Patrick is a freelance theatre artist with a passion for political, devised, queer and documentary theatre. Graduating from AIM Dramatic Arts (formerly AADA) in 2014, he has acted, directed, dramaturged, production and stage managed and sound designed for a number of companies. His credits as a performer include Marat/Sade, Mother Clap's Molly House (New Theatre); Brothers Karamazov, Götterdämmerung, Tender Indifference (Arrive. Devise. Repeat.); Assassins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (MUSE). Notable production credits include Tribunal (PYT Fairfield); Jump First, Ask Later (PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure); Grace Under Pressure (Seymour Centre); Business Unfinished (Tom Christophersen Creates); Blonde Poison (Strange Duck Productions, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Theatre Company); Putting it Together (MUSE); 5 Guys Chillin’, That Eye The Sky, When the Rain Stops Falling, The School for Scandal (New Theatre); Babes in the Woods, Low Level Panic,The Whale, Masterclass 2, Debris (Red Line Productions) and Blink (Stories Like These). Forthcoming productions include PYT Fairfield’s Tribunal for Sydney Opera House’s Education Season, as well as a remount/re-imagining of Karen Therese's much-lauded (Generation 3) Sleeplessness for The National Theatre of Parramatta. Patrick is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of theatre collective Arrive. Devise. Repeat., a play assessor for New Theatre, holds an Honours degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is a proud member of MEAA Equity. www.patrick-howard.com
Victoria Zerbst is a Sydney-based actor, writer and comedian. She made her television debut in 2017 as a writer and performer on ABC2’s Aaron Chen Tonight and was a recipient of the ABC 2017 Fresh Blood Grant with her sketch comedy group Freudian Nip.
Her work with Freudian Nip has been featured on MTV’s Vidiots, Junkee Media and Comedy Channel’s new show The Slot airing December 2017. They have also performed at Splendour in The Grass, Hybrid World Festival and multiple Sydney Fringe and Comedy Festivals.
Victoria’s musical theatre credits include the roles of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum (Intercol Musical), Schapelle in Schapelle! The Musical (Verge Festival), and Detective Spade in The Detective’s Handbook (SUDS, New Musicals Australia Winner 2016).
In her spare time Victoria sits on the Youth Advisory Council for the US Consulate and also sits in disbelief that she managed to finish her Philosophy degree at The University of Sydney.
Zach is a Sydney-based musician and writer trained in classical, contemporary and musical theatre voice, having studied under West End performer Paul Scott-Williams. Zach now studies a Bachelor of Music majoring in theatre at the Australian Institute of Music.
Notable theatre credits include Roger in Rent (Macquarie Musical Society), Franz/Dennis in Sunday in the Park with George (Little Triangle) and Nick Piazza in Fame (Birdie Productions). He also co-starred in Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, the third show in a three-part cabaret series also starring Andrew O’Keefe, Rob Palmer and Glen Amer (Cabaret in the Day 2016). Other credits include the AIM productions of Into The Woods (Baker), Chicago (Fred Casely, Billy u/s), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry, Bobby u/s), The Witches of Eastwick, Lucky Stiff and Squabbalogic's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Zach has also performed at fundraisers such as Cause Celeb: The Return Season (Actors Benevolent Fund) and Love Is Love for Twenty10 (Stonewall Hotel).
Zach is ecstatic to sink his teeth into his third Sondheim classic and to be welcomed back by Little Triangle for their second show, Merrily We Roll Along.
Shannen Sarstedt is a Sydney based actor, singer and writer. Originally from Perth, she completed her Certificate II in Musical Theatre at WAAPA in 2011 before moving to Melbourne to study Literature and Theatre at the University of Melbourne. While in Melbourne, Shannen developed a love for cabaret and independent musical theatre and performed in many university productions, the highlight being playing the lead role of Rosemary Pilkington in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Following this, she successfully auditioned for the Queensland Conservatorium, graduating with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2016. During her time at the Conservatorium, Shannen performed as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Alexi Darling in Rent, Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Becca in Rabbit Hole, and was a featured soloist in numerous concerts and showcases including Rhonda Burchmore on Broadway at QPAC. Since graduating, Shannen has worked on the development of several new Australian works in Sydney and is the co-creator and host of La La Lounge, a successful Musical Theatre Open Mic Night. Merrily We Roll Along is Shannen’s first Sondheim show and she is thrilled to be working on it with Little Triangle and such a brilliant cast.
Having recently returned from performing in New York as recipient of the ‘Bound for Broadway’ ASCAP/TDP scholarship, Matilda is very excited to be a part of Little Triangle’s 2018 season. Matilda graduated WAAPA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre, and has since toured Shanghai with WB Productions as well as featuring in Between Worlds (dir. Jason Langley), Nine: The Musical (Manilla Street Productions), as Kate Mullins in StageArt’sTitanic: the Musical, Patty Simcox in Squabbalogic’sThe Original Grease and Ruby Rae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Previously to her life in Perth, Matilda graduated the Talent Development Project and went on to complete an 8-month contract as lead production singer with MSC Cruises/Bor Productions. During her time at WAAPA, Matilda featured as Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Yonah in Children of Eden, and Mrs Millenium/Vocal Captain in Urinetown: The Musical. She also performed in Matthew Lee Robinson’s Draft 6 of Atlantis as Lyra, and in Tim Cuniffe and Brendan Hanson’s workshop of Between the Lines. In her 2nd year at WAAPA, Matilda was awarded the inaugural John Cowdell Music Theatre Award for her performance in West Side Story and was a finalist in the Julie Michael Cabaret Competition. Raised as a musician from a young age, Matilda gained her LTCL on clarinet and enjoys singing Jazz with James Morrison at many festivals.
Richard is an AIM graduate who was most recently seen at the Depot Theatre in Little Triangle's Sunday in the Park with George, playing various roles, and Secret House’sThe Winter’s Tale as the musician. Other theatre credits include Squabbalogic’sMan of La Mancha (Anselmo/guitarist), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (President Monroe and others), and Hello, Dolly! (Rudolph Reisenweber), Exclaim Theatre Company’sThe Fantasticks (El Gallo) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney), Birdie Productions’Keating! the Musical (Gareth Evans), Pinwheel Productions'The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (The Knight), Lazarus Theatre’sI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (various roles), and Neglected Musicals’On the Twentieth Century (soloist). His cabaret, Cycology: Inside the Mind of Cy Coleman premiered at last year’s Sydney Fringe Festival and recently had a second season at the Bondi Pavilion.
Richard’s vocal and guitar work can be heard on Squabbalogic’sMan of La Mancha cast album (available at www.squabbalogic.com.au), and Pinwheel Productions’ original cast recording of The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (available on iTunes and Spotify).
Growing up in London in a Swedish speaking home, Embla's first professional appearance was in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at the London Palladium in the West End. She went on to feature in two operas, "La Boheme" and "The Magic Flute" at Farrar Theatre, before moving to Sydney in 2009.
Embla graduated with a BA in Music Theatre from WAAPA in 2016, her credits during these three years include "Legally Blonde", "The World Goes Round", "The Drowsy Chaperone", "Bring it On" and "The Beautiful Game". Embla also received recognition for her ABBA cabaret "IKEA" from the Jackman Furness Foundation.
Since graduating, Embla was cast in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Brigadoon” with the Production Company. Her film and television credits include “SALLY” The Thundamentals music video and the role of Madisson in Ben Elton's feature film "Three Summers".
Merrily We Roll Along will be Embla's first appearance with Little Triangle and she is thrilled to be working along side such a wonderful cast and creatives.
Caitlin Rose Harris
Caitlin is a Sydney based singer and performer and has played a wide variety of roles including Christine Daae (Phantom of the Opera), Kim (Bye Bye Birdie), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Lucy (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown), Natalie/Ed (All Shook Up), Georgia (Curtains) and The Cat (Seussical), and Thea in the Australian Theatre for Young People’s critically acclaimed, award winning production of “Spring Awakening”. In 2016 she completed the Music Theatre Studio at NIDA under the tutelage of Mitchell Butel, has completed AMEB studies in Classical voice, has trained in a variety of dance styles since the age of three and has been studying voice technique with Peter Bodnar since 2016. Last year she worked on the Australian premiere of (Sorta) Love Songs, performed at the Seymour Centre, had the immense joy of playing Celeste in “Sunday in the Park with George” which was featured as part of the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival and Little Triangle’s inaugural show, and played the role of Annie in the very topical “It Shoulda Been You” in association with Riverside Theatre. She is currently writing her first cabaret show to be performed in 2018 in association with Little Triangle. Caitlin is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work on another Sondheim classic with such an incredible company and cast.
Victoria is a Sydney based performer/writer/creative originally from Perth. Victoria has studied a certificate in musical theatre at WAAPA and is a recent graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music's Bachelor of Musical Theatre. Whilst at the Conservatorium Victoria performed in featured roles in shows such as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rent, A Chorus Line and Our Country's Good. In 2016 Victoria performed as a featured tap dancer in Opera Queensland's Kiss Me Kate at QPAC. After moving to Sydney Victoria co-founded La La Lounge a local musical theatre showcase night, performed in The Entertainment Store's Fireman Sam show, Ben and Holly show and also performed in Little Triangle's Sunday in The Park with George as feisty Celeste 1 and is more than thrilled to be working with the team on another Sondheim.
Katelin Koprivec is a Sydney based actor with a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) from The Australian Institute of Music. During her studies she played The Witch in another Sondheim masterpiece, Into the Woods (Dir. Tyran Parke). Other notable performances at AIM included Emilia in A Comedy of Errors (Dir. Valerie Bader) and Cherry in Cosi (Dir. Terry Bader). Katelin was The Nurse in Little Triangle’s acclaimed season of Sunday in the Park with George. She has also been involved in shows such as Godspell as Peggy, Beauty and the Beast as Belle, Hairspray, The Addams Family, and in the cast for Squabbalogic’s Mystery Musical #3: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Katelin is also a featured backing vocalist in Delta Goodrem’s music video for her single ‘Enough” ft. Gizzle. Along with performing with Delta live on The Voice and The Footy Show in 2016, she continues to explore her love for all genres of music with a passion for teaching and this year will commence her Masters of Teaching (Secondary) in Music at The University of Wollongong. Katelin is beyond thrilled to be working with the incredible cast and creative team at Little Triangle for yet another Sondheim musical, Merrily We Roll Along at The Depot Theatre.
Blake Condon is a performer and vocal teacher in Sydney.
Blake has studied intensively since graduating high school, training at VCA (Lighting Design), Centrestage ShowFit (Musical Theatre) and most recently, NIDA (Musical Theatre).
Along the way Blake has trained with the likes of Gary May (Voice), Tim Smith (Voice), Peter Cousens (Acting) and his personal idol, Phillip Quast (Acting).
Blake, surprisingly, is joining ‘Merrily’ as his first show in six(!) years, and is excited to see what is to follow.
Tayla Jarrett is a Sydney based singer, dancer, and actress. A Talent Development Project graduate, Tayla completed a Cert IV in Music Theatre at ACTT and then continued her studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. During her time at WAAPA, she was featured in the roles of Sue Snell in ‘Carrie: The Musical’, Margot in ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’, and was awarded the Finley Award for Music Theatre in her 2nd year of study. Since graduating, Tayla has been involved in workshops of new Australian musicals, short play festivals and is currently one third of Roxy Ivy Pearl: Vintage Harmony Sisters who gig regularly across Sydney. Later this year Tayla will also be appearing as Olive in Theatre and Company’s production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’. This is Tayla’s debut performance with Little Triangle, and she is thrilled to be working on her first Sondheim show!
Phoebe is a Voice Performance student at Sydney Conservatorium. After moving to Sydney from Newcastle to pursue a career in Performance, Phoebe has been seen as ‘Clara’ in The Light in the Piazza (Seymour Centre 2015), ‘Little Mary’ in The Women (The Depot 2016), ‘Marty’ in Grease (The Seymour Centre 2017) and ‘Donna/Oolie’ in City of Angels (The Seymour Centre 2017) with both Student and Independent Theatre Companies. Phoebe has also participated in workshops with Bernadette Peters, The Australian Musical Theatre Workshop and David Sisco. Most recently, Phoebe worked on a film for Screen Australia, under the Musical Direction of George Ellis.
Jesse is a Sydney based singer, actor and musician who has recently completed his Diploma of Musical Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He has a diverse musical background, with immense choral experience and proficiency in saxophone and piano. He is also currently undertaking private operatic training. Whilst at NIDA, Jesse appeared as an ensemble member in Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Chimerica, directed by current Artistic Director Kip Williams, which received critical acclaim and was nominated for both Helpmann and Sydney Theatre awards. Prior to his formal studies, Jesse took part in a number of smaller productions, playing the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, along with appearances in Footloose and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Additionally, Jesse has been involved in multiple international choral tours, which included performances at the Arc De Triomphe and St. Peter’s Basilica, along with a solo performance in Paris for the Ambassador to France. Jesse is thrilled to be joining the Little Triangle family for his first Sondheim production!
Kelly is a Sydney based Actor and Singer. In 2017, Kelly completed a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre), at the Australian Institute of Music. In her time at AIM, Kelly played The Bakers Wife in Into The Woods (Tyran Parke), Sandra in The Boys, and Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Most recently, Kelly played Frieda & Blair in Little Triangle's sell out season ofvSunday in the Park with George. She has also featured in The Best Little Whorehouse inTexas (Squabbalogic) and Tracy in Hairspray (SYMT).
Kelly is a trained dancer in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Hip-hop, and has choreographed for SYMT’sHow to Succeed in Business and BMS' Seussical. In addition to Choreography, Kelly also has a passion for Directing, taking on the role of Director in SYMT’sThe Wizard of Oz.
Prior to AIM, Kelly studied a B. Education, and loves incorporating music into her teaching. Kelly is very excited to be back with Little Triangle working on another Sondheim classic.
Michael McPhee recently graduated from Federation University (Sydney) with a Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre and he has also previously received a Diploma of Music Theatre from Brent Street Studios. While attending university he has played The Narrator (Into The Woods), Joe Zutty & Frank Decker (Working the Musical), Jeff Moss (Bells Are Ringing) and Big Roy (Showtrain). He also composes in his spare time and is thrilled to be involved in Little Triangle's Merrily We Roll Along.
Bowie Parsons is the youngest member of the cast at 13 and an enthusiastic all-round performer. Passionate about dance and all things creative Bowie is a current student at the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School. He also attends Australia’s leading performance arts training centre, Brent Street, where he learns singing, musical theatre, all forms of dance and acting. From a very young age he regularly attended NIDA’s school term classes where he developed his passion to perform. Bowie has starred in several commercial ad campaigns as well as in children’s TV series. Late last year he was awarded ‘Best Young performer’ at Brent Street and also played a major part in his annual show case performance.