After a sold out season, Motown Live returns with this rejuvenated production. Featuring the greatest hits of the 1960s from icons such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. This high energy, toe-tapping spectacle is staged for one night only accompanied by a live band and outstanding cast. December 15, Chapel off Chapel.
The cast includes Duane McGregor (Grease, Starlight Express), Nik Murillo (Memphis), James Terry (Beauty and the Beast), Anna Francesca Armenia (The Color Purple, In The Heights), Jacqueline Irvine (The Cover Girls), and Rachel Bronca (The Cover Girls)
Tickets are selling out for this one night only spectacular. Seating is allocated. Tickets – https://goo.gl/x9Kzfe
DUANE MCGREGOR – Before Duane’s success in the Australian industry, he worked with X-Systems Productions Singapore, Andrew Loyd Webber’s Startlight Express Germany (Bobo & Rusty), Starlight Express New Zealand (Caboose) and lead vocalist aboard cruise liner Ms Amadea. His Australian credits include John Frost’s Grease (Roger), and the Australian Premiere’s of Xanadu (Thalia), Saturday Night Fever (Joey) and High School Musical. A Grand Finalist on Ch7’s Australia’s Got Talent for super skating group Rolling Entertainment and currently the front man of Melbourne’s #1 80s Cover Band, Stand & Deliver.
NIK MURILLO – Colombian born and Canadian raised, Nik Murillo is a graduate of Canada’s leading Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Joining Mirvish Enterprises in 2015, Murillo has had the pleasure of working on the Canadian premiere productions of Kinky Boots, Disney’s Newsies and The Wizard of Oz in marketing and PR. Following his Australian debut in StageArt’s Memphis, Murillo staged his solo cabaret with Something Blue Productions. Other Credits include Benjamin in Joseph..Dreamcoat, Parade in Concert, The Jungle Book.
JAMES TERRY – James is a leading practitioner in film production, photography and event production in the theatre industry. Recent credits include The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin, and Kinky Boots. Producer of TheatrePeople Sings, Melbourne’s most popular Musical Theatre industry night, and Take the Mic Australia which has embraced more than 1,000 performers in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane through various events and productions. James’ professional debut was in Beauty and The Beast (Jason Coleman). Previous credits include MTGV award Best Production, Legally Blonde (Warner), nomination Best Leading Male, Joseph and… Dreamcoat (Joseph) commendation Best Supporting Male, Footloose (Williard Hewitt) and Best Dancer in Pippin (Ensemble).
ANNA FRANCESCA ARMENIA – A Music Theatre graduate from the Ballarat Arts Academy, Federation University. Upon graduating, she joined the Australian premiere cast of In The Heights (StageArt) as Nina Rosario, which earned a second season at The National Theatre. Other stage credits include Dreamgirls; Deena Jones (StageArt, Australian Premiere), Jason Colemans Razzle Dazzle (Ministry of Entertainment), The Color Purple, Nettie; Celie understudy (StageArt, Australian Premiere) and Paw Patrol Live Asia & New Zealand Tours (Life Like Touring, Nickelodeon).
JACQUELINE IRVINE – Graduate of Music Theatre at the Arts Academy, Ballarat, Irvine’s highlight performances at the academy include 42nd Street (Maggie Jones), Parade (Essie), and Sing Happy (Sally Bowles). Since graduating, Jacqueline has debuted the role of ‘Dotty’ in the Australian production of Lizard of Oz (Crow Crow Productions) and travelled on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships with Smart Arts Entertainment. Other credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CGTC), Book Week (Echelon), and Eurovision (Choreographer).
RACHEL BRONCA – Rachel completed her Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, under the tuition of David Wynen (Billy Elliot), and Tom Hodgson (Resident Choreographer Once and Matilda), performing in Sweet Charity (Charity, Frug lead), Nine (Claudia), and Working (Enid). Rachel is one third of a trio called The Cover Girls, performing a comedy cabaret with music from the 40-60’s, as Guest Entertainers on P&O and Princess Cruise Lines, nationally and internationally. Other credits include StageArt’s Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie cover) Altona City Theatre’s The Wedding Singer (Linda) and (Geelong) Footlight’s Production of My Fair Lady and Miss Saigon (Gigi).