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World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Inspired By Many, Unlike Any Other

January 29, 2023 • 3:30 pm

Price: $40 | *Create your own season

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The World of Musicals is a globally touring ensemble of multi-talented artists performing classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems, and iconic show tunes. This stirring musical concert theatre is tailored for the entire family. Secure your seats today with HT@MTC and prepare to be enthralled and sing along to the best of "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," "We Will Rock You," "Sister Act," and many more!

*This season, we're offering discounted, group, and multi-show rates. Call the box office at 803.407.5011 for details.

Meet the Cast

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Kevin C. Olohan 

Kevin is an Irish performer and writer. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of The Lir Academy (in association with Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London) and of the Oxford School of Poetry.

Musical Theatre: The World of Musicals (Australia 2022, 2021, 2017, New Zealand 2022, USA 2019, Germany 2018), Celtic Nights (USA/Canada 2019, Norway 2020), A Musical Christmas (Germany 2016, 2017, 2018), Spring Awakening (Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin), Fierce Notions - World Premier (Dublin Fringe Festival 2017).

Theatre: Abbey Calling, 5X5 (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), A Christmas Carol (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Cirques des Reves (Bewley’s Café, Dublin), Peruvian Voodoo (Theatre Upstairs, Dublin), Lungs (Granary Theatre, Cork), Creditors (The New Theatre, Dublin), Pals: The Irish at Gallipoli (Collins Barracks Museum, Dublin – Audience Choice Award, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016).

Film/TV: Expo TV (Dubai), Under Surveillance (d. Tina Noonan), Home Made (d. Mark Sheridan).

Writing Credits: Dear Ireland III (Abbey Theatre), Cassowary (Theatre Upstairs), Casey Hanrahan: Happy in Misery, Curse of the Toothless One (Scene and Heard Festival, Smock Alley Theatre). 

Kevin was the resident musician at The Irish Village as part of Expo 2020, Dubai.
Since 2018, he has been the creator, writer, and host of Fireside: The Irish Storytelling Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

His debut poetry collection, Gardensea, was published in 2021 by Fireside Bard.


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Charlotte Coles 

Charlotte is originally from West Yorkshire in England and moved to London to train at London Studio Centre and subsequently Arts Educational Schools London. 

Since graduating in 2018 she has worked as a performer and model in varied areas of the industry, most notably playing Marcy in Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse), Rosaline Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Secret Cinema), Elizabeth in Frankenstein (The Gore London), Swing in Jack and the Beanstalk (Mercury Theatre), The World of Musicals (Australia Tour 2021, 2022, New Zealand Tour 2022), and she is currently the face of Browns Bride in their campaign for Tatler Magazine. 

Credits whilst training include: Fritzie in Cabaret, Raina Petkoff in Arms and the Man, Sibella Hallward in A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Carly in reasons to be pretty, Ensemble in Top Hat and Principal Dancer in Sam McAvoy’s The Club. 

Concerts include: The UK Premiere of A Little Princess (Royal Festival Hall), Vocalist in Our Lady J (Royal Festival Hall), Olivier Awards (Royal Albert Hall), Disney’s Broadway Hits - Friday Night is Music Night (Royal Albert Hall).

Workshops include: Perfect Pitch’s The Guinea Pig Club (Royal & Derngate, Northampton).

Television and Film includes: Sofia in Fumbling (Lini Films), Comic Relief (BBC) TFI Friday Christmas Special (Channel 4), Anna in A Long Haul, Ishtar in JIPIJIPI.


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Richard Jones

Richard was born and raised in Llandudno, North Wales. At the age of 16 he moved to London to pursue his passion for music and performance. He trained at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts - the world's oldest Theatre Arts training school. He has performed all over the world; highlights for him include Cairo, Perth, Sydney & Melbourne. Richard has performed in the Salzburg Arena, Austria and The Oslo Opera House, Norway.
Musical Theatre: Frankie's Guys (David Michael Productions, UK), Lead Vocalist (P&O Cruises, EU), The World of Musicals (Australia Tour 2017, 2021, 2022, New Zealand Tour 2022), Phantom - The Phantom of the Opera, Bert - Mary Poppins, Mama - Hairspray (Musical Starnights Germany Tour 2014), The World of Musicals (Germany Tour 2016, 2017), A Musical Christmas (Germany Tour 2015, 2016).
Since 2017, Richard has performed as the Lead Vocalist with Rock All Stars (Iberostar, Spain) in some of Spain's top resorts.


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Nikki Horsburgh

Nikki, originally from Edinburgh - Scotland, trained at the Urdang Academy, London, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

This year Nikki furthered her training, gaining a MA in Media & the Creative Industries at QMU Edinburgh University. 

Theatre Credits Include: singer/dancer with Carnival Cruises USA, Geri (Ginger Spice) in Wannabe UK Tour, Princess Beauty in Sleeping Beauty (Imagine Theatre–Glasgow), Princess Jill in Jack and The Beanstalk (Prince of Wales Theatre), singer/dancer with Aida Cruises, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Colne Muni Theatre), singer/dancer with The World of Musicals (Australia 2022, New Zealand 2022).

TV Credits Include: Singing Finalist in BBC Pitch Battle, Live Acapella Twitter Recording with Vocal-I-Sing for BBC, Soloist with Vocal-I-Sing at BBCOneShow, dancer at The Brit Awards After Party, dancer for The Wanted at Strictly Come Dancing.


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James Kemp 

James trained in all disciplines of the performing arts at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2018.

Straight out of training, he performed as a playlist singer/dancer with Carnival Cruise Line, the largest cruise line company in the world! This included performing in 7 different shows each week for thousands of guests traveling from the USA to the Caribbean, Mexico, and other countries in Central America.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, James lived and worked in Osaka, Japan! There, he performed at Universal Studios Japan as Dracula, in their over 20 year-long running and heavily renowned show ‘Universal Monsters Live Rock N Roll Show’. Here he also performed in other seasonal shows, parades, and featured as a Dancer at the grand opening of ‘Super Nintendo World’.

He can also be heard within the children’s choir on the soundtrack and original motion picture of ‘Mamma Mia: The Movie’.

Credits Include: Angel Dumott Schunard in ‘RENT’, Michael Spofford in ‘The Witches of Eastwick’, Dimitri Mitropoulos in Laura Wade’s ‘Posh’, a dancer in ‘Comic Relief’s “HA HA LAND” 2017 (BBC)’ and performing as a featured vocalist at ‘The Ideal Home Show’. ‘The World of Musicals’ (New Zealand Tour 2022).

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Lucy-Ella Smith

Lucy-Ella is originally from the seaside town of Blackpool in the UK and has been performing professionally since the age of 14. After training in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, she has gone on to perform in many venues in London's West End and around the world. Lucy is thrilled to be back on tour with The World of Musicals. 

Theatre Credits: The World of Musicals Australian Tour 2022 (Lead Vocalist), Lockdown sessions live (After Hours West End), PREST-END: Selladoor Worldwide & Preston Live Arts Festival (Lead Vocalist), Fraulein Kost in “Cabaret” (Avondale Theatre, London), Domina in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (Avondale Theatre, London), The Musicals in concert starring Mazz Murray & Amy Robbins - The Theatre Royal Windsor (featured vocalist), Michael Xavier at the Other Palace - London (featured vocalist), Natalie Weiss returns to the West End - Leicester Square Theatre (featured vocalist), Collabro’s Michael Auger & guests: live at The Phoenix Arts Club - London's West End (Featured vocalist), Cinderella in “Cinderella” (Blackpool North Pier Theatre), The World of Musicals (Australia 2022, New Zealand 2022).

Concert Credits Include: Boyzone ‘Brother’ Tour - Cuffe & Taylor for Live Nation (Supporting Artist), Last Night of The Proms, The Hallé Orchestra with Michael Ball, Lesley Garrett, Kerry Ellis, and Rhydian Roberts, The Tenors of Rock & Lucy-Ella - Cuffe & Taylor for Live Nation (Supporting Artist), Neil Diamond in concert at Blackpool Football Stadium - Cuffe & Taylor for Live Nation (VIP lounge vocalist), Haigh Hall Live - Status Quo, The Courteeners, Peter Andre, Jedward - Cuffe & Taylor for Live Nation (Supporting Artist).

Cruise Credits Include: Guest Act for P&O IONA: Monroe - Vocal Trio, as seen on The Voice UK (Carnival UK & Zoe Tyler International), Lead Vocalist - Marella Explorer 2 (The Experience Department & Marella Cruises).

TV & Radio Credits Include: Scarborough Open Air Theatre TV AD (Voiceover, Live Nation).


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Ciarán John Olohan

Ciarán is a singer and musician from County Wicklow - Ireland. He trained under the tutelage of Philip O’Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

Coming from a highly musical background, Ciarán has been fortunate enough to perform across the globe. He has worked as a singer and musician in countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Spain, Norway, and the UK. His love of Irish Music, Folk, Musical Theatre and more has been embodied in his work with productions such as Celtic Nights, The World of Musicals, and many more.

Ciarán recorded his debut solo album Wicklow My Home in 2018. 

Theatre: A Musical Christmas (Germany Tour 2016,2017,2018), The World of Musicals (Australia Tour 2017, 2021, 2022), Harry the Horse – Guys and Dolls, The Kralahome – The King and I, Jud Fry – Oklahoma!, Enoch Snow – Carousel (NCH – Dublin), Spirit of Freedom (Olympia Theatre, Dublin), George Deever – All My Sons (dllr. Mill Theatre), Oceans of Hope (Sheen Centre, New York City – Off Broadway Debut), Soloist - One Enchanted Evening, Broadway Best, Hear Our Songs, Let’s Celebrate the Magic of the Musicals (RTE Concert Orchestra - NCH), Celtic Nights - Spirit of Freedom (US/Canada Tour 2016), Dance Masters (Germany Tour 2017, 2018), Celtic Nights - Oceans of Hope (US/Canada Tour 2018,2019), Gaelforce Dance (China Tour 2017, 2018), The World of Musicals (Debut US/Canada National Tour 2019), Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope (Festival of Northern Lights, Tromso – Norway 2020), George - Don’t Dress For Dinner (dllr. Mill Theatre), The World of Musicals (Debut New Zealand Tour 2022).

Film/TV: Vikings (World 2000/History Channel), Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope (PBS America), Innocent (TXTV, ITV).

Opera: Lucia di Lamamoor, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore (Lyric Opera, NCH), The Alma Fetish and Eithne (Wide Open Opera, NCH), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Olympia Theatre – Sky Arts, OTC, and Rough Magic), Tristan und Isolde (Boird Gáis Energy Theatre – WOO).

Light Opera: Samuel - The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado – The Mikado, Poo Bah – The Mikado (NCH), Don Alhambra of Spain – The Gondoliers (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Pish Tush – The Mikado (Lyric Opera, International Gilbert, and Sullivan Festival – Buxton, Manchester).


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Cassie Davenport 

Cassie is a professional dancer from North Wales having recently graduated with a first degree honors from The Creative Academy. She previously trained at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

Credits include: Dancer for CPG CONCEPTS, featured artist for Lidl Christmas Advert, dancer for Candy Crush TikTok advert, dancer for Pave Credit TikTok advert, dancer for West End from Afar.

This will be her US debut.


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Benedikt de La Bédoyère

Benedikt de La Bédoyère was born and raised in Germany but trained at the prestigious Arts Educational School - London, where he graduated with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre. 

Upon graduating he began his career touring Europe with various shows including ‘The 12 Tenors’ and as a Lead Vocalist in ‘Musical Starnights.’ Returning to London he appeared in the world premiere of Devilish! (Landor Theatre, London), Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre), The World of Musicals (Germany 2018, 2017, Australia 2021, New Zealand 2022).

Concert and Cruise credits include: Viva Voce (RCCL), Flyboys (NCL, RCCL).

Benedikt also performed in the biggest Christmas Show in Europe, Thursford Christmas Spectacular.  

Passionate about touring and traveling, Benedikt is ecstatic to be touring the world once again. He looks forward to seeing amazing theatres and cities and experiencing the breathtaking sights the US has to offer.

Instagram: @bedoyere


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Ailesha Austen 

Ailesha graduated from the prestigious Bird College Conservatoire, London in 2020.

Having trained in musical theatre from a very young age, Ailesha absolutely lives for theatre; her most recent credit was playing a ‘Harmony Sister’ in the show Spectra’s Cabaret’ for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, other credits include playing ‘Barbera Streisand’ on the hit ITV show ‘Starstruck’ (UK).

Ailesha says she is beyond lucky to be part of such a wonderful industry and is so excited for this next adventure!