Stefanie Jones will play the role of Muriel’s best friend, Rhonda Epinstall, in Muriel’s Wedding. She replaces Elizabeth Esguerra who has had to withdraw for personal reasons. The musical opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District in March.
Stefanie Jones’ music theatre career began at the age of seven when she appeared as Young Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s 10th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. The following year she was cast in SEL & GFO’s production of The Sound of Music playing Brigitta. In 2011 Jones graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts having completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre, and whilst at the VCA received the Cassidy Bequest Fund Award on behalf of the University of Melbourne Trust. Stefanie Jones has trained extensively in dance, having studied with the Queensland Ballet through their Junior Extension Program, and also holds her Associate Diploma in Music for Violin.
Professional theatre credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music (RUG/GFO), Jean MacLaren in Brigadoon (TPC), Dream Laurey in Oklahoma! (TPC), Dream Lover (GFO), Once The Musical (MTC/GFO), South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO), Carmen Live or Dead (Oriel Entertainment Group), Giulietta in Aspects of Love for Walk This Way Productions and in 2016 was a finalist in the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Awards.
Her screen credits include Molly (M4Entertainment/Seven Network), The Divorce (Princess Pictures/Opera Australia) and the role of Megan Dennison in Neighbours.