Every Single Saturday






Les Currie - Producer

Les Currie has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than forty years working across theatre, film, television and special events.

After attending NIDA, Les worked briefly as an actor. He then worked as an Assistant Director for four years on the television shows Homicide, Matlock Police and Division 4 followed by a period as Tour Manager with the Queensland Arts Council.

He was appointed Presentations Manager for the Arts Council of NSW and produced or presented over 35 different shows in theatres and schools throughout NSW for adult and school audiences.

He then formed his own business, Les Currie Presentations, for which he has produced or presented more than 30 theatrical productions and concerts for adults and school children nationally. Some of the shows toured included: Steaming, Love Letters, Catholic Schoolgirls, Talley’s Folly, One for the Road, Sex Diary of an Infidel, A Bedfull of Foreigners and Daylight Saving.

For other organisations he has produced over 40 major festivals and concerts covering most forms of the arts and been General Manager of three theatre complexes.

Currently, Les is promoting another two productions, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in partnership with Sean McKenna, bringing their toe tapping, all singing, all plucking obituary of Rock and Roll and melodious light entertainment on their long-awaited first Australian tour of Australia and Penguin Café, by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia, for a one night only performance at the City Recital Hall showcasing nine talented musicians from every walk of musical life brought together by Arthur Jeffes in a successful continuation of his late father Simon’s original concept of the Penguin Café Orchestra.




Joanna Weinberg -Writer and Composer

Joanna Weinberg is the composer and writer/performer of nine one-woman shows, three musicals and the co-author and principal songwriter of Goddess, the feature film starring Ronan Keating and Laura Michelle Kelly, due for release in Australia in 2012.

Joanna has composed and released two albums, the most recent being the critically acclaimed The Piano Diaries, based on her show of the same name, which launched in November 2011. She is married with two children, one of whom played football for ten years.





Lisa Freshwater –Director

LLisa is a creator, director and writer of live visual, physical and musical performance. In 2011 Lisa directed a workshop of Megan Shorey’s new musical One in Seven for the Fresh Ground Initiative at the Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane. She also directed About Face for Performance 4A & The Chinese New Year Festival at Belvoir Street and Too Far to Walk for Over The Bar at the Manning Entertainment Centre in Taree, NSW.

In 2010 Lisa wrote and directed Bitter/Sweet for The Sydney Fringe Festival. Bitter/Sweet was nominated for The Grolsh Best of Fest People’s Choice Award and The Drum Media Show Stopping Individual Performance Award. For MTV Australia & Dream World Lisa directed MTV Plugs into Dream World Summer Series - featuring celebrities, dancers, motor cross riders and DJ’s.

From 2004- 2008 she was the live show director for the multi-award winning Australian cast and the Emmy nominated American cast of the children’s group Hi-5. This included
performances at the Nokia Theatre on Broadway, arena tours throughout Australia, NZ, Singapore, American & the UK and multiple live performances including Movie World, regional tours, appearances and international launches.

Lisa directed the charity concerts Hat’s Off! 09 and Hats Off Meets the Stars Come Out for Mardi Gras and Oz Show Biz Cares at the Sydney Theatre and Raise the Roof, the tsunami relief concert at the State Theatre. From 2003 – 2004 she was assistant to the international creative team and children’s acting coach of Disney’s The Lion King. Lisa studied with Keith Bain OAM at NIDA, where she completed a Graduate Diploma in Movement Studies after graduating from the University of New South Wales, Theatre in 1994.





Brad Miller – Musical Director

Originally hailing from South Africa, Brad Miller is a Musical Director, Composer and Arranger for theatre, film and television. Brad completed his musical training in orchestration and arranging through Boston's Berklee College of Music and holds a Diploma in Media Composition from the London School of Creative Studies. His numerous stage credits include AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, FOREVER PLAID, A CHORUS LINE, HAIR, ROMANCE/ROMANCE, A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT, GODSPELL, JERRY'S GIRLS and the Broadway revival of CANDIDE on which Brad was invited to serve as apprentice to legendary theatre director Harold Prince.




Josef Brown – Choreographer

Josef was a celebrated artist of Sydney Dance Company, Modern Dans Topluluguu (Ankara, Turkey), Nomad Dance Theatre and a soloist with the Australian Ballet.

In 2004 Josef originated the role of Johnny Castle in the Australian production of Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on stage, which went on to become a world-wide box office smash, recording the biggest pre-sale in West End history. After concluding the Australian tour, Josef opened the West End, London production, before heading up the Pre-Broadway tour throughout the United States.

More recently, Josef played Patrick on the Logie award winning ABC3 teen-drama, Dance Academy and was Auctus in the hotly anticipated prequel, Spartacus-Gods of the Arena for the US STARZ Network.

He was Associate Producer and Camera on the short-form dance documentary, Art During Siege, that aired on ABCTV in 2005, co-founded CINEMOVES - a forum for dance and movement on screen and co-created a dance and music workshop for the Kids at the House Series (Opera House).

Josef has been a contributor of articles to Dance Australia, Dance Europe and Brolga magazines and was also a dance critic for Dance Europe. He was a sitting board member of the NSW Ministry for the Arts, an award winning performer and a photographic model for some of the world’s most respected photographers.




Justin Nardella – Set and Costume Design

Justin's artistic passion has always been to design. During his high school days at Newtown Performing Arts he found an interest in theatre design and went onto NIDA to study in the field.  

Since graduating he has designed for theatre, film and events. After designing his first show at B-Sharp, Ladybird, he went on to design Bliss and Whore at Downstairs Belvoir, Before and After at STC Next Stage, and Macbeth and Glace Chase for the Darlinghurst Theatre.  He designed the new Australian plays Silent Disco for Griffin Theatre Company and Engine for NORPA which both had successful tours.  He was the production designer of the online film Andy X, and designed the Could Be Bad video clip for The Scare.  

Over the past two years he has designed event spaces for Brisbane Festival, including the pop-up outdoor amphitheatre, and oversaw the 2011 Festival Launch. Other event designs include the Audi Lighthouse building  Launch, and events for companies including GHD, UBS, Aveda, Cointreau and Mount Gay Rum. For the past three years he has worked part time as a design assistant on Global Creature's How to Train Your Dragonand King Kong.  He was the inaugural winner of the BMW Young Artist award, and a recipient of the William Fletcher Grant.  
Every Single Saturday is Justin's first musical design.




Martin Kinnane – Lighting Design

Martin has designed for theatre and events both nationally and internationally. He has lit 50 productions for the Ensemble Theatre including SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, END OF THE RAINBOW and KIDS STUFF, EMBERS for HotHouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company, THE WEB for HotHouse Theatre and Black Swan, A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG and MEMORY OF WATER for Whoosh Productions, SATANGO for the Griffin, PEARLIE IN THE PARK, SPRUNG, WORRY WORTS and FAIRY’S WINGS for Monkey Baa, LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE and CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAHY at the Sydney Opera House and JUST MACBETH for the Bell Shakespeare Company.

Work beyond the theatrical includes lighting design for East Timor’s Independence Day Celebrations for the United Nations, ABSINTHE and DESIR in the Spiegel Tent, New York, Las Vegas and Miami, the Papal Ceremonies at World Youth Day 2008 and the Opening Ceremony World Masters Games 2009. Martin is possibly best known for his spectacularly theatrical lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (the Bridge Effect) from 2000 to 2007, which has brought him international renown.

As a producer Martin has worked on quite a varied range of projects. He has produced all White Box’s productions, BLUE EYES AND HEELS with Whoosh Productions and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, THE MUSICAL with Three Amigos. Martin is a design lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Industries for Charles Sturt University.



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