Madison Burkett

Stage Manager of musicals, circus
and opera

About Me

Madison Burkett is a professional and highly skilled stage manager of touring musical, large-scale circus and operatic productions. Currently she is the Stage Manager for the new Australian production of Sunset Boulevard, presented by Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment. Most recently she was the Stage Manager for the Australian tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical as well as the Production Stage Manager for the Korean and Japanese seasons of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Madison is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Australia, where she completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts majoring in Production. She spent five years as a stage manager and show caller for resident water circus productions, including: The House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau, China and Le Rêve – The Dream at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas, United States.

Since returning to Australia in 2017, Madison has been working as a stage manager / show caller on productions such as: Opera Australia’s Opera on Sydney Harbour - La Traviata, GWB Entertainment’s international tour of School of Rock – The Musical, Gordon Frost Organisation’s Melbourne season of Rocky Horror, and shake & stir’s Australian tour of American Idiot.

Growing up in Wagga Wagga, Madison was fortunate to be surrounded by teachers and mentors who encouraged her love of theatre. She is passionate about giving back to the Australian Stage Management community; through her mentorship of students at NIDA, her position as part of the International Cohort of the Stage Management Association of the United States, and her volunteer work on stage management webinars / training courses.


    Stage Manager | OPERA AUSTRALIA | 2024
    Stage Manager | GLOBAL CREATURES | 2021 - 2024
    Production Stage Manager | TOHO, Japan | 2023
    Production Stage Manager | CJ ENM, Korea | 2022
  • La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
    Stage Manager | OPERA AUSTRALIA | 2021
  • School of Rock: International Tour
    Deputy Stage Manager | GWB ENTERTAINMENT | 2018-2020
  • Rocky Horror: Melbourne Season
    Deputy Stage Manager | GFO | 2018
  • American Idiot: Australian Tour
    Stage Manager | SHAKE & STIR | 2018
    Deputy Stage Manager | SHAKE & STIR | 2017
  • Le Rêve: The Dream
    Stage Manager | WYNN RESORT, Las Vegas | 2016-2017
  • The House of Dancing Water
    Senior Stage Manager | DRAGONE, Macau | 2016
    Lead Stage Manager | DRAGONE, Macau | 2015
    Stage Manager | DRAGONE, Macau | 2014
    Assistant Stage Manager | DRAGONE, Macau | 2013



  • GRADUATE DIPLOMA, digital & social media
    Curtin University  |  2021
  • Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Production)
    National Institute of Dramatic Art  |  2012


  • First Aid (CPR, AED)
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Working with Children (QLD )
  • General Construction Induction (White Card)

Professional Skills

  • Show Calling  |  Score Reading  |  Prompt Copy Creation
  • Communication  |  Scheduling  |  Rehearsal Management
  • Microsoft Office Suite  |  Qlab Control  |  ETC Consoles