Cast & Creative

 

Mitchell Old

Producer / Director

CEO and Artistic Director of The Mitchell Old Company is a young and upcoming Sydney based Theatre Producer and Director. With a passion for empowering young professionals to rise above their own perceived limitations and to unlock their inner leadership, craft and artistic identity, Mitchell naturally gravitated towards musical theatre. In 2019, Mitchell directed and produced his first Cabaret show entitled 'The Jazz Cafe' and was in turn awarded with the John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award for his contributions to the music programs within schools in the Hills. Following this, he established The Mitchell Old Company at the end of 2020 to produce a critically acclaimed season of Jason Robert Brown's 'The Last Five Years'. Through this production of HEATHERS: The Musical, Mitchell looks forward to pushing the expectations of Australian theatre-goers by creating intensely conflicting sensory theatre experiences.

 
 

Harrison Alexander

Music Director

Rheanna Hindmarch

Choreographer

Harrison Alexander has always had a passion for theatre, appearing in musicals and various productions around Australia from the age of 7. Throughout high school Harrison performed across Sydney, including as a featured vocalist for Channel 10, Schools Spectacular and The Arts Alive Festival. Now studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Harrison regularly performs as a Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist throughout Sydney. After working with TMOC on its debut production as a Stage Manager, Harrison became infatuated with the company's passion for empowering younger performers in a professional environment, something that is especially important during these times. As a Music Director he pushes the boundaries of style and tradition to deliver a raw sonic landscape.

Rheanna Hindmarch graduated Dargie Entertainment receiving a diploma in Elite Performance in 2019 and has gone onto perform at countless commercial events in Sydney. As a performer Rheanna specialises in commercial dance and is often engaged as a cheerleader for some of Australia's largest sporting teams. After touring nationally with Pro Cheer Australia, Rheanna is currently signed with the Sydney Kings Basketball Team. Rheanna is currently one of the resident choreographers at In The Spotlight Performing Arts Studio and seeks to create fulfilment, growth and entertainment in the pieces she Choreographs. With her commercial industry experience and passion for choreography, Rheanna looks forward to breaking through the expectations of traditional musical theatre.

Tiegan Denina

Veronica Sawyer

Tiegan is a versatile performer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Throughout her childhood, Tiegan grew up singing with the Australian Girls Choir culminating in being awarded the 2016 June Bronhill Encouragement Scholarship. In 2017, Tiegan completed the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Diploma of Musical Theatre and during her studies performed in Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Chimerica’ (dir. Kip Williams) and ‘The Changeling’ (dir. John Bashford). In 2018, Tiegan moved to Melbourne to study the BFA (Music Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where she performed as a featured soloist in ‘Morning Melodies 2019’ (dir. Jayde Kirchert) and in ‘On The Town’ (dir. Adam Mitchell). Tiegan was awarded the 2019 Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship and in her final year of VCA was Dance Captain for ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ (dir. Jason Langley) and starred as Sarah in ‘Our House’ (dir. Tyran Parke). Tiegan is thrilled to be back in Sydney and performing the incredible role of Veronica in The Mitchell Old Company’s production of HEATHERS! 

Jerrod Smith

J.D. (Jason Dean)

Jerrod grew up in a large musical family and was encourage to pursue his skills in performance. He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre. During his time at The Conservatorium he had the privilege of playing roles such as; Bobby (Company), Judas (Godspell), Chino (West Side Story) and Adam Pontipee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). He has since been touring Australia as a professional actor and musician and as performed alongside talents such as; Patti Lupone, Lucy Durack and Josh Piterman.

 

He is also currently working as axe throwing coach. His true passion is writing and performing his original music.

Sabrina Kirkham is an emerging performer from Sydney. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Musical Theatre) at the Australian Institute of Music. She then trained at The Hub Studio for a year, completing the Actor’s Ensemble course. Sabrina has been accepted into the Stella Adler Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, which she hopes to be involved with in the near future. 

Sabrina was most recently seen in ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ (Packemin Productions) and she is absolutely thrilled to be part of The Mitchell Old Company, starring as her dream role, Heather Chandler. 

Kira Leiva

Heather Duke

Laura Dawson

Heather McNamara

Sabrina Kirkham

Heather Chandler

Jake Vollbon

Kurt Kelly

Kira is a graduate of the renowned Musical Theatre Program at the American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC, where she held an International Scholarship. Upon graduating she was cast in the role of Shoshana in a production of Carner & Gregor’s Island Song, at the Off-Broadway Theatre, The Davenport. Other US credits include: In The Heights (Vanessa), Into The Woods (Narrator), The Little Mermaid (Adella), and featured singer/dancer in the NYC Columbus Day Parade 2019 on ABC7.

 

Musical theatre credits in Australia include Mamma Mia! (Lisa, Sophie U/S) for Neil Gooding’s Packemin Productions. Whilst studying under the tutelage of Tony-Award Winner Lindsay Mendez, Kira made her debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below, NYC. Subsequently, Kira was honoured to perform as a finalist in Broadway’s Got Talent at the same venue. Kira was awarded a scholarship to continue her training at the Atlantic Acting School where she studied Practical Aesthetics. Kira would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.

Laura wears many hats in the entertainment industry, and after graduating from ANU (English/Drama & Music) moved to Sydney to pursue her passions. She is a co-founder, writer and performer with children’s entertainment group ‘The Beanies’ which has released seven albums with ABC Kids, and was nominated for an ARIA award for ‘Best Children's Album’ in 2019. The group has garnered a loyal fan base and has over a million little ears listening to their award-winning podcast (Australian Podcast of the Year awards 2018) as well as touring their original live shows nationally. When she is not performing for little ones, Laura can be seen performing around town, and in Sydney productions, most recently as Kate Monster in Avenue Q (NSTC) Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (AMS and SYMT) and Glinda in Wicked (u/s Willoughby Theatre Company).

Jake is a Brisbane born performer and a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre program. During his time at the Con, Jake featured the roles of Billy Biggelow in Carousel, Gibbs in Dogfight, Larry in Personals and Granatire in Les Misérables. Since graduating, he performed in the Australian Premier of Bring Them Home: The State of Origin Musical, toured Queensland with Echelon Productions and was a Soloist in the Lord Mayor’s Christmas show at City Hall.

 

Heathers marks Jakes Sydney stage debut and he couldn't be more excited to be playing the role of Kurt Kelly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sam Welsh

Ram Sweeney

Jayd Luna

Martha Dunnstock

Michele Lansdown

Ms Fleming / Veronica's Mom

Samuel was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast.  From an early age, he had always had a love for performing, predominately through music. Samuel studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating from the three year bachelor course in 2016. Whilst there, he played the roles of Twig in Jay-James Moody’s production of Bring It On: The Musical, as well as Ginger in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game, directed by Meryl Tankard. Upon graduating, Sam has been a part of productions such as The One-Armed Bandit (CherryCar Productions), Relative Merits (Lambert-House Enterprises and most recently Three Winters Green (Lambert-House Enterprises). Samuel’s professional stage debut was playing Andy in The 78-Storey Treehouse (CDP Theatre Producers), touring nationally from 2018, followed by the national tour of The 91-Storey Treehouse (CDP Theatre Producers) finishing in 2021. Sam is thrilled to join the cast of Heather’s playing the role of Ram. 

Jayd is and always has been, a lover of music. Her journey started with Hi-5 singalongs on DVD and brought her to play the role of the infamous loser, Martha Dunnstock. While this isn’t her first time appearing in a musical, it is her first time playing a featured role and she is beyond excited to deliver the full Westerberg experience alongside her beautiful, well accomplished cast. Since graduating from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts Highschool in 2017, Jayd has been studying a Bachelor of Music at Western Sydney University as well as teaching voice in studios around Western Sydney. In addition to working in education she is also a songwriter and musician, performing at different venues around Sydney. Previous musical experience includes ensemble roles in both; Richmond Player’s “Wizard of Oz” (2018) and Packemin Production’s “Miss Saigon” (2016).

Michele’s passion for musical theatre has seen her tick off many ‘bucket-list’ roles including Norma Desmond in the Sydney premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, Desiree in A Little Night Music, Meredith in Bat Boy, Muriel Eubanks in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Agatha Makin in the critically acclaimed Riverside season of The Hatpin. 

Playing Velma von Tussle in Packemin’s production of Hairspray was a hoot, followed by Michele taking on the titular role of The Chaperone in Squabbalogic’s award-winning sell-out production of The Drowsy Chaperone at The Hayes Theatre. In 2017 Michele added the iconic Dolly Levi to her list of dream roles. Michele loves playing villains, including the deliciously evil Ursula in Birdie Productions Little Mermaid, followed by the psychotic Margaret White in the Louis Ella Production of Carrie. A love of Sondheim saw Michele play her favourite lush, Joanne, in Limelight Theatre’s COMPANY, followed by one of her favourite roles, The Witch, in Sopopera’s Into The Woods. Michele was lucky enough to perform during the recent Covid restrictions with her sell-out Cabaret ‘Don’t Make Me Sing’ along with Squabbalogics production of NINE playing the irrepressible Lillian La Fluer, the role she also played in the critically acclaimed production of Little Triangle’s NINE in 2020. Michele has found this production an absolute joy to be involved in, and has loved being surrounded by so many talented and exciting young performers!

 
 
 
 

Jake Tyler

Ram's Dad / Veronica's Dad / Principal

Andrew Schwimmer

Kurt's Dad / Big Bud Dean / Coach

Gelina Enriquez

Stoner Chick / Assistant Choreographer

Jake Tyler is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Musical Theatre.  After graduating, he then performed alongside American Composer John Bucchino and was also invited to perform with international star Adele in her Australian tour. Jake toured with Echelon Productions and soon after joined the Australian Shakespeare Company Sydney premiere season of The Jungle Book. Jake then went onto starring in the premiere production of Gone Too Soon with Mama Montez Productions and then joined international group The Tap Pack and sailed the high seas. Jake later toured New Zealand playing the lead role of Munkustrap in CATS the Musical. Jake has portrayed Prince Phillip in Opera Australia’s world premier of Whiteley – The Brett Whiteley Opera and Opera Australia’s most recent Marriage of Figaro. 

Jake will be premiering his self-devised cabaret later this year at an iconic venue which he can’t wait to share with you all very soon. Jake is thrilled to be apart of the Mitchell Old Company in Heathers.  

Having performed hundreds of shows across 7 different countries with the Young Americans, this American-made actor is ready to bring his talents to the stages of Sydney. Andrew's most notable roles in his theatrical career are Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Danny Zuko in Grease and most recently, Jamie Wellerstein in The Mitchell Old Company's debut production of The Last Five Years. Andrew is incredibly excited to be joining the 2021 Sydney season of Heathers with such a talented group of emerging artists.

From a Filipino family of musicians, Gelina (she/her) extends that same passion to other outlets such as theatre, dance and choreography. Gelina can be seen in music videos ‘Italiana’ and ‘Child’ – both by Sony Music Australia artist KOTABANKS, as well as ‘Sunday Suit’ by Tyne James Organ with Crater Productions. Theatre credits include ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘We We Will Rock You’ all by Packemin Productions. She is a Brent Street graduate having attained a Diploma of Dance and earlier this year she completed The Dream Dance Co: ShowBusiness, under the guidance of Marko Panzic and Katie Sanchez. Gelina has worked closely with industry choreographer Sally Dashwood, acting as Assistant Choreographer in a production of ‘Fame!’ with Pymble Ladies College. Excited to return to the stage and as role of Assistant Choreographer, Gelina is incredibly grateful to be sharing this experience with such talented and likeminded performers.  

Jordan Predl

Cheerleader Girl

Danika Rojas

Young Republicanette

Manu Sarswat

Blow-dried Preppy Kid

Ryan Webber

Bitter Geek

19 year old Jordan Predl from Brisbane, Australia graduated from ED5 International in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Performing arts. Since the age of 3 she was trained by her mother and Grandmother owners of Ashfield Ballet School in Brisbane before moving to Sydney to extend her training and pursue her career in the Performing Arts Industry.

She now lives in Sydney and has worked for some amazing choreographers such as William A Forsythe, Phillip Filo and many others.

Jordan has performed and been involved in many incredible opportunities such as; performed as a Dancer at the Arnott’s Biscuits Gala Performance in 2020 (William A Forsythe, Phillip Filo) a Dancer for Star Observer in the Mardi Gras Parade in 2020 (William A Forsythe) and many other things.

Jordan is a bright and passionate performer and cannot wait to continue her journey in this industry and share her love for performing with the world. 

A Sydney Hills District local, Danika has been performing in community and school productions for many years. Danika has received 10 years of professional vocal training at the Sister2Sister School of Singing in Castle Hill, led by industry professionals Christine and Sharon Muscat. Throughout her performance journey, she has played supporting roles in high school productions of My Favourite Year and Hello, Dolly! and starred in the role of Sarah Brown in William Clarke College’s 2019 production of Guys and Dolls.

 

Other notable credits include performing at the blind auditions after reaching the top 100 in The Voice Kids Australia 2014 and recording back-up vocals for Delta Goodrem’s Innocent Eyes 10 Year Anniversary album. Danika is eager to continue extending her skills and experience through professional productions such as TMOC’s Heathers. 

Manu was brought up in India for the early part of his life, and was exposed to the culture of dance and arts from a very young age. Moving back to Australia at the age of 12, he started training in a range of different dance styles. He then decided to pursue dancing full time and graduated from ED5 International in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts under the guidance of William A Forsythe. Consequently, he developed an ambition for musical theatre opportunities.


Manu’s major performance credits include The Mardi Gras Parade, The Voice Grand Final on Channel Nine, Woolworths Carols in the Domain on Channel 7, Google Summer Party and Arnotts Gala Ball. Currently, he is rehearsing with cabaret shows, ‘Let’s Misbehave’ and ‘After Midnight The Cabaret’, both opening June-July. 

Manu also prides himself in his culture as a choreographer and dancer for Bollywood Sensations. 

 

Manu is a passionate performer and is overjoyed to be working with such a talented cast in the show. 

Ryan started his dance training at the age of 7 at his local dance school in Five Dock. He soon moved to ED5international Junior School with whom he traveled to Europe at age 17, where he performed in Disneyland Paris and was a featured dancer at the Barcelona Dance Grand Prix, of which ED5international was awarded Overall Champions.

 

He then went on to receive his Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts in 2020 from ED5international under the guidance of William A. Forsythe, Leslie Bell, and Phillip Filo. During his studies, he had many performances such as the 2020 Mardi Gras Parade, Woolworths Carols in the Domain in 2019 and 2020, vocal recordings with P&O Australia, and many more. 

 

Ryan is thrilled to be making his musical theatre debut as a part of TMOC’s production of Heathers: The Musical!

 
 
 
 
 
 

After pushing his comfort zone and landing the lead role in his high school production, Carlo developed a passion for performing and dedicated his career to the Arts. In 2016, he was accepted in to the Bachelor of Musical Theatre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. During his time in the course, Carlo performed the role of Robert in Company and Joe Vegas in Fame the Musical. He also originated the role of Barry Bagsley in the world premiere of Don’t Call Me Ishmael: The Musical (Underground Broadway), a new Australian work. Since graduating Carlo has performed in numerous works, including Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions), Wicked (Matt Ward Entertainment) and Oh, What A Night (SKS Entertainment). Most Recently, Carlo has been touring NSW and QLD with Brainstorm Productions. Carlo is unbelievable excited to be making his professional theatre debut in Sydney alongside the incredible cast and creatives of Heathers!

Hey yo, Westerburg!

Carlo Boumouglbay

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