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Join Opera and Musical Theatre singer, Olivia Ruggiero, for an hour of Broadway Belts, West End Wonders, Opera Classics and those earworms that you know you love from shows including Les Miserables, Anastasia, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more! 

A show for musical lovers and broadway novices alike, Broadway Diva makes its World Premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Directed by Carly Fisher

Winner of Broadway World Sydney's Best Solo Performance and Best New Work Awards (Puppets, Created by Ruggiero and Directed by Fisher).

"Ruggiero is an engaging narrator with astounding vocal talent and has the audience captivated from start to finish." - West End Best Friend

"...A fully engaging and entertaining presence from entrance to final bow." - Sydney Arts Guide


21st-25th February 2023 

The Barbara Hardy Garden at Holden Street Theatres

Produced as part of the 2023 Adelaide Fringe Festival


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Olivia developed a love of performing at an early age, undertaking many creative studies including piano, trumpet, drama and singing. She completed her singing exams with Trinity Guildhall at age 17 and her drama exams with Trinity Guildhall at age 16. She received a Diploma in World Theatre and a Diploma in Musical Theatre from IMEB in 2014.


Olivia graduated from Griffith University at Queensland Conservatorium of Music (QCM) with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2017.


Olivia has also had the opportunity to perform at the 2015 Tourism Awards; Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts as a featured soloist in 2017; as a soloist with the Queensland Pops Orchestra in 2017 and was featured in the “Thank You for The Music: An ABBA Celebration” at the QPAC Concert Hall in 2017. In 2018 Olivia portrayed Raelene in the Australian Premier of S*** Storm at Anywhere Festival in Brisbane. In 2022 her one-woman show “Puppets” premiered at KXT before touring to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bondi Pavilion in Sydney. “Puppets” was awarded Best New Musical in the 2022 Broadway World Sydney awards and Olivia was awarded Best Cabaret Performer. Olivia is excited to premiere her new show “Broadway Diva” at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2023.


Carly is a Director, Producer and the Artistic Director and founder of Theatre Travels. For the company, Carly has produced 20 shows (2018-2022) and has directed 10. Additionally, as a freelance Director and Producer, Carly has worked on brand new, female led Australian works. Carly has directed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and produced an Off Off Broadway season in NYC.


At the core of her creative practice, Carly is passionate about Directing and Producing Cause-Focused Theatre, that is, theatre that is a call to action and can be used as an educational tool to change minds and attitudes, or to call on change.


Carly is also the creator and producer of the NO: INTERMISSION festival and the editor of Theatre Travels’ active reviewing platform.


2022 credits include: In Their Footsteps (Adelaide and Canberra), 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Sydney and Adelaide), Puppets (Sydney, Melbourne, Edinburgh), Silenced (Sydney), The Culture (New York), Young Bodies/Somebody’s (Sydney) and the Sweet Science of Bruising (Sydney).


In 2022, Carly worked on shows that won and/or came runner up in 6 categories of the Broadway World Sydney Awards.


Carly’s full bio is available at

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