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Annastasia is excited to be once again on the show with some of her favourite people. Some of her favourite roles to date have been; Rosalia in West Side Story with BMMS (2016), Cinderella in Into the Woods with BTCo (2015), Demeter in Cats with BMMS (2014) and Killer Queen in We Will Rock You with HMS (2018). Annastasia would like to dedicate her performance in this show to her cousin Paige who passed away in 2016.
Emelie’s love for the performing arts has been ingrained from a young age, studying dance and training in the after school program at the McDonald College of Performing Arts before spending 3 years performing with the Premier State Ballet. After taking a 4 year break to focus on the inner workings of productions such as backstage management, choreography, lighting etc. she received a Diploma of Stage and Screen (Specialist Makeup Services) from NIDA which furthered her knowledge and skills. Emelie’s recent theatre credits include Legally Blonde - Kate (AMS, 2019), Fiddler on the Roof (WTC, 2019), Hello Again - The Whore (Hat Trick Productions, 2020) and Chicago - (CTGi 2021). Emelie is so excited to be back on stage in her debut performance with BMMS, alongside an amazing cast and team.
Claryse began dance classes at the age of 5 where she discovered her passion for performance. After completing a Bachelor of Dance she worked as a freelance entertainer around Sydney. In 2017 she moved to England where she was as a performer at Legoland. In 2018 she began work as a dancer/choreographer at a Holiday Park where she worked until March 2020. Claryse previously starred as a featured dancer for BMMS in Cats (2014), West Side Story (2016), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2016) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2017). Claryse is delighted to be back in Australia and on stage with BMMS again.
Creative Team Bio
Tamer Morris while hoping to actualise his dream of being a human traffic light, started his directing experience in 1998 with his adaptation of The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (1998). Since then he has directed over 30 plays (as yet the world still does not understand the art of being a traffic light), notably One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1999), The Cherry Orchard (2001), The Midnight Monologues (2002), Hamlet (2004), Death of a Salesman (2010), Chekov (2011), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013), The Importance of Being Earnest (2016), Much Ado About Nothing (2017), The Bedroom (2018) and Emptiness (2019). Tamer has written an adaptation of Woyzeck, which was workshopped in the National Theatre London in January 2020.
Tamer has directed a number of musicals, such as Nine (2008), Cabaret (2009), The Full Monty (2011), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (2011), Two Gentlemen of Verona (2016), A New Brain (2017), and We Will Rock You (2018). Tamer has also directed a number of films, notably Nevermore (2006), The Wait (2010), Untitled Project (2011), The White Martyrs (2013), The March (2014) and Screaming in Silence (2020).
Tamer has also performed in a number of musicals and plays as an avenue to being the first recognised human traffic light, but let us not go down this road.
Jersey Boys will be David's second appearance with BMMS. His previous role being Caldwell B. Cladwell in BMMS production of Urinetown (2018). Other musical comedy stage appearances for David include Avenue Q (2104), Bat Boy (2008) and Lucky Stiff (2009). His time on stage includes dramatic musicals too including Jesus Christ Superstar (2002) and Songs for a New World (2009) to name but a few. Aside from musicals, David has also appeared on stage in numerous plays including One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (2003) and Of Mice And Men (2018). In recent years, David's theatre focus has centred more on theatre direction. His recent directorial accomplishments include August: Osage County (2013), A Few Good Men (2015), Twelve Angry Men (2017) and most recently Death of a Salesman (2020)
Alyssa trains in all styles of dance with A-Live Performing Arts Centre, acting with Sparrow Speech and Drama, and Sydney Talent Company, and singing with Gail Waizer. Alyssa performed in the 2019 and 2018 Schools Spectacular featured dance ensembles and across Sydney with Australian Global Entertainment. Jersey Boys is Alyssa’s second musical with Blue Mountains Musical Society, in 2019 she performed the role of Thelma in Gypsy. Other musical credits include The Theory of Relativity and Footloose with SHS, and Cats with Packemin Youth Productions. In 2020 Alyssa acted in the role of Olivia in One Eye Open, an indie short directed by Wayne Tunks and in 2019 performed at Riversides Short Sharp Festival Final with Sydney Talent Company winning Best Performance Ensemble.
Specialising in Music Theatre, Gail trained extensively in voice. A university graduate in drama, she also studied at the Oxford School of Drama, U.K, and the Actors Centre Australia. Gail works as a Vocal Coach and is very passionate about her ‘day job’. She is also a recording artist. Her albums - Someone Else’s Stories, and Sincerely Sondheim, are on Spotify and iTunes.
Gail's past productions include Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Morgan’s Run, Sweeney Todd, Chess, Nine, CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, and BIG the Musical.
Before covid Gail was cast as Donna in Mamma Mia for BMMS. Gail is super thankful to be back on stage in Jersey Boys,one of her Dad’s favourite musicals. She is excited to be working with this incredible cast and crew!
Lauren loves the musical Jersey Boys and the Four Seasons and is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this journey. Lauren is a passionate performer, dancing from the age of 6 and performing musicals since she was 11. She is currently completing a university degree and in her spare time involves herself in musicals and being a committee member for a musical society. Some of Lauren's latest musical theatre credits include Kristine in ‘A Chorus Line’ (2019), Hot Box Dancer in ‘Guys and Dolls’ (2019), Featured Dancer in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (2019), Featured Dancer in ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ (2018), Featured Dancer in ‘Calamity Jane’ (2018), and Ensemble in ‘Back to the 80s’ (2016). Lauren is keen to be back in the theatre and hopes you love the show!
Creative Team Bio
Su Hee Cho is a Sydney-based emerging music director who is currently undertaking a Master of Music Studies (Performance) majoring in collaborative piano. She is a Chapple Bremner Scholarship recipient and is studying with Australia’s leading collaborative pianist, David Miller, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Her musical directing credits include, Assistant Musical Director for a sold-out production of The Hatpin (2016), Musical Director of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade (2018), Assistant Musical Director of Grease (2017), Musical Director of the Australian musical Miracle City (2019) and Assistant Musical Director for BMMS’ production of Gypsy (2019).
Alongside her musical directing credits, Su Hee is a highly sought keyboard player in the musical theatre circuit. She has played in productions all around Sydney and Wollongong including, the Sydney tour of Seussical (2017) and Footloose (2018) with LOUD Theatre Company, a production by Australian West End Actresses Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy called Partners in Crime (2019), Into the Woods (2019) and Legally Blonde (2020) with SoPopera, as well as We Will Rock You with Packemin (2021).
This is Su Hee’s second show with BMMS and with the BMMS family, we are proud to present you with the spirit of the 4 seasons.
Tyler has been dancing from a young age and hasn’t stopped performing since. His time at Dance Junction trained him in many different styles of dance like tap, lyrical, and a little reluctantly, musical theatre. To his confusion, Tyler would often find himself at the centre of musical numbers at eisteddfods and concerts. Who would’ve guessed he’d end up doing musical theatre and loving it? Obviously all of his teachers. Tyler’s start in musical theatre was in PMCC’s Chicago (2017), then as the choreographer for their Heathers: The Musical (2017). He joined BMMS in Urinetown (2018), and as a Featured Dancer in Will Rock You (2018) and The Wedding Singer (2019). Tyler then had the pleasure to play his very first role as Tulsa in Gypsy (2019). Jersey Boys will be Tyler’s fifth show with BMMS.
Jenna is excited to be returning to BMMS for the first time since 2017 and thrilled to be part of a musical for the first time in over a year. After completing the Diploma of Musical Theatre at NIDA in 2019 she performed as the Madame Thenardier understudy in Les Miserables with Packemin Productions (2020). With Packemin she also played Annas in Jesus Christ superstar (2019) and Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde(2018). Some other highlights in her performance history include Rose Fenny in Dogfight with Blackout Theatre Company (2017) and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You with Hornsby Musical Society (2018).
Jenna is so grateful that theatre is gradually returning and hopes that this show will bring you as much joy as it has brought her.
Linda has been involved in 16 BMMS productions since 2012 in a range of different roles and has loved every single one. She has been an ensemble member, minor lead, featured dancer, set and costume designer, choreographer and director.
Linda really enjoys to the excitement of a new production and how each show experience is completely unique.
In the past Linda was an professional ice skater in both live and tv shows, she now coaches figure skaters of all ages as her day job.
Linda is thrilled the be cast in Jersey Boys and to have the opportunity to play multiple roles in the featured ensemble. She is also part of the set design team.
Alex has been performing with BMMS since 2011 when he appeared in the ensemble for Beauty and the Beast and has yet to miss a show that the society has put on. In that time he has taken on such roles as Bernardo in West Side Story (2016), Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2016), Growltiger in Cats (2014) and ensemble roles both big and small.
Most recently he has appeared as Macduff in CTGI's Macbeth (2021).
Sam has danced and performed since the age of four, throwing herself wholly and passionately into any role she undertakes. She has performed in numerous eisteddfods with Capitol Performance Studios and with Lee Academy where, studying full time, she further honed her performance and dance skills.
Sam has performed at Luna Park, Sydney since 2017 and has also been involved in numerous kids shows including Christmas shows and Carols by Candlelight as well as performing in the caroller quartets at Sydney Airport in 2019. Sam’s performances also include “Hairspray” (2016) and featured dancer roles in “Kinky Boots” (2019) with Rockdale Musical Society and “We Will Rock You” (2018) with Hornsby Musical Society. Sam most recently performed at the Royal Easter Show in the Nickelodion Parade.