Created from a concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento and Jerry Herman and featuring the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman, Jerry’s Girls features an outstanding cast of Australia’s leading ladies coming together with previously announced artists, Rhonda Burchmore, Nancye Hayes, Silvie Paladino and Christie Whelan Browne. They will be joined by Virginia Gay, Claire Lyon, Kirby Burgess, Chelsea Gibb, Debora Krizak, Josie Lane, Natalie O’Donnell and Brent Hill.
Jerry Herman created Jerry’s Girls to showcase his best loved songs from his greatest musicals including Hello, Dolly!, I Am What I Am, Wherever He Ain’t, Mame, Before The Parade Passes By, Bosom Buddies, I Won’t Send Roses, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Tap Your Troubles Away and Time Heals Everything.
Helpmann Award winning duo Director Dean Bryant and Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, with Musical Director Mathew Frank are shaping Jerry’s Girls as a celebration of Australia’s leading ladies. Bryant and Hallsworth are contextualising the songs to give drive and comedy to the evening, moving between two worlds: the show itself and the rehearsal process.
Each Leading Lady plays a version of herself in this fun and intimate look at the backstage mayhem and onstage razzle dazzle of show business. Light-hearted and funny, audiences will discover the thrill of what it’s like to rehearse and perform in a musical and the unique joy of the creative process.
Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 21 November – 6 December 2015
Bookings: 1300 182 183 or online at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
For more information, visit: www.theproductioncompany.com.au for details.
Image: the Cast of Jerry’s Girls – courtesy of The Production Company