Sydney Theatre Award winner, Stef Jones, talks about her acting journey on Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy Hour
Regardless of it being the toughest times for performing arts, it is within the nature of the creatives in general to explore new avenues for collaboration. Stef Jones joins Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy Hour and shares what's been happening for her backstage while we all re-invent ourselves in unprecedented times for the arts as well.
Like Julia Cameron says in the Artist's Way, "Creativity - like human art itself - begins in darkness." And this is what we are exploring on Cheeky Tunes this Friday evening.
Stefanie’s music theatre career began at the age of seven when she appeared as Young Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s 10th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. The following year she was cast in SEL & GFO’s production of The Sound of Music playing Brigitta. In 2011 Stefanie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts having completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre and whilst at the VCA, received the Cassidy Bequest Fund Award on behalf of the University of Melbourne Trust. Stefanie has trained extensively in dance, having studied with the Queensland Ballet through their Junior Extension Program, and also holds her Associate Diploma in Music for Violin.
Jones' professional theatre credits include Rhonda Epinstall in the Australian National Tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Global Creatures) for which she won a Sydney Theatre Award (Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical), Giulietta in Aspects of Love (Walk This Way Productions), Jean MacLaren in Brigadoon (TPC), Liesl in The Sound of Music (RUG/GFO), Dream Ballet Laurie in Oklahoma! (TPC), Once The Musical (MTC/GFO), Dream Lover (GFO/Gilbert Theatrical), South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO), Carmen Live or Dead (Oriel Entertainment Group) and the Sydney workshop for King Kong The Musical (Global Creatures). Stefanie was also a 2016 finalist in the ANZ Trustees prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Competition. Stefanie’s screen credits include Molly (M4Entertainment/Seven Network), The Divorce (Princess Pictures/Opera Australia) and the role of Megan Dennison in Neighbours. Stefanie is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Read about other guests for the evening: Aaron Tsindos (actor), Damien Gaglietta (writer/ director), Marilane de Mello and quintet and Juliana Areias (Brazilian Singer-songwriter and tonight's music commentator)