Kala Gare is a Melbourne born performer who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), studying Musical Theatre.
At VCA, Kala performed as a featured vocalist in Oh, What a Lovely War, as a member of the ensemble and covered the role of Joanne in their production of Company and played the role of Janet Van De Graaf in their end of year production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Kala was the recipient of the Lionel Gell Award during her study.
She was a featured vocalist in the VCA’s Morning Melodies: Best of Broadway presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and also performed in the following year’s Morning Melodies: Movie Musicals.
Since making her professional debut as Sophie de Palma in Andrew Kay’s production of Masterclass, Kala was the soprano soloist for Planet Earth Live 2(2018), performed the lead role in ASCENT (2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival) and was Musical Director for Songs For Swinging Lovers!. She has played the roles of Maureen in Rent, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Anastasia in the musical parody 50 Shades, Alice in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alice in the Steve Martin musical Bright Star and Sonya in Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Kala performed on The Voice Australia in 2021 and was mentored by Jess Mauboy. Early in 2020, Kala took to the stage in the hit musical SIX playing the role of Anne Boleyn and then reprised the role for the recent Australian and New Zealand tours. They also won the Green Room Award for ‘Artists- Ensemble’.
Kala most recently performed in Murder for two: Christmas Edition at The Hayes.