After presenting critically acclaimed sell-out productions of Sunday in the Park with George & Merrily We Roll Along, Little Triangle will present The Wild Party with emerging Australian performers for a strictly limited season at the Seymour Centre this November.
With a Book by Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe, and Music & Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, The Wild Party is based on the explosive 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, and tells the story of the scintillating Queenie and her hot-tempered lover, Burrs. In a heated moment of violence and vulnerability, Burrs suggests the two throw a party to end all parties.
With a guest list worthy of Sodom and Gomorrah, the party brims with vaudeville’s bawdiest. From a brassy stripper to a devilish playboy, a sinful brother act to a fading Broadway diva, an ex-boxing champ to an ex-chorus girl, a hopeful ingénue to a pair of hopeless producers, and a flock of vivacious chorines to a morphine addict, the line-up of characters are as wicked as they come.
Tension builds when Queenie’s best friend and rival, Kate, arrives with her latest accessory, Mr. Black, who catches the eye of the enchanting hostess. During the wild night of a gin, skin and fun, the guests find themselves caught in a tangle of lust, limbs, and secrets. After midnight dies, however, they are left with feelings of hopelessness and regret that linger in the sobering morning light.
Director Alexander Andrews, Music Director Conrad Hamill & Producer Rose McClelland have assembled some of Sydney’s finest emerging & established musical theatre talent. With qualifications from WAAPA, VCA, NIDA, AIM, Queensland Conservatorium, Federation University & Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, this cast is overflowing with talent.
For the first time Little Triangle has engaged a choreographer and is thrilled to announce that dance will be led by the accomplished Madison Lee who most recently choreographed both Bare for Understudy Productions & Falsettos for StageArt.
Director & Designer: Alexander Andrews Featuring: Georgina Walker, Matthew Hyde, Katelin Koprivec, Nick Errol, Jack Dawson, Victoria Zerbst, Michael Boulus, Samuel Skuthorp, Tayla Jarrett, Olivier Rahmé, Emily Hart, Zach Selmes, Simon Ward, Prudence Holloway, Madeleine Wighton, Victoria Luxton, Matilda Moran, Sophie Perkins, Jordan Warren, Rosalie Neumair Music Director: Conrad Hamill Choreographer: Madison Lee Pianist: Alex Mau Stage Manager: Christopher Starnawski Producer: Rose McClelland
The Wild Party
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season: 16 – 24 November 2018 (preview: 15 November)
Information and Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com
Image: Georgina Walker stars as Queenie in The Wild Party – photo by Blake Condon