Elegies – A Song Cycle

Nadine Garner to star in Elegies - A Song Cycle - courtesy of Clovelly Fox ProductionsOften hilarious, always touching, Clovelly Fox Productions presents William Finn’s quirky and uplifting musical, Elegies – A Song Cycle at fortyfivedownstairs from 10 July 2024.

Often hilarious, always touching, Elegies: A Song Cycle presents 18 musical stories, as Broadway’s William Finn summons up the spirits of relatives, friends, and long-lost pets, holding on, through a celebration of individual narratives and unexpected music, to those who have passed.

Created by Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Elegies takes audiences on a musical journey that explores the modern world that we live in and life’s infinite joys. This new production, directed by the award-winning Tyran Parke, will be the first chance for Australia to see this show in a decade.

This production features five celebrated performers, Nadine Garner (The Blake Mysteries), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Miss Saigon), Marty Alix (Hamilton), Anton Berezin (The Phantom of the Opera) and Glenn Hill (Matilda).

They take on a variety of roles across an 80-minute journey of constant transformation. In each character, they respond to echoes of those closest to us, our family, and our friends, as well as the family we choose.

“Elegies is a tremendous piece to explore with this remarkable cast, and it’s a privilege to have stewardship of these personal stories. I’m excited to welcome acclaimed television and theatre star, Nadine Garner back to the world of Musical Theatre,” said Director Tyran Parke.

“This piece is a wonderful tribute to friends, lovers and even strangers that form a unique community,” says Nadine Garner. “As much as it is touching, it equally crackles with joy and wit.”

“For a show that emerged from loss, I find the material refreshingly light and full of humour. And working this extraordinary team is joyful. I can’t wait to share this work with audiences,” said Garner.

Clovelly Fox Productions is a new producing collective with Tyran Parke at the helm. The team have a desire to find the heart of lesser-known pieces, and to find the essences of older works and make them relevant and accessible.

Director: Tyran Parke | Featuring: Marty Alix, Anton Berezin, Nadine Garner, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Glenn Hill | Musical Director: Vicky Jacobs | Choreographer: Freya List | Set & Costume Designer: Miki Looker | Lighting Designer: Tom Vulcan | Sound Designer: Jack Scandrett | Projection Design: Martyn Coutts | Projection Design assistant: Lara Gabor | Production Manager: Jasmine Doak | Stage Manager: Lexi Jaensch | Producer: Pella Gregory

Elegies – A Song Cycle 
fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season: 11 – 21 July 2024 (preview: 10 July)
Bookings: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com

For more information, visit: www.clovellyfox.com for details.

Image: Nadine Garner to star in Elegies – A Song Cycle – courtesy of Clovelly Fox Productions