The brand new 30-minute musical, created by emerging theatre maker Dean Gild, and singer-songwriter Jordie Race-Coldrey, will be filmed on stage in Melbourne this December, and distributed digitally to online audiences around the world who are eager to get a dose of thrilling and innovative new theatre throughout this prolonged intermission.
Leading the cast are rising stars Katie Weston as Lindsay and Kara Sims as Max, a mother and daughter who must reflect on their past and innate insecurities in order to mend their relationship and rediscover what, and who, truly matters.
They will be joined by newcomers Conor Putland and Sunny S Walia with an ensemble of Australia’s most exciting professional and emerging talent including Nabs Adnan, Jessica Barton, Allegra Brown, Caitlyn De Kuyper, Luisa D’Intini, Jack Duff, Darcey Eagle, Akansha Hungenahally, Noah Janssen, Tamanna Kaul, Ali Moshopoulos, Jake O’Brien, Chiara Petralia, Asmara Soekotjo, Aadhya Wijegoonawardena, Emma Wilby and Jack Wyss.
SUDDENLY: A Short New Musical features a contemporary pop/rock score, directed and composed by Jordie Race-Coldrey. In a unique and innovative move, this production will be entirely designed for camera, and utilise the best features of film, combined with the most thrilling elements of live musical theatre.
The creative team, helmed by creative producer Dean Gild, is comprised of choreographer Mia Brown, arranger and orchestrator Ned Wright-Smith, scenic designer Ebony McMaster, cinematographer Alex Campbell, and dramaturge Aidan Khan.
The inspiring story, high energy and great excitement is the perfect remedy for these challenging times and darkness throughout our theatres. SUDDENLY: A Short New Musical will stream online in early 2021. For more information, visit: www.dhbtheatrical.com or www.suddenlymusical.com for details.
Image: SUDDENLY: A Short New Musical – courtesy of DHB Theatrical