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A Little Night of Music – Songs From the Silver Screen



A Little Night Music – Songs from the Silver Screen


Flinders Performance Centre

Friday March 21 2014






Well THAT happened! WOW!



On Friday night at Flinders Performance Centre we welcomed some of Australia’s top musical theatre talent for A Little Night of Music – Songs From the Silver Screen for MontroseAccess.

Thanks to Patrice Tipoki, Simon Gleeson, Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Gibb, Mark Vincent and Laura Tipoki.

Thanks to our host, HOT91FM’s Todd Widdicombe, our SM Guy Harrison, Venue Manager, Sarah Sullivan, and thanks to everybody who managed to get a ticket and support MontroseAccess.

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We heard songs from the movie soundtracks of Frozen, Ghost, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Moulin Rouge and more! And the glorious thing about a show like this is that it’s so good you get that lovely feeling, wishing it would go on forever.

But there is NOTHING like the calibre of this night happening again on the Sunshine Coast until MEOW MEOW returns on April 5 at The J, Noosa. SEE YOU THERE! And in the meantime, I hope you booked your tix for Patrice and Simon’s Les Miserables because the rest are about to sell out!

Thanks to Leanne Liesegang and  MontroseAccess for having us along for the fabulous ride this year!






Special Guest Musical Theatre stars appear at BYTE & Matthew Flinders

The Sunshine Coast has welcomed some of Australia’s top musical theatre stars, with special events for students at Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (BYTE) and Matthew Flinders Anglican College.




Yesterday, Chelsea Gibb and Amanda Harrison appeared at Buderim Memorial Hall for a discussion with Robyn Ernst’s BYTE Master Class students about the performing arts industry in Australia and overseas.


These two triple threats were relaxed and chatty, as they sat,  swinging their legs, on the edge of the stage and talked about how they got their start in the industry, what it’s like to be “stayers” in the industry and what differentiates a dancer from a “mover”. They discussed what it is that makes it all worthwhile, how to fit a family and the demands of being a mother into a real working career in the performing arts, and shared some valuable tips for auditions.


Run up a hill until your heart is beating SO fast and stop and sing. That’s what it’s like to sing when you’re nervous, with your heart beating that fast…You have to squish it all down! – Amanda


Gaining experience, skills and work outside of the arts industry is vital to sustaining a career in musical theatre, at least in this country, and so is having a close-knit group of like-minded friends to help you through the lows and celebrate the highs. Amanda noted that so many of the friends come from wherever you’ve studied and of course, from the productions in which you’ve been involved.




Both Chelsea and Amanda mentioned their concerns over the rise and rise of the Internet during their careers, and the damage that heartless, careless critics and bloggers can do to artists and to the industry. They explained very well that as artists they expect support and honest feedback. Chelsea admitted she doesn’t mind if an individual doesn’t love her interpretation of a character, or her tonal quality, but doesn’t see the need for a reviewer to resort to personal jibes and attacks. Amanda agreed and both advised staying away from what’s written about the show you’re in while you’re in it!


Today Matthew Flinders Anglican College students will have the opportunity to attend a Q&A session at Flinders Performance Centre during their lunch time.


Chelsea and Amanda will be joined by Simon Gleeson, Patrice Tipoki, Mark Vincent and Laura Tipoki. Patrice and Laura Tipoki are MFAC Alumni and Patrice joined us last year, with Lucy Durack and David Harris for a similar special event.


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If you haven’t booked yet for A Little Night of Music – Songs from the Silver Screen you can do so HERE



With this calibre of talent on stage together AT THE SAME TIME EVEN there really isn’t anywhere else you should be!



Brisbane and Gold Coast friends, are y’all coming up for this? IF NOT WHY NOT!?






Don’t miss A Little Night of Music – Songs from the Silver Screen




Starring Patrice Tipoki, Simon Gleeson, Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Gibb & Mark Vincent




At Flinders Performance Centre in Buderim for ONE NIGHT ONLY enjoy an evening of your favourite film songs, hosted by HOT91FM’s Todd Widdicombe and performed by some of the brightest stars of Australian musical theatre for MontroseAccess, supporting children with physical disabilities.


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Flinders Performance Centre

Stringybark Road, Buderim


Show starts 7:30pm


Bookings or call 5477 2964



A Little Night of Music – Songs from the Silver Screen coming soon to the Sunshine Coast!

Are you ready for this? Some of Australia’s best musical theatre talent for ONE NIGHT ONLY!


For ONE NIGHT ONLY in Buderim at Flinders Performance Centre on Friday March 21 we welcome the following stars to the Sunshine Coast!



Patrice Tipoki – Fantine in the upcoming professional touring production of Les Miserables

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Simon Gleeson – Valjean in the upcoming professional touring production of Les Miserables

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Amanda Harrison – Wicked, An Officer and a Gentleman

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Chelsea Gibb – Chicago The Musical

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Mark Vincent – Australia’s Got Talent


Laura Tipoki – Associate Musical Director Wicked

It’s not often we see this calibre of world-class talent together on a Sunshine Coast stage! 

Leanne Liesegang, of MontroseAccess, says, “Any one of this incredibly talented group would be a huge drawcard and MontroseAccess is privileged to have them all performing in our fundraiser for local children with disabilities.” 

To enquire about special prices for student groups and members of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance email

BOOKINGS or call (07) 5477 3200


A Little Night of Music at Matthew Flinders Anglican College

A Little Night of Music




We’re looking forward to this very special evening! Come along on Saturday night from 6:45pm and be entertained by some of Australia’s finest talent while supporting a wonderful local charity, MontroseAccess. The night will feature many well-known musical numbers from popular stage productions.


Sit back and enjoy this exclusive one night only event in the Flinders Performance Centre, compered by Mr Todd Widdicombe from HOT 91.1FM


Featuring acclaimed Australian singer, and winner of Australia’s Got Talent, Mark Vincent, dynamic music theatre performer Chelsea Gibb (Chicago), song and dance man Dale Pengelly (Mary Poppins), and the versatile Patrice Tipoki (Wicked).



Flinders Performance Centre, Stringybark Road, Buderim, Sunshine Coast



Saturday, 23 March 2013



6.45pm for a 7.30pm start (champagne & nibbles on arrival) 




CONTACT DETAILS or 07 5477 3200