Irregular Productions presents,
at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival

EDGES

Theatre One – The Parks Theatres
March 7 – 11, 2018

About Edges

Who am I? Who do I want to become? Will I mess it all up? Am I being true to myself? What do I do next?

Written by Tony Award Winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, La La Land, The Greatest Showman), this song cycle follows young adults at the metaphorical edge of their lives. It's about aspiring dreams and the realisation that things don't always turn out quite how you imagined.

Featuring:
Casmira Hambledon, Millicent Sarre, Mitchell Smith & Scott Ryenolds

Directed by Ellis Dolan
Musical Direction by Peter Johns

with Louis Cann (Bass) and Max Ziliotto (Drums)

Edges is a one-act show with no interval.

Cast

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Casmira Hambledon

Casmira Hambledon has been involved in Adelaide theatre for the past eleven years both as a performer and director. She has appeared in several musicals with the G&S society including Jesus Christ Superstar, Into The Woods, and their last production of Les Misérables. Casmira then spent several years dedicated to teaching and performing for the very young, including playing a fairy and teddy from 2013-2015 in The Teddy Bears Picnic at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, as well as directing and performing in Alice in Wonderland, and Snow White for the Something on Saturday program at Adelaide Festival Centre.

Casmira is also very proud of her involvement in directing and choreographing for Peter Combe’s Fringe shows in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015 she performed in the song cycle Sing on Through Tomorrow, which was nominated for a Curtain Call Award for best professional musical. More recently Casmira played Gabrielle York in St Jude’s Players When The Rain Stops Falling, the role of Violet in Davine Interventionz production of Violet in March 2017, and 'Fantine' in the G&S Society's production of Les Misérables. Next year she will appear as 'Shelby' in Steel Magnolias with ISkip, 'The Lady of the Lake' in Spamalot with Marie Clarke, and will perform in Edges with Irregular Productions for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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Millicent Sarre

Mim has been singing for as long as she can remember. She began drama lessons at Theatre Bugs at the age of 5, and was a student there for almost a decade. She began voice lessons with Kim Spargo in 2008 and musical theatre training with Patrick Lim in 2009, giving her the opportunity to perform in a number of youth productions, including playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical! Jr. (both with Swell Productions). She continued her theatre education at Pembroke School, playing the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2010 and studying High Level Theatre in the International Baccalaureate program from 2011-12 under the tutelage of Julianne English.

She is now heavily involved in the Adelaide amateur theatre scene, having worked companies such as the Hills Musical Company, Therry Dramatic Society, Emma Knights Productions and Davine Interventionz, amongst others. Her favourite roles include Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening (HMC, 2017), Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (HMC, 2015), Margot in Legally Blonde: The Musical (HMC, 2014) and Beth March in Little Women (Therry, 2013). She is a regular performer and occasional host of the popular event Broadway Sessions.

From 2013 to 2014 she studied at Graceland University, USA, on a vocal scholarship, where she was involved in a number of stage shows, most notably playing Audrey in the homecoming musical Little Shop of Horrors.

Mim is a singing teacher at Theatre Bugs and is looking forward to Musically Directing their production of Little Shop of Horrors in the Adelaide Fringe, March 2017. She is also an avid songwriter and lyricist and is planning to develop this aspect of her artistry in the near future.

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Mitchell Smith

Mitchell first began performing at age 7 in choirs and school productions, before working extensively with youth theatre companies Pelican Productions and Swell Productions. Mitchell performed professionally as a child with Windmill Theatre Company. Mitchell has recently performed leading roles in Spring Awakening (Hills Musical Company), Violet (Davine Interventionz) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (G&S Society). Other performance credits include She Loves Me (Therry), The Goodbye Girl (Therry), FAME (Marie Clark), Catch Me If You Can (Marie Clark), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (Emma Knights Productions), and Fiddler on the Roof (Therry).

Outside of performing, Mitchell is currently in his final year of a Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) at UniSA and works as a performing arts teacher with Theatre Bugs and Adelaide Theatre Academy. In 2017 Mitchell made his production team debut as Musical Director for TB Arts' production of Singin' in the Rain JR.

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Scott Reynolds

Scott has always had a love of the theatre, but his real obsession began in high school, with performances as the Foreman, Pimp and a Student in Les Misérables, Priam in Paris and Action in West Side Story. Since completing high school he performed non-stop for a number of years, starting with Gerald Bolingbroke in Me and My Girl, an Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar and Ugly in Honk! (Marie Clark Musical Theatre). After playing Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! and Asher and the Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA), Scott joined Northern Light Theatre Company’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Monsieur D’Arque to round out 2011. The following year started with an incredible experience: Scott won the role of Henry in Six Foot Something’s pro-am Production of Next to Normal. After a mild performance hiatus in more recent times, Scott starred as Hunter in Irregular Productions sell out 2015 Adelaide Fringe season of [title of show].

If there’s one thing he regrets, it’s not starting singing and performing (publicly of course) at an earlier age. Off-stage (but in the theatre) Scott enjoys both sound and lighting design, and the challenges each of these areas brings to his knowledge of design in the digital world. Broadway Sessions is certainly the start of a new chapter, bringing together many ongoing stories and plot lines, but allowing the love of theatre (musical theatre in particular) to continue in new and exciting ways.

When not strutting his stuff on stage, or manically helping out backstage or in the roof of a theatre, Scott is a web designer & developer, creating sites like this one! You can see more of his work at www.scottreynolds.com.au.

Creatives

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Ellis Dolan

Director

Ellis Dolan has appeared in several productions around Adelaide, including Evita (The Met) in which he portrayed Che; The Producers (HMC) as the Stormtrooper; Oliver! (Shane Davidson Presents) as Bill Sykes; as well as ensemble roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (HMC) and Jesus Christ Superstar (G&S Society). Off-stage, he acted as Assistant Director for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (HMC) and can’t wait to try his hand as part of a production team again.

He also toured across Australia, portraying the role of Peter Dutton, as part of Abbott: The Musical (George Glass Productions), performing as part of the Canberra Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as a sell-out run in the Adelaide Fringe.

Ellis also performs outside of the theatre; he acts as a front man, playing original music with his alt-rock band Iridescent, and reinterprets cover songs as one half of Scotch & Stix, an acoustic/percussion duo.

Outside of performing, Ellis is a writer - having completed his Honours in Creative Arts: Creative Writing at Flinders University. He’s currently struggling through the first draft of a novel and is constantly side-tracked by wanting to write reviews and film analysis; because of this, nothing seems to get done, but he has a lot of fun doing it.

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Peter Johns

Musical Director/Producer/Piano

You may recognise the back of Peter’s head from conducting musicals over the last 17 years. He is the founder of Irregular Productions, for which he produced and musically directed Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World at the State Opera Studio, and in March 2015, the Adelaide premiere of [title of show]. Irregular Productions also co-produced Not-The-24-Hour-Show fundraising concert for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Irregular Productions is the co-producer of Broadway Sessions (www.broadwaysessions.com.au), a monthly, all-inclusive music theatre performance and curated open-mic night (say that quickly 10 times), where Peter is also the music director and pianist.

Peter has toured as an accompanist around Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and the USA, and accompanies soloists and choirs from around South Australia. He has played piano for cabaret shows (Sister Mary Lucy, Rules of Love, An Auc Out of Hell, Absolutely Aucsome, Canti, Mahewa) in the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, as well as for numerous charity events.

Peter’s musical theatre credits include, as Music Director: Violet, Next to Normal, The Story Of My Life, Les Miserables, The Light In The Piazza, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, [title of show], Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Chicago, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Sound of Music, Urinetown the Musical, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Grease, Scrooge, A Fractured G&S Trilogy, Once Upon a Mattress, NLTC 50th Birthday Gala; as Conductor: City of Angels; as Associate Conductor: Rent; as Assistant Music Director: Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, South Pacific, Copacabana. Peter has also played keyboard in over 25 other productions.

In the 2015 Fringe Festival, Peter made his on-stage debut as Larry, the pianist and music director, in the sold out season of [title of show]. He even had lines!

Band

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Louis Cann

Bass

Coming soon...

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Max Ziliotto

Drums

Coming soon...

Dates and Venue Details

Edges

Theatre One – The Parks Theatres
46 Cowan Street
Angle Vale, SA 5010

It's just 20 minutes from the city!

Wednesday 7 March @ 7:30pm
Thursday 8 March @ 7:30pm
Friday 9 March @ 7:30pm
Saturday 10 March @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday 11 March @ 2pm

All tickets are now available through FringeTIX for this very limited season!

Questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Edges team at any stage and we'll be sure to help you out!