MEET OUR STAFF
Christine Harris – Managing Director
Christine has spent the last 27 years becoming a significant Australian producer, with over 110 tours to her credit. Christine is very proud of the opportunities she has been able to provide Australian artists over these many years as a Producer. From profile performers such as Jacki Weaver, John Wood, Lisa McCune, Helen Morse, John Jarratt & Peter Phelps to emerging artists including Indigenous & multi-cultural performers being provided with their first professional employment opportunity.
An award-winning actress (Carson’s Law), she was a regular on TV screens in the 1980s & 1990s. It was her commitment to providing a platform for female actors that led to her initial move into theatre production with a season of Duet for One (1993) at the Victorian Arts Centre which she starred in with Lex Marinos. A Business Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Christine’s achievements have been reflected in the many business awards she has received including: the 1997 Telstra Victorian Entrepreneur of the Year Award; finalist for the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award; 1998 & 2000 finalist Telstra Business Women’s Awards; 1998 Executive Woman of the Year. In 2018 she launched CHE Touring, a production/touring company for music & stand-up comedy.
Andrea Condon – Finance Manager
Andrea has been a valued member of HIT Productions’ Senior Management team since 2008, managing the finance of over 80 touring productions. Andrea is involved in all aspects of the business and controls all the bookkeeping/finance functions. Andrea is a highly qualified and certified bookkeeper with 30 years experience in the corporate, entertainment and sporting sectors.
Chelsea Albanesi – Production Logistics Coordinator / Publicity Coordinator
Chelsea commenced work with HIT Productions in 2015 as a crew member on HIT’s national tour of Australia Day written and directed by Jonathan Biggins. Since then her roles have included company stage manager, community engagement officer, publicity, production and logistics coordination. Her broad experience in live theatre production brings a depth of hands-on knowledge to this role. She managed logistics for 8 separate HIT touring productions in 2016 – 2017. In 2018, she tour coordinated 15 music/cabaret shows & 7 theatre productions. All undertaking regional and national tours across Australia.
Chris Perkins – Administrative Officer
Chris joined HIT Productions in 2016 after assisting in the establishment the new three theatre complex, The Alex Theatre, in St Kilda. Her current role covers all aspects of administration including venue, staff & performer contracts, funding applications and general admin ‘housekeeping’. Prior to working in theatre Chris spent 38 years in the television production & post production industry.
Janine Gracias – Community Engagement Officer / Tour Coordinator
Janine joined HIT Productions in 2018, returning to the workforce after being a fulltime mother for over 23 years raising her 7 children. Her work history includes many volunteer roles ranging from financial to hospitality to retail. Her professional career prior to maternity leave involved extensive and dynamic work in the Victorian local government and private sector ranging from administrative, customer service, training/leadership, sales and financial positions where she developed a varied knowledge of many different computer systems and software. An interest she has continued to develop over the years.