Release Date: December 5, 2020

Produced by the Australian Theatre Festival NYC, as part of the 2020 Online Cabaret  


Music Direction by: Benedict Braxton-Smith Performed by: Jessica Rookeward


The Bouquet from Muriels Wedding


The Australian Musical The online cabaret was made possible thanks to our Principal Sponsor, The Australian Consulate-General New York.

Artistic Directors - Mark Barford, Connor Delves & Jillian Geurts.

Little Women (2019)

Release Date: December 25, 2019

The latest big screen version of Little Women, Little Women (2019), is directed by Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). The film features Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan.



The Little Women movies are all based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name, which tells the story of the four March sisters who live and grow in post-Civil War America.

See Jessica as 'Pretty Moffat Girl'. This is Miss Rookewards first movie.


31st January 2020

Workshop of a brand-new musical The Last Ibex. With revolutionary female smugglers, cute animals, tomato sauce, and a cameo by Napoleon.

About this Event

Presenting a FREE developmental reading of The Last Ibex, a new musical. Following the performance, there will be a reception with the cast and creative team.

We will collect donations to support the show!

Real quick, what's this show about again?

In 1840s Italy, a brother and sister put their lives on the line to try to save a species from extinction and found the nation we call Italy.

Why should I see it?

The Last Ibex is about uniting to save our shared natural heritage, still endangered today as animals like the northern white rhino are hunted to extinction.

Ibex are natural-born migrants. They don’t know about borders. Support a show with a pro-immigrant message that also deals with themes of family, community, and change.

Come support new work!

Who's in it?

An amazing cast, featuring:

Heather Sawyer

Nikolai Granados

Jacob Waid

Nathan Richardson

Hannah Carne

Jessica Rookeward

Jordan Underwood

Joshua Legér

The Frog Prince New Original Cast Recording

A new musical written by Marcus Aurelius. 

Jessica plays the lead role of Princess Jillian. 

You can hear her solos and duets on tracks Work It Out, Work It Out reprise, Best Day/Worst Day, Almost Be Friends, Happily Ever After. 

Click the link below to go listen!

Wildheart, A New Musical Workshop

WILDHEART is a coming-of-age superhero musical. Book by Josh Call and Musica and Lyrics by John Coyne. 

This new musical workshop reading, directed by Allie Marotta, is taking place at the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) 11.17 and 11.18 at 7pm.

Tickets are free!

After a MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE from a GHOSTLY FIGURE, twelve-year-old Immy Kowalski goes on a QUEST to uncover the secret of her transplanted heart's former owner. An action-adventure musical about ambition, friendship, family, disability, and the POWER OF HEART!

Featuring: Anastasia Wolfe, Joshuah D. Simpson, Ruby Gibbs, Quinn Corcoran, Carlos Pereyo*, Zoë Aarts, Nolan Lunsford, Brian Alford, Courtney Kofoed, Jessica Rookeward, Miles Yokom, Raphe Gilliam, and Jordan Rubio.

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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