Cast and Crew of Company
While studying a National Diploma in Musical Theatre at Tswane University (South Africa), Jacqui performed in the premiere of Africa Dreaming as well as Jerry's Girls, Broadway Babies and Into The Woods. Since moving to Australia, She has appeared in The Sound of Music, 42nd Street and Les Mis for Whitehorse, Mack & Mabel for CLOC, Baby for Waverley Theatre and Into The Woods for Devanesen Productions. She is a huge Sondheim fan!
Currently studying voice with Anna Connolly at Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music, Nicole’s past shows include The Beggars Opera with Oz Opera, I love you, you're perfect, now change with Union House Theatre and Retrospect State School Spectacular.
Ryan is a writer, director and producer who has performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Uni Revue in 2002, and The Sound of One Hand Clapping in 2003.
Though not new to acting, Lilli playing a female role is novel. Her previous appearances on stage have been multi-cultural: an Arabic pool cleaner and an Edwardian teddy-boy being two. She is currently finishing a science degree and is an aspiring medic.
David has loved theatre in an entirely non-pretentious way for many years now. Recently he has performed in productions for Warrandyte Theatre Company (Habeas Corpus, Bouncers), Union House Theatre (The Sea, The Dutch Courtesan) as well as Got Viking? for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2004 he produced Espress Yourself for the Adelaide Fringe, his aim is to establish himself as a producer.
Company is Ellen's second Just Pretending Production (Boys'
Life - 2004), her second 'musical' experience (In Cahoots - 2005), and her second performance at 45 Downstairs (People Watching - 2003). She detects something of a pattern and somewhat alarmed, has decided to move to Brazil.
Annie is thrilled to be a part of a Just Pretending show, having coveted their production team for some time. She has performed in Melbourne and overseas for some years, in roles including Eliza in My Fair Lady, Hope in Anything Goes!, Nancy in Oliver!, Yum Yum in The Hot Mikado and The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with the VCA. Annie is returning to study next year to finish a long-avoided law degree.
Hugh has been in the theatre solidly since leaving school, as a performer, writer and director. He has (in one capacity or another) been part of shows in various venues throughout Melbourne and in both the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe festivals. Company is Hugh’s second Just Pretending appearance, having lurked in the nether regions of the stage as Curtis in Sweet Road.
Sahr has been involved in Musical Theatre variously in cast and crew since the age of 13. Her acting credits include Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz! and the supremely vacuous Lady Jacqueline in Me And My Girl. Directorial achievements include Singin' In the Rain with Holiday Actors, West Side Story with Trinity College, and Sweet Road with Just Pretending.
Peter is a founding member of Just Pretending, and with them he has directed performed and produced. With Nomad Theatre, he spent three summers touring Blackrock, Cosí and It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) to holiday-makers on Victoria’s surfcoast. He has played The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Riff in West Side Story, and the small but pivotal role of Bike Courier in ABC’s The Games. He is an occasional television critic for The Age Green Guide, and a Script Editor for Channel 10’s Neighbours.
Company is Margaret’s fifth show in a year which has included performances with Anthony Crowley, Clare Watson and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Last year she was awarded an MTC actor training scholarship for her excellence in student theatre at Melbourne University. She enjoys vocal training with Martin Croft.
Throughout his undergraduate studies, Mike has performed in a variety of productions, including West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and Dangerous Liaisons, as well as Comedy Festival shows like The Fifty Word Conspiracy and The Temple. After two years of further study and teaching, Company marks his return to the stage.
Carly trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance for 17 years. In 2002 she completed the St Martin's Performance Ensemble Scholarship. Acting roles include Myra in Deathtrap (1998); Sarah in Dead White Males (1999); Kate in Other People's Money (2000); The Vagina Monologues; Meg in People Watching (2003). In musical theatre she was a member of the ensemble in High Society (1998); and Angel in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (2000).
Sebastian has appeared in countless hackneyed undergraduate films and experimental stage projects, most of which are best forgotten. So the opportunity to expand into Melbourne’s theatre scene excites him no end. When not gracing the stages of Parkville and North Fitzroy, Sebastian spends his time pushing his arts degree uphill and is planning a follow-up to the smash-hit stageshow Crime & Punishment: The Musical.