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GODSPELL

A Musical
Directed by Emma-June Curik
Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
7th-10th of October, 2021

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH LTD 

Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
Music and New Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury/Stuart Duncan/Joseph Beruh

CAST

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Bryn Jenke
Jesus

Bryn has been performing professionally as an entertainer for over a decade in live shows and musical theatre shows as Corny Collins in Hairspray, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Troy Bolton in High School Musical, Ren McCormack in Footloose and most recently in the year of 2021 as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical & Felicia Jollygoodfellow in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Bryn performed as a Singer/Dancer at Universal Studios Singapore for over two years, before continuing his passion on cruise ships, where he has performed as a Lead Vocalist & Vocal Captain on the Norwegian Spirit, Oceania Nautica, Insignia and Regatta. He also created his own solo main stage show of jazz hits entitled “The Music Of Me” which has now been showcased on three vessels, travelling all over the world. On his most recent cruise contract in 2020, he was promoted to the role of Assistant Cruise Director for the Oceania cruise ships and now strives to perform in bigger and better projects here in Australia.

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Aurelie Roque
Originally from the States, Aurélie studied Vocal Performance and Dance at the UMKC Conservatory before moving to Brisbane 7 years ago. Some of her reviewed performances include Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ ARENA SPECTACULAR Australian tour, Morticia Addams in the Brisbane premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL, Joanne in the 20th Anniversary of RENT, and Susan in [TITLE OF SHOW]. In the last few years, Aurélie entertained international audiences with her Wizard of Oz themed cabaret RUBY SLIPPER CHRONICLES, choreographed for the 24 HOUR MUSICAL PROJECT (2017-2019), and choreographed / directed in Taipei. She has also performed alongside such notable performers as Rue McClanahan, Clay Aiken, Andrew O’Keefe, John Wood, and Nancye Hayes

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Zoe Richards
Zoe first took an interest in Musical Theatre in 2009 when she joined Spotlight Youth Theatre and has since gone on to perform in several shows with the company including Young Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, Cinderella, High School Musical, The Wizard of Oz, The Boy From Oz, Robin Hood and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Zoe has completed a Cert IV in Musical Theatre with The Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre, appearing in their productions of Urinetown and Songs For A New World. She also worked as a Dance Captain for Harvest Rain Theatre Company's touring production of Grease: The Arena Experience. More recently Zoe played such roles as Nancy in Oliver, Heather McNamara in Heathers, Zazzalil in Firebringer and Lauren in Kinky Boots; a role which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Gold Palm Theatre Awards.

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Andrew CP

Andrew (He/Him) is a director, producer, actor, theatre maker and the Founder/Artistic Director of Technicolour Theatre Company. His directing credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Woyzeck, Wizard of Oz, The Popular Mechanicals, Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver!, Kiss Me, Kate!, GeSS Education TVC, The Government Inspector, Peter Pan and, most recently; the inaugural Gold Coast Shakespeare in the Park at the Botanic Gardens production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His acting highlights include: ‘Khilestacov’ in The Government Inspector, ‘Dromio’ in The Comedy of Errors, ‘Peter Quince’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Borachio’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Hortensio’ in Taming of the Shrew, ‘Cecil Graham’ in Lady Windermere’s Fan, ‘Anthony Hope’ in Sweeney Todd, ‘Jack’ in Into the Woods, ‘Barnaby Tucker’ in Hello Dolly and ‘Michael Minetti’ in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. For children’s theatre and pantomime: ‘Mrs Twit’ in Roald Dahl’s: The Twits and ‘Grandpa’ in Dr Seuss’s: Butter Battles, ‘Mother Gothal’ in Rapunzel, ‘Muddles’ in Little Red Riding Hood, ‘Jingles’ in King Arthur and ‘Badger’ in Wind in the Willows.

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Jaryn Oliphant
Judas

Jaryn, 14, has been involved in the Arts from a very young age; as a member of his school choir, performing in plays, Eisteddfods and being a part of the instrumental program; playing the saxophone for past 6 years. Jaryn has performed in previous theatre productions such as; Oliver! with Spotlight Theatre, John in Peter Pan and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, with Technicolour Theatre Company. Earlier this year Jaryn performed with Gold Coast Little Theatre in Bye-Bye Birdie as Davey. Jaryn is very excited to be performing as Judas in TTC’s musical production of Godspell.

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Dana Lucas
Daena has participated in classes at Spotlight Theatrical Company for the past 3 years, as well as the Theatre Residency week with Queensland Theatre in 2018. Her dance training has spanned over the past 4 years, being with dance academies, Dance Elements, and Exclusive Dance. She has also enjoyed various choir groups for almost 9 years, as well as getting into and being involved in, an auditioned senior vocal ensemble at her school for the past 4 years. Past achievements include: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' twice, 'Oliver', 'The Wiz', 'Legally Blonde', Peter Pan (starring as Wendy), Romeo and Juliet, Gold Coast Secondary Drama Festival; Second Person Narrative in 2019, (Starring as the lead; You), and successes at several Beenleigh eisteddfods. Daena is currently working on the 'Pirates of Penzance' for the school musical as the role of Mabel. Thanks, and dedications goes to her Mother, for supporting her career in many ways.
 

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Olivia Quinn
Olivia Quinn (she/her) is a big fan of the arts and loves performing. She has been involved in theatre classes since she was 11 years old and has been apart of productions such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Technicolour Theatre), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (School Production), Pirates of Penzance (School Production) and ‘Seussical The Musical JNR’ (Spotlight Theatre). Olivia would like to thank all her teachers and family for their ongoing support and encouragement.

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Tahlia Gibson
Tahlia’s love of performing began when she was 3. In 2015 age 9 performing in Spotlight's “The Wizard of Oz”, “Rapunzel”2017, “Snow White”2018, “Jack and The Beanstalk”Daisy 2018, “Spark and the Crystal Crusade”2019, “The Little Mermaid”Flounder 2019, GCLT “Addams Family”Pugsley 2019, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”Miss Dorothy 2019. In 2017 Tahlia received “Most Outstanding Song and Dance Performer” and in 2019 “Best actor award”. In 2018 Tahlia wanted to further her skills and joined Spotlight Youth Theatre and in 2021 Technicolor Theatre Company gaining invaluable experience to help her become a better performer. Tahlia also takes singing and guitar lessons at VAPA.

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Anthony Vitetzakis
Anthony Vitetzakis is an Australian/Greek who is passionate about everything performing arts. His focus on musical theatre has given him the opportunity to combine both his love of singing and acting in past performances, as a Wickersham Brother in “Seussical the Musical” (Hillcrest Christian College), a Rabble member in ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Hillcrest Christian College) and most recently as Telly in “Godspell” (Technicolour Theatre Company). He will also be performing as Maurice in an upcoming production of “Beauty and the Beast” (Hillcrest Christian College). At school, his musical talents also extend to playing the saxophone and being a member in multiple choirs and bands.

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Ella Oliphant

Ella, 18, has been in love with performing ever since she was little. During her school years, Ella worked to complete a Certificate III in ‘Music Industry’ at TAFE, helping to further her music practices. She has been a part of Technicolour Youth Ensemble since its start in 2019; performing as Peter Pan in ‘Peter Pan’ (2019) and the adapted role of Rosaline in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (2020). Some of Ella’s other previous theatre credits include, ‘Oklahoma!’ (Beenleigh Theatre Group, 2018), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Phoenix Ensemble, 2019), ‘Rock of Ages’ (Harvest Rain Talent Academy, 2021), ‘Cinderella’ (Phoenix Ensemble, 2021) and 'Jasper in Deadland’ (Phoenix Ensemble, 2021). Ella would like to thank her incredible teachers for everything they’ve taught her over the past 3 years and can’t wait to share the stage again with her favourite talented humans.

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Kyah Oliphant
Kyah, 16, began her love of theatre as a young kid, growing up watching musicals such as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Annie. Since then, Kyah has performed in the arts during her primary education; performing in the school choir, school productions and studying the clarinet for 6 years. Kyah is currently completing a Cert III in Screen and Media at TAFE Coomera. She has been apart of Technicolour Theatre Company since it started in 2019 and is so thrilled to be performing in their 3rd youth ensemble production of ‘Godspell’, alongside all the amazing cast and crew.

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Matilda Herbohn
Matilda is a passionate young creative based on the Gold Coast. At 18 years old, she has been in many productions, including Romeo and Juliet (Technicolour Theatre); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (LORDS); Footloose, To Whom Much Is Given, and Totally Red (Livingstone Christian College); and has attended Theatre Residency Week with Queensland Theatre in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Alongside her main passion of acting, she is also an avid musician and visual artist. This is Matilda’s second year with Technicolour Theatre. She is beyond thankful to her family, and to her fellow castmates for sharing this journey with her.

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Aidan Atanasoff

COMING SOON

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Zali Engle Bowe
Zali is 13 years old and takes classes in drama, dancing and singing. In 2019 she played “Sorrow” in Opera Australia’s performance of Madame Butterfly at HOTA, performed in Gold Coast Little Theatre’s production ‘One
Act Plays’, and played Tinkerbell in Technicolour Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’. Zali received The Barbara Sisley Award in 2019 and 2018 for achieving the highest mark in Qld in the AMEB Exams for Drama and Communication. She also won a special adjudicator’s Encouragement Award for speech and drama at the 2019 Gold Coast Eisteddfod. In 2020 Zali has performed in Spotlight Theatre’s ‘13 The Musical’, ASAS’s musical ‘Hero High’ and Technicolour Theatre's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Zali loves performing to make people happy and dreams that her love of acting will one day take her to the big screen and stage. She is super excited to be part of this production of Godspell

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Zander Engle Bowe
Zander is 15 years old and has a love of all things that involve singing, dancing, acting and music. He currently studies dance, singing, drama and piano. In 2017 Zander performed in Tweed Theatre Company’s ‘Broadway Blockbusters’, Harvest Rain’s production of ‘Grease’ and in the Children’s Community Choir in Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. In 2018 Zander performed in his first Spotlight musical ‘Oliver’ where he played Oliver and he also performed the role of Aero in the ASAS musical ‘Rex’. In 2019 Zander performed in ‘Fame’ at HOTA with Matt Ward Productions, was cast as Flounder in Spotlight’s ‘Little Mermaid’, played Luke in ‘Strictly Ballroom’ with ASAS, played Nibbs in Technicolour Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, was Gherardino in Opera Gold Coast’s production of Gianni Schicchi and played Young Charlie in Spotlight’s Kinky Boots. In 2020
Zander has performed in Spotlight Theatre’s ’13 The Musical’, ‘Hero High’ with ASAS and 'Romeo and Juliet' with Technicolour Theatre Company. Zander’s love of musical theatre comes from his desire to entertain people. He is excited to be performing Godspell
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Jamyn Negrao
Jasmyn (she/her) is an energetic performer who is not shy of the stage. As a well seasoned pantomime performer, Jasmyn has undertaken many roles including 'Pinocchio' in Spotlight Theatrical Company's 'Pinocchio: The Pantomime'. Jasmyn undertakes dance at Academy Dance Studios and has experience in a range of dance genres as a soloist and group performer. She is also completing her senior schooling at the Queensland Academies of Creative Industries in Kelvin Groove, studying dance and theatre at a high level for her International Baccalaureate diploma. When Jasmyn is not performing, she enjoys comedy and was a regional and state finalist for the 'Brisbane Comedy Festival - Class Clowns'. Jasmyn is super excited to be performing alongside a talented cast in Technicolour's rendition of 'Godspell'.

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Tannah Whitton
Tannah Whitton is a 14 years old performer who loves to sing, dance and act on stage. Since the age of 5 years she has been performing in front of audiences. Tannah was fortunate to learn under Kellie Rossitier from GCYTA and gained valuable confidence under her supportive direction. The Wizard Of Oz Production was an introduction into Theatre. Tannah joined and loved performing with Queensland Theatre 0f Puppetry (QTOP) under the direction of Phil Bell from ages 9-11 . These couple of years wowing audiences in puppetry, really cemented her passion for live stage. Moving to the Spotlight Theatre Company, saw Tannah sharpen her skills with shows like Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Tannah was elated to join the Ensemble in the musical Tarzan with (NAPA). This is Tannah’s second year with the brilliant Techicolour Theatre Company and director, Andrew CP. Last year saw Tannah working her craft at The Sand Safari Festival-Surfers Paradise and then finish off the year with Romeo and Juliet. She is very excited to be back on stage and very proud to be part of this wonderful musical Godspell.

 

Bailey Masters
Bailey (She/Her) is a lover of acting. Her first onstage appearance was in a school production of "The Lion King." Bailey plans to pursue acting in her senior years of high school and when she graduates. She enjoys playing dramatic roles, but she also has a cheeky and comedic side. Bailey hopes to pursue filmmaking and theatre in order to raise awareness about the effects of silencing youth. She believes that through theatre, she can demonstrate that all children have a voice that needs to be heard. Bailey is looking forward to participating in future performances that depict stories of inclusion and diversity.

Neia Oliphant
Neia, at 11, thoroughly enjoys being on stage, whether in youth or community theatre roles. Her journey began with JETS in 2019, attaining the role of the hard-working Charlotte, in Charlotte’s Web. Then in 2020 Neia was thrilled to perform as mean girl & pageant entrant ‘Bridget O’Reilly’, in Phoenix Ensemble’s Qld Premiere of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. In September, Neia performed in PYP’s production of Lion King Jnr as the wise & mystical Rafiki. This is Neia’s 2nd year with Technicolour Theatre and she is excited to share the stage with her TTC friends, in their 1st musical production, Godspell.

CREATIVE TEAM

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After graduating from NIDA’s Singer Dancer Actor program in 2006, Emma-June (She/Her) spent several years working as a performer across theatre, cabaret and corporate sectors with credits including Chess, Godspell, Into the Woods, Footloose, Avenue Q and most recently, Olive in UGP's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; earning her the 2014 Undie Award for Best Actress. In 2012, she graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) and turned her focus to directing and producing. She is currently employed as Producer at HOTA on the Gold Coast and continues to develop her directing practice, having worked as Associate Director on several productions including Wicked (Matt Ward Entertainment), The Wedding Singer (Phoenix Ensemble), 9 to 5 (Spotlight Theatre) and Heathers (Spotlight Theatre)

Assistant Director | Freya Haywood

Wardrobe Director | Isaac Morrison

Vocal Director | Caroline Taylor & Therese Doyle

Musical Director | Olivia Marlton

Chaperone | Jasmine Richardson

Band

Percussion/Drums | Brad Williams

Keys | Cam McConville

Guitar One | Jack Portbury

Guitar Two | James Dent

Bass | Monash Lal

 Emma-June Curik
Director, Choreographer & Designer