The Quirky Team

Tamara Finch

Artistic Director- Tamara Finch
In a period spanning 40 years, Tamara has extensive experience as a freelance dance teacher, as well as having performed in, Produced, Choreographed and Directed a wide variety of Musical Theatre.
Accrediting her musical theatre knowledge to the many companies she has worked with throughout Melbourne, Tamara’s exposure to children’s theatre, theatre restaurant and musical comedy also allowed her to experience the technical elements of stage managing, lighting, aesthetic design, marketing, and production management.

Tamara’s Theatrical credits are both vast and varied including choreographing classics such as Carousel, A Bunch Of Ratbags, Dimboola, Flora The Red Menace, Man Of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Pirates Of Penzance, Oklahoma!, On The Town, South Pacific, and Sweet Charity; through to the more contemporary shows such as Aida [by Elton John & Tim Rice], Aspects Of Love, Blood Brothers, Cats, Chicago, Follies In Concert, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, Hello Again, Is There Life After Highschool, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lucky Stiff, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Snoopy; The Hatpin; Zanna Don’t!; and subsequently expanding her role as Director/Choreographer for Anything Goes, Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel,  A Slice of Saturday Night, Guys & Dolls, Pippin and West Side Story.

Additional choreography includes: ‘1997 A One Night Stand With…’ (Victorian AIDS Council, Athenaeum Theatre); Eurovison The Musical (Chapel Off Chapel), Eurobeat, the Eurovision musical (2004 Melbourne Comedy Festival), Possum Magic (specialty item, Gary Ginivan Productions); OzMade Musicals 2007 (Magnormos, Athenaeum Theatre); Full Frontal (CH.10); Sensis City Search Invitation WEB Commercial (Exit Films); 24 Hour Musical (TV pilot, ARC Films); Hot Mikado & ‘13’ (St.Michael’s Grammar School), Anyone Can Whistle, Sondheim Triptych (Magnormos, Melbourne Recitial Centre),  Myer Christmas Parade 2010. Director/Choreographer Annie Get Your Gun (2008 Victorian Regional tour); Guys & Dolls (2010 Victorian Regional Tour).

James Rooney

Artistic Director- James Rooney
Since first stepping into musical theatre nearly 20 years ago, James has been involved in a variety of shows, having performed in Chicago, 42nd St, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line, and Cats to name a few. Other performance credits include ‘1997 A One Night Stand With…’ (Victorian AIDS Council, Athenaeum Theatre), and numerous appearances at the Victorian Tourism Awards.

James’ involvement in theatre has spanned all aspects including performance, stage management, lighting design, production management and after joining the production team as dance director for the amateur debut of Crazy For You, then went on to choreograph productions of Company, Anything Goes, West Side Story, Gigi, 42nd Street, Hello Dolly and The Producer’s. Directing credits include Crazy for You and Thoroughly Modern Millie. James has received a Victorian Theatre Guild award for performance and multiple nominations for Choreography.

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