With 20 years in the performance and entertainment industry Dunedin-based Douglas is one of the busiest producers, directors and entertainers in the country having amassed an impressive array of drama, television, concert and musical theatre credits.
As a producer and director he has been responsible for over 60 national and international musical theatre productions including The Rocky Horror Show, Les Miserables, The Producers, The Addams Family, The Buddy Holly Story, JC Superstar, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Cabaret, Chess, Me & My Girl, 42nd Street and A Chorus Line. He toured New Zealand & Asia in the international casts of Chicago & Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Television credits include regular guest appearances on Xena Warrior Princess, Street Legal, Shortland Street, The Pretender and Passion in Paradise. As a television host he fronted the high profile weekly draw of Lotto for 2 ½ years as well as The Lounge, 3 seasons of Destination New Zealand, the award winning reality game show - The Vodafone V24 Challenge and the Living Channels travel show ‘Hit the Road’.
In 2014 he joined forces with Taieri Musical to co-produce and direct Dunedin’s sellout season of Mamma Mia.
He again produced and directed Grease: The Arena Spectacular Live with Taieri Musical in 2016 and Mary Poppins in 2017 at the Regent Theatre, for both of these shows Doug was awarded Best Direction at the Otago Southland Theatre Awards.
In 2018 Doug directed the hugely popular production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at The Regent Theatre for Musical Theatre Dunedin and Grease: The Arena Spectacular Live for Invercargill Musical Theatre.
Wicked will be under the musical direction of Stuart Walker.
Stuart has been musical director and musician for many shows, including The Big Night In concert which marked the opening of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.
He has been involved with the musical direction for a number of musical theatre productions, including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, Westend to Broadway, The Producers, Dusty, Hooray for Hollywood, Lights on Broadway, 'Allo 'Allo, Jerry's Girls, An Evening with the Stars, The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, Hairspray and Music of the Knight, a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Regent Theatre.
Stuart's Fortune Theatre credits include I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Mum's Choir, Roger Hall's Cinderella, Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk and DKCM’s The Rat Pack Returns Live and Vebka's Windowblown concert.
He was pianist for Dunedin's Leading Ladies' in Epiphany Productions' West End to Broadway Showstoppers and was also musical director for Queenstown's Les Misérables, the Reach Out concert and The Rocky Horror Show.
Sydney born dancer, Emma trained in classical ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance from a young age. She has worked internationally in India and Taiwan on numerous contracts, in Australia, she toured NSW dancing in Grease Live, a tribute show to the musical and performed in many theatre restaurant shows in Sydney.
Since living in New Zealand, Emma has been a teacher at Bennett School of Ballet and Jazz, teaching jazz, musical theatre and ballet for the past five years. As a performer she has worked with Stage Struck productions in the North Island and been a member of the Otago Dancers since 2012, dancing at sporting events, corporate functions and such local productions as the Big Night In.
Emma's choreography debut was in 2014 with DKCM and Taieri Musical's Mamma Mia, followed by Grease: The Arena Spectacular in 2016 and Mary Poppins in 2017. Emma won the Otago Southland Theatre Award for Best Choreography for all three productions.
Emma has also choreographed East Otago Theatrical Society's productions of Oklahoma and Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Oamaru's The Addams Family and Taieri Musical's theatre restaurant Gourmet Broadway and most recently in 2018 Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Regent Theatre, Grease: The Arena Spectacular for Invercargill Musical Theatre and Ovation for Taieri Musical.