After a sellout season of his one man show "Just A Broadway Bogan", Steve Judkins is back...and this time he's bringin' his mates. Joining Steve on stage will be some of his friends from the show biz industry (listed below) as well as some other mates including Jersey Boys own Glaston Toft and Mamma Mia's Kuki Tipoki .
Don't miss the chance to see and hear this talented performer before he heads of to New York later this year.
Proceeds from a charity auction on the night will go towards helping Aaron Hemleys attempt to break the world record for endurance sheering to raise money for Stawell Regional Health Oncology Unit.
Steve hails from Melbourne Australia where he has worked in most mediums of the performing arts. Early in his career he appeared in The New Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story, Bad Boy Johnny and The Prophets Of Doom and on Television in hit shows such as Water Rats, Big Sky and All Saints.
Steve moved to London in 1999 to perform art the Edinburgh Festival in two Shakespeare plays Macbeth and The Tempest. He then made his way on to London where he took a leading role in Notre Dame De Paris at the Dominion Theater and The Full Monty both on London’s West End.
An opportunity to work in The United States came up in 2004 and Steve went on to perform there for a further three years. He was the lead vocalist in Spirit Of Broadway which toured nationally as well as Broadways Christmas Spectacular where he co-starred with Stage and screen legend Debbie Reynolds and Jimmy Osmond of the Osmond Family.
Steve starred as Curly in the Las Vegas production of Oklahoma before heading back to the U.K to join the tour of Chitty Chitty Band Bang. After eight years of traveling and working abroad Steve decided to head home in 2008 to understudy the leading role of Johnny O’Keefe in the Australian production of Shout, The Legend Of The Wild One and soon after completed the Melbourne season of the smash hit Billy Elliot in June 2009. Steve is heading to Taiwan next month to perform in Jekyll and Hyde before setting off to New York with his wife Sasha to set up home.
Brian Mannix first came to national attention through his work as lead signer and songwriter with his band “The Uncanny X-Men”. Hit singles “Everybody Wants to Work” “Party” “How Do You Get Your Kicks” “Still Waiting” and “Fifty Years” saw the band achieve gold and platinum sales. Appearances on Countdown, which Brian hosted regularly, and Hey Hey it’s Saturday saw the band attract a fanatical following that made them one of the most popular bands of the 1980’s
As an actor Brian has appeared in television productions “The Flying Doctors” “Neighbours” “Blue Heelers” “The Comedy Company” “Col’n Carpenter Show” “Last Man Standing” to name a few.
Brian also appeared in the movies “The Bit Part” starring Nicole Kidman and “Chopper” starring Eric Bana” He has also enjoyed working in the theatrical productions of “Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom” and “Ladies Night”
A NIDA graduate from the class of 1984, Jennifer has enjoyed a varied career travelling all over the world - Tokyo, Hong Kong, Turkey, Sweden, Singapore, New York, New Zealand - and all over Australia in her work as an actress and singer. Like her life, her work has included comedy and tragedy, working for such varied companies as The Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, South Australian Opera Company, Western Australian Opera Company, South Australian Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, Riverina Theatre Company and Darwin Theatre Company.
She toured internationally & nationally (2003-2005) with MAMMA MIA!, playing the role of Tanya, and went straight from that to another hit show, ‘Menopause the Musical’ which toured all over Australia and New Zealand.
Most recently she performed in the award-winning Barrie Kosky production (STC/Malthouse) of ‘The Women Of Troy’. She was thrilled to appear in ‘Jerry Springer - The Opera’ at the Sydney Opera House performing the role of Zandra.
She has penned five cabarets (including ‘Balkan After Midnight’ which won an award at the 2001 Sydney Cabaret Convention). The most recent cabaret, ‘Phantoms, Phishnets & Ph*#$ed Up Love’ was written with her co-writer & long-time pal, Michael Stanley. Inspired by their cabaret success, they revived their creative partnership to form Vusta. Songs from their new CD ‘Liquid Dream of Blue’, first performed in New Zealand at Shanghai Lil's in 2006, were recently showcased at their CD launch on August 30th at Notes in Newtown.
Theatre : The Drowsy Chaperone, Scrimshander
(Melbourne Theatre Company), The Beautiful Losers (Melbourne International Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent, Adelaide Festival), Remembrance Of Things Past (Melbourne International Festival), The Danger Age, Broken Valley (Tasmanian Theatre Company),The Example, Jack Rabbit (Victorian Arts Centre), Jet Of Blood (VCA Directors’ Season), Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh), Jesus Christ Superstar (Harry M Miller), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Melbourne Comedy Festival / EHJ Productions), The Balcony, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll (VCA)
Film / TV : Dead Normal (ABC / BBC TV)
The Independent (Apocalypse Films), Auditioning For Love (Make Trouble Films), History Of The Comedy Channel (Foxtel), White Collar Blue, Stingers Undercover.
Writing : The Beautiful Losers, Sirrah, Al Jolson Sings Again
Awards : Green Room Awards - Best Ensemble 2006 & 2007 (The Beautiful Losers), Best Cabaret Award, 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival (The Beautiful Losers), Best Actor, 2006 Short And Sweet Festival (The Example)
Paul Ross is currently playing Father Alexandrios in the 10th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA!
Other stage credits include Cockney Costermonger in My Fair Lady (Opera Australia); the Lord Mayors’ Carols in the City (Brisbane City Council); Bustopher Jones & Old Gus in Cats (Dunedin Operatic); West End to Broadway Showstoppers (Epiphany Productions); one of the Delltones in SHOUT! The Legend of the Wild One (TML Enterprises); Guest International Artist in Broadway & Movie Classics (LKCCO); Boy 2 in Seriously: The Pet Shop Boys. Reinterpreted. (Miller, Lotherington & Knox); Snowy in Sideshow Alley – The Musical (Lasky, Paterson & McPherson); Dandy in SHOW YOURSELF! (MissFit Productions); Jake in The Pajama Game (The Production Company); Guest Artist in the Mandy Patinkin Master Class (2006 Adelaide Cabaret Festival); MAMMA MIA! (Dainty Consolidated Entertainment); Guest Vocalist in Songs For The Theatre (David W Young); Jason in I Should Be So Lucky (D&M Productions); Pissarro in Vincent – An A’Capella Opera (Homemade Musicals); Crusade – The Concert (Picture This! Productions); Courfreyac in Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh); and a Guest Artist in An After Dinner Treat (Anthony Crowley). Television guest roles include Neighbours (Grundy Television); Blue Heelers (Southern Star Productions); and Stingers (Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier).
Sasha Ely Judkins
Sasha is currently performing in Mamma Mia as the understudy to the leading role of Donna Sheriden. Sasha recently arrived in Australia from The United Kingdom where she played Go To Hell Kitty in the U.K production of Chicago as well as understudying the lead role of Velma Kelly which she played on numerous occasions. Sash toured the Untied States in the world renowned Spirit Of The Dance as an Irish dancer as well as performing as the lead vocalist and dancer in Spirit Of Broadway, Sasha was Dance Captain on CMC Productions which had her in charge of ten dancers and twelve one hour shows. Sasha Ely worked as a dancer in the smash hit U.K television variety program Night Fever as well as performing as a regular dancer at Blackpool’s famous Paradise Rooms. Most recently Sasha was understudy to the lead role of Mrs. Wilkinson as well as female dance swing on Billy Elliot in Melbourne.
Karlis Zaid / Paul Ross / Sasha Ely Judkins
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689