Northern Light Operatic Society was formed in April 1966 with the aim of presenting musical comedies and light opera to the people of the Northern district in the newly opened Shedley Theatre. Our first production was Quaker Girl and, since that first show, we have produced over 100 quality shows. The change to Northern Light Theatre Company came in the 1970s where we became an incorporated body.

We are justifiably proud that we were the training ground for many talented performers and technical crew who have since gone on to work in professional theatre locally, interstate and internationally. The most notable of these are Andy Pole, who has appeared in Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Jekyll & Hyde nationally, Charisa Lynne (Barfoot) and Jaii Beckley.

Apart from these in full time musical theatre many of our past and current members are part time or semi professional.

Past and current members who have worked professionally inlclude:
  • Andy Pole
    • Professional musical theatre, commercials.
  • Charisa Lynne (Barfoot)
    • Professional musical theatre.
  • Jaii Beckley
    • Professional musical theatre.
  • David Winston
    • Films, plays, commercials.
  • Neil McKinnon
    • Professional musical theatre, commercials.
  • Vaughan Harmer
    • Films, commercials.
  • Rob Syme
    • Theatre restaraunt, music, cabaret acts.
  • Sue Pole
    • Theatre restaraunt, choreography, television, promotional work.
  • Matt Byrne
    • Commercials, theatre restaurant, writing, directing.
  • Rodney Hutton
    • Films, commercials, TV, theatre restaurant.
  • Ceri Hutton
    • Theatre restaurant.
  • Jeff Lang
    • Promotional work, commercials, theatre restaurant.
  • Theresa Dolman
    • Commercials, film script, stand-up comedy.
  • Linda McCarthy (nee Brooks)
    • Professional singing engagements.
  • Darren Hassan
    • Promotional work, commercials, cabaret.
  • Adrian Dilger
    • Theatre restaurant.
  • Rick Williams
    • Commercials.
  • Anne Williams
    • Commercials, films.
  • Lisa Lacy (nee Bld)
    • Commercials, theatre restaurant.
  • Drew Webb
    • Promottional Work.
  • Shella Gee
    • Commercials.
  • Kurtys Ramond
    • Theatre restaurant, touring ships in Asia.
  • Rohan Watts
    • Theatre restaurant, MC and compere work.
  • Ian Barge
    • Professional theatre technician.

This list is not exhaustive, just an example! The depth of talent in the company at present is a sign that many of our young members willl follow in their footsteps.

  1. Big
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Cinderella
  4. Into the Woods
  5. Leader of the Pack
  6. Little Shop of Horrors
  7. Pirates of Penzance
  8. The Sound of Music
  9. Cinderella
  10. Title 12
  11. Title 13
  12. Title 14
  13. Title 15
  14. Title 17
  15. Title 18
  16. Buddy