Loving Repeating – a musical of Gertrude Stein

Loving RepeatingLoving Repeating – a musical of Gertrude Stein – an inspired new musical about the brilliant American expatriate writer, Gertrude Stein and her passion for life, language and the thrill of romantic love will receive its Australian professional premiere at Chapel off Chapel from 21 January.

A great modernist and artistic gadfly – Stein was one of the most influential queer artists of the past century – she and her expatriate milieu changed the way we see the world. One half of the twentieth century’s most famous lesbian couple, Stein is thought to have coined the word ‘gay’ for meaning homosexual.

Loving Repeating explores the subversive world of Gertrude Stein: her capricious love affair with language, with self-expression, and with her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas. The musical follows Stein from her student days in the late 19th century to the height of her artistic era in Paris and beyond.

Loving Repeating has been adapted by Frank Galati from the writings of Gertrude Stein, and with Music by Stephen Flaherty, it is an inspired homage to this pivotal 20th-century artist.

Vic Theatre Company (VTC) is an exciting new theatre company based in Melbourne founded by Glenn Ferguson. VTC’s aim is to produce the highest quality theatre using professional actors and providing a more even solution to the profit share model.

Glenn Ferguson studied Musical Theatre at VCA for a year then WAAPA for 3 years in Perth. Graduating from WAAPA in 2010 his roles include: Male Swing in Comedy of Errors with The Australian Shakespeare Company and Ensemble in Macbeth, Don Giovanni and Salome for Opera Australia.

He also played Will in Oklahoma for Harvest Rain, followed by Pippin for Magnormous and has just finished a 3 month tour of the wildly popular children’s show Peppa Pig Live. Glenn was honoured to be one of the Top 30 finalists in the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment.

Director: Jason Langley  Featuring: Deidre Rubenstein, Caitlin Berry, Jennifer Peers, Gillian Cosgriff, Nicole Melloy, Emily Paddon-Brown, Sage Douglas, Vincent Hooper, Tobias Madden, Tim Carney, Suzie Melloy, Oliver Reading, Mitchell Ralston, Alex Given  Musical Director: Ben Kiley  Choreographer: Michael Ralph  Set Design: Nathan Weyers  Lighting Design: Travis Macfarlane

Loving Repeating – a musical of Gertrude Stein Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran Season: 21 January – 8 February 2015 Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

For more information, visit: www.victheatrecompany.com for details. Image: courtesy of Vic Theatre Company

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