The Production Team
Veronica has worked with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company for many years - initially as a performer and then also as Assistant to previous Producer Christine Bishop. Following Christine's death in 1994, Veronica took over fully as Producer and Director and the 2019 production of Hairspray is her 38th in that role with this company. Trained in ballet, she has also worked as choreographer. Veronica is married to Tony, the company's Stage Manager.
Stephen is a freelance musician. His work covers a diverse range, in classical, popular and theatre music fields, including performing as a pianist/keyboard player, music score engraving, conducting, composing, recording and teaching. He has worked with a number of theatre companies in the Midlands and has been Musical Director for over 60 productions, including all productions with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company since 1990. Stephen has performed at many of the leading concert venues around the country, including The Royal Albert Hall in London, The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, St. David's Hall in Cardiff and Birmingham's Symphony Hall.
Stephen has written and staged a Street Opera called 24/Seven which was produced in both Birmingham and London. 24/Seven has been made into a feature film - see the website: www.urbantroubadour.co.uk Stephen recently conducted the orchestra for Midge Ure's new solo album Orchestrated, which was released on 1 December 2017. More details about Stephen and his work can be found on his own website - Stephen Powell Music Services
Sharyn is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. Having been Choreographer for a number of productions with the Company several years ago, Sharyn has returned to be Choreographer for our 2019 show - The Producers. Since her time previously with Stags, Sharyn has worked hard to achieve further teaching degrees in all genres of dance and is now a Fellow of the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA). Sharyn is also an adjudicator for regional and national competitions, and for Theatre Dance Council International (TCDI) Championships.
Sharyn runs a successful dance school based in Kenilworth - The Whiteman Dance Academy, which continues to go from strength to strength. Currently TWDA is working towards a performance at Disney. Sharyn's most recent work as Choreographer was for the pantomime Sleeping Beauty for Little Wolf Productions at The Core Theatre Solihull.
Tony has worked with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company on both the technical and performing sides. In June 2002 he played the role of Colonel von Strohm in 'Allo 'Allo. Tony has been Stage Manager for many of St. Augustine's MTC productions including our recent productions of South Pacific, Robin, Prince of Sherwood, West Side Story and Stepping Out. Tony also appeared as Senex in our production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.