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GREENROOM PROJECT hosted by matt ward

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GREENROOM PROJECT


The Greenroom Project is an Australian first. This critically acclaimed live cabaret talk show hosted by Matt Ward is a proven hit amongst audiences and industry folk alike! The Greenroom Project was created as a unique combination of a talk show, a cabaret and a showcase as another way of fostering emerging and undiscovered talent.


The night itself is fun, social and all live! The Greenroom Project is your ticket backstage to mix and mingle with some of Australia’s industry personalities. Season 1 Guests have included: Marina Prior, Silvie Paladino, Gretel Scarlett, David Harris, Amanda Harrison, Michael Falzon, Barbara Leanne, David Piper and Lara Mulcahy.


Five unknowns are plucked from obscurity

via online auditions, mentored by some of Australia’s leading musical theatre identities then welcomed on stage to perform a 10 minute solo cabaret act, each, in front of a live audience. Jam-packed with on the couch interviews, celebrity guest artists, industry news and gossip, special musical performances, an open mic segment and showcasing each month 5 of the hottest up and coming musical theatre and cabaret performers. All accompanied by our musical director Mr. Brad Rush.


Each performance of the Greenroom Project, like the concept itself, is completely unique with ever-changing guests, featured artists and audiences. “It’s nights like these where I realise that I don’t want to do anything else but perform and take an audience on a journey.”

- Cassie Georgopolous

“Giving them a stage to perform on and have Guest Artists of this calibre has been outstanding and it’s all because of Matt’s vision. We are so grateful.”

- Destry Puia, The Arts Centre Gold Coast


Over 600 audience members can’t be wrong!


Michael Falzon

Amanda Harrison

Marina Prior

SEASON 1 CELEBRITY GUESTS “My husband, Grant Piro and I think what you are doing is so wonderful and you’re doing it so well with such grace and so much class. You’re just amazing!”

- Marina Prior


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Lara Mulcahy

Gretel Scarlett

Silvie Paladino

Lincoln Hall

David Harris

Zoe Jarrett


“The Greenroom Project goes from strength to strength having quickly established a creative outlet for the talented young things that inhabit our City.”

- Gold Coast Bulletin June 2013

OUR MISSION: To give Australia’s emerging cabaret and musical theatre talent an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills; professional mentoring and to connect a community.


OUR GOALS: Create a one-of-a-kind mentoring program for undiscovered and emerging talent in Australia Establish working relationships with local theatre communities to showcase and promote events Provide a creative and professional environment Develop and educate audience appreciation for the dying art form that of “cabaret� Make opportunities available for everyone and inspire future performers

Produce an entertaining show for all involved Create a local opportunity for performers to be showcased and mentored. Provide an opportunity for audiences to support a new, original concept conceived in Australia Provide a unique entertainment experience Create a sense of community and belonging Have fun while doing the thing we love!


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CREATIVE TEAM

MATT WARD

BRAD RUSH

Matt Ward is a graduate of NIDA and has performed and studied in New York, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. Lead roles include ‘Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Godspell’, He was understudy to Rob Guest in the Australian premiere of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ & Tony in ‘West Side Story’. Since returning to Australia Matt has starred in the world premiere production of John Michael Howson’s new Australian musical ‘Pyjamas in Paradise’, directed by famed choreographer Tony Bartuccio. Guest starred in the hysterical comedy, ‘Forbidden Broadway’ (the Arts Centre Gold Coast), ‘From Asia with Love’ - The James Bond Musical (The Other Production Co.) and has appeared in the critically acclaimed musical ‘Chess’ (The Production Co.), staged by International award winning director Gale Edwards, at the Melbourne State Theatre. Solo cabaret shows include: The Baby Grand & Me, One Night Stand, Broadway, My Way.

Working in performing arts, as director, musical director, producer, manager and teacher, with experience in directing many successful productions, Brad started in Musical Theatre from a very early age and highlights of his recent career include Brad’s roles as Peter Allen, in ‘Boy from Oz’ and as Julian Marsh in ‘42nd Street’. Brad’s piano & vocal performances include club and corporate work working with Cabaret vocal groups such as ‘City Limits’ and ‘Kizazz’. With a BA in Music, Brad has had his own Music School, training hundreds of talented musicians.

Creator/ Producer/ Host

Musical Director


To find out more about the Greenroom Project visit www.thegreenroomproject.com.au

CONTACT: Matt Ward (+61) 416 271 018 info@thegreenroomproject.com.au

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