In the Spotlight
The Musical Theatre Crew is a production company under the leadership of Leiz Moore and Allan Jeffrey as well as a musical theatre training school for talented young people.
Musical Theatre Training - for talented young people who are passionate about musical theatre
Mission: To develop musical theatre skills in young people aged 6-18 years through performance and production experience.
We have several types of training from beginner to developing skills 'Singing the story' and 'Onstage' classes to our talented Performance Ensembles. Entry into one of our three Performance Ensembles is by invitation following an audition.
Each year these students present public seasons of quality musicals.
SENIOR ENSEMBLE (14-18 years old)
2018 - 42nd Street
2017 - Thoroughly Modern Millie
2016 - Into the Woods
2015 - Guys & Dolls
2014 - Anything Goes
2013 - Hairspray
2012 - FAME the Musical
INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE (13-15 years old)
2018 - Bring It On!
2017 - The Addams Family young@part
2016 - Grease
JUNIOR ENSEMBLE (7-13 years old)
2018 - Disney's Beauty & the Beast jnr
2017 - The Wizard of Oz jnr
2016 - SHREK the Musical jnr
2015 - Disney's Peter Pan jnr
2014 - Disney's Little Mermaid jnr
2013 - Disney's Aladdin jnr
2012 - Disney's Beauty & the Beast jnr
2011 - Disney's Alice in Wonderland jnr
CREW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
Senior: Lucinda Smith & Flynn Gorman
Intermediate: Carla DiDomenico
Junior: Sophie Cashion
Senior: Caitlin Carnaby
Intermediate: Shannae Shead & Cecilia Hutchinson
Senior: Jaime Mollineaux-Herbert
Intermediate: Catie Williams
Junior: Joshua Barnes
Senior: Elyse Barnes & Brandon Chilcott
Junior: Sophie Williams & Tom Hawkey
Senior: Katie Green & Campbell Braithwaite
Junior: Gypsy Mallam
Senior: Adelaide Touber
Junior: Mia Grant
Senior: David Abbott
Junior: Emilia Hawkey
2011: Samantha James-Radford
Production & Direction - theatre, weddings, conferences, parties and public events
The Musical Theatre Crew is also a production company for musicals and other performing arts events, including producing the Crew shows, under the direction of Allan Jeffrey and Leiz Moore.
The Show Company
Leiz and Allan are also Co-Producers with their partners Petr Divis and Mark Wojcik in The Show Company - visit: www.showcotas.com for more information on our large scale, adult productions. Major 'ShowCo' shows to date:
2018 - Mary Poppins, Theatre Royal
Direction: Allan Jeffrey
Musical Direction: Petr Divis
Choreography: Leiz Moore
Cast starred: Katie Green & Maggie James as Mary, Campbell Braithwaite as Bert.
2017 - Wicked, Theatre Royal
Direction: Allan Jeffrey
Musical Direction: Petr Divis
Choreography: Mandy Lowrie
Cast starred: Melinda Briton as Galinda, Nicole Simms-Farrow as Elphaba
2015 - I love you, you're perfect, now change, Playhouse Theatre
Direction: Allan Jeffrey, Musical Direction: Petr Divis
Cast: Di Richards, David Gilkes, John X, Josh Direen, Leah Venetacci, Leiz Moore, Mandy Lowrie, Petr Divis. Awarded: Best Ensemble, Community Musical, Tas Theatre Awards
2013, 2014 & 2015 - Leiz and Allan were the Artistic Program Directors for the City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight.
2012-2013 - Directing two Voices of Vice Cabarets for the Festival of Voices
2012-2018 - Royal Hobart Regatta Family Day performances
2015 - hosting fundraising for the Menzies Centre
We have also provided entertainment for fund-raising events including Save the Children and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is available to book - perhaps a vocal group such as Crew-Sing, some smoky jazz or our band the Hipsters with high-energy party music classics from the 60s to date is also available. Events have included the annual conference for the Australian Rheumatologist Society at MONA (think - 250 people in a conga line!), a Christmas Party at the DSS and a 50th birthday at Henry Jones.
If you have a conference, significant birthday party, Christmas party, wedding, funeral or other important event needing the right atmosphere - contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Jeffrey, Co-Principal, Producer & Director
Allan is an experienced theatre director and producer, board member and business consultant. Just some shows he has directed/produced are: At the Theatre Royal: Mary Poppins 2018, Wicked 2017 (won Best Direction in Community Musical Theatre, Tasmanian Theatre Awards), The Wizard of Oz, and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Eurobeat – almost Eurovision, Peter Pan, An Ideal Husband, La Cage aux Folles, I love you – you’re perfect – now change, Alice in Wonderland, Lady Windemere’s Fan and Cabaret. With Leiz, Allan has co-produced many productions including the recent City of Hobart Carols by Candlelight.
Leiz Moore, Co-Principal, Producer, Director, Musical Theatre Coach
Leiz is an experienced theatre and band performer having appeared in many amateur and professional productions. Her favourite roles have been as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Jeffrey Moore Production) and the title role of Peter Pan in 2006 (Hobart Rep). Leiz is an experienced director, producer and choreographer as well as a dance teacher having trained through the National Dancing Association of Australasia and a qualified trainer and assessor.
Mandy Lowrie, Choreographer & Dance Teacher
Mandy has performed in dozens of shows, including many principal and leading lady roles including Belle in our production of Disney's Beauty & the Beast and Glinda in our production of The Wizard of Oz both at the Theatre Royal. For Musical Theatre Crew, Mandy also performed the role of the 'baddy vixen' Velma von Tussle in Hairspray. Mandy has worked and performed for most theatre companies in Hobart, with some of her favourite roles being Erma in Anything Goes and Desiree in A Little Night Music for G&S. She is also an outstanding dance teacher, specialising in musical theatre and tap styles at Jenina's Dance Workshop and for many hit shows in Hobart including the Crew's Anything Goes for which she won the Tasmanian Theatre Awards inaugural Best Choreography in Community Musical Theatre.
Maggie James, Vocal Director Senior Ensemble
Maggie is in her second year studying a Bachelor of Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania. In 2017 Maggie starred as Dorothy in the Crew's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie following her dramatic performance as the Witch in Into the Woods in 2016. Maggie was a cast member of The Show Company's Wicked in 2017 and played the title role (alternate) of Mary Poppins at the Theatre Royal in 2018. Maggie is a also singer with the Australian Navy Band in Tasmania.
Helen Cronin, Properties Manager & Costume Specialist
Helen has 'grown up' in theatre with her family being heavily involved in music in Hobart and with the Playhouse Theatre since she was a very little girl. She has produced, directed and performed in many shows - plays, concerts and musicals. For Leiz and Allan, she was onstage in their co-production with G&S of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at the Theatre Royal, as well as creating magnificent props for their production of The Wizard of Oz. She is in high demand with many companies for her creative and artistic skills with props. She is also Secretary of the City of Hobart Eisteddfod Society. Helen really enjoys pulling together all the creative and technical elements of a show and making 'theatre magic'.