Ordinary Days

Ranges Events presents the Adam Gwon musical ‘Ordinary Days’ in the heart of Woodend!

Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Only 4 Performances – Limited Tickets!

This ‘Pop-Up’ boutique musical theatre presentation has a limited run of four shows. Limited tickets for an intimate theatre experience with a powerful and engaging cast. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Friday, April 30th – Evening performance (7:30pm)

Saturday, May 1st – Matinee performance (2 pm)

Saturday, May 1st – Evening performance (7:30 pm)

Sunday, May 2nd – Matinee performance (2 pm)

General Admission : $32 incl. GST. Choose your performance below:

Fri Apr 30

Evening Performance (7:30pm)

Sat May 1

Matinee Performance (2:00pm)

Evening Performance (7:30pm)

Sun May 2

Matinee Performance (2 pm)

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Independent Theatre in the heart of Woodend

Enjoy the day in the gorgeous Macedon Ranges town of Woodend! Only 35 minutes up the Calder Freeway from Melbourne and 45 minutes south of Bendigo. Woodend’s High Street is lined with splendid shops, cafes and restaurants including the Victoria Hotel, Woodend and the famous Holgate Brewery. Easily accessible by train from Spencer Street Station!

A short and scenic drive up to the top of Mount Macedon plus don’t miss a visit to the famous Hanging Rock!

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Pop-Up Theatre at The Mountain View Room

Ranges Events is proud to present this powerful Macedon Ranges cast at our pop-up theatre at the Victoria Hotel, Woodend’s Mountain View Room. At only 60 seats this boutique and intimate musical theatre experience will be one not to miss!

Enjoy a delicious meal in the Victoria Hotel’s Bistro before your performance and finish with after show drinks on the terrace with splendid views of Mount Macedon!

The views from Mount Macedon taken at the Memorial Cross

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Our Cast

Jake Keratianos

as Warren

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Becca McAliece

as Deb

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Casey Withoos

as Claire

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Tim Francis

as Jason

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Jem Sherwill

Musical Director

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Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Adam Gwon is a musical theater writer named one of “50 to Watch” by The Dramatist magazine and hailed “a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater” whose songs are “funny, urbane, with a sweetness that doesn’t cloy” by The New York Times.

His musicals have been produced on six continents, in more than half a dozen languages.  Off-Broadway: Scotland, PA (Roundabout Theatre, Drama Desk Award nomination, NYT Critic’s Pick), Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre; Keen Company, Drama League Award nomination, Best Revival), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre, NYT Critic’s Pick); Regional: String (Village Theatre), Cake Off (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Bucks County Playhouse), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); West End: Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios).

About Our Cast

Casey Withoos

Born and raised in Sunbury, Casey Withoos is a highly regarded vocalist, music educator, actress, and mentor within the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges communities.  Casey chose to study her Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at The University of Melbourne, but her call to the stage in Musical Theatre was ever strong. 

She found a home at Sunbury’s Boilerhouse Theatre Company where she took leading roles and worked as a Vocal Coach and/or Director in productions such as ‘Pirates of Penzance,’ ‘Hair!,’ ‘Barnum,’ ‘Company,’ ‘13‘.  Credits northwards included leads in ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Spamalot’, and ‘Les Miserables,’ for Mount Players Theatre in Macedon. 

Casey has also broken into the Melbourne theatre scene with roles in ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Color Purple’ for StageArt, ‘Twelfth Night’ for Australian Shakespeare Company, and ‘Legally Blonde’ for Altona City Theatre

Fans of The Voice Australia will remember her Season 1 appearance on team Seal where she stole hearts with her performance of Samson by Regina Spektor (Shine Media, Channel 9). As well as her work on stage, Casey has started paving a career in the Voice Over sector, having recorded well over 60 audiobooks in only a few short years.

Jem Sherwill

Jem Sherwill is an accomplished Pianist, Vocalist, Accompanist, Composer, Arranger and Musical Director.  Growing up in the Macedon Ranges, Jem began studying piano and performing from an early age. His talent and hunger to grow musically allowed him to gain a position at the Victorian College Of The Arts Secondary School to study Classical Voice. 

Throughout his studies at VCASS and the Victorian College of the Arts he continued to expand his horizons as a composer and arranger and supporting a growing network of performance contacts as a Pianist and Accompanist.

His love of Musical Theatre is most apparent, and was recently in full form with the Mount Players Theatre Company’s production of Les Miserables, where Jem took the reins of an all-star cast of Macedon Ranges and Victorian performers to overwhelming acclaim. 

Jem’s growing list of accolades as Musical Director include both community theatre in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges, shows in Melbourne as well as workshops and concerts to showcase talent from the city and in the Ranges.

Becca McAliece

A passionate Sunbury local, Becca McAliece’s experience with the performing arts has been incredibly varied and fulfilling. After first stepping on stage as a member of Sunbury’s Flashdance Performing Arts whilst in primary school, Becca frequently performed throughout her schooling years as a dancer first and foremost, before finally finding her home away from home with Sunbury’s Boilerhouse Theatre Company. There she joined the committee, and very soon was leading the Youth division (‘Treehouse Theatre’), a role she held for the last decade. Credits include Morticia in ‘The Addams Family,’ Jenny Lind in ‘Barnum’, Rose in ‘Secret Garden,’ and Ida in ‘Honk,’ for Boilerhouse Theatre Company, and ensemble features in ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’ for The Mount Players.

Off stage, Becca also proudly directed and choreographed for shows such as ‘13,’ ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ and ‘Aristocats,’ all with Boilerhouse Theatre Company, as well as sitting behind the sound and lighting desks for many more productions. This year Becca is challenging herself once again, and is stepping into the live music circuit, taking on her first gigs as a singer with Ranges Events shows including ‘Ordinary Days’ and ‘The Sounds Of Soul’.

Achieving a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine), Becca’s passion for assisting and working with people has led her to a career specialising in the education of students with additional needs (focusing on literacy and numeracy) throughout primary and secondary schools. She is also a keen athlete and has dedicated many years of her life to basketball, currently playing and training at the Victorian state level.

Tim Francis

Tim is a Macedon Ranges-based musician, music director, composer, arranger, instrumental music teacher, and, much to his Mother’s delight, Victoria University Bachelor of Music graduate. Getting a taste for singing in his late teens, Tim honed his musical skills by writing and arranging for the local church youth group, and has been involved in local theatre here in the Macedon Ranges for the past 11 years.

Credits include Lamar in Godspell for ACUPA, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, and Mark in RENT, both for Kyneton Theatre Company, Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden for Boilerhouse Theatre Company, and Enjorlas in Les Miserables for The Mount Players

Tim is also an experienced multi-instrumentalist, and has played guitar, drums, and percussion in the pits of RENT (BuST Co, 2012); Jesus Christ Superstar (Encourage Church, Romsey, 2012); The Full Monty (The Mount Players, 2017); 13 (Boilerhouse Theatre Company, 2017); Be More Chill (Boilerhouse Theatre Company, 2019). Tim music directed The Gondoliers (Kyneton Theatre Company, 2013); Anything Goes (Kyneton Theatre Company, 2014); Little Shop of Horrors (Boilerhouse Theatre Company, 2016); The Little Mermaid (Boilerhouse Theatre Company, 2019); Rock of Ages (The Mount Players, 2019).

Tim has also written for and played in bands in the Melbourne music scene as a member of The Church Rats, and Automatic, Everywhere!, which released a self-published EP.

Over the past two years Tim has been composing an original musical and hopes to begin workshopping it in late 2021. 

Jake Keratianos

A Sunbury local, Jake Keratianos didn’t find his love for performing until his final year of school, when he stepped on stage as part of The Boy Friend. Since then Jake has had a great deal of experience both on and off stage, enabling him to view performing and acting with both emotional and critical eyes, a skill which has benefited him greatly. 

Jake graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Education, and has spent many years specializing in the teaching of history and, using the skills he developed through his own theatrical experiences, drama.  

Credits include Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (Boilerhouse Theater), Benny in RENT (Kyneton Theatre Company) and countless ensemble features (Boilerhouse Theatre, The Mount Players, and Kyneton Theatre Company). As well as this, offstage Jake has directed, worked the sound and lighting desks, and stage-managed across these three incredible companies. 

Jake’s experiences as both an educator and performer has given him a great ability to connect with his peers, often taking on a mentor role with younger cast members. He spent a number of years working with the Treehouse Youth Theatre in Sunbury, giving his time to helping them develop the skills he wished he had had at their age, focusing not only on technical, performance based abilities, but also the social and emotional learning that comes along with being a part of a theatrical production. 

After having travelled, lived, and worked overseas for two years, Jake is now back in Sunbury living and performing again, and has taken a huge step of following another of his passions, enrolling in a Masters of Professional Archaeology at La Trobe University. 

COVID-safe policies

This presentation has limited seating in accordance with public health guidelines. In the event of a cancellation due to COVID lockdown your ticket may be refunded or transferred to a rescheduled date. Our run will be rescheduled in the event of a COVID lockdown.

“Ordinary Days” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical On behalf of R&H Theatricals, A Concord Theatricals Company.