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Hudson Sharp receiving rave reviews in ‘Dream Lover’ the Musical

DreamloverCongratulations to Smallfry talent Hudson Sharp who is starring as young Bobby Darin in “Dream Lover”, alongside some amazing artists including David Campbell and Marina Pryor. Hudson is doing a stellar job and receiving rave reviews:

“I couldn’t help but fall in love with the performance of the youngest performer (Hudson Sharp), who plays young Darin on opening night. He was full of confidence and had his own swagger going on, in his natural ability to move in dance, and his vocals were sharp and crystal. He just stood out for me as an unmissable talent” – Weekend Notes (Full Review here:

“Sharp played both roles with confidence and skill. He will be an actor to watch for future reference” – Theatre People (Full review here:

Well done Hudson on your fantastic performances!

Yiana Pandelis books lead role in Feature Film



Congratulations to  Yiana Pandelis, who has just landed a lead role in an upcoming major feature film.  We can’t share  more at this stage, so stay tuned for more information. Yiana is also a student of Acting Performance Studio, currently in her second year of APS’ full time professional acting program.

It’s great to see our young actors being rewarded for all their hard work and dedication to their craft. This is an amazing role and fantastic opportunity for Yiana. We can’t wait to reveal more!

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DTE Welcomes Michael Smith


A big welcome to Michael Smith who has joined the stable of amazing talent at Derrick Talent Elite.

Michael has just completed a Fine Arts/Acting degree at NIDA and also holds an Advanced Dipolma in Contemporary Dance from WAAPA.

Michael already has many impressive credits including: Bran Nue Dae, Storm Boy,  Rocko Driving Into Walls and Charlie The Oyster Man to name a few. His dance career has also seen him             perform Australia Wide as well as in Taiwan.

Michael was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2014 and an Actors Equity Guild Award in 2012.

Sophie Loughran in ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Scooby Doo’ and Disneyland












Congratulations to Sophie Loughran who has been selected for the cast of  “Amazing Grace”, playing at the National Theatre in February 2018.

Amazing Grace is a song and dance extravaganza featuring a cast of over 30 of Australia’s elite calisthenics and musical theatre performers including principal artists Taneel Van Zyl (Wicked, Doctor Zhivago), Samantha Morley (Billy Elliott, Cats, Nine) and Thomas McGuane (Jersey Boys).

In March & April, Sophie will also be touring New Zealand with the cast of  ‘Schooby Doo’

Sophie will then head to the US in May for a stint at Disneyland.


Hudson S joins cast of ‘Dream Lover’

Huge congrats to Hudson S who will be appearing alongside David Campbell, Hannah Fredericksen & Marina Prior in “Dream Lover”, based on the life of Bobby Darin. We cannot wait to see Hudson shine in this fantastic show! Do yourself a favour and snap up some tickets as they’re selling fast!


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Congratulations to DTE’s Toby Derrick who just graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) degree and was awarded the highest honor at NIDA, The Keith Bain OAM Scholarship for 2017.

Toby is also a WAAPA graduate as well as an  Acting Performance Studio Australia alumni.

What a fantastic achievement, we wish Toby all the best and look forward to seeing great things from this talented young actor!


DTM’s Dylan Speedy performing at Euro Disney

Congratulations to DTM’s Dylan Speedy who is off to Paris next week for a 3 month stint performing at Euro Disney.

What a fantastic opportunity, well done Dylan!

Dylan Speedy performing at Euro Disney


Congratulations to DTE’s Don Winsor, who will STAR in the lead role of Martin in “Falsettos”.

Written in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS pandemic, the show revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door. When tragedy strikes and Marvin’s lover is diagnosed with AIDS, all participants must put their differences aside and unite as the modern family they have now become. The production is a poignant, quirky and hilarious look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family, and although there is a timeliness to the piece in Australia right now  – with the ABS Marriage Equality Survey still taking place at the time of writing – Falsettos is not a political play. It’s a really interesting study of a diverse family featuring some wonderful humour and a very quirky, bright broadway score by William Finn.

Check out this fantastic article on Aussie Theatre website:

This will definitely be a show worth seeing so don’t miss the opportunity to secure your tickets. You can join the waitlist here: