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Lily Baulderstone

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Lily Baulderstone

Ensemble

Lily Baulderstone

Ensemble

Lily recently graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. Prior to this, she completed a Certificate lV in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). During her time at the VCA, Lily performed the title role of Flora Mezaros in Flora, The Red Menace and was Dance Captain/Lucy Schmeeler in On the Town. She was also the grateful recipient of the Mabel Kent Scholarship. Professionally, her theatre credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Crossroads Live) as Ensemble/ Veruca Salt cover and most recently Into the Woods (Watch This) playing the role of Little Red Riding Hood. On screen, Lily played the lead in a promotional video for the Queensland Maroons with Puma, launching their 2021 Jersey. Lily is thrilled to be joining the cast of 9 TO 5 and would like to thank her family and BGM agency for their unwavering support.
ZOE COPPINGER

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ZOE COPPINGER

Missy / Ensemble

ZOE COPPINGER

Missy / Ensemble

Zoe made her professional music theatre debut at age 18 in The Production Company’s season of Gypsy. Since then she has performed in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (James Anthony Productions), Follies in Concert (Storeyboard Entertainment), Guys and Dolls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Boy From Oz and the role of Bambi in Curtains (The Production Company). She was also seen in the Australian Tour of TML Enterprises’ Fiddler On The Roof where she understudied the roles of Chava and Tzeitel. Zoe most recently was in the Australian production of Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures), where she understudied and performed the roles of Muriel and Joanie Heslop. Zoe studied at Michelle Slater Coyne Performing Arts. She is thrilled to be part of 9 TO 5 and would like to thank her Mum, Dad and sisters for their unconditional love and Helen Pandos Management for their ongoing support.
MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

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MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

Kathy / Ensemble

MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

Kathy / Ensemble

Melbourne bred and a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BFA in Music Theatre, Mia is an Australian actress, singer and dancer who has spent her time between stage and screen. Upon graduation, Mia made her professional debut touring for two years as part of the original Australian cast of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical (Disney Theatrical Productions). For The Production Company, Mia has appeared as Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie and as Dance Captain for the Australian premiere of Ragtime. Most notably to date, Mia toured nationally playing the female supporting role of Lorraine in the hit musical Jersey Boys (Dainty/New Theatricals). More recently, Mia was cast and developed the supporting role of Dan in the exciting new Australian workshop of Wags: The Musical. Her screen credits include the online web series The Fall From Eve and the upcoming web series titled Hilltown: The Untold Story as lead protagonist, Amy Cooper. Behind the camera, Mia choreographed and starred in the fashion label Ergonaut's campaign launch and was choreographer for iconic Australian band Cosmos Midnight’s music video Mind Off. Mia is a proud member of MEAA.
BEN GILLESPIE

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BEN GILLESPIE

Ensemble

BEN GILLESPIE

Ensemble

Originally from Queensland, Ben began his training at the Toowoomba School of Dance continuing on to WAAPA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. A sought after performer, Ben’s theatre credits include Chicago (GFO), Pepe in West Side Story on Sydney Harbour (Handa Opera), Aladdin (The Walt Disney Company) covering and performing the title role, and Singin’ in the Rain for both The Production Company and the Dainty Group., the latter production touring both Australia and Japan. Ben has also been fortunate enough to travel the world as part of both the vocal trio The Aussie Boys and the Motown vocal group Soulmates. Ben is represented by T&E Management and is delighted to be returning to the stage in 9 TO 5.
EMMA HAWTHORNE

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EMMA HAWTHORNE

Dance Captain / Swing

EMMA HAWTHORNE

Dance Captain / Swing

Emma is excited to be joining the cast of 9 TO 5, especially considering she has never worked a 9 to 5 job! Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2004, Emma has become a seasoned performer in musical theatre. Shows include Wicked (GFO), Mamma Mia! (Louise Withers), West Side Story (Opera Australia), Hair (Peace Productions), Dusty (The Production Company), Annie (GFO), Dr Zhivago (GFO), West Side Story (West Side Story Australasia/Opera Australia), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Productions), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Three Amigos Productions), Kiss Me Kate (The Production Company) and Godspell: Prepare Ye (Hayden Tee). Outside of performing, Emma is a professional yoga instructor, choreographer and a regular teacher at the Sydney Dance Company Studios.
James Haxby

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James Haxby

Tinsworthy / Ensemble

James Haxby

Tinsworthy / Ensemble

James trained at Victorian College of the Arts (BA Acting) and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Classical Acting). He recently performed the role of Grandpa George, as well as covering Willy Wonka in the Brisbane and Perth seasons of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for Crossroads Live. Other stage performances include Iago in Othello, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (Sport for Jove Theatre), Puffs or Seven Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (LifeLike Touring), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It and Henry V (Pop-Up Globe, Melbourne and Sydney), Quick Death/Slow Love (La Mama), The Rivers of China (TheatreWorks), The Legend of King O’Malley (La Mama and Seymour Centre), Dogg’s Hamlet/Cahoot’s Macbeth, Generous, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The History Boys and Putting it Together. James was also seen in the feature film Swimming for Gold. James is thrilled to be joining the incredible cast of 9 TO 5.
Emma Johns

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Emma Johns

Maria / Ensemble

Emma Johns

Maria / Ensemble

Emma made her musical theatre debut as Little Eva in The King & I (GFO/Opera Australia), and recently appeared as Connie Wong in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company). She has been fortunate enough to make her way around the world performing with Hi-5, The Fairies, Barney Party Series (MEI/Smile Live Ent) and on the Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). Her screen credits include the feature film Dance Academy: The Comeback (Werner Films), TV series Dance Academy and Deadly Women as well as numerous commercials. Emma’s creative and choreographic credits include Fame! The Musical, Seussical! The Musical (Birdie Productions), C’mon! The Lleyton Hewitt Musical (ATYP), Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert (Bondi Theatre Company), Once Upon A Time and Wish Upon A Star (JEM Entertainment of which she is a co-founder). Emma wishes to thank her agents T&E, her family and friends for all their support.
JAY JOHNS

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JAY JOHNS

Bob / Ensemble

JAY JOHNS

Bob / Ensemble

Born and raised in Sydney, Jay graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma of Performing Arts. He competed in So You Think You Can Dance Australia, making the Top 4. His other credits include G.E.M XXX World Tour, The X-Factor, The Voice, Mickey’s Christmas Big Band at Disneyland Paris, Peter Pan for Bonnie Lythgoe Productions and the role of Slap in Hot Shoe Shuffle for Birdie Productions. A regular performer for Opera Australia, he has appeared in their productions of Carmen, Turandot, The Eighth Wonder, Love for Three Oranges and Simon Boccanegra. He has also toured the world with Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. Jay’s television credits include Love Child, Doom 3, Tough Nuts, Behind Mansion Walls and various commercials. He is thrilled to be making his music theatre debut in 9 TO 5 and is thankful to T&E Management, his family and friends for their support.
ETHAN JONES

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ETHAN JONES

Joe / Ensemble

ETHAN JONES

Joe / Ensemble

Ethan has worked professionally in the Performing Arts industry since 2013, training with The Arts Centre Gold Coast Development Program alongside the Griffith University Applied Theatre course. Since then he has performed in, created, and produced theatre Australia-wide and abroad. He debuted on stage in Cats: The Arena Spectacular (Brisbane Convention Centre) with Marina Prior and was not long after directed by Simon Gallaher in Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Theatre). Internationally, Ethan worked as a Dance Captain for Universal Studios Singapore before moving to the USA to tour as a singer and musician. A graduate of Music Theatre from WAAPA, Ethan’s theatre credits include Disney in Concert: A Dream is A Wish (Riverside Theatre), Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz (Crown Theatre), Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family Musical (Regal Theatre), and Doody in Grease: The Arena Spectacular (RAC Arena).
Sarah Krndija

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Sarah Krndija

Margaret / Ensemble

Sarah Krndija

Margaret / Ensemble

Sarah’s theatre credits include Vivid White (MTC), Phebe in As You Like It and Lucentio in The Taming Of The Shrew (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), Celeste #1/Elaine in Sunday In The Park With George (Watch This), Margo in Bright Star (Pursued by Bear), Katherine in 50 Shades of Grey the Musical (David Venn Enterprises) and Rachel in the Australian tour of Friends: The Musical Parody (SK Entertainment). For screen, Sarah recently wrapped filming the Amazon Prime/Matchbox series Class of ‘07 as part of the lead cast; the series will launch internationally in 2023. She is featured in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (Warner Bros), as Olivia (lead) in The Junket (Autumn Pictures), Paper Cut and as Olesya (lead) in the ADG and ADW nominated Ukrainian short, Something Has Died In The Forest (nomination for Best Performance at Setting Sun Festival). Sarah is a violinist and can speak English, Croatian, Serbian and Ukrainian.
Antonia Marr

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Antonia Marr

Swing

Antonia Marr

Swing

Antonia graduated from Doreen Bird College in London and began her career as Tiger Lily in Peter Pan. Since leaving the UK, she has been performing her way around the world as Elphaba in Wicked at Universal Studios Japan, Bride of Frankenstein at Universal Studios Singapore, Belle at Hong Kong Disneyland and as a lead vocalist for Princess Cruises. Antonia then relocated to Australia, where she performed as Francisca in West Side Story for The Production Company in Melbourne. After moving to the sunshine state, her credits include Rent at QPAC, lead female vocalist at Dracula’s Cabaret, Nessarosa in Wicked at HOTA and lead female vocalist at The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub.
JOSH MULHERAN

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JOSH MULHERAN

Dick / Ensemble

JOSH MULHERAN

Dick / Ensemble

Brisbane born Josh studied at Ed5 International’s full-time Musical Theatre course before making his professional debut as Snowboy in West Side Story (The Production Company). His theatre credits include Ensemble/Subway Ghost and Willie Lopez cover in Ghost: The Musical (Ambassador Theatre Group), Ray/Ensemble  in Side Show (One Eyed Man Productions/Hayes Theatre), Tom Springfield/Ensemble in Dusty (The Production Company), and he was part of the original Australian cast of Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon (Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, GFO). Josh has most recently finished a tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Cross Roads Live) as Swing and prior to that appeared as Joey in Jersey Boys (Dodger Theatricals) and understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli during the national tour. His original music released with his band Gunning for Allie has amassed several hundred thousand plays across streaming services, with lead song Braille receiving airplay on national radio. Josh thanks his family and friends for their never-ending support and is thrilled to be part of 9 TO 5.
TOM NEW

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TOM NEW

Swing

TOM NEW

Swing

Tom’s performing began at a young age with early theatre credits including Mame and The King & I (The Production Company) and television appearances including Prank Patrol and Thank God You’re Here. Tom completed the Foundation in Music Theatre at VCA before completing his BA in Music Theatre at WAAPA, where he was the recipient of the Bill Warnock Award for Most Promising Music Theatre Student. Since graduating, Tom’s theatre credits have included ensemble/ Amos Cover in Chicago (GFO), Big Deal in West Side Story (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Bare: The Musical (StageArt), Evan in Tinder Tales (Something Blue Productions) and Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Phoenix Productions and StageArt). His other appearances include acting in Spartacus (Australian Ballet) and a tour of the educational musical Treasure Hunt (Perform Education). Tom would like to thank his family, friends and Helen Pandos Management for their incredible support.
Jake O’Brien

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Jake O’Brien

Swing

Jake O’Brien

Swing

Jake O’Brien moved from Townsville to Melbourne where he studied dancing and musical theatre full-time for three years. After graduating in 2015 Jake joined StageArt’s season of In The Heights, then became a member of Lion Hearts Dance Company and performed in two shows, Table of 8 and Fabricated. Jake then travelled around the Mediterranean seas as a singer/dancer with Celebrity Cruises. In 2018 he joined the cast of Disney’s Aladdin tour of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as one of the colourful ensemble members and covered Iago. In 2019 and 2021 he joined Opera Australia’s classic West Side Story as the Jet, Big Deal. Jake has also appeared in Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries in the guest role of Milo Nabone. His other credits include That's Amore (Melbourne Fringe Festival), modelling for the National Australian Bank, playing the role of Mike Costa in A Chorus Line with Mad About Theatre and joining DHB Theatricals’ Suddenly. Jake is honoured to be joining the talented cast of 9 TO 5 and always thankful for his agents support at Ian White Management. 

MATTHEW PRIME

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MATTHEW PRIME

Dwayne / Ensemble

MATTHEW PRIME

Dwayne / Ensemble

Hailing from Adelaide, Matthew graduated from Victorian College of the Arts (BFA in Music Theatre) in 2018. While at VCA, Matthew was a featured soloist in VCA’s Morning Melodies presented by Arts Centre Melbourne at Hamer Hall and played Mike in A Chorus Line. In 2018, Matthew made his professional debut in the Australian tour of Jersey Boys. His other recent credits include The Production Company’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and the role of Jimmy Ray in Pursued by Bear’s Bright Star. Matthew is excited to be playing Dwayne in this production of 9 TO 5.
Jackson Reedman

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Jackson Reedman

Ensemble / Assistant Dance Captain

Jackson Reedman

Ensemble / Assistant Dance Captain

Born and bred on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Jackson commenced his dance and vocal training at a young age at Dance3D and appeared in many local productions. After graduating from high-school he travelled to New York to begin formal training in the performing arts. He returned to Australia to finish his tertiary tuition at Patrick Studios Australia, studying Musical Theatre under the direction of Andrew Hallsworth. Jackson made his professional musical theatre debut in the original Australian production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2019 and re-joined the production for the 2021 tour. Jackson’s other recent credits include the Untitled Baz Luhrmann film based on the life of Elvis Presley due for release by Warner Brothers in 2022 and the role of Stormtrooper in Altitude Theatre’s The Producers at Brisbane Powerhouse. Jackson would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their unconditional support and guidance over the years.
Jordan Tomljenovic

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Jordan Tomljenovic

Josh / Ensemble

Jordan Tomljenovic

Josh / Ensemble

Jordan left his hometown of Adelaide to train at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. He graduated from WAAPA in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. Whilst at WAAPA Jordan performed in A Chorus Line (Paul/Dance Captain), Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Strictly Ballroom (Ensemble/Swing), Cry-Baby (Ensemble) and Merrily We Roll Along (Ensemble) as well as receiving the 2020 Finlay Award. Jordan has appeared in Nice Work if You Can Get It for Neglected Musicals at the Hayes Theatre and was cast in the pandemic interrupted Cry-Baby covering Cry-Baby and Baldwin for LPD Productions and the Sydney Opera House. Jordan’s feature film credits include Boys in the Trees for Mushroom Pictures and the role of Justin in Raising The Bar.
Jessica Vellucci

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Jessica Vellucci

Candy Striper / Ensemble

Jessica Vellucci

Candy Striper / Ensemble

Jessica began her formal music theatre training at Patrick Studios Australia under the direction of Andrew Hallsworth before studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Jessica was mostly recently seen as Maggie in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company) and Hunyak in Chicago (John Frost and Suzanne Jones). She made her professional music theatre debut as an ensemble member in The Boy From Oz for The Production Company in 2018 and other credits include the Australian premiere production of Lazarus (The Production Company), Ascent (Citizen Theatre Company) and West Side Story (HANDA Opera for Opera Australia) on Sydney Harbour. She was also the grateful recipient of the 2017 Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation Music Theatre Award. Jessica is honoured to be returning to the stage in 9 to 5 and would like to thank her family, friends and agent for their unwavering support.