About Curveball Creative
When life throws you a curveball, get creative
Formed as a response to COVID-19, Curveball Creative strives to bring new and exciting theatre experiences to Australia. Without live theatre being able to be performed in the current circumstances we are working on innovative new ways to recreate the magic of musicals in people’s homes. Keith, Steven and Sam draw upon their experience as producers, directors, musicians, technical providers, lighting and sound to tackle the challenges of adapting in this unique period of history.
Being involved in Musical Theatre for over half of his life, Keith has worked on countless productions with several different organisations and whilst he has no formal training, he has experience as a Stage Manager, Sound Designer, Technical Director and working in Business Management during the day has naturally led him to the management facets of Musical Theatre; as a Producer and Production Manager. Keith is very proud to be involved with the Broadway Musical Be More Chill as an investor.
Keith made his first foray into Independent Theatre in 2017, as the lead producer of RPG Productions’ “Big Fish” at Hayes Theatre Co. He also produced a new Australian work, Stalker: The Musical, written by David Russell and Alex Giles, at the Chicago Music Theatre Festival 2016 as well as at it’s Premiere Season at The Depot Theatre in 2018. As a founder of Manly Musical Society, Keith has been involved in producing Musical Theatre at an amateur level for 10 years. Taking the lead on most of the shows that Manly Musical Society has produced, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Rent, Grease, Wicked and many more. He is also a Director of Beaches Productions, providing affordable hire of lighting and sound equipment to schools, musical societies, and theatres to enable them to do what they do without breaking their budgets.
Keith truly believes in the artist’s need to create and has dedicated a lot of his time and energy into facilitating that need in as many ways as he has been able.
Steven is a musician, composer and performer and a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Composition). His Musical Director and Associate Musical Director credits include Chicago (GFO), Catch Me If You Can (Hayes Theatre), The Dismissal (Squabbalogic), Evie May (Hayes Theatre), She Loves Me (Hayes Theatre), Assassins (Hayes Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Tinderbox/Luckiest), Rent (Highway Run), Side Show (One Eyed Man), Baby (Neglected Musicals) and LOVEBiTES (Wooden Horse).
As a composer, arranger, and orchestrator, recent projects include The Dismissal, Never Let Me Go (Griffin), Evie May, Nosferatutu (Griffin/Virginia Hyam), There's No One New Around You (Keira Daley, Mark Simpson), Neighbourhood Watch (Illuminate Educate) and In Stitches (Alex Giles).
He has been a pianist and accompanist for Paloma Faith, Kate
Cebrano, Calamity Jane (One Eyed Man), To Be Frank (Martin Crewes), Songs for the Fallen (Sheridan Harbridge), I Might Take My Shirt Off (Dash Kruck), Painted from
Memory (Michael Falzon), Lady Liberty (Amelia Ryan), O.C.Diva (Hilary Cole), Broadway Unplugged and Show Queen (Trevor Ashley).
As a performer recent shows include his debut cabaret show I Sing Songs (Midsumma Festival, Hayes Theatre), Everybody Loves Lucy (Luckiest) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Squabbalogic).
Sam has recently directed and produced [title of show] (Alter Ego) and directed the Australian Premieres of Be More Chill and 21 Chump St (Manly Musical Society) He is passionate about bringing new and interesting pieces of theatre to audiences in Sydney.
His performing highlights include Robert in Company (MMS), Cousin Kevin in Tommy (MosmanMS) and Masterclasses with Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher.
Sam also produced [title of show] and Ordinary Days (Alter Ego) and has been sound operator for Carrie (Louis Ellis) and Stalker: The Musical (RPG Productions) He also was an investor in Be More Chill Off and on Broadway.