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Outside The Jukebox is proudly owned and run by artists, putting creative control in the hands of the people who know the work best. Our goal is to create exciting, vibrant, and clever performances with artists at the centre of the process. Our cast are also the creative team and administrators behind Outside The Jukebox.

Hayden Rodgers

Hayden Rodgers

Producer | Creator | Performer

A jack-of-all-arts, Hayden (they/them) began their career in theatre as an actor and singer but have since diversified into writing, producing, and design. As an actor, Hayden has originated many roles, including Monkey in Little Girl Lost (Company of Rogues/Matriark Theatre, 2019) and Joey/Bernard/Phillipe/Todd in the national tour of Josephine Wants To Dance (Monkey Baa, 2018) – which won a Glug and Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children.

Hayden is a versatile, highly skilled singer. After years of professional training at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and beyond, they are able to seamlessly tread between genres such as musical theatre, classical, jazz, blues, soul, contemporary, and pop. Hayden has regularly performed in concerts and for events across the country including with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Underground Opera, at QPAC, Sydney City Recital Hall, and Brisbane CIty Hall.

“I feel most at home singing soul, jazz, blues, and R&B. The three words I’d use to describe my voice are agile, effervescent, and earnest. I add the riffs, runs, and ornamentation to our music.”

Marcia Penman

Musical Director | Creator | Performer

Marcia (she/her) is an experienced music theatre performer based in Brisbane. During her studies at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, she starred in many productions; Mimi in Rent and Lily in The Secret Garden were two of her stand out performances.

After graduating in 2016, Marcia moved to Melbourne to expand her industry experience. Here she wrote and starred in her own Cabaret “Julia and Julia”, a political satire exploring the careers of Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop. You may have also seen Marcia in a red dress performing with The Seven Sopranos for over 5 years. She has been featured in multiple shows that exhibit her impressive cross-genre performance abilities. Most recently she has performed at Broadway by the Lakes (2022), Opera in the Gardens (2021) and the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols (2020). In her spare time, Marcia also teaches singing and musical theatre alongside her performing career.

“My voice mostly suits legit/classic book musicals, and opera. Three words to describe my voice are warm, light, and round. I bring the barbershop endings to the group”

Oliver Samson

Associate Producer | Creator | Performer

Oli’s (he/him) love of music and performance began with a Shania Twain CD from his mum’s collection at age 4, and grew from there. Learning guitar and taking after school drama classes from a very young age, he delighted in any opportunity to be on the stage.

Oli is a multi-genre producer, performer and voice artist with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (2015). Since graduating, he has experienced success as a performer locally, nationally, and internationally with credits including Underground Opera, The Harry Potter Frog Choir at Universal Studios Japan, and The Ten Tenors. Oli has also been involved in several Australian premieres of original musicals, including Don’t Call Me Ishmael and Becoming Bill.

“I’m about as versatile as singers come; I’ll give you crooner, opera, and glam rock one after another, but I especially love singing crunchy harmonies. My voice is rich, exciting, and unexpected. I bring the (controlled) chaos to the group – it’s a little more dangerous with me in the mix.”

Hannah Grondin

Hannah Grondin

Creator | Performer

Hannah (she/they) has had a vivacious passion for singing and performing since a very young age. Creating, sharing and telling stories has always been a very important part of her life. Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University with a bachelor of musical theatre in 2016, Hannah has had many fulfilling experiences on stage. Some of these include RENT (QPAC), Bare (Chapel Off Chapel), Women in Voice and Women of Woodstock. After surviving lockdown in Melbourne, Hannah is beyond thrilled to be back in Brissy and is extremely excited to share the passion project that is Outside The Jukebox. Collaborating and creating with such close and talented friends has been an experience like no other. 

“I love to sing soul, pop, and musical theatre. Three words that describe my voice are loud, free, and strong. My specialty is belting to the high heavens and not taking myself too seriously.”


Outside The Jukebox strive to have a strong culture of collaboration. We believe a diversity of experience and knowledge can only make the music better! Here are some of the other incredible artists we are working with to make our best work.

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Musical Arrangements and Track Making

Tom Collins (he/him) is a Brisbane/Meanjin based music director, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. He graduated in 2019 from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre, before going on to complete his Masters of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy in 2022. Having worked with everything from rock bands to jazz combos and funk/soul improvisation groups, Tom is particularly interested in exploring a wide range of different styles in his theatre music work. Tom’s music direction and arranging credits include Higher and Higher (2016), State of Origin: The Beginning (2019), Hallmarked! (2020), It’s Only Life (2021), Boy&Girl (2022) and A Very Naughty Christmas (2020-2022).

Alex Van den Broek

Alex Van den Broek

Musical Arrangements

Alex Van den Broek (she/her) is a versatile vocalist, arranger, choral director and singer-songwriter based in Brisbane. A highly-sought after arranger and vocal director, Alex writes for ensembles both in Australia and abroad. Working with The Little Red Company, Alex created stunning musical moments for their shows Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, There’s Something About Music and the Matilda Award-winning Your Song, as well as arranging and conducting the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on Channel 9 for the past two years. When she’s not arranging for stage, you can catch her writing and gigging with her electropop band MVP, voicing colourful puppets on the children’s show Rainbow Bop, or singing away to her TikTok audience of 200,000.

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