Madeleine is a founding member and the President of the Redcliffe Musical Theatre and it is her vision that has been the driving force behind RMT bringing high-quality affordable theatre to the Moreton Bay Region. Starting in 2010 with The Sound Of Music, RMT has now brought 16 major musicals, a Qld Premier play, a rehearsed play-reading and several showcase concerts to the stage at the Cultural Centre and various smaller local venues. She has personally directed 12 of these major musicals and was thrilled to recently bring the World Community Theatre Premiere of Saturday Night Fever to the stage here in Redcliffe as well as Mary Poppins in March 2016 and now Wicked which is a Queensland Community Theatre Premiere.
Madeleine is also an accomplished actor having performed in many plays in Sydney, Jakarta and Redcliffe –her favourite style being thrillers and she was fortunate to play the lead in an Australian premier Nightmare for Pymble Players. She has also performed on stage in many musicals in such roles as Maria in West Side Story, Princess Winnifred and later the Wicked Queen in Once Upon A Mattress, Sandy in Grease, a soloist in Jerry’s Girls and The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz among others.
Madeleine was the 2012 Moreton Bay Council Cultural Award winner and her passion for developing Musical Theatre in the region is obvious in the production that you see today. She is also the founder and Principal of ROAR Academy which is located here in Redcliffe to develop the talents of young people in the performing arts.
Madeleine is the Principal Head of Drama at Roar Academy. It is her vision that has been the driving force behind Roar Academy and its development of local youth and their talent in the performing arts.
Madeleine was the 2012 Moreton Bay Council Cultural Award winner for her passion for developing Musical Theatre in the region.
She has been equally successful as a businessperson. Gaining a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Physiology and Microbiology at the University Of Sydney in 1he 1970's and became successful in the pharmaceutical industry.
Madeleine Johns is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: