Samantha Dodemaide

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Samantha Dodemaide

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Most recently Samantha appeared as one of the Merry Murderesses, as well as understudy to Roxie Hart in the Australian tour of Chicago (John Frost and Suzanne Jones). Prior to this Samantha captivated audiences as Elphaba in HOTA’s Wicked (HOTA/ Matt Ward Productions) and performed in the acclaimed production of Evita (GFO/ Opera Australia) in which she was understudy to Tina Arena’s Eva Peron.

Samantha’s breakthrough role came as Dorothy in the 2017-18 Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz (GFO/ Suzanne Jones). Before heading down the “yellow brick road” Samantha was a part of the Australia/Japan tour of Singin’ in the Rain as Kathy U/S (Michael Cassel/ Dainty Group) and starred as the title role in Violet (Blue Saint Productions), for which she was nominated for a 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Her other credits include Anything Goes as Erma and Reno U/S (GFO/ Opera Australia), Sweet Charity as Charity Hope Valentine U/S (Tinderbox/ Neil Gooding/ Luckiest Productions), A Chorus Line as Cassie, Diana, Maggie, Sheila, Judy U/S (TML), as well as ensemble member in Wicked (Universal Studios Japan), King Kong Live on Stage (Global Creatures), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (GFO), The Producers (The Production Company) and Anything Goes (The Production Company).

Samantha was the proud recipient of the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment in 2013.

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