CQ’s finest female singers perform in Women in Voice


Some of Central Queensland’s finest female singers will be in the spotlight in July when Women in Voice is performed at the Pilbeam Theatre.

Inspired by the iconic Women in Voice cabaret series that has been part of Brisbane’s music scene for nearly thirty years, Lock&Hock Productions have created a performance that showcases local talent, giving each singer the opportunity to explore her own unique voice.

The show features:

Lorinda May Merrypor – Originally from Rockhampton, Lorinda is an actor, singer and dancer. She made her professional debut as a member of the ensemble cast in the Australian premiere of the award-winning Broadway musical, American Idiot. Following that success she performed in such shows as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and HIT Productions’ tour of The Sapphires, just to name a few.

Amanda Hock – Amanda has been involved both on stage and part of creative teams for many years as a performer, choreographer, and director. She is no stranger to the Pilbeam Theatre stage, with her most cherished roles being Elphaba in Wicked, Velma Kelly in Chicago, Donna in Mamma Mia, and Dusty Springfield in Dusty.

Maddison McDonald – Maddison is well known to Central Queensland theatregoers, having performed as Sophie in Rockhampton Regional Council’s production of Mamma Mia! and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You. She graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2017, having performed in a range of shows in Brisbane including West Side Story, Bare: The Musical and Spring Awakenings.

Kate Leahy – Kate is a local singer songwriter and her performance in Women in Voice will take you on a musical tour through some of life’s challenges and the moments of triumph that come when we face them. Her performance will include some of her most popular music, some new sounds, a surprise inclusion and a new release.

Jenny Wynter – MC for the evening will be Brisbane-based comedian, singer and cabaret artist Jenny Wynter. Jenny was MC of the Brisbane Women in Voice in 2019 and in 2020 toured regional Queensland extensively as part of the Funny Mummies Comedy Gala. She is an award-winning comedian who has performed at festivals and venues all over the world.

Musical Director is Jacinta Delalande, with composer Jack Jones.

The singers will be accompanied by a live band featuring Cory Owens on drums, Naomi Donovan on keyboards, Stephanie Quinlan on bass, and Dave Wenitong on guitar.

Women in Voice will be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre on Saturday 17 July at 7.30pm.

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