MUSIC - GREEN DAY
LYRICS - BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
DIRECTOR - CRAIG ILOTT
Craig is a multi award-winning Australian theatre director. He has worked worldwide with a diverse range of theatrical companies, art festivals and brands across multiple forms and genres; for theatre, opera, circus, variety, stand-up and concerts.
Credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Showtune), Love Song (MTC), Pig Iron People (STC), The Pillowman (Company B Belvoir), Smoke & Mirrors, Band of Magicians, Misanthropology (Sydney Festival), Dealers Choice, Edmond (Albedo Theatre), Diamonds Are For Trevor (Arts Centre Melbourne), La Clique Royale(Edinburgh Fringe), and La Boheme(Opera Queensland). Craig was Creative Director for Pacha Sydney@Ivy from 2012-14.
Most recently he directed Virgin Bride (Frontier), B-Girl (Lunar Hare/Sydney Opera House) and Velvet (Organised Pandemonium). His production of Band of Magicians is about to open in Las Vegas at the Tropicana.
CHOREOGRAPHER - LUCAS NEWLAND
Lucas Newland is a Sydney based choreographer, creative director and owner of Australia’s leading performing arts centre, Brent Street.
He most recently choreographed the global 5-star hit disco show, “Velvet”, featuring Marcia Hines, which played sold out seasons in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Lucas has also collaborated with Australian Director Wayne Harrison, as choreographer, on Australian theatre productions, including Love Loss and What I Wore and Biddies. His work with Wayne continued with the critically acclaimed Las Vegas hit show, Vegas Nocturne – Rose.Rabbit.Lie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and multi award winning Absinthe for Spiegalworld at Caesar’s Palace – voted “Best Show In Vegas” for 4 consecutive years.
His talent for choreography across multiple genres has seen his work on various prime time television commercials, live shows and events including Kmart’s Summer 2016 campaign, EziBuy, Live to Dance for Fox 8, Louie Spence’s Showbusiness for Arena TV, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Australia’s Got Talent, Big Brother, Master Chef, Celebrity Apprentice andAustralia’s Next Top Model starring Jennifer Hawkins.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR - GLENN MOORHOUSE
As a guitarist, singer, song writer, arranger + musical director, Glenn Moorhouse has enjoyed a rich and colourful eighteen year career in the Australian music industry.
His musical journey has delivered more twists and turns than the rugged coast lines of his island home, Tasmania: from guitarist with the critically acclaimed rock/pop outfit The Dead Abigails to the enigmatic frontman for hard rock/post punk exponents The Dog Line, Musical Director with the electro/funk/soul Mayfield as well as Musical Director for the remarkable talent that is Bobby Fox. Glenn’s foray into Musical Theatre began with a three year stint as guitarist on the Tony/Helpmann Award winning Jersey Boys. Since then he has played on Gordon Frost’s 2014 production of Rocky Horror, the incredibly successful seasons of Enda Markey’s Blood Brothers, and Luna Hare’s powerful rock odyssey B-Girl starring iOTA which premiered at the Sydney Opera House. Together with co-MD, the wonderful Hayden Baaltropp, he recreated the score for the 2016 Hayes Theatre season of The Fantasticks, working alongside Director, Helen Dallimore, to produce a remarkable new take on a legendary piece of theatre. As Associate MD he has recently opened Nick Enright/Terence Clarke’s classic Australian work Summer Rain to rave reviews.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR - NIK PRINGADI
LIGHTING DESIGNER - MATTHEW MARSHALL
Matthew Marshall is a graduate from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) who has earnt critical acclaim and recognition including The Helpmann Awards (Best Lighting Design 2012 nomination) and Australian Production Design Guild (Lighting Design nominations 2013 & 2014).
In 2016 Matt has designed the lighting for Home (Perth International Arts Festival) opening concert directed by Nigel Jamieson, La Cenerentola (Oper Leipzig & San Diego Opera), Armida and Theodora (Pinchgut Opera), The Barber Of Seville (Opera Queensland), 2016 Wharf Revue (Sydney Theatre Company), Hidden Sydney (City of Sydney – Art & About), Billy Elliot (ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company) and Band Of Magicians at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
In 2015 Matt designed stage lighting for The Domain (Sydney Festival) including Beat The Drum – Triple J’s 40th Birthday Concert, La Traviata (Belvoir), 2015 Wharf Revue (Sydney Theatre Company), Bajazet (Pinchgut Opera), Velvet (Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brisbane and the Sydney Opera House), B-Girl starring iOTA (Sydney Opera House), Caress/Ache (Griffin) and Beat Box a light show installation at Dream World on the Gold Coast (Dreamworld/JB Worldwide Events).
VIDEO DESIGNERS - OPTIKAL BLOC
optikal bloc is an award-winning video projects company based in Brisbane, Queensland, that delivers creative + technical video solutions to the arts and entertainment industry.
Video design credits include: Cyber Illusion Spectacular (Aerial Angels Australia / Ocean Park Hong Kong), Wuthering Heights, 1984 (shake & stir theatre co), The Mountaintop (Queensland Theatre), Gasp! (Queensland Theatre/Black Swan Theatre Company), Prize Fighter, Pale Blue Dot (La Boite Theatre Company), Candide, FiZZ!, Dirty Apple (Opera Queensland), Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Spectacular (Harvest Rain), Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar (The Arts Centre Gold Coast), One Hundred and One Years (Queensland Music Festival), Seven Sisters Songline (HHO Events for the Canberra Centenary), Terror Australis (Leah Shelton). Television credits, as online editor, include: Big Brother Australia 2013 – 2014 (Endemol Australia / Nine Network).
SET DESIGNER - JOSH MCINTOSH
COSTUME DESIGNER - MELAINE KNIGHT
Melaine Knight is a Musician + Performance Artist and Stylist + Costume Designer … that has made pieces for music videos, runways, editorial shoots, live shows + film/tv. She is the Creative Director of creative group REBEL REBEL House Of Stylists that services the Music + wider entertainment + advertising / media industries.
Melaine has worked on wardrobe or styling for an impeccable list of international artists including: Prince, Madonna, Beyoncé, Jack White, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Jlo, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Usher, Rhianna, Sting, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, U2, Jay Z, Muse, Leonard Cohen, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Rod Stewart, Def Leppard, Carol King and James Taylor, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, Heart, Tim McGraw, Hyro De Hero, Little Hurricane, Fitz and The Tantrums. Styling for Australian artists include: The Presets, Empire Of The Sun, Sneaky Sound System + NGAIIRE, Alpine, Ricki -Lee, Timomatic, RatCat, The Art.
Her background and passion is in music + theatre, specialising working on International music tours. She has recently worked as a fashion producer and stylist for Rolling Stone Magazine and as a costume supervisor in film & tv. Melaine also works on large scale music festivals and events in production styling and designing spaces, stages and artist backstage areas and interiors. She is a music-film-fashion columnist for New York / Copenhagen based Arts magazine Red Door NY, writing under the moniker, The Neon Rebel. Currently she is writing and recording an album with her band, The Velvet Lovers.
Her aim is to create experiences of aesthetic that activate people + inspire… bridging creative imagination + conscious living.