Meet the Cast
JOY DARMODY’s showbiz parents exposed her early to performing arts.
Her success on violin led to leadership of Canberra Youth Orchestra as well as performing in musicals and theatre restaurant shows.
Since 2007, she has been delivering her one woman variety show as well as sewing and creating all her own extravagant, colourful costumes.
In 2012, she combined her talents with Rana’s to create Hot Inspirations.
RANA JEWELL – raised on a sugar cane farm in North Queensland – missed out on formalised music / dance education.
At 21, her trip to London sparked a lifelong love of solo world travel and a diverse career: scuba diving instructor, barista, counsellor, author, stretch therapy teacher and accountant.
In her 40s, she immersed herself in learning many dance styles.
Since 2004, her performances have radiated her sheer joy of colour, movement and costumes.
IAN OGLE, despite a voluble vocal career as Senior Lecturer at QUT, has performed to many different audiences as a chorister, male quartet member, MC at weddings /anniversaries and fundraising trivia quiz nights.
With a flair for parodies of musical items – he has recently found another one for comedy acting in Viagara Falls and the 70 year old Virgin, directed by Alan.
ALAN YOUNGSON overcame a school age stutter and guttural Scottish accent to become a Speech and Drama Teacher, Corporate Management Trainer and Executive Coach.
His 40 year Performing Arts career in both Canada and Australia includes:
- Comedy and character Actor in 43 plays;
- Director of 57 shows (plays, farces, musicals and revues);
- 5 years as Executive Producer of Brisbane Warana Festival
- 20 years as Artistic Director, Theatre Manager & Promoter of 3 Performing Arts Centre.