Roger Tirazona trained in the Johann Strauss School of Music in Voice and Piano and has been involved in Maltese Music and performing arts since the age of 9.
His childhood performances include the Maltese musicals ‘Bastilja’, ‘Taħt Tliet Saltniet’ and ‘Ali Baba.’ Roger’s performances span multiple disciplines and events, including Musical Theatre, Pop, Classical and Traditional Music performances, and Acting in Malta and abroad.
Roger’s most recent performances were the title role of The Phantom of the Opera in Malta’s Premiere performance of the show at the MFCC, followed by ‘Pilate’ in the Astra Theatre edition of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Hugh Wooldridge. Other Musical Theatre credits include Javert in ‘Les Miserables in Concert’ (MCC); Adam in ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ (Manoel Theatre); Horton in Seussical (Manoel Theatre); Chauvelin in ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ (Oratorio, Gozo); Pilate in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Sir Temi Zammit and Oratorio, Gozo); Lazar Wolf in ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ (MCC); Alessandro and De Valette in ‘1565 – The Musical’ (MCC); Craven in ‘The Secret Garden’ (Manoel Theatre); Callahan in ‘Legally Blonde’ (Manoel Theatre); Pharaoh and Reuben in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ (Oratorio, Gozo). Roger also played Riley in Joe Orton’s ‘The Erpingham Camp’ (MADC), Benvolio in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (MADC) and Theseus in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (MADC).
Roger also performed in numerous musical theatre concerts in Malta, including ‘The Music of the Night’ at the Manoel Theatre, ‘Simply Webber’ at Sir Temi Zammit Hall and ‘A Night at the Theatre’ at the MFCC. Roger also won international singing awards around Europe and is credited as an international composer, particularly in Lithuania where he composed music for TV. He is also credited as musical director and vocal director in various theatrical shows in Malta.
He is thrilled to form part of the Addams Family and the best thing about it, apart from being part of the team, is wearing those Tango shoes!
Coming from a family of singers and musicians, Nikki followed suit and has been on the stage since she was 5 years old taking part in various school productions. When she was 9 she was taken under the wing of Soprano Rose Ciantar, who guided her in her first solo at her local church hall. After the parish choir she eventually joined the Amadeus Chamber Choir under the direction of MRO Brian Cefai and still studies under his direction and performs both as a soloist and a choirister.
She has performed both in Poland, Cyprus, Italy, the US and the UK.
Over the years, she has played various leading roles including Lily in The Secret Garden, Miss Belle in Fame, Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense 1 and 2, Elsa in The Sound of Music and Madame Giri in The Phantom Of The Opera. Last year she made her debut with DLS Productions in an original production A Case of Cabaret in which she portrayed the disgruntled Mrs M.
Apart from performing as a classical singer and a musical theatre artist, she is frequently invited to join acts at the newly revamped The Gut amongst other venues. Her most recent venture is that of a radio presenter on Malta’s newest radio station, Malta’s Heart.
Nadia trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School UK, graduating in Acting and Musical Theatre. She later became a Licentiate of Trinity College London in Vocal Teaching and Recital Singing with Distinctions under the guidance of Gillian Zammit. Since making her professional debut as the title role in Annie at the Manoel Theatre, her versatile achievements have seen her walk the boards in Malta, England and also in Germany’s ‘Weinachtcircus’. She has been chosen to attend the Melofonetica Veneto Opera School by Dr. Matteo Dalle Fratte where she will perform in the Arte Lirica Festival 2019 supported by the Malta Arts Council.
Her recent credits include:
Christine – The Phantom of the Opera
Soloist – Gensna the Maltese Rock Opera
Sirena – Harbour Odyssey (The Malta International Arts Festival 2019)
Abigail Williams – The Crucible (Nominated for ‘Il-Premju ta’ l’Arti 2019)
Sherrie – Rock of Ages
Diva – Ahna Refugjati
Alice – Closer
Catherine – The Memory of Water
Nadia has participated in a multitude of concerts alongside international artists like The Tenors and Lacuna Coil. She appeared as an actress on numerous local tv adverts and as a featured actress in music videos namely Red Electrick’s ‘Young again,’ Rise’s ‘Suzi’ and Sterjotipi’s ‘Tabib.’ She has also featured in Monroe’s ‘Flame’ and her own self-penned ‘The Dark.’
With music education at heart, Nadia is a tutor at Masquerade Theatre Arts School and VocalBooth studios.
For the past 2 years Nikki has been exploring his passion for performing arts. Nikki is a passionate upcoming performing artist who gets his training at Masquerade Theatre School. He was recently cast as Caleb in “Dear Future Me” (Treble Makers Malta). The role of Pugsley couldn’t suit him any better, and we are all very eager to see what creative tortures he will come up with to entertain us all!
Noel Zarb has been involved in the performing since his school days, having performed in various productions produced by DLS Productions (Arthaus) from 2002 till 2013. Noel also took part in three MADC Pantos (2007, 2008, 2009). In 2006, under the direction of anthony bezzina, Noel was entrusted with the Role of Mr Mayor, in Masquerade’s Seussical the Musical. Noel was also a soloist in three editions of the VOICES concerts, in 2006, 2008 and 2010. In 2014, Noel was one of the main singers in the Ġensna Concert held at the MFCC, as well as being a choir member in the 2008 Concert version held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. He was also cast in “Kappillan ta’ Malta”, produced by Staġun Teatru Malti and “Il-Kennies tal-Ġenna”, produced by Pjazza Teatru Rjal and directed by Josette Ciappara.
Apart from theatre, Noel has also been involved in television dramas and variety shows. He was one of the main cast members of “Min Imissu!?”, produced by Take 2 Entertainment for Public Broadcasting Services. He was one of four main cast members in “Prima Facie”, produced by 26th Frame for ONE Productions Ltd as well as being in a secondary role on “It-Tfal”, produced by 26th Frame for ONE Productions Ltd. Noel also took part in an episode of “Rajt ma Rajtx”, produced by Sharp Shoot Media for Public Broadcasting Services, and was also part of the cast in “Iċ-Ċaqqufa”, produced by Watermelon Media for Public Broadcasting Services.
Following a break from theatre, Noel will this year be in MADC’s Panto “Aladdin” and is thrilled to be back with his Arthaus Family as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy.
Sarah Jane made her professional debut in 2009 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in ‘La Traviata’ directed by Sir Richard Eyre. She performed in the production for the next 5 years, including a season touring & performing in prestigious theatres across Japan.
Other foreign credits include: Bollywood Dancer for London Eye 4D (Commercial), Me & Orson Welles’ (Film) & ‘The Prince of Persia’ (Film) , 42nd Street (The Radlett Theatre) & ‘Embryo’ – A concept album by Philip Bloom (Female Vocalist).
In Malta, she most recently performed in Hoi Polloi’s production of ‘Cats’ the musical (VCT) . Other local credits include dancer in ‘Pinocchio’ (MCC) and Molly Forsyth in The Secretary Bird (Manoel Theatre)
Special thanks goes to: The London Studio Centre, Momentum Performing Arts Academy, The Tanya Bayona Academy for the invaluable training she achieved & her family for their love and support.
She is delighted to be playing the comic part of Grandma Addams in The Addams Family by Arthaus!
Described by opera critics as a warm and powerful voice with a beautiful timbre, operatic bass Josef Cassar’s interest in performing arts was evident from a very young age. Staring by attending drama and singing lessons at the Playhouse drama school under the mentorship of Mr Joseph Quattromani.
After receiving advice to focus more on singing, Josef started to attend private tutition with Mro Brian Cefai and later on with Dr Andriana Yordanova occasionally attending a number of classes with Ms Patricia Morandini and Ms Juliette Bisazza.
Cassar performed various operatic and sacred music concerts and recitals in various locations most notably at the St John Co Cathedral, Saint James Cavalier and the Manoel Theatre receiving praise from critics along the way.
Cassar’s main theartical roles till today include Don Attilio in Phantom of the Opera (2017), (2010, 2014)-Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, (2011)- Nepthali/Butler in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and in (2014)- Mordcha the innkeeper in Fiddler on the Roof.
Cassar performed under the direction of various distinguished musical conductors which includes amongst others Mro Joe Brown, Mro Kris Spiteri and Mro Paul Abela.
Cassar participated in various choral concerts around the island and abroad notably with the Amadeus Chamber Choir, New Choral Singers and Animae Gospel Choir. He briefly attended the TMYO program.
Emanuel began his journey on ONE TV back in 2004 after winning the TV competition Bravi. He went to Bodywork Company Dance studios in Cambridge and graduated with a Diploma in Performing Arts after completing a 3 year course. He featured in numerous productions in the UK such as 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, 42nd Street and West Side Story playing the role of Bernardo.
After returning to Malta in 2014 Emanuel has continued pursuing his career and has taken part in many local productions on the Island – Rock Of Ages, The Sound Of Music, How To Be Maltese in An Hour and Aħna Refuġjati where he was the Rehearsal Manager.
Most recently Emanuel performed as a narrator in DLS Productions’ (Arthaus) Ghosts of Christmas Past, in Ave Maria Spettur Bonnici where he played the part of Peter at the Manoel Theatre for Staġun Teatru Malti and in Harbour Odyssey as an Actor aboard the Fernandez ship for the Malta International Arts Festival.
Rachel fell in love with the stage when she started dancing at the age of 4. Since then she has trained in various dance forms such as ballet, jazz, flamenco and tap, mainly under the tuition of Ms. Johane Casabene. Rachel has also undergone vocal and musical theatre training, capped with Trinity Guildhall examinations.
She has danced the role of Fairy Godmother in the ballet “Cinderella” for Johane Casabene’s Dance Conservatoire, and also performed in a number of productions by DLS productions over the same years. For around 9 years Rachel was employed as a part-time performer at MonteKristo estates, where she progressed from a dancer to performing the main role, that of the narrator in Knights Spectacular 1565, a musical which ran locally for seven years, and host, singer and dancer in several cabaret and folk shows, together with performing a secondary role in the musical ‘Strait Street: Tales from a Red Light District’. Over the past year Rachel is taken on the role of Valerie in “A Case of Cabaret” (DLS Productions, May 2018), Anna-Maria Vella in “Il-Ħanina Maddalena” (July 2018) and Roseanne Rossi in “Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek” (Teatru Malta, December 2018). Rachel is currently studying vocal tuition under the guidance of Mezzo Soprano Clare Ghigo. Rachel’s latest performance was ‘Underground’ – a cabaret presented during this year’s edition of Notte Bianca.
THEATRE: We Will Rock You (Ensemble, Britney Spears U/s)- Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines , Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Adult Panto (Sanctum Hotel Soho), Grand Hotel (Otto Krigelein) – College Production, On The Town (Gabey) – College Production, Secret Garden (Ensemble) – Ambassadors Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander) – College Production, Merrily We Roll Along (Franklin Shepard) – College Production, Once On This Island (Papa Ge) – College Production
TELEVISION: BBC Young Dancer 2017 (Dance Partner in South Asian Category)
Peter recently graduated from Momentum Performing Arts Academy (previously known as Margaret Howard Theatre College) in September 2017. He has been brought up in an artistic from a very young age and is very grateful to live such an extravagant lifestyle filled with amazing experiences and opportunities.
Althea Gatt • Amy Grech Pirotta • Becky Scerri • Bradley Cachia • Charlotte Formosa • Chrissy Warrington • Dario Mifsud Bonnici • David Ellul • Dean Ellul • Julia Frendo • Karl Bartolo • Luca Borg Pardo’ • Martina Galea Loffreda • Mireille Grixti • Nathaniel Attard • Neil Grech • Nicky Aquilina • Paolo Micallef
Andre Buhagiar • Emanuel Spiteri • Lara Camilleri • Rachel Grech • Ryan Grech • Stefania Grech Vella
Artistic Director: Lucienne Camilleri
Executive Producer: Stefania Grech Vella
Musical Direction: Ryan Paul Abela
Vocal Coach: Claire McCartin
Choreographers: Amy Caruana Dingli, Samantha Corrieri Dela