Category Archives: Creatives

Glynn Nicholas

Director – Producer – with a shiny face. Bet he’s wearing make up in that photo. Mr Nicholas has created, performed in and produced several stage shows which have played in Australia and several other countries.
In 1989 – 1991 he shot to national fame appearing on the ABC’s “The Big Gig” although Humphrey Bear was always his first love.
In 2006 he Produced, Directed and co-wrote “Eurobeat – almost Eurovision” which toured Australia, was the top-selling show at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, toured nationally for 20 weeks in the UK in 2008 and ran 3 months in London’s West End.
Song Contest is set to keep him busy for a few years. He also works as a keynote speaker and with key-note speakers, bossing them around. Check out the website

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Jason Coleman (Ministry of Dance)

Associate Director – Jason Coleman is a leading creative director who spawned his career at just 17. Since his beginning, Coleman has worked all over the world generating large and diverse credits working with artists including Tina Arena, Chaka Khan, John Farnham, Bee Gees and choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games which was seen by 3.8 billion people across the world. His talent has been demonstrated and acquired through television, dance, film and theatre. After nearly two decades, Jason Coleman is in demand now more than ever.

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Dare Music

Writers – Music Producers – Founders and owners of award-winning music production and publishing company Dare Music, Daniel & Gideon Frankel compose hit songs, produce and write music for films, theatre, television and major recording artists in Australia and overseas. Their work reaches the who’s who in Hollywood, including Jennifer Anniston when the Brothers co-wrote and produced the closing song for her film, “Call me Crazy”.

Their latest hot project is to craft the musical scores, lyrics and sound-tracks for “Song Contest – the Almost Eurovision Experience” – a major musical comedy directed by Glynn Nicholas.   “We are excited to be collaborating with Glynn and we are passionate about working with the complete smorgasboard of musical styles that Song Contest demands from dance, electronica, folk, acoustic and classical”, says Daniel Frankel.

Last year Dare won New York Festivals International Film and Television Award for Shanghai Tourism ”City of Inspiration” for which they composed and produced the epic orchestral soundtrack.

The Awards list is long and the diversity of their work reaches millions. Dare Music has created television and internet viral campaigns (50m hits), they have produced music for hi-end international advertising campaigns, composed themes The Australian Open, and The Fina World Swimming Championships and tourism organisations in Australia and around the globe; They continue to collaborate with rock stars, actors and world-class musicians – releasing new sound-tracks each year.

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Richard Jeziorny

Set – Costumes Designer – Award winning costume and set designer, Richard Jeziorny has been a resident designer for Mercury Theatre in New Zealand and Melbourne Theatre Co. He has designed for drama, musical theatre, ballet, opera, circus and dance. Over the years it’s been his craftsmanship behind many musicals for The Production Company such as ‘Camelot”, “Kiss me Kate” and “Sunset Boulevard”, for which he won a Green Room Award for Design in the Musical Theatre category. From the start of his career, his work has inspired many people and has cemented him as one of Australia’s leading set and costume designers. Richard’s creativity will shine at the Alex Theatre channelling the delights and excesses of The Song Contest.

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Stephen Hawker

Lighting Designer – Stephen’s has been painting with light for the past 20 odd years starting off with going to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts then moving to Sydney. He always says that he has lit most things, weddings, dance parties, theatre, dance, musicals and music events once even a line of broken guitars as an artwork in a warehouse where he lived. He has lit shows for many companies over the years that include Arts Radar, ATYP, Australian Chamber Orchestra, B Sharp, Belvoir, Flightpath Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Musica Viva, PlatForM 27, Queensize Productions, Shopfront Theatre, Showtune Productions, Siren Theatre Co, Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company. Stephen has consulted for a number of companies including Australian Museum and Notre Dame University for their venue upgrades. He has just shifted his world down to Melbourne and is currently playing with Malthouse Theatre.