Peter's passion for musical theatre began at age 19 performing in the Illawarra in shows such as Les Misérables, White Horse Inn and Pirates of Penzance. After some time away from the stage, Peter returned as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, but with the added bonus of now getting to perform with his children. He has since been able to be a part of shows such as We Will Rock You , Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The BoyFriend and most recently Catch Me If You Can. Peter was lucky enough to be able to be onstage with his daughter Kiara, playing Daddy Warbucks in Annie, as well as in Camden Musical Society's production of Seussical as Mr Mayor. He is thrilled to have this opportunity to again perform with his daughter as well as with the amazing and talented cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Cast and Production Team

Eddison is currently in Year 7 at Thomas Hassall Anglican College. He studies singing, piano and drama at Hope Performing Arts Centre and dancing at Halloran School of Dance.

He performed in his first musical with Bankstown Theatre Company in 2022 as Winthrop in The Music Man. This is Eddison’s second production with Camden Musical Society, having previously played the role of Jeremy Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2023.

Xavier Bakoss is thrilled to be cast in the lead role as Charlie Bucket in the Camden
Musical Society’s 2024 production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Xavier’s acting career is going from strength to strength having just finished 10 sold-out shows cast as the cunning young street urchin Gavroche Thénardier in the Campbelltown Theatre Group’s 2023 production of Les Misérables


Tiana has had a passion for music and performance from a very young age. Following in the footsteps of her professional cousins, Tiana has had 15 years of dance training, most recently at Chapmans Dance Academy, and has learnt a range of different dance styles. Tiana has also had extensive vocal training, currently working as a piano and singing teacher at Leah Cassar Voice Productions. Early on in high school Tiana was heavily involved in all things creative arts, starring in the ensemble of Beauty and the Beast Jr. (2018) and played Miss Honey in Matilda throughout her years at John Therry Catholic College. In Tiana's HSC year she was heavily involved in backstage theatre productions of The Addams Family (2022) and Frozen Jr. (2023) at CTGi. Tiana is excited to finally make her CMS debut with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and looks forward to many more years performing in community theatre.

Nerida's debut performance with CMS was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2023, and she is excited to take on the role of Grandma Georgina and a featured dancer in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nerida grew up dancing, studying ballet (R.A.D, tap, and jazz, and singing along to all of the classic musicals. Nerida is a musician who has performed as an orchestra member, and a jazz ensemble member on flute. She also plays the piano, guitar and violin. It's been a while between songs, but she is excited to brush off the dancing shoes again. Previous performances include Cabaret and Little Shop of Horrors.

Dean, freshly lauded for his performance in CTGi’s Les Misérables, eagerly anticipates his return to CMS as Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Notable for his award-winning portrayal of Peter Allen in CTGi’s The Boy From Oz and captivating Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys with Rehearsal Room Productions, Dean’s journey began with standout roles like Tom in CTGi’s Away at 15 and Judas in WOFTAM’s Godspell in 2002. Under Robyn Naylor’s guidance, he honed his craft, showcasing versatility in roles like Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Jerry in The Full Monty. His repertoire spans Sydney's stages from Miracle on 34th Street to Jesus Christ Superstar. Dean also directs, overseeing productions like Matilda Jr. and The Wedding Singer. Notably, he directed the NSW Amateur Premiere of Whistle Down the Wind in 2019. On screen, Dean has appeared in 10 Pound Poms, A Place to Call Home, and feature films such as Hacksaw Ridge and The Sapphires.

Inge has always been a lover of musical theatre in all shapes and forms, and grew up singing, dancing, and performing. Inge is a classically-trained vocalist and danced for seventeen years across the disciplines of ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. Her very first leading role in a professional production was as Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense in 1999, and she has continued to perform in various on- and off-stage roles over the years. Inge first joined Camden Musical Society in 2023, performing as Sister Mary Regina, Reverend Mother, in Nunsense and is thrilled to be back on stage this year as Mrs Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Inge also heads up the marketing and communications for Camden Musical Society.

Charlie is in Year 9 and 14 years of age. This is his first show with CMS and he has loved the experience. He performed his first show at school, as Winthrop in The Music Man. Speaking and singing with a lisp was a great challenge that he overcame. His second and third were shows were as James in James and the Giant Peach, he also performed in Pirates of Penzance. The first performance Charlie did outside of school was Frozen Jr. and he loved getting out of his comfort zone learning puppeteering as Sven the reindeer. He enjoyed meeting new people who were his age and outside of school. The most recent show Charlie did was Les Misérables. His journey from a small school production to working with amazing, passionate, and talented actors in multiple shows has made his dreams come true. Working in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been lots of fun and has extended his imagination.

This is John’s first show with Camden Musical Society. Since his son, Eddison has become involved in musical theatre, John has developed a growing interest in the genre and is appearing on stage for the first time in this musical.

He has also produced two shows for St George Christian School: Disney’s High School Musical (2015) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2017).

Hayleigh has been a lover of all things performing arts since childhood. Passionate about music and dance, she has always been part of the theatre scene, whether through teaching dance and singing, or as a student at the The Australian Institute of Music. Her on-stage performances include roles such as Sister Hubert (Nunsense, CMS), Wussy Galore (In Bondage, Woftam) and Sticks the Pig (Shrek, CTGi) as well as original productions, cabarets, and more. Hayleigh is excited to continue her CMS journey as Mrs. Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Chloe has had a love for musical theatre and performing since she was very young. She has been training at The Enigma Project. Dance school since 2016 but dancing since she was 3 whilst also doing singing lessons with Stormer Music. This is Chloe’s sixth production including Grease, Hairspray Jr, and School of Rock, with the most notable being the The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (2023) at her school as well as a featured dancer in CTGI’s Frozen Jr (2023). Chloe is very excited to join in her first CMS production for this amazing show! 

Mason has loved performing from a very young age, performing his own choreographed performances for family and friends every chance he had. Mason then started dance classes at 6 years of age when he studied hip hop, contemporary, jazz and his favourite, open performance, where he attended multiple festivals and performed for charities and crowds. Mason has also recently completed acting and singing classes. Mason was successful in his first theatre production audition for Frozen Jr. (CTGi) at 12 years of age. Mason is now a high school drama student, where he hopes to learn and grow as a performer. Mason is exited to make his CMS debut in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in his first lead role. 

Charley has a long history of performance, beginning dance and vocal training at a young age. Since beginning her musical theatre journey, Charley has been involved in several local musical productions, with noteable roles including Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock (SGC, 2022), Sharpay Evans in High School Musical 2 Jr (CMS, 2022) and Diana in A Chorus Line (Show Oz Productions, 2022). Her passion for musical theatre has also led her to taking up assistant director, musical director and sound design roles in recent community productions around Macarthur. Charley has begun a Diploma of Musical Theatre at Sydney Actors School and cannot wait to see where this new musical chapter of her life will take her.

This is Cameron’s first show with CMS although he is no stranger to the stage. Cameron began performing in musicals from the age of 7 with Ashfield Musical Society. Some of Cameron’s most memorable roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tony in West Side Story and Berger in Hair. Cameron attained his Certificate IV in Dance Performance at the Twiner-Anderson School of Dance and a diploma for singing at the College Of Dramatic Arts. He has had more than 10 years' vocal training from Robyn Naylor. Cameron enjoys playing the role of Mr Beauregard and being back on stage with the talented cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Craig has had a love of the theatre ever since his first show at the age of 11, where he played the Artful Dodger in Oliver! Since that time, he has been involved in all areas of theatre production including Sound and Lighting Design, Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager and pit musician with community theatre groups across Sydney.
Some of his favourite roles on stage include Callahan in Legally Blonde, Javert in Les Misérables, Shrek, Sweeney Todd, and The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.
As a founding member of Camden Musical Society, Craig has been an integral part of every production since its inception in 2019 most recently playing Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Fleur’s first show at Camden Musical Society. Fleur loves performing and has played some notable characters including Florence in Chess, Reno in Anything Goes, and Jewel in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Fleur has also performed in and choreographed many shows including Chicago, The Producers and The Addams Family. Fleur grew up singing, dancing and performing. She is a primary school teacher and enjoys leading the Creative Arts programs for her school, she also teaches dancing, singing and musical theatre for the Twiner-Anderson School of Dance. Fleur is excited to be performing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with her daughter Georgia, and brother-in-law Cameron. 

Ethan has been training in the theatre industry since 2019. He has trained at various studios from 2019 - 2023, such as Macarthur Film Studios, Vocalise, and Chapmans Dance Academy, and he currently takes private singing lessons with Lara Barazi. Ethan has played many roles varying from Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (2021), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (2021), Billy in School of Rock (2021), Damian in Mean Girls (2022), Dmitry in Anastasia (2022), Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (2022), Weselton / King Agnaar in Frozen Jr. (CTGi, 2023) and most recently part of the ensemble in Les Misérables (CTGi, 2023). Ethan is so excited for his first show with CMS. He’d like to thank his family and friends for supporting him through this amazing journey. 

Singing and playing guitar from a very young age, Dylan has always been into music. his debut into musical theatre was as Zeak in his high school production of High School Musical Jr. He then followed on with High School Musical 2 Jr as Jack Scott with CMS. Now fufiling the role of Mike Teavee in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Dylan hopes to continue on with his hobby in musical theatre into the future.

Sasja’s musical debut was as a Bird Girl in Seussical the Musical (CMS, 2021), followed by a featured dancer and assistant choreographer in Villains & Vixens (CMS, 2022) and featured dancer in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (CMS, 2023). She also was lead choreographer for High School Musical 2 Jr (CMS, 2022) and Nunsense (CMS, 2023). Sasja is R.A.D trained in dance and her experiences include performances with National Theatre Ballet School (VIC), solo/troupe eisteddfods as a child and more recently competes at State and National AASFC competitions in Adult Pom. Sasja has a passion for performing arts and community theatre and is thrilled to be an integral part in Charlie’s journey.

Ebony is no stranger to the stage. Dancing since age 3, she is passionate about musical theatre and all things entertainment. Ebony’s musical debut was as a featured ensemble in Whistle Down the Wind (CTGi, 2019), followed by Silly Girl, Beauty & the Beast Jr (CTGi, 2019), as a lead role, Jojo, in Seussical the Musical (CMS, 2011), as featured ensemble, Tammy, Hairspray (CTGi, 2021, cancelled due to COVID), School of Rock (St Patrick’s, 2022), as a lead role, Tin girl, Wizard of Oz (St Patrick’s 2023), and as a featured Dancer in Frozen Jr .(CTGi 2023). As featured dancer, Ebony is looking forward to having fun with a variety of characters and harnessing the Oompa Loompa vibe.

Jessica is excited to be performing the role of Cherry in Camden Musical Society’s (CMS) 2024 production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since seeing her first broadway show at the age of 8, Jessica’s aspiration to join the stage has led to being apart of performances including Seussical  (CMS, 2021), Villians and Vixens (CMS, 2022), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (CMS, 2023) and Mamma Mia (Woftam Productions, 2022). Jessica is grateful for the chance to work alongside such a wonderful cast and production team. She looks forward to putting on a great show for the Camden community.

Jasmyn's love for theatre was sparked at age 12 with her first musical, Mary Poppins. She has since starred in multiple musicals at her high school where she played Fizzy in Bugsy Malone, Buddy in We Will Rock You and Danielle in Bring It On: The Musical, as well as participating in junior productions. Jasmyn had the opportunity to dance in the mass ensemble alongside professional performers in Harvest Rain's Grease: The Arena Experience in 2018. She has since expanded her drama and dance education, completing her HSC in 2022 where she placed first in her school for drama and received a scholarship for her dancing. Jasmyn has been training at The Bloc Dance Academy for 14 years. She most recently appeared in Show Oz Studios' production of Footloose as Cowgirl Betty in 2023. This is her first production with CMS and she is very excited to be apart of this incredible cast.

Olivia has been an avid theatre lover and performer for too many years to count. She has been seen in a number of musical productions in recent years, such as playing the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line (2022) and Rusty in Footloose (2023) with Show Oz Studios. Olivia has been dancing for 11 years, and with many community performances and eisteddfods along the way, these experiences led her to becoming a featured dancer for the CTGi’s productions of Hairspray (2021) and Frozen Jr. (2023). Her first production with CMS was High School Musical 2 Jr. in 2022, where she played a Sharpette, and she is once again beyond thrilled to be a part of such a fabulous cast and team for this CMS production. 

From twirling at the age of two to dazzling audiences on the stage, Skye's journey in musical theatre and dance has been nothing short of enchanting. Starting with her early years, Skye's love of musical theatre was ignited by her passion for dance and the magic of Disney movies. Since then she has taken on many roles, from Igor the hunchback to the White Rabbit, and even producing her own dance-based film. As she gears up to work alongside the incredible cast and crew of CMS's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Skye's excitement is overflowing. With her love for dance, drama, and singing, she's ready to bring a dash of sparkle to the stage once again. 

Adele's first performance on a stage was as Matilda in Matilda the Musical during a school holiday program at The Highlands School of Performing Arts when she was in Year 3. She has loved performing and theatre ever since. Now as a Year 10 student, she has participated in school musicals: School of Rock and The Wizard of Oz, and productions in community theatre and her theatre schools: Aladdin Jr, Newsies and Frozen Jr. Adele takes singing lessons with Leah Cassar Voice Production. She loves meeting new people and is enjoying every moment of her first experience with Camden Musical Society.  

Anna enjoys performing and watching and participating in musical theatre. She has been enrolled in musical theatre programs around the Macarthur area since she was 7. She loves singing, dancing and acting and is always striving to learn and grow. Anna has taken classes with Show Oz, WOW P.A.A and most recently, Vocalise Acadamy. She has participated in their showcases and performances of Aladdin Jr and Newsies. This is Anna's first performance with community theatre and she is excited for the new experience.

Kiara's introduction to musical theatre began at the age of 10 in her primary school's production of Mary Poppins Jr, playing the role of Jane. She then was then honoured to be cast as Jojo in Camden Musical Society's production of Seussical and then as Annie in PMCC's production of Annie'. Kiara has performed in other shows including The BoyFriend' and Shrek. She is also a seasoned dancer having attended dance training since 2019. Kiara is very much looking forward to being a part of another Camden Musical Society production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Georgia’s first show at Camden Musical Society. She has been around musicals her whole life with her great-grandmother, grandmother and parents all being performers. She has been training in all forms of dance for seven years and musical theatre for five years at the Twiner-Anderson School of Dance. Georgia made her musical debut as Young Elsa in Frozen Jr. with Campbelltown Theatre Group and is a part of the choir and Elite Dance group at her school performing at numerous occasions including In the Spotlight Dance Festival. In her spare time she can be found reading and playing outside with her little sister Amelia and dog Qi’ra. Georgia is extremely excited to be in this production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This is Phillipa's first musical with Camden Musical Society. She has a love for the creative arts and has been a member of the Twiner-Anderson School of Dance since the age of 4, participating in jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, hip-hop and acro. In July 2023 Phillipa made her theatrical debut in CTGi Frozen Jr, playing the role of Young Anna. Phillipa has enjoyed being apart of the children's ensemble and hopes you enjoy the magic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brings.

Sam is 14 years old. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Sam’s third musical with Camden Musical Society. He performed in the ensemble for High School Musical 2 Jr. in 2022 and ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2023. He has thoroughly enjoyed being involved with Camden Musical Society and has made many friends. Sam has a passion for photography and loves anything crafty or creative.

Maya is 9 years old. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Maya’s second musical with Camden Musical Society. She was a part of the ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2023 and absolutely loved performing in this musical. Maya loves dancing and singing and is currently doing ballet, lyrical, jazz, troupe and acro. Maya has loved being involved with the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and has enjoyed making new friends.

As a self professed 'Drama Queen', Callie's love of performing arts and entertainment began at the age of 2 when she took her very first dance class. In the years to follow, she has participated in numerous dance eisteddfods and community performances. In 2023 she went to her very first audition and was selected to be part of the featured ensemble in Frozen Jr with Campbelltown Theatre Group. This experience was the highlight of her year. Since then she has become a member of the Campbelltown Theatre Youth Group, studies musical theatre with O'Grady Drama and sings in her school choir. Callie is thrilled to have joined Camden Musical Society for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and can't wait to do more musical theatre performances in the future.

This is Lia's first musical theatre production and she has loved every moment of it. Lia's in Year 4, and has been training in various forms of dance since the age of 3. Lia also plays piano and is an accomplished public speaker. Lia loves reading, playing netball, dancing, and going camping with her family. She has thoroughly enjoyed being part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, making new friends, learning new skills, and can't wait to audition for more shows in the future.

Isobel is a 2nd year student at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, specialising in musical theatre. She has had no shortage of exciting endeavours over the past 5 years; starring in 9 shows, was televised 6 times, directed 5 productions and wrote a musical! She is super excited to be apart of Camden's Musical Society this year as a co-director. It has truly been a blessing to work with such a talented and encouraging production team and to have the backing of the committee, cast and backstage crew. 

production team

In 2020, Sophie made her debut musical appearance as a member of the ensemble for Harvest Rain's Wizard of Oz Arena Spectacular. Later that year she joined Camden Musical Society as a cast member for their first musical production Seussical and has continued to be involved in CMS productions since. Sophie was an assistant choreographer and understudy for Villains and Vixens: A Musical Revue, assistant director for High School Musical 2 Jr and choreographer for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She is incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenal cast, production team and crew as co-director for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She extends her utmost gratitude to all those involved in bringing this show to life, including the cast, crew, production team, CMS committee and all the family and friends of those involved. Thank you for your kindness, support and enthusiasm throughout this experience. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Ian’s first show with Camden Musical Society. Formally trained as a violinist, he commenced playing for musical shows ‘many moons ago’. A friend
asked him to fill in as musical director for a show in 1989 and he has been doing it ever
since, working with many companies across Sydney. His favourite shows include Big River, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Carousel, The Sound of Music and Guys and Dolls. Ian spends his spare time creating orchestrations and arrangements. Ian is delighted to be working with CMS on this production and would like to thank Sophie,
Isobel, Bianca, Sydney, the cast, crew and committee who have worked tirelessly to bring this show to the stage.

Sydney is an Australian actor with multiple years of formal vocal training and over a decade of Dance and Performance Training within the Australian sports and entertainment field. Sydney is currently studying a Bachelor of Performance and Theatre at the University of Wollongong and plans to study Musical Theatre following the completion of her degree. At UOW, Sydney appeared in Better Than…, an original piece directed by Lisa McDonald, Justified and Ancient directed by Dr Malcom Whittaker as well as Tim Eno’s The Flu Season as Doctor directed by Michelle Fry. Sydney has also acted as part of the Newcastle Fringe Festival in 2024. After multiple years of dance training, Sydney is excited to dive into the world of choreography for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bianca is in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts and is loving every minute of it. Her love for musical theatre was truly ignited when she performed in her first ever school musical of Hairspray as ensemble/Amber understudy. While Bianca loves performing she is also extremely passionate on about choreography. She loves creating shapes on stage that turn into moving pictures. This is Bianca’s debut in the choreographer seat.

Jessica’s passion for theatre has come from performing and working in theatre since she was in high school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Musical Theatre in 2015 and a Bachelor of Entertainment Business Management in 2017. She gained her first backstage experience working for Packemin Productions and Willoughby Theatre Company in Props Management from 2014 – 2017 working on productions such as Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde and Back to the 80s. From 2018 to present Jessica has gained experience working as a stage manager for Bling Productions, Chookas Entertainment, WOFTAM and Camden Musical Society, working on a number of productions and fringe performances such as Hairspray, High School Musical, Mama Mia, Heathers, Be More Chill and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

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