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Musical Theatre Panel
Work that is eligible to be registered with the Music Theatre panel wholly or predominantly uses the disciplines of music, song and dance (or staged movement) as its language of communication.
   
It will be work where a combination of sung and spoken dialogue drives the narrative.
This panel does not consider ‘plays with music’ (in which language of communication is predominantly spoken text or dialogue). These works may be referred to the Independent Theatre Panel or the Theatre Companies Panel.
Members
SALLY BOURNE - Co Panel Chair
SALLY BOURNE has been appearing in musicals for over 30 years. Her first professional job was in the title role in the original Australian production of Annie. She also appeared in the Australian casts of Nine and Les Miserables before moving to London in 1991. Sally worked in the West End for over 10 years in Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, A, My Name is Alice, My Fair Lady, Hey Mr Producer and in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber/Ben Elton musical The Beautiful Game. Prior to returning to Australia, Sally created the role of Andrea in the world premier production of Jerry Springer the Opera at the Royal National Theatre in London. Sally can be seen in the movie Evita playing Eva Peron’s maid.
GREG GINGER - Co Panel Chair
GREG GINGER has been a professional sound Technician for over 20 years. He has built sound systems for more than 30 professional productions including My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music and The Mikado for Opera Australia, The John Denver Story, The Man in Back, EVA – Tales from the life of Eva Cassidy and Doris Day – so much more than the girl next door for Boldjack productions. Some of Greg’s sound designs include the 2003 Melbourne production of “Certified Male”, Brave Men run in our family 2007, Menopause The Musical and hundreds of Amateur musicals. When Greg is not working in theatres he designs sound systems for events including Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Run for the Kids, The City to Bay Run, The Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Awakenings Festival and the Castlemaine State Festival.
AMANDA LEVY
AMANDA LEVY, a graduate of WAAPA, has performed professionally for over 16 years in musical theatre, theatre and television throughout Australia and overseas. Green Room Award nominations include Virgins, Prodigal Son and The Journey Girl. Additional highlights include The Last Five Years, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Boulevard, They’re Playing Our Song, Crusade, Dumped! The Musical, Eurobeat Korea, Becky Shaw, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and This is Our Youth. TV credits include Satisfaction, Blue Heelers, Stingers and Neighbours. Amanda is currently Creative Director for both Perform Educational Musicals and The National Theatre for Children.
MATTHEW GRANT
MATTHEW GRANT is the founder of Melbourne’s premier cabaret venue, The Butterfly Club. His 30year work history as an artist and curator, has enabled the development of some particularly innovative and award winning work, both here in Australia and abroad. He has produced and directed numerous theatre productions and has written a bi-lingual (Chinese-English) children’s book. He is well travelled, holds a Masters Degree in Arts and a Fourth Masters Degree in the Japanese art of Ikebana.
NATALYA BOBENKO
NATALYA BOBENKO began in classical ballet where she has been fortunate to work with some of Australia’s leading choreographers including the late Ross Coleman, Tony Bartuccio, David Atkins, Kelley Abbey and Andy Hallsworth, as well as international choreographers Karen Bruce and Sonya Tayeh. Her musical theatre debut was in the ‘Singing in the Rain’ Australasian tour and she has since performed in Happy Days Arena Spectacular, Oklahoma, Follies, Sweet Charity and played the role of Maria in the Australasian tour of Saturday Night Fever, for which she received a nomination for a Green Room Award.
In 2010, Natalya was Artistic director of a Melbourne based full time dance course and has been a regular teacher at the Australian Ballet School over the last ten years. In 2011 she commenced teaching for the VCA Department of Musical Theatre.
GARY YOUNG
REBECCA MOORE
ZACHARY DUNBAR