Musical Sprouts is the creation of three theatre performers – Bridget a’Beckett, Sharni Page and Julia Davis. After enjoying successful careers in their chosen professions, they became mothers and found themselves looking for ways to express themselves creatively within their new lives.
Their unique collaboration came from a common belief that a love of music can shape a life, no matter how little or big! They are passionate, seasoned artists whose aim is to consistently provide high quality musical children’s concerts in order to enhance their understanding of music, theatre, creativity and feed their imagination.
Bridget a’Beckett as YELLA
Bridget a’Beckett is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music and is a mother of two.
Her musical career extends across many creative genres including professional theatre, the live music scene, community arts and theatre production.
As a performer she has appeared in Cabaret the Musical alongside Tina Arena and released an album of original songs called The Wishing.
She has worked for 15 years as a composer and musical director for choirs, youth musicals, kids theatre, community and corporate organisations and delivers community arts and music projects, including the award winning ’52 Flashmob in 52 Weeks’.
She likes to add ‘snake charmer’ to her list of credits in reference to a violin practise session that resulted in a brown snake banging itself against her bedroom window in response to the vibrations.
Music has been central to Bridget’s life since she started piano at the age of 4. It has resulted in lifelong friends, a different perspective on the world and a guaranteed mood changer when she’s needed it. Through children’s concerts, she hopes to pass this love on to every child she meets so they derive the same happiness it has given her.
Julia Davis as BLUENO
As a graduate of both WAAPA and the Sydney Con. of Music, Julia has extensive experience as a performer in theatre, live music theatre, TV and radio. She is also a mum of two.
As a performer Julia has worked and toured with companies such as STC, Malthouse, Bell Shakespeare and Monkey Baa. Including some children’s shows like Emily Eyefinger, Wind in the Willows and The Magic Faraway Tree.
She has toured nationally with Buddy the Musical and many more.
As a singer/songwriter Julia has written an album called Just under the name of Elvi Jean.
Julia has also worked as an arts educator for over 20 years. Her ongoing passion for kids entertainment has made each of those 20 years a pleasure.
Sharni Page as REDDY
Sharni Page is a Musical Theatre graduate from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, an accredited Psychodramatist and a mother of three.
Her diversity as a performer stretches from theatre appearing in productions like Cabaret and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through film and television, appearing in shows like Offspring and Winners & Losers, to working as a voiceover artist for clients such as the Australian Government, Kmart and ANZ.
She has also brought her own writing to the stage, relishing the process of taking an idea and transforming it into a piece of theatre. Sharni is currently developing a series of holistic wellbeing programs for children in Singapore and Dubai using her psychodrama skills, to work experientially and help them achieve a greater level of self awareness, expression, confidence, empathy, and ultimately life purpose through the way she works.
Sharni’s love of singing came from her dad who died when she was 19. Her strongest memories of going to the theatre were watching him on stage from an early age and seeing the wonder of him transform in character before her very eyes. It was a magical world and she wanted to be a part of it.
This magic she continues to instil in her children today, through the Musical Sprouts children’s concerts.
The Support Crew
Resident Director 2020