Gala Dinner Entertainment

Returning for the 2018 Dinner, The Accidents are joining us as part of our Entertainment entourage.

Sponsored by Diamond Sponsor, Simpson Farms the Accidents are armed with highly developed musicianship, irrestible vocals and using technology to its limits, this ensemble has the ability to entertain, enthrall and dance the pants off any audience, from 20 something party hards to 30 something uber corporate movers and shaker to baby boomers and beyond.

 

Sponsored by, Diamond Sponsor Simpson Farms

Local Talent, Local Production – Bundaberg retains world class performers!

While they may have travelled the world individually, three local female stars continue to make their mark on the place they call home - Bundaberg. Thanks to the ever-growing support of the local Arts Industry, Suellen Cusack-Greensill, Natalie Sweetapple and Jessica Modolo are now joining forces to perform as a classical crossover trio and entertain from where it all began.

If your musical palette has a taste for the great opera standards, musical theatre classics right through to the greatest rock hits, the Songbirds are guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Recently showcasing their talent with ‘Songbirds - The Broadway Edition’, over 250 local music enthusiasts descended upon the Shalom Performing Arts Precinct for an afternoon of first class entertainment.

For more information, corporate bookings and appearances email alison@suellencusack.com

Natalie Sweetapple

Natalie's passion for performing began when she made her first stage debut at the age of three. Natalie has trained extensively in every aspect of the arts, but on discovering her passion for singing, pursued it through over 20 years of intensive vocal training across all genres. Natalie graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Performance Honours) and then furthered her studies at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre.

In 2014, Natalie made her professional theatre debut as Jemima in Harvest Rain Theatre Company's Arena production of CATS, performing alongside and understudying Marina Prior. In 2015, she performed at QPAC in both THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (with Andrew O'Keefe, John Woods and Nancye Hayes) and INTO THE WOODS (as the role of Rapunzel with Rhonda Burchmore and Rachael Beck).

Suellen Cusack-Greensill

Suellen studied Opera under the late Margreta Elkins OMB, and Greg Massingham at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Throughout her years of performing she has taken to the stage at the Lincoln Centre on Broadway in NY, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada and toured the Australian Capital cities as a soloist. Suellen has performed alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli, the Celtic Tenors, Marina Prior, and many Australian artists. She is a recording artist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has performed live on Channel 7's 'The Morning Show'.Suellen has been championed by Michael Crawford, the original star of The Phantom of the Opera, who found her 'captivating'.Suellen is the proud recipient of the 2018 Bundaberg City Council Cultural Spirit Australia Day award.

Jessica Modolo

Jessica started singing and performing at the age of 6 and throughout her youth, competed and placed in many local and state vocal competitions. From tertiary studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, majoring in classical voice, Jessica took up the opportunity and scholarship as a singer and dancer at the New York Film Academy. After graduating she continued to live in NYC performing in several professional productions including Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Avenue Q (Kate Monster) and as a principal in the original cast of One Day - a series of original short plays. Jessica is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Bursary.

Jessica hold an Associate Performance Diploma in Musical Theatre and Licentiate in Teaching from Trinity College London, as well as her Diploma in Musical Theatre from NYFA. Always willing and continually learning, she will continue her study in a masters of vocal pedagogy in the near future.