Elisa James began her performance career at the age of 12 in Australia as a cast member of Johnny Young Talent Schools performance troupe, Young Company, performing in theatrical productions, on cruise ships and TV.
Elisa became a full-time actor, singer and entertainer at 15 when she was cast in the Australian tour of Snow White with Rudas International. Years of touring followed with pantomime, cabaret, theatre, show bands and musical theatre shows, including the original Australian tour of Barnum: The Circus Musical.
During the 80’s and 90’s, Elisa performed throughout Sydney as a solo artist, and was a popular jingle singer for radio and TV, laying vocal tracks for TV ads, and as a session singer for EMI and BMG records.
In 1995 Elisa signed with CNR Records and moved to Amsterdam, in the following years she performed all over Europe as a session singer, pop artist, songwriter and finally cabaret on luxury international cruise ships. In 2005, Elisa moved to the USA where she appeared in numerous cabaret tours, jazz clubs, theatrical productions, film and TV, until 2014 when she returned to live in Australia.
Nicole began her professional performing career at the age of 10 as a member of the Westfield Super Juniors in Brisbane, and has appeared in numerous productions, tours and live events since. Notable appearances include Marilyn Monroe for Warner Brothers Movieworld, The Looney Tunes Show in Australia and Singapore, Disney Live, and Expo ’88. In 2003, Nicole represented Australia at the Nanning International Folk Song Festival in China. Nicole has performed as vocalist for various Jazz bands, including the Brisbane Big Band.
Nicole has always had a passion for teaching the performing arts. In 2006, after many years as Director of Training and Musical Director at Fame Theatre Company in Brisbane, she acquired the company where she is now the Director and Owner, continuing the company’s mission of providing high-quality, fun and engaging training in the performing arts.
Nicole is thrilled to be playing the role of Gympie Housewife in the 2019 Australian regional tour of Menopause the Musical.
Originally from New York, Shari has called Australia home since 1998. From childhood, performing as a singer/songwriter or in the musical theatre has been a lifelong passion.
Shari has performed internationally in such roles as Anita in West Side Story, Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, Fastrada in Pippin, Sally Bowles inCabaret, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and Ado Annie in Oklahoma!
Whether it’s through her own music, with three albums to her credit, Perfect Love, Faith, and Threerecorded in Nashville and Sydney (Hillsong Studios), or her regular contributions as a writer to the Chicken Soup for the Soulbook series, Shari loves telling a great story, and is absolutely delighted to share the experience of Menopause The Musical with audiences all over Australia!
She loves being a mother, a real estate entrepreneur, a health and wellness motivational speaker, and is a Yale and Columbia University educated retired Anaesthetist enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast lifestyle.
Trish graduated with an Associate Diploma of Performing Arts in 1986. Performances include: Lady Bracknell(The Proposal), Mary Poppins(Miss Andrew), Grease (Miss Lynch), Saturday Night Fever (Flo Monero), Phantom of the Opera (Madam Giry U/S). The Mannix CorporationandArlecchino’s Revenge for TN Theatre Company. In Sydney: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Anne Page), Macbeth(Witch), As You Like It (Celia), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero)–Shakespeare By the Sea; Miss Julie(Kristen) – Voices Theatre Company, Gillian(Dags) -Theatre In Education; Same Old Story and A Woman Alone by Franca Rama and Dario Fo – Harold Park Hotel. Puck(A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Grusha (Caucasian Chalk Circle, Thea (Spring Awakening) andCharlotte Corday (Marat Sade). Her voice training was with A1 Music Studio in Sydney; The Central School of Speech and Drama in London and The London Voice and Speech Centre. Trish is a Level 2 Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Musculoskeletal Therapist.