Mikel Capriano (Mike Capri) is an actor, singer, dancer and host who has been involved in various events and performances throughout his life. He is a charismatic, confident man who is humble, flexible, committed, loves taking direction and is easy to work with. He loves meeting and working with new people and is always eager to learn something new each day.
Mike is an actor who values his time on film, stage, in theatre and musicals. He studied advanced film acting and actor breathing techniques to accentuate emotion and dramatism, under Nicole Moerland and Christie Sistrunk. He has a flair for comedy and can also mix with in-depth dramatic, serious and complex roles. To that effect, he was nominated for best actor in a role and musical at the 2019 Gold Palm Theatre Awards.
Mike also has a wide-ranged singing voice—more naturally at the high-end of a male’s, and as low as a lyrical Baritone, Tenor too High Tenor. He was originally trained professionally in classical genres, with French and Italian influences and language as well as operatic singing, Andrew Lloyd Webber and similar compositions. From an early age he sang in gospel choirs and arrangements. He has also been the lead singer of various bands and has performed at corporate, signature events and cabarets in a career spanning 20-plus years. His niche theme bands have covered and recomposed songs from the 50’s and 60’s through to the modern music of today. He has also been writing lyrics, songs and plays guitar.
Mike has danced at the highest level in Ballroom and Latin and also performed in floor shows, cabarets and events throughout Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Europe and Asia. Over the years he has partnered with dozens of competitive dancers and students in various styles.
A dual citizen of Australia and Italy (European Union), Mike maintains a youthful and athletic appearance. Mike has an open car and motorcycle license and has driven throughout Europe, Asia, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. His peak interests include extreme sports, inline skating, cliff diving, solo rock climbing, skydiving, hang-gliding, diving, and general sporting activities.
Mel O’Brien is a classically-trained and versatile performer, creative and vocal coach based in Melbourne with experience across musical theatre, comedy/cabaret, opera, stage and screen.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Music (Voice – Performance) from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2018, she moved to Sydney to further her training at NIDA where Mel completed the Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2019 and then went on to study Screen Acting and Meisner Technique at The Actor's Pulse. Whilst studying, she was cast in three fully-staged and innovative modern operas directed by Jane Davidson (“Passion, Lament, Glory”, Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” and Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites”). She appeared notably as Pitti-Sing in “Gilbert” and Sullivan Opera Victoria’s “The Mikado” and Bonnie-Mae in “Miracle City” as a part of the 2020 Festival of Emerging Artists.
With a particular affinity for the support and development of new work, Mel has since originated roles in a number of productions. Recent credits include the musicals “Starstruck” (RGM Productions), “Girls Are Hot!” (Midsumma Festival), “Tinder Tales: A New Australian Musical” (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), “Beau Wants to Be a Billionaire” (The Factory) and “Seen” (The Sitzprobe). She is also constantly creating comedy work of her own and gracing cabaret stages around the country (Griffin Theatre Company, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Bondi Festival). In 2020, she joined forces with Green Room award-winning composer/comedian Samantha Andrew in the creation of their entirely original musical creation “No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret” set to hit the Melbourne International Comedy Festival stages in 2021.
Mel's vocal strength across all genres, impeccable comic timing and her warm and easygoing nature set her apart as an emerging artist in the theatre scene. She is set to star as Runt in “Disco Pigs” at Gasworks in 2022 and is currently on board as an actor in a number of workshops including “The Devil’s Grip”, a stage adaption of the Neal Drinnan novel, and Erin Pattison's new play under the 'She Writes' program at Theatre Works.
Marie Arthemise is a highly creative, passionate and hard-working actress/model based on Bondi Beach, Sydney. Her mixed French and Portuguese heritage are unique, and can be used to represent many different cultures.
Originally from Paris, Marie has both Australian and French citizenships, having come down under in 2009. Her flexible day job as artist and graphic designer means that she can prioritise acting/modelling. The prized asset that she carries is that the craft comes naturally to her, only rivalled by the professionalism in all the projects that she is enthusiastically involved with.
Marie’s looks can be very diverse: ranging from European (Parisian) to that of a hippie’s as well as young professional and mum. She believes that her creative, intellectual, persevering, hard-working, goal-focused and sociable personality is integral to any on-set environment.
In her previous life, Marie was a producer and director of short films and documentaries for BBC.