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3.WManila Biography Jemma Rix

3.WManila Biography Jemma Rix

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Jemma Rix as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West
Jemma Rix as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West

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Published by: Jayvee on Aug 15, 2013
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Jemma grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia, and it was here during her earlychildhood that her love for performing and entertaining was nurtured. At 21 she moved to Melbourneto follow her dream of becoming a Musical Theatre performer.Jemma
first contract was with Universal Studios Japan moving to Osaka, where she was initially cast asthe Bride of Frankenstein in The Monster Rock and Roll Show. She was then cast as Elphaba in a worldfirst staged adaptation of WICKED, where she was privileged to meet and perform for the creative teamof WICKED: Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman and Marc Platt. This role was especially unique sinceJemma was required to perform parts of the show in Japanese.Back in Australia Jemma Rix was thrilled to be part of the 2008 Australian premiere of WICKED inMelbourne, where she was cast as standby and performed the role of Elphaba. In Sydney, in 2010, shewas honored to take over the role. Jemma continued playing Elphaba for the Australian tour of WICKEDthroughout 2011 and then continued the journey with the Australian cast performing in Singapore andSeoul in 2012, belting out an amazing 800 shows from all these venues combined.

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