14th August - Divas on Demand!

2 fabulous concerts with Divas on Demand down, one to go! Come and see the Marriages of Mozart next weekend! 

St. Leonards Theosophical Soceity

Suite 8 / 599 Pacific Hwy, St. Leonards

Sat 20th August 2016, 2pm

Click here for tickets

24th July - Lots to report!

Where to start? Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates - I was overseas visiting London and Paris last month seeing the sites and going to the theatre. So many things I could talk about but one of the highlights was going to the Globe Theatre and seeing 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Macbeth' and also seeing the brilliant Mischief Theatre Company's farcical comedies 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and 'The Play About A Bank Robbery' - I have promised myself I will work for them one day!

I flew in last week and amazingly (considering I hadn't slept for 48 hours) managed to win the 15/16 year Classical Vocal Solo at the Sydney Eisteddfod! I was also honoured to win first in the Folk Song and Musical Theatre sections at Ryde Eisteddfod last weekend against some pretty tough competition. Now I have a school showcase and ballet (don't worry I am only acting!) to rehearse for, plus a few acting eisteddfods and an art and design show to prepare for. I also have to decide what to study for year 11 - decisions, decisions.....

 

2nd April - NSW & ACT Young Achievers Awards

Honoured to have been named as a semi-finalist in the NSW and ACT Young Achievers Awards! I was also invited to perform a little Frank Sinatra at the awards ceremony at the SMC conference centre last night. What an amazing evening with so many inspirational people! Thanks for having me there and congrats to everyone who received an award.

9th March - New video

Thought you might like to see my latest video as the Lord Chancellor from Iolanthe - the Nightmare Song! A work in progress...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaeHUfF7yI8

8th Feb - NSW Young Achievers Awards

Wow! Just found out that I have been selected as a semi-finalist in the NSW and ACT Young Achiever Awards for 2016 (in the 'Arts and Fashion' category)! Nominees must be 29 and under so I'm really amazed to be selected when I'm only 15.

Now I go through for possible selection as finalist so we'll see what happens but it's great just to have got this far. Exciting news to start the year!





Fiona  

5th Feb - Happy New Year

OK - so it was a while ago now but Happy New Year anyway! I'm back at school now, which is actually great as I do 2 hours of acting classes nearly every day. I'm also studying acting at ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People) on Saturdays and singing with Divas on Demand who are a fabulous group of classically trained vocalists of all ages who sing anything from opera to Gilbert and Sullivan to jazz and everything in between!

I'm also trying to see as many plays as possible (Bell Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is next!) and I'm still busy writing scripts and composing dance music. Major news though is that I'm off to England at the end of June for a couple of weeks! Can't wait - I have a list of things I want to do like going to the Globe Theatre and seeing 'The Play That Goes Wrong' (my dream acting job!). Just need some work now to pay for it all....

Hope you have a great 2016. Alex X

4th December - Doctor Who and panto fun!

Wow - so much happening right now! Rehearsals for Mother Goose are in full swing (see poster to the right) and school is nearly over for another year. I was extremely honoured to win another academic excellence award at presentation night and come top in several subjects. I also recently achieved an A (honours) for my AMEB grade 8 singing - now that was a tough one but I made it - yay!

A definite highlight of last month was the Doctor Who exhibition in Sydney where I got to meet 12th doctor Peter Capaldi and 7th doctor Sylvestor McCoy and find out a little about what goes into making this amazing show. I WILL play the Doctor one day - I have the crazy hair for a start! Hope you like this pic of me with a Dalek.

Off to see Hamlet with Bell Shakespeare tonight and watching the brilliant Divas on Demand on Saturday (and hoping to join them one day!). Love theatre, love opera, love LOVE DOCTOR WHO!

20th August - plays and videos

Went to see the Bell Shakespeare prodcution of The Tempest last night. Just awesome - loved it, loved it, loved it! Really hope I get the opportunity to work with Bell Shakespeare one day.

Working hard at school right now - lots of assignments and showcase coming up, but here are some videos of my Sydney Eisteddfod comp winners - hope you like them. Love character acting!

Master of the House (Les Mis)

When I was a lad  (HMS Pinafore)

Lord Foppington (The Relapse)

This Room Does Not Exist