Judy Lewis OAM
Judy is the Director & Choreographer of the Troupe and has lived a life on stage. Growing up she trained in ballet, tap and musical comedy, before heading overseas to perform in the UK and Europe where she was billed as ‘Australia’s Gift to Comedy’! Aside from teaching in numerous local schools, Judy also runs the Community Mail Agency in Whyte Yarcowie. Judy was awarded an Order Of Australia Medal in 2016 for her services to performing arts.
Pam has had in interest in theatre from an early age and performed with the Jamestown Drama Group for a number of years. A founding member of the Troupe, she dances, sings and is a wonderful comedienne (as well as sewing some great costumes!). Pam is a valued member of the Uniting Church community and is the Secretary of Jamestown Soroptimists Society.
An inaugural member of the Troupe, John will tackle anything on stage with great enthusiasm and gusto. After previous experience in the Jamestown Drama group, John’s talents have extended to tap and hilarious comedy. When not on stage, John is a busy farmer tending to crops and sheep, and contributes a significant amount of time to the Uniting Church.
Jack joined the Troupe a few years ago and is a real asset to the team. Also with a background in the Jamestown Drama Group, he’s a strong singer and has mastered the art of tap in a few short years. Aside from his dancing skills he enjoys the comedic nature of the show, and when he’s not performing you can find Jack sweating it out in the shearing sheds around the district.
Ian has been performing since the age of 15 in the Port Pirie Theatre Guild, Port Pirie Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the Jamestown Drama Group. He enjoys comedy, doing the occasional magic and the challenge of tap dancing to good old fashioned music. After begining as a guest artist in “Sunny Side UP” in 1988 , he became a permanent cast member a few years later .
Shirley was gradually coaxed on stage over many years involvement with the Troupe. She is now an accomplished comedienne and contributes greatly to the show. The ever popular and requested ‘Balloon Dance’ will mean that Shirley’s stage career won’t be forgotten any time soon.
A keen member of the Troupe, Ian has been drumming up a storm with us for nearly 27 years. A few years ago Ian and Val relocated to Adelaide and now travel over 200 kilometers for rehearsals; a true testament to their dedication! We now include a drum solo so that Ian can wow the crowds with his amazing ability.
Margie has been our pianist since 2008. Margie’s talents are immeasurable and she adds a special little lift to every show by making a piano sound like an orchestra. When not performing, Margie teaches at the Jamestown Community School, accompanies the Peterborough Sing Australia Choir & plays in the Jamestown Uniting Church band.
Lesley learnt clarinet as a mature age student with teacher David Shepherd from Elder Conservatorium
She joined the troupe in 2012 and completed the trio who provide all the fabulous music for our shows.
Miranda joins us for for the first time in “It’s a Fine Life”. She has had a long involvement in the theatre from her teenage years on Kangaroo Island then Adelaide, Auburn, Blyth, Clare and moonlighting at Burra. Miranda is looking forward to participating on stage as Shirley’s “partner in crime”