SIBLINGSHIP

A ‘how-to’ guide for surviving life, parents,

and sharing the limelight.

Siblingship follows the childhood journey of Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, Wicked, CATS) and Chiara Assetta (West Side Story, Good Omens The Musical, The Dismissal), two real-life, all-singing, all-dancing, Italian-Australian siblings. Through classic show tunes and a splash of pop music, this dynamic cabaret explores the ‘rules’ that make the world’s most unique relationship work. Siblingship is a show for everyone who ever fought with, told secrets to, stood up for, laughed and cried with, absolutely couldn’t stand—but always loved and could never live without—their siblings.

"a superbly crafted cabaret,

honed to PERFECTION"

Australian Arts Review

"ENTERTAINING, high energy, action-packed hour"

Theatre Travels

"LAUGH-OUT-LOUD moments"

Theatre People

"SLICK choreography,

IMPRESSIVE vocals"

Broadway World

"a standing ovation for

a humorous celebration"

Canberra Critics Circle

 

TOUR DATES

SYDNEY 

 Hayes Theatre Co.

9th - 13th October 2019

MELBOURNE

Chapel Off Chapel

18th & 19th October 2019

CANBERRA

The Q Theatre

27th October 2019

 

CAST

DANIEL ASSETTA

Daniel began his training at the GY Dance, and graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma of Performing Arts. He has recently opened West Side Story as ‘Tony’ at The Sydney Opera House and has been alternating the role throughout the Australian/International tour. He made his musical theatre debut in WICKED and then went on to perform the reimagined role of the ‘Rum Tum Tugger’ in the Australian/New Zealand tour of CATS. Other professional stage credits include: ‘Elder Young’ in The Book of Mormon; ‘Luke’ in The Gathering; ‘The Ziegfeld Tenor’ in Funny Girl; Follies in Concert; Curtains; Carmen and Twisted Broadway concerts. Daniel was recognised as the recipient of the prestigious ‘Rob Guest Endowment Award’ in 2015, after winning the ‘Playbill Future Prospect Award’ in 2014. He has studied in New York under some of the most established names in the industry, including Craig Carnellia, Tom Burke and Jen Waldman, and performed in the company of the greatest Broadway stars in the renowned Elsie Fest, and the Michael Mott & Friends concert.

CHIARA ASSETTA

Chiara began her training at GY Dance in Sydney before graduating from ED5International in 2016 with a Diploma of Performing Arts under the direction of William A Forsythe. Recent credits include Handa Opera Australia’s West Side Story on Sydney Harbour, in which she played the role of Teresita and the Choreographer for The Dismissal: A New Australian Musical. Further theatre credits include, the role of Brian in the musical adaption of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the role of Bride of Frankenstein, Hip and Hop in the iconic Universal Monsters Live and Frog choir vocalist in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Her film and television credits include Lynx TVC, Dance Academy and So You Think You Can Dance with Kelly Rowland. As a vocalist, she has just recently sung the national anthem for the opening of the Bankwest Stadium, heard as a backing vocalist for P&O Cruises Twice Upon a Time and also provided backing vocals for Delta Goodrem on The Voice and The Footy Show.

CREATIVE TEAM

TOBIAS MADDEN

 

(Writer)

Originally from Ballarat, Tobias began his theatrical training at the Ballarat Ballet Centre. He then studied at Brent Street in Sydney, and completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Shortly after graduating, he sailed around the world as the Dance Captain aboard the Pacific Princess, returning home to perform as ‘Valentine’ in the Aus/NZ tour of Mary Poppins, understudying and performing the role of ‘Bert’. Since then, he has appeared in CATS, The Light in the Piazza, Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, Pippin, Loving Repeating, Oklahoma!, Hollywood Honkytonk, The Aussie Boys, and various workshops in Melbourne and Sydney. Tobias now works in publishing, and recently edited, published, and contributed to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories, the first Australian young adult fiction anthology for previously unpublished writers. He is so thrilled to be a part of the Siblingship team, and has loved working with his husband, Daniel, on a piece that is very close to his heart. @tobias_madden @underdogshortstories

NICHOLAS GRIFFIN

 

(Musical Director/Orchestrator)

Born and raised in Canberra, Nicholas started his musical training as a pianist at the age of four. He has actively worked as a Musical Director on shows in Canberra since 2009 including Wicked, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Forbidden Broadway. Nicholas made his Sydney Musical Director debut in The View UpStairs, Sugary Rum Productions (2018) at Hayes Theatre. He was an assistant to Kellie Dickerson on Lola Montez, The Follies Company (2018) at Riverside Theatre. He was then appointed the Vocal Coach/Choirmaster for the Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey with Broadway concert in Canberra. He has since been the Musical Director of Cry-Baby (Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Best Musical Director), LPD Productions (2018) and the Assistant Musical Director to Geoffrey Castles (Aladdin, Disney) for Aspects of Love, Walk This Way Productions (2018). He was most recently Musical Director for Free-Rain Theatre Company’s production of Kinky Boots.

SCOTT IRWIN

(Co-Director)

Over his twenty-plus year career Scott has established himself as one of Australia’s leading men, collecting an outstanding list of credits along the way including Gaston in Beauty and the Beast for which he won a Mo Award nomination, Enjolras in the 10th anniversary tour of Les Misérables, King Arthur in Camelot, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate.   Other theatre credits include Grease, The New Rocky Horror Show, The Full Monty, Company, High School Musical, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sign of the Seahorse, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Every Single Saturday, Truth Beauty and a Picture of you, Wonderful Town, High Society and Mack and Mabel.   He is proud to have workshopped several new Australian musicals including Eureka, Nostradamus and the hugely successful Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. In 2011 Scott starred as Corny Collins in Hairspray for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role. More recently Scott was seen in the world premiere of the one-man show, A Sign of the Times.  He toured the country with HIT Productions’ They’re Playing Our Song in the role of Vernon.  Scott played the lead, Lieutenant Pinkerton in Playking Productions’ Cho Cho in Beijing, Melbourne and Sydney. Scott has appeared on The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, The Today Show, Sunrise, Mornings with Kerrie-Anne, IMT, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and many more.  He has also appeared in the TV dramas Blue Heelers, Police Rescue and Home and Away. Film credits include:  My Pet Dinosaur, Passion and Razzle Dazzle! Scott has performed in countless concerts and corporate events, most recently with Kings of Croon and The Leading Men. 

In a career spanning 25 years and now including eight home grown musical theatre productions, Danielle’s versatility has allowed her to work across a huge range of material from 70’s disco to classical, from comedy to straight theatre. Most recently Danielle appeared in Dreamlover. Prior to this, she performed in the ‘Hayes Theatre Company’s production of Dogfight as ‘Mama’ and the national tour of They’re Playing Our Song,  playing ‘Sonia Walsk’ opposite her husband Scott Irwin. Just prior to that she travelled to Beijing to create and perform in the bilingual Cho Cho with the National Theatre of China. Highlights from the last decade include Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical  as a ‘Diva’ and then ‘Marion’, ‘Mila Kuntz’ in Fat Swan, ‘Julie Jordan’ in Carousel opposite David Campbell, ‘Nikki Burns’ in Oh! What A Night! opposite Martin Crewes and ‘Maria-Elena Holly’ in Buddy!. Danielle’s other professional credits include The Boy from Oz, The Full Monty, Sweet Charity, Beauty & the Beast, The Sign of The Seahorse, The Voyage of Mary Bryant, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hello Dolly, Me and My Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Chair in the Landscape.

DANIELLE BARNES

(Co-Director)

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