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Patron - Philip Aldridge ONZM

Creative Team
Director - Louise Glossop
Musical Director - Mark W. Dorrell
Assistant Musical Director - Gabriel Baird

Choreographer - Maria Morris
Assistant Choreographer/Waltzing Coach - Marcella Herrera
Dance Captain - Drew Noble
Choreography Mentor - Hillary Moulder


The 'A Little Night Music' Cast

Madame Armfeldt – Jane Keller
Desirée Armfeldt – Ali Harper
Fredrika Armfeldt – Madeleine Glossop and Sophie Landis
Fredrik Egerman – Jonathan Densem
Anne Egerman – Katie Atkins
Henrik Egerman – Alex McHugh
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm – John Bayne
Countess Charlotte Malcolm – Amanda Atlas
Petra – Catherine Hay
Frid – Drew Noble
Malla – Sarah Judd
Bertrand – Sonya Li-McHenry
Osa – Emily Maunder
Mr Lindquist – Blair McHugh
Mrs Nordstrom – Tara Martin
Mrs Anderssen – Shannon Hurley
Mr Erlanson – Scott Christie
Mrs Segstrom – Elizabeth Ellison

Covers - Sophie Ricketts, Richard Townsend, Anne-Marie Cotton and Shannon-Aimeé Bradley

The 'A Little Night Music' Orchestra

Piano - Mark W. Dorrell

Keyboard - James Buchanan (Arts Centre Season)

Violin - Henry Nicholson

Cello - Iain Brandram-Adams

Double Bass - Gerald Oliver

Woodwind - Georgina Rees-Stevenson

Bassoon - Gabriel Baird

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Louise Glossop


Raised in Christchurch, Louise trained in singing and drama at The University of Canterbury and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).  Her other training and qualifications include a BA in Theatre and Film and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington and Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL) in Speech and Drama.

Louise’s Court Theatre credits include: Gypsy, The Sex Fiend, Daughters of Heaven, Private Lives, Shadowlands, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Larnach- Castle of Lies, Legless, Big River, Arcadia, She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me and two seasons of The Wind in the Willows.  Other theatre credits include: A Little Night Music, Hansel and Gretel, Stagedoor 2, West End to Broadway, Anyone for Soup?, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hay Fever and Mamma Mia!

Louise is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Choir, the Cambridge University Musical Society and the Wellington Cathedral Choir.  She now sings in the eleven voice SATB vocal ensemble Conspiro.

Awards include winning the National Speech and Drama Award (PACANZ).

Louise has loved directing since she was 15 and has now directed and produced over 60 productions, both for her own theatre group and for The Cathedral Grammar School. Directing highlights have included: Madagascar Jr, Beauty and the Beast Jr, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Secret Garden - Spring Version which she produced last year at the Great Hall.


Louise is delighted to be sharing another wonderful Tony Award-winning musical with Christchurch audiences.  A Little Night Music is especially dear to her heart having played Fredrika in the Repertory Theatre's production when she was young.


Mark W. Dorrell

Musical Director

Mark studied music at Cambridge University, the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio in London.
He was a member of the Music Staff at Scottish Opera for four years before returning to London where his first West End credit was as Assistant Conductor on Into the Woods. This began his long association with Stephen Sondheim and Mark was Musical Director for the original London productions of Assassins and Passion.
His many credits as Musical Director at the National Theatre, London include A Little Night Music with Dame Judi Dench, Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman, Peter Pan with Sir Ian McKellen, Mother Courage, Guys and Dolls, Lady in the Dark, Candide and Sweeney Todd.
Since relocating to New Zealand 15 years ago he has worked for NZ Opera, the NZ Symphony Orchestra , Capital E Theatre Company, Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Opera School, the New Zealand Singing School and the NZ School of Music, Victoria University.
Mark is delighted to be working on this exquisite masterpiece again. 


Maria Morris


Maria has recently graduated from The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA).  Originally from Auckland, she now considers herself a Christchurch-based performer, and has grown to love the theatre community here. 


Her credits at NASDA included Mrs Van Amersfort in The Book of Everything and Ivy Smith in Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town.  Other roles she has played are Patty Simcox in Grease! and Beth in Little Women


Maria thrilled audiences with her performances as Martha in Enchanting Productions' The Secret Garden last year, and in the recent premiere of Four Girls, One House at Little Andromeda.  

An award-winning dancer, Maria is loving the chance to continue her passion for choreography in A Little Night Music.

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Marcella Herrera

Assistant Choreographer/Waltzing Coach

Marcella has been involved in ballroom dance since she was eight years old. She began competing at age 13, is a national title holder and has come top two at the Australaisan Championships. After sitting her professional dance exam at 21, she began teaching ballroom and Latin American classes, and private lessons at the Edwards Dance Academy, under the mentorship of Barbara and Maurice Edwards. Currently, she teaches Latin American dance at Rassell's Dance, and occasionally teaches first dances for wedding couples.


Marcella's love of musical theatre began in earnest in her early 20s, since when she has been involved both on stage with Showbiz Christchurch, North Canterbury Musicals, Riccarton Players, Elmwood Players, and as choreographer (Annie Get Your Gun, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls). Marcella is delighted to be involved with Enchanted Productions and the incredible cast and crew that make up the multi-talented company of A Little Night Music.


Jane Keller

Cast Member- Madame Armfeldt

Wellington audiences will know Jane from her cabaret shows that she creates and performs with Michael Nicholas Williams.  Bigger is Better, Do I Have to Get Naked?, Boomers Behaving Badly, and Yep, Still Got It were all critically acclaimed and were audience favourites.  Their latest cabaret, Sundays at Ira’s, runs from 2-16 August 2022 at Circa Theatre. This show is set in the 1930’s and features music from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward and Harold Arlen. 


Jane loves her one woman shows and a few years ago she started doing musicals again. She performed the role of Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown with Stagecraft Theatre, Mother Superior in Nunsense with Wing It Productions, Jeanette in The Full Monty with Kauri Theatre Company and  the roles of Miss Jacobs in Ladies In Black with Wellington Repertory Theatre.


Jane enjoys performing and she believes it is important her students see her practicing what she preaches.     

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Ali Harper

Cast Member - Desirée Armfeldt

Award winning Entertainer Ali Harper is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School. With her career spanning over 30 years, Ali wears many hats as an actor, singer, producer, writer, singing coach, yoga teacher and MC.


NZ Tours include The Court Theatre’s production of the one woman show Songs for Nobodies where Ali was awarded ‘Best One Woman Show’ at New York’s United Solo Festival on 42nd Street in 2018 as well as the one-woman play Bombshells, where Ali was awarded ‘Best Actress’ in New York in 2014 and ‘Chapman Tripp Best Actress’ in Wellington in 2008. Highlights include starring in many Court Theatre productions such as Blood Brothers, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Guys and Doll


Ali’s production company Ali-Cat Productions produces and tours her shows; A Natural Woman, The Look of Love, Songs for Nobodies, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Bombshells. She has performed her cabaret show A Down Under Diva! at Don’t Tell Mama and at the Metropolitan Room in New York.

Television credits include Hope and Wire, The Strip, Market Forces and resident singer for 4 years on TV One’s Dancing with the Stars as well as Morning Radio Host on Wellington’s Classic Hits. 

Ali’s seven albums are A Natural Woman, The Look of Love, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Naughty and Nice, Songs for Everybody and Something So Right.

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Madeleine Grace Glossop

Cast Member - Fredrika Armfeldt

Maddie has been learning singing and drama since she was six, and began dancing at three.  She has performed in dance galas and showcases with Southern Ballet, Impact, Studio 42 and TDA as well as having performed in many plays with the Cathedral Grammar Drama Club, and performing in Cathedral Grammar’s operettas: Pirate Cantata (solo), The Wizard of Oz and Madagascar Jnr.  Maddie was part of the children's chorus in Broadway to the West End with the CSO at the Theatre Royal, and played Gretl in the professional nationwide tour of The Sound of Music in 2017, being lucky enough to play in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful theatres.

Maddie has learned many instruments including violin, piano, flute, drums, recorder, bagpipes, bass, oboe and harp, but her favourite is ukulele and in 2019 and 2020 she played ukulele, sang and composed in the Not Yet band which was placed first and third at Bandquest, and was also awarded best original composition in New Zealand. 

In 2020, Maddie became one of the Inaugural Girl Choristers in the ChristChurch Cathedral and also attended the RSCM Choir School in Wellington.  Last year, Maddie passed Grade 6 singing with distinction, and enjoyed playing Mary Lennox in Enchanting Productions' The Secret Garden - Spring Version at the Great Hall.  Maddie is now in Year 10 at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, sings with Rangi Voices and plays electric guitar in a school band.  She also enjoys drama, debating, art and hockey, and outside of school, learning singing from Zara Ballara and taking guitar lessons at Sole Music Academy.  

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Sophie Landis

Cast member - Fredrika Armfeldt

Sophie’s passion for singing, acting and dancing began when she was growing up in Southern California. 

Her musical theatre highlights include playing Young Nala in Lion King Jr and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz Jr as a member of Polestar Performing Arts Academy in San Diego. She also played Fan, Scrooge’s sister, in A Christmas Carol and Tweedle Dum in Shrek, the Musical; both Star Repertory Theatre Productions.  After moving to NZ in 2018, Sophie had singing and dancing roles in St Margaret’s College productions of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz

A mezzo soprano vocalist, Sophie performed the French National Anthem a capella to open the singer Yulia’s performance of Edith Piaf à L’Olympia à Paris at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal in 2021. In the same year, she was accepted into Burnside High School’s Special Music Programme (vocal) and is also a member of their Bel Canto choir.

Sophie is an enthusiastic member of the Greenstone Academy and JK Performing Arts in Christchurch. Prior to that her US-based training included Young Actors Space in Los Angeles, The Valetta Actors Studio, Norwood Music and Carlsbad Dance Studio in San Diego.

She is very excited to be part of A Little Night Music’s wonderful cast and the opportunity to work with Enchanting Productions.

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Jonathan Densem

Cast Member - Fredrik Egerman

Born and bred in Christchurch, Jonathan has been singing and playing piano since he was 4. He left school early to be part of the first Drama degree program at the University of Canterbury. He was doing so many shows at university that he had to do an extra year to finish up! Immediately out of university he was hired by the Court Theatre as an apprentice actor where he was trained by Elric Hooper, K.C Kelly, Stuart Devenie and Martin Howells, among others. His roles included roles included Eddie in the New Zealand premiere of Blood Brothers, Brother Martin in Saint Joan, Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, Sonders in On the Razzle, Otter in The Wind in the Willows, Sandy in The Philadelphia Story and Leonardo in Blood Wedding. Over the following 3 years he performed in plays throughout New Zealand including Tuzenbach in Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Freddy in My Fair Lady at the Aotea Centre in Auckland and Adam in Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin.

Jonathan’s first big show was the hugely successful New Zealand and Australian tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he played Simon. After returning for a year to Christchurch (playing in the Stephen Sondheim show Putting It Together) he was cast in the Australian 10th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables, where he understudied Enjolras. This was followed by understudying the lead role (Chris) in the original Australian production of Miss Saigon.  Other shows in Australia include Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, The Music Man and Only Heaven Knows.

Jonathan has been Musical Director for five professional productions including the Australasian premiere of William Finn’s A New Brain. He was nominated for a Green Room Award for his arrangements and musical direction of the Kylie Minogue tribute musical “I Should Be So Lucky.” His original musical King of the World (written with Peter Murphy and Damon Fealy) was short listed for the prestigious Pratt Prize for New Australian Musicals and has now had received two rehearsed readings ahead of a planned full workshop to be held in Christchurch in the near future.

Jonathan’s first album of original songs, entitled I’m Saying It Now was released in 2017.  It was recorded with a full band in Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios.  Jonathan now teaches singing and piano full time and is currently working on a second album, a solo piano/vocal recording tentatively titled Me and My Piano.


Katie Atkins

Cast Member - Anne Egerman

Katie, originally from Palmerston North, now considers herself a Christchurch based performer. She graduated from NASDA in 2021 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre). Katie holds an Advanced Associate Diploma of Speech New Zealand in Teaching Speech and Drama (Adv. ASB Tchg) which she gained in 2018. 

Katie originated the role of Rhiannon in new musical Four Girls One House, written by Nadia Hill, at Little Andromeda in April. 

2021 saw Katie performing at the Court Theatre in Frankenstein and NASDA’s The Drowsy Chaperone. She also performed in a season of Sweeney Todd (Witch Music Theatre) in Wellington. 

Her NASDA theatre credits include: The Book of Everything; On The Town and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Other theatre credits include: Oliver! (Palmerston North Regent Theatre Trust); Footloose and Anything Goes (Palmerston North Boys High School); Peter Pan (Centrepoint Theatre) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Centrepoint Basement Company). 

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Alex McHugh

Cast Member - Henrik Egerman

Alex is delighted to join the company of A Little Night Music for his first show with Enchanting Productions, and first show post-pandemic.

Alex’s most recent theatre appearance was Showbiz Christchurch’s Miss Saigon in 2019. Prior to this, Alex was frequently involved with the University of Canterbury Musical Theatre Society (MUSOC), playing roles including Tom Collins in Rent (2017), Woof in Hair (2016), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (2016), and an ensemble member of Guys & Dolls (2018) and various cabarets. Alex has production managed two MUSOC shows: the cabaret Miscast (2017) and Footloose (2019).

Alex is also a keen cellist, having recently played with the Christchurch Youth Orchestra (2020-2021), as well as numerous show bands, including: Fiddler on the Roof (NASDA); Spring Awakening (MUSOC); West Side Story (Kirwee Players); and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (NASDA).

When not on stage, Alex is a TA in Mechanical Engineering and chips away at a PhD in Biomedical Modelling at the University of Canterbury.

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John Bayne

Cast Member - Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

To date, John's performance career has primarily consisted of his work as an actor, swing and vocal coach with Pop-up Globe throughout New Zealand and Australia. He is also often featured as a chorus member with New Zealand Opera. John is founding member of Third Bear, a new Shakespeare company, and has also worked with Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company.
Christchurch born and raised, John is also a tutor at Greenstone Academy and a teaching artist at The Court Theatre. He trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, and is currently being mentored by Graham and Stefanie Anduri. 
John is passionate about accessibility and affordability in the arts. In light of this, he intends to collaborate with artists of various media to produce open-air theatre. John is especially interested both in creating work that incorporates circus arts within productions of Shakespeare’s plays, and also in blending classical singing with electronic music.


Amanda Atlas

Cast Member - Countess Charlotte Malcolm

New Zealand soprano Amanda Atlas embarked on her international career in 1999, spending ten years singing leading roles for various opera companies and orchestras in the US and Europe. Music theatre highlights include Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), Clara (Sondheim’s Passion), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Side by Side by Sondheim in it’s first Off-Broadway performances post its initial Broadway-season, and many and varied operatic roles from the operas of Verdi (Amelia, Alice, Desdemona), Puccini (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Mimi, and Musetta), Mascgani, Wagner (Senta, Sieglinde, Gerhilde, Siegrune) and Poulenc. Amanda is now based in New Zealand and Australia.


Recent operatic engagements include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Wellington Opera, Magda Sorel (The Consul) in New York, Poulenc’s one woman opera The Human Voice on tour with New Zealand Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore with Melbourne’s CitiOpera, and 2016 also saw her make her Opera Australia debut singing Siegrune in their internationally acclaimed Ring Cycle.


She is known for her ability to crossover into musical theatre repertoire, with a recent review exclaiming ‘Amanda Atlas sang and acted like it was the last time she was ever going to take the stage. Nothing was left in the wings, her soul was laid bare, and her vocal mastery and embodiment of the character was out of this world’.


In concert she has recently performed as soprano soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of India, and highlights in around New Zealand in recent seasons include singing Norma Desmond’s songs in concert with Showbiz, Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s F minor Mass with the APO, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and Mahler’s Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the CSO.


Amanda maintains a busy concert and operatic career throughout New Zealand; upcoming engagements include Verdi’s Requiem with the CSO, and many concert tours and engagements with Operatunity.12.

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Catherine Hay

Cast Member - Petra

Christchurch based, Catherine works as a singer, actor and teacher throughout New Zealand, with a particular passion for musical theatre. In 2019, Catherine trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, and holds a BA in English and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Canterbury.


Catherine currently performs with Echo for The Entertainment Company, also acting as musical director for this troupe. A TOSCA accredited singing teacher, Catherine coaches musical theatre at Studio 42 and Greenstone Academy, as well as teaching singing at a number of other schools and studios across Christchurch.


Catherine's performance highlights to date include playing Elphaba in Wicked (New Plymouth Operatic Society), Jesus Christ Superstar (The Court Theatre), Or So They Say; Waiting in the Wings; He Says, She Says (Blackboard Theatre Collective), As You Like It (Third Bear Shakespeare), and We Will Rock You; Broadway Hitmen; Les Misérables (Showbiz Christchurch).


Drew Noble

Cast Member - Frid

Drew is a graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) where he earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre). 

His professional credits include The NZ Tour of Jersey Boys (G&T Productions) and And The Winner Is... and Launch To The Future (Echelon Productions). Whilst at NASDA he performed in shows including Curtains, 42nd Street, Earthquakes in London, Fiddler on the Roof and Wild Cabbage.

In 2018, Drew was the recipient of the New Zealand Dance Awards Pro/Am Musical Theatre Scholarship for which he earned a trip to train at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He also regularly teaches dance and acting, and has tutored and choreographed for institutes including JK Performing Arts, THESPA: The Space of Performing Arts and NASDA. 

Drew is beyond thrilled to be a part of bringing A Little Night Music, one of his favourite pieces of theatre, to Christchurch audiences. He is stoked to be working alongside such a fabulous cast, crew and creative team. 


Sarah Clare Judd

Cast Member - Malla

SarahClare Judd is a performer currently in her second year at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA). A Little Night Music is her first show with Enchanting Productions, and she is excited to make her Ōtautahi debut outside of NASDA. 

Originally from Papaieoa, Palmerston North, Sarah has a background in classical singing, having gained her ATCL in 2020. Outside of NASDA, she teaches music on a Saturday morning at Mrs A’s Music School and spends her free time dancing.


Sarah is excited to be involved with such an amazing cast and make steps into the Ōtautahi theatre scene.


Sonya Li-McHenry

Cast Member - Bertrand

Sonya is in Year 11 at Lincoln High School. This year her courses include Advanced Music and Drama. At Lincoln High School, Sonya has been awarded the Lincoln Rotary Club Trophy for Performing Arts, Drama Colours, and distinctions in Music, Drama and Drama Production.


Sonya has been a part of many shows since 2018. Her theatre credits include: Annie (Riccarton Players); Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies (Heaton Intermediate); Hercules (Act2 Drama Group); Aladdin Jr. (Riccarton Players); Tangled (Act2 Drama Group); The Addams Family (Lincoln High School); The Little Mermaid (Act2 Drama Group); Legally Blonde Jr. (CentreStage Rolleston); and Snow White & the 21 Dwarves (Act2 Drama Group).

Sonya recently started studying at Greenstone Performance Academy. She has been in many choirs and chorales at school but recently started singing lessons last year. In her primary years, she took piano and Speech and Drama lessons. Sonya is delighted to be a part of this show.


Emily Maunder

Cast Member - Osa

Emily is currently playing Osa in this production of A Little Night Music. Originally from Napier, Emily moved to Christchurch in 2018 to study musical theatre at NASDA. During her time there she was in productions like 42nd Street, Urinetown and played Louise in Holiday Inn at the Court Theatre. Other productions Emily has been involved in include, Anything Goes, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Mary Poppins, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love).

Emily’s favourite musical theatre composer of all time is Stephen Sondheim. So she is really excited to bring this beautiful piece to the stage. Emily grew up playing the piano and loved how intricate all of his works were. Listening to them she always felt like she could see the colours in front of her.


Emily has had a great time working with this wonderful team and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Blair McHugh

Cast Member - Mr Lindquist

Blair began performing in Musical Theatre with shows for UC MuSoc - the first in 1989 voicing Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. His first appearance with Showbiz Christchurch was the 1993 production of Anything Goes which lead two dozen productions over the subsequent thirty years, including Les Misérables, Into the Woods (Steward), 42nd Street (Pat Denning), Chess (Walter), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Cats (Growltiger), Joseph (Pharaoh), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Buddy (Hipockets), Avenue Q (Brian), The Phantom of the Opera (Piangi), Mamma Mia! (Harry), and Sister Act (Joey). Other productions include Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto, Carmen and A Christmas Carol as a member of the Canterbury Opera Chorus, Chicago (Billy Flynn) for Variety Theatre Ashburton, Joseph (Jacob/Potiphar) for North Canterbury Musicals, and ELF The Musical (Santa) for JK Performing Arts.  

Blair is a foundation member of Atlas Voices (Ravil Atlas) and The Vocal Collective (Richard Marrett), and a Producer for CIMTSS - the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (Luke Di Somma).  After two years of Musical Theater decimation, and having just returned from the Southern Lakes Tour with The Vocal Collective, Blair is grateful for the opportunity to be once again performing in a Sondheim musical after previously appearing in productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Miles Gloriosus) with UC MuSoc, and Into The Woods (Steward) and Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) with Showbiz Christchurch. A Little Night Music marks Blair’s second outing with Enchanting Productions, having played Ben Weatherstaff in The Secret Garden in 2021.


Following on from A Little Night Music, Blair resumes rehearsals for Verdi’s Requiem with the CSO Ensemble Choir and Matilda with Showbiz Christchurch which are both being staged in September, and The Vocal Collective concert Still Can’t Stop the Feeling in October.


Tara Martin

Cast Member - Mrs Nordstrom

Originally from the US, Tara studied music at University. She left music for a while though and re-trained as a physiotherapist.


After moving to NZ, she returned to performing and has performed in producAons with New Zealand Opera, Showbiz, The Opera Club, Atlas Voices, The Free Theatre and Repertory Theatre. A huge Sondheim fan, she is delighted and honoured to join this producAon.

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Shannon Hurley

Cast Member - Mrs Anderssen

Shannon gained a Bachelor of Performing Arts at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). She has been involved in musical theatre productions for the Taieri Musical Society, (Dunedin) The Court Theatre, North Canterbury Musical Society, Centrestage Rolleston and Showbiz Christchurch. Favourite roles include Maria in NCMS’s production of The Sound of Music, and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, also for NCMS. 

She has sung in numerous vocal ensembles, including the Aparima Singers, (Dunedin), the Ionian Singers, (London, UK) and most recently Atlas Voices and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Chorus.

Locally, Shannon runs her own vocal studio, Yellowstone Vocal Studio and is co-director of the Christchurch Girls’ Choir.


Scott Christie

Cast Member - Mr Erlanson

Scott Christie grew up in Dunedin where he performed in the local musicals for Taieri Musical and Musical Theatre Dunedin. He had the incredible opportunity to be in the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir for 2017-2018 where he got to perform in Hong Kong and Shanghai. 

In 2019 he moved to Christchurch to study at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated this year, and where he had the opportunity to perform such roles as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and George in The Drowsy Chaperone.

As a huge Sondheim fan, he could not be more excited to help bring this wonderful show to life.


Elizabeth Ellison

Cast Member - Mrs Segstrom

Elizabeth is a young performer who is passionate about musical theatre and has been involved in a range of musical projects.  She is very excited to be a part of A Little Night Music


Having completed her first year of classical voice at Otago University in 2021, Elizabeth is now back in Christchurch to focus on musical theatre. During 2020, she was a part of the Lazy Sundays concert with New Zealand Opera, completed the Durufle Requiem with Atlas Voices and the Mozart Requiem with the CSO Symphonic Chorus.Elizabeth has been involved in a range of theatre companies including Showbiz Christchurch, North Canterbury Musical Society, Riccarton Players.  She was part of the Specialist Music Programme at Burnside High School, took NCEA music and drama and  was a member of the Senior Chorale and Bel Canto choirs, who received gold awards at the Big Sing 2018.  

Elizabeth continues to work hard to improve her musical theatre skills and attends weekly singing lessons with Ravil Atlas and Catherine Hay. She also attends a range of dance classes at Studio42 Performing Arts. Elizabeth is very passionate about the arts and hopes to continue further training in the future.


Sophie Ricketts

Cast Member - Cover for Charlotte and Mrs Anderssen

Sophie is a versatile performer and a graduate of NASDA. She has professional performance experience in musical theatre, dramatic plays, cabaret shows, voice acting and corporate entertainment.

Her solo show BLUE Experience was developed as part of the In Session cabaret festival produced by Blackboard Theatre Collective in 2019 and has subsequently been performed at Little Andromeda in Christchurch, Dunedin Fringe Festival and Nelson Fringe Festival.


She is a member of local pop music choir The Vocal Collective, is a vocalist with the big band Sideline Swing and the recipient of an Arts Excellence High Achievers Award from Dame Malvina Major.

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Cast Member - Cover for Henrik, Fredrik, Carl-Magnus (The Piano Season)


Ricky has a strong passion for the visual, performing, and musical arts. He was a member of the 2019-2020 Court Theatre Youth Company, where he played Cunobeline in Boudica (2019) and Dr. Lanyon in Jekyll & Hyde (2020). He has acted in shows with Top Dog Theatre (The Winter’s Tale, 2018), Little Andromeda, Showbiz, Centrestage Rolleston and Dramasoc. He was a member and soloist in the 2015-2016 New Zealand Secondary Students Choir.

Ricky has written and directed several short films. His film TRUTH.exe was selected for the 2020 Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival (US), the 2019 Sci-Fi Film Festival (AUS) and won Best Student Film at the 2020 Miami Int’l Sci-Fi Film Festival (US). His short film on the 2010-2011 earthquakes, Tremble, was in the 2020 Top of the South Film Festival (Aotearoa Selection, NZ) and was nominated for Best True Story at the 2019 Sydney Indie Film Festival. He is currently in post-production for an indie feature film that took 3 years to film, The Bostrom Scenario.

Ricky recently finished his BFA in Fine Arts (Film) at the University of Canterbury and is back at UC completing his BA in Philosophy.

Anne-Marie Cotton
Cast member - Desirée Armfeldt (The Piano Season)


Anne-Marie is no stranger to the Christchurch stage, with a performing career dating back 35 years to her first musical with Repertory Theatre, which just happens to have been A Little Night Music, playing the role of Countess Charlotte Malcom.


Many of Anne-Marie's appearances have been for Showbiz Christchurch (with musical theatre being her first passion) beginning with Me & My Girl in 1992. Roles have included Hope in Anything Goes, Madame Wardrobe in Beauty & the Beast, The Beggar Woman/Lucy in Sweeney Todd, Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, a featured soloist in Broadway Hitmen and Sister Mary Martin of Tours in Sister Act! with Hair, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof and Mama Mia! being additional favourite productions with them.


Other theatre credits include Agness Gooch in MAME, Milly Hall in the NZ production of Rush!, and Anna in The King and I.


Anne-Marie is a foundation member of The Vocal Collective (Richard Marrett) and continues to enjoy regularly performing and touring with them, as well as being a Producer for CIMTSS – The Christchurch Musical Theatre Summer School (Luke Di Somma).


Anne-Marie welcomes the opportunity to support the cast as a Cover for the role of Desirée and get to enjoy, once again, the beautiful music of Stephen Sondheim sung by a magnificent cast. 

Shannon-Aimeé Bradley
Cast Member - Cover for Petra (The Piano Season)

Originally from London, Shannon-Aimeé has worked extensively as a performer in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is a regular performer within Christchurch and has had the pleasure to work with several companies, including: Atlas Voices Ensemble, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, The Court Theatre, Showbiz Christchurch, NASDA, Hwyl Theatre co., Blackboard Theatre Collective, CenterStage Rolleston, and New Zealand Opera. Some recent highlights for her have been: playing the role of 'Belle' in Beauty and the Beast, being a soloist in the New Zealand premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard and performing in Grammy Award winning opera singer Jonathan Lemalu's 2021 concert series. 


She has recently completed her Master of Music degree through the University of Canterbury and is planning to begin her Doctorate. Shannon-Aimeé is also a TOSCA accredited vocal coach teaching both privately and for programmes such as Greenstone Academy. Outside of musical theatre, she can often be found training in circus arts (lyra, corde-lisse, sling, and silks).

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