Miss Westralia is a coming of age musical comedy about Geraldton girl, Beryl Mills, who is anxious for her life to begin. After being crowned the unlikely winner of the first Miss Australia competition, Beryl embarks on a promotional tour of the United States with Frank Packer and her mother Kitty as chaperones.
Upon their arrival, they are greeted by Miss America who quickly becomes jealous of Beryl’s popularity and plans to jeopardise her reputation, but ultimately impacts her own.
As Beryl struggles to reconcile her newfound celebrity status with her country roots, she is confronted with the knowledge that she has been used to encourage immigration to Australia. With a nation wide broadcast on the horizon, she must decide whether to uphold the role she has been given or stay true to herself.
Composed by the award-winning team behind On Hold-A Musical, Jake Nielsen and Matthew Predny, the music and lyrics fuse nostalgia with contemporary wit, and features some of Perth’s most exciting vocal talent including Rachael Chamberlain, Helena Cialek, Thomas Dimmick and Grace Johnson.
Based on a true story, this musical comedy will have your toes tapping just inches from the action as Blonde Moment Theatre uncovers this untold piece of local history. Miss Westralia is set to be Australia’s next hit musical!
Director / Lyricist and Composer: Jake Nielsen Featuring: Rachael Chamberlain, Helena Cialek, Thomas Dimmick, Grace Johnson Musical Director: Christopher Milbourn Production Designer: Kelly Fregon Lighting Designer: Mai Han Choreographer: Emily Star Composer: Matthew Predny Producer / Writer: Madeline Clouston Producer / Assistant Director / Dramaturg: Amelia Burke Composer: Matthew Predny Production Mentor: Andrew Baker
The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge (Perth)
Season continues to 8 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.blueroom.org.au
Image: Miss Westralia – photo by Duncan Wright