi Gras, in film clips for Samantha Jade and Kota Banks and modelled for Redken. Giuliana is proudly represented by Jeep Management.
Lachlan Dearing

Lachlan Dearing

Ensemble

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Lachlan Dearing

Ensemble

After recently completing a three year contract with the children’s entertainment group Hi-5, Lachlan is excited to be making his musical theatre debut with Saturday Night Fever. He trained in all facets of performing arts at Planetdance Menai from the age of four. At 14, with his group Lil’ Banditz Krew, he won Young Talent Time, and at 16 he was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent as a member of Dapper. Lachlan landed his role as cast member of Hi-5 upon graduating from Newtown Performing Arts in 2015 and spent the following three years filming TV series and touring with stage shows nationally and internationally. Lachlan has also appeared in numerous television commercials, danced on The Voice, The Rob Guest Endowment Awards and performed in numerous club and cabaret shows including Australian Variety Entertainment Mo Award nominee The Vallies and ACE Award winning You Can’t Stop The Music. Lachlan is thrilled to be joining the cast of Saturday Night Fever and would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their endless support.
Lauren Elton

Lauren Elton

Ensemble

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Lauren Elton

Ensemble

Sydney born and bred, Lauren began her training at Brent Street Studios at eight years of age and continued right through to her fulltime graduation in 2011. Lauren has worked extensively as an actor appearing in Dance Academy (Lulu), Razzle Dazzle (Leanne), All Saints, The Pillowman (Belvoir) and numerous commercials. She has had the privilege of working with some of Australia’s top choreographers including Kelley Abbey, The Squared Division, Mitchell Woodcock, Marko Panzic, Matt Lee and Wil Sabin. As an in demand commercial dancer, she has performed across the country with the likes of Little Mix, Jessica Mauboy, Dannii Minogue, Client Liaison, Nat Conway, Havana Brown, Samantha Jade, The Veronicas, Sneaky Sound System and The Illusionists. Represented by T&E Management, Lauren is thrilled to be making her musical theatre debut in Saturday Night Fever.
Mitchell Fistrovic

Mitchell Fistrovic

Swing

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Mitchell Fistrovic

Swing

Mitchell is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. He has most recently been performing and understudying the role of Felicia in the 10th anniversary celebration tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert following the Australian premiere of Disney’s Aladdin for the Sydney and Melbourne seasons. Mitchell’s other theatre and live credits include Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz, the role of Tommy Arbunt in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical, the 10th anniversary Australasian tour of Wicked, the role of Neleus in the original cast of the Australian/New Zealand premiere of Mary Poppins, Revenge is Sweeter tour supporting The Veronicas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Oliver! His television credits include Jay Jays, Vanessa Amorosi’s Mr Mysterious video clip, Carols By Candlelight supporting Tim Campbell, and the TV Week Logie Awards supporting Jessica Mauboy and The Rogue Traders.
Gaynor Hicks

Gaynor Hicks

Ensemble

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Gaynor Hicks

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Gaynor in one of the go-to dancers for the most high-profile performance opportunities in the country. Gaynor began her training at Anita Coutts School of Dance in Victoria then moved to Brisbane where she continued her training at Conroy Dance Centre and finally graduated from Brent Street Performing Arts in Sydney. She made her theatre debut as a featured dancer and Dance Captain for the world tour of The Illusionists 2.0 and recently completed an Australian tour as dancer and Dance Captain for popular band Client Liaison. She has appeared in campaigns for McDonalds, Bonds 100 and Vodafone and was a regular dancer on television’s The Voice and The X Factor. Gaynor has had the pleasure of working alongside recording artists including Ricky Martin, Zara Larsson, Little Mix, Charli XCX, Samantha Jade, Jessie J, The Veronicas, Delta Goodrem and Havana Brown. Saturday Night Fever marks Gaynor’s musical theatre debut.
Elysha Manik

Elysha Manik

Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain

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Elysha Manik

Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain

Originally from the NSW Central Coast, Elysha completed her full time training at ED5 International in Sydney under the direction of William A Forsythe and has gone on to carve out a dynamic career in the arts. In 2014 Elysha made her musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing where she understudied the lead role of Baby. On stage, she has also performed in the ensemble for Oklahoma (The Production Company) and The Bodyguard (GFO), as well as at The Venetian Resort and The Galaxy Resorts in Macau and for The Ben Hur Stadium Spectacular here in Australia. Elysha has been a cast member of various Opera Australia productions including the critically acclaimed Carmen in which she also served as both Dance Captain and assistant to the choreographer, Kelley Abbey. In 2018 she travelled again with Kelley to Tokyo to perform in the Handa Concert for Opera Australia.
Kiara McGowan

Kiara McGowan

Ensemble

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Kiara McGowan

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Kiara started training in dance at the age of three years old on the Gold Coast at Kids On The Bloch then moved to Dance Force Tweed Heads in 2015. Whilst she was at Kids On The Bloch learning a variety of styles, she started to take vocal lessons with Kirri Adams. Kiara was lucky enough to land the role of orphan July in John Frost’s production of Annie when she was only 12 years old, and knew she wanted to pursue her dream further from that moment on. After training and graduating from her full-time course at Dance Force in 2017, Kiara shortly set off at the age of 18 performing with Royal Caribbean and travelling around Asia for eight months. Now 19, she has now landed a role as an ensemble member for John Frost’s production of Saturday Night Fever and Kiara couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this production as she believes it will be one to remember. She is looking forward to the experience and creating new memories with the company.
Coby Njoroge

Coby Njoroge

Ensemble

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Coby Njoroge

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Coby is an exciting young artist who is quickly marking a mark on the industry. Graduating from Brent Street Performing Arts in 2016, he is now one of Australia’s leading commercial dancers. Coby has performed with Katy Perry on Channel 9’s The Voice and was a regular dancer on Channel 7’s The X Factor, supporting many of the contestants as well as featured artists. On stage Coby has featured in Opera Australia’s production of Carmen choreographed by Kelley Abbey, Shake, Rattle & Roll Australia choreographed by Aric Yegudkin, The Illusionists and was an original member of A-Live’s Music In Motion. As an actor, he has featured in the critically acclaimed Scott Hick’s film The Boys Are Back as well as lead roles in television commercials for brands including Woolworths and TKMaxx. Saturday Night Fever marks Coby’s musical theatre debut!
Maddie Peat

Maddie Peat

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Maddie Peat

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Maddie Peat is best known for the hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance season 4 on Network Ten, in which she was in the Top 20. She studied with the Australian Ballet, Interstate Program and Tanya Pearson’s classical coaching academy and attended Newtown Performing Arts High School. In 2011 she was Australian Dancer of the Year and in 2013 received a scholarship overseas at the Houston Ballet School. Maddie’s television credits include the ABC series Dance Academy, a guest role on Channel 7’s All Saints, SBS’ Life Support and the feature film The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Her television commercials credits include Samsung, McDonald’s Summer Campaign, Uncle Toby’s Kool Aid for the US to name a few. Her voice over credits for feature films include Safe House, Danny Deckchair and Rage in Placid Lake. Maddie made her musical theatre in the Australian tour of Dirty Dancing, in which she played the role of Penny, and is excited to be working again with the Gordon Frost Organisation in Saturday Night Fever. Maddie is represented by Kermond Management.
Stephen Perez

Stephen Perez

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Stephen Perez

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Stephen Perez is one of Australia’s most in-demand and dynamic male performers.  Immediately recognizable as one of the Top 12 contestants on Season 4 of Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance, Stephen has been dancing and acting since he was just seven years old. He has already amassed an incredible number of credits on stage and screen with highlights so far including a role in the group of core dancers for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, performing with Taylor Swift and Rita Ora at the ARIAs and performing with Kylie Minogue and Sam Sparro at the Sydney Mardi Gras. Stephen was also a cast member of Opera Australia’s Carmen, staged on Sydney Harbour and choreographed by Kelley Abbey. Stephen’s other credits include working with Nick Jonas, Marcia Hines and Angus and Julia Stone, and he has regularly been featured on television’s The X Factor and Australian Idol. Stephen is definitely an artist to watch and is thrilled to be making his musical theatre debut in Saturday Night Fever.
Erica Stubbs

Erica Stubbs

Ensemble

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Erica Stubbs

Ensemble

Graduating from Sydney’s Brent Street Performing Arts in 2015, Erica has already established herself as a leading commercial dancer and performer. She was cast in Opera Australia’s Carmen under the direction of Kelley Abbey, and returned to Opera Australia for their production of Turandot. Erica has supported many Australian and international artists including Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Little Mix, Samantha Jade, Starley and Client Liaison and has appeared as a regular dancer on Channel 7’s The X Factor under the direction of Squared Division. Relocating to London at the beginning of 2018, the Squared Division once again cast Erica as a regular on the UK version of The X Factor. Performing in musical theatre productions has been Erica’s dream job since childhood and she is so excited that Saturday Night Fever marks that dream turning into reality!
Lola Rose Thompson

Lola Rose Thompson

Ensemble

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Lola Rose Thompson

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Lola completed her Certificate IV in Dance at Village Nation in Sydney in 2017 before obtaining representation with Jeep Management. She is now embarking on her journey in the entertainment world and in such a short time has established herself as a sought-after performer and model. Lola is regular dancer at Sydney’s Marquee under the direction of Blake John Wood. She has appeared as a model for The Hair Cartel, She Is Us – The Label and Platypus Shoes and performed at Mugler’s launch of the Aura fragrance. She recently featured as the lead dancer in the film clip for Timomatic’s single Satmina. Saturday Night Fever is Lola’s musical theatre debut.
Benjamin Turland

Benjamin Turland

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Benjamin Turland

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Originally a country boy, Benjamin trained in all facets of performing arts in Mittagong before joining Commotion School of Performing Arts. At the age of 12, with his group Lil’ Banditz Crew he won Young Talent Time, then at 14 was a finalist with boys’ group Dapper on Australia’s Got Talent. Ben has appeared in various television commercials and has expanded his acting career in a guest role on Love Child and as Jordan in Home and Away over 20 episodes. Ben trained with Marko Panzic’s Dream Dance Company’s Show Business for two consecutive years. He has appeared as a dancer on X Factor and The Voice, and performed with artists such as Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora and Samantha Jade. In 2018 he toured Australia and New Zealand with The Ziegler Sisters from Dance Moms USA and choreographed and performed for Ayden Califiore in his live shows. Ben is proud to be joining the cast of Saturday Night Fever for his musical theatre debut and attributes his success to his supportive family, friends and wonderful mentors.
Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren

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Chris Van Doren

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Hailing from Queensland’s Gold Coast, Chris Van Doren is arguably one of Australia’s most in-demand dancers. Chris is trained in all aspects of stage and screen, and since graduating from DLDC in 2007 he has worked with the best of the best in the Industry. Chris’ stage and screen credits include performing with Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy and Havana Brown. He has regularly performed on The X Factor Australia, The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent as well as appearing in numerous music video clips and television advertising campaigns. Most recently he was one of the elite dancers selected for the cast of Opera Australia’s Carmen at the Sydney Opera House, choreographed by Kelley Abbey. Chris is thrilled to be returning to the stage in Saturday Night Fever, after making his musical theatre debut in the Australian tour of The Bodyguard.

Film Cast

Featuring in a filmed cameo appearance

Denise Drysdale

Denise Drysdale

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Denise Drysdale

Known for her wicked and quick sense of humour, two-time TV Week Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainment icon Denise Drysdale has been entertaining audiences for over five decades. Originally from Victoria, Denise was employed as Melbourne's first television go-go dancer at the age of just 17. Her popularity led to the Australian Government inviting her to perform for troops in Vietnam in 1967. Denise is still actively involved with the Vietnam Veterans Association. In 1974 Denise became Ernie Sigley’s barrel girl on The Ernie Sigley Show, where she was affectionately named Ding Dong. In 1975 and 1976 Denise won the TV Week Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Female Personality on Australian television. She also won the TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Female Personality in both of those years. Denise is a frequent contributor on Studio 10 (Network Ten). Denise’s other television credits include The Circle (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC TV), Please Like Me (ABC TV), The Norman Gunston Show (ABC TV), Celebrity Squares (Nine Network), Young Talent Time (Network Ten), Countdown (ABC TV), Division Four (Nine Network), The Ernie Sigley Show (Nine Network), Homicide (Seven Network) and Bellbird (ABC TV). Denise also hosted her own midday talk show, Denise (Seven Network). As an actress, Denise has appeared in a number of movies including The Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot and Blowing Hot and Cold. Denise has also starred on stage in Salad Days, Grease, The Barry Crocker Show, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hello Dolly. In January 2018 Australia Post included Denise in a special collection of stamps honouring much loved TV personalities, alongside Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Kerri-Anne Kennerly and Molly Meldrum. Currently Denise co-hosts her own weekly comedy podcast alongside Jessica Rowe called One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. The popular podcast debuted at #1 on Apple Podcasts.
Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

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Mark Mitchell

Australia’s gentleman of comedy, Mark Mitchell, is one of our finest performers. Mark first appeared on our TV screens a late night sketch comedy program on Channel 7 called The Eleventh Hour alongside Ian McFadyen, Steve Vizard, Maryanne Fahey, Glenn Robbins and Kim Gyngell. Following this Mark appeared in various television dramas including The Petrov Affair, The Sword of Honour and Willing & Abel. The huge success of The Comedy Company during the late 1980s brought Mark, larger than life, into the homes of all Australians. His character portrayal of a Greek fruiterer named Con endeared him not only to many Australians, but also to the Greek community. So celebrated was Con The Fruiterer that he became the first comedy character to don Melbourne's King Of Moomba crown. Mark's gift and love of character acting led him to secure television roles as Mr Fish in the popular children's series Lift Off (ABC TV), Mr Gribble in Round The Twist (also for ABC TV) and Otto Von Meister in The Genie From Downunder; and he played David Lange in the New Zealand telemovie Fallout. With these successes, Mark soon found himself in demand from both local and international film and telemovie producers, with roles in The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, Like Mother Like Son, Blond, On the Beach, Backlands/Abschied in Den Tod, Pig's Breakfast, Anzacs, Child Star, Ground Zero and Inspector Gadget 2. He also provided the voice of Buck Cluck, father of the title character, in Walt Disney Pictures’ animated film Chicken Little. Other acting credits also include roles in Dr Blake, Jack Irish, True Story with Hamish & Andy and the role of President Bingham in the Australian feature film Mormon Yankees – The Spirit of the Game. Mark's first foray into musical theatre was performing the role of Mr Bumble in the Cameron Mackintosh musical Oliver. In 2015/2016 Mark performed the role of Lazar Wolf alongside Anthony Warlow in the Australian production of Fiddler on the Roof.