A one-woman show that retells the story of The Space Race from the perspective of women, Rhinestone Rebel presents The Stars At Noon, written and performed by Emily Engeman, at the Flight Path Theatre for two performances from 17 July 2020.
Jerrie Cobb, Jackie Cochran and Eileen Collins were fierce aviation pioneers who should have been the first women in space but were never given that opportunity. This touching and historically accurate show is filled with sacrifice, joy and heartbreak. These stories are a crucial part of the long and winding road of women finding their rightful place among the stars… amongst men.
This touching and historically-accurate show not only stars the talented Emily Engeman, who effortlessly transitions between each character, it also is directed by theatre legend Jason Langley and Musical Director extraordinaire, Michael Tyack.
Emily Engeman is an Australian actor, singer, writer and dancer based in Sydney. She graduated with a BMus (Music Theatre) from the Australian Institute of Music. She has starred in numerous short films including I’ve Been Called A Coward (AFTRS, David Robinson-Smith) and November (504 Producers, Nadia Townsend and Hannah Hilliard).
Emily has trained under Les Chantery, Anna Houston, Anthony Skuse and Nadia Townsend. She studies dance with Natasha Crane (Sydney Dance Company) and Penny Martin and she continues to develop and grow as a singer under the guidance of Beth Daly. Her theatre credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Rapunzel in Into the Woods and Jackie in Gordon Graham’s The Boys.
Jason Langley is an award-winning director with thirty-two years’ theatre experience. Jason opened The Boy From Oz at Melbourne’s State Theatre for The Production Company, lectured at NIDA, mentored and judged The Rob Guest Endowment Finalists, directed an Australian tour of Bosom Buddies starring Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney, a production of the D.C. Moore play Honest and the Sydney Theatre Award winning production of Hayes At The Hayes.
In recent years Jason has directed; Brigadoon for The Production Company (Green Room Award nomination), Dusty at the Playhouse Theatre -Melbourne and Adelaide Festival Theatre, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town and Jingle Bell Jazz at the Sydney Opera House, Loving Repeating – for which he received the 2016 Green Room Award, the play Here Lies Henry in London, four new Australian works – Between Worlds, Almost Home, Say Hello First and Playing Rock Hudson.
Michael Tyack began working as a professional musician in 1974 for J.C. Williamsons in Melbourne. He moved to Sydney to conduct the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Chicago, then was Musical Director for many of their subsequent plays and musicals. He has been Musical Director of countless musicals including The Witches of Eastwick (for which he was awarded a Green Room Award), Hugh Jackman’s tour of The Boy From Oz and Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s production of Mary Poppins for which he won both a Green Room and a Helpmann Award.
He has been Music Supervisor for two of The Premier’s Concerts and for several of the Babies Prom concerts at the Sydney Opera House. Recently Michael was Musical Director for Blood Brothers and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at The Hayes Theatre and Dusty for The Production Company.
Flight Path Theatre is a theatre space located at the Addison Road Community Centre in the heart of Marrickville in Sydney. They value creative play and events that bring the community together. Their program includes theatre performances, musicals, spoken word and movie screenings. The theatre space seats up to 100 people although they also have a number of smaller spaces available for workshops or other, more intimate events.
The award-winning creative team have donated their time with 100% of tickets sold given to Flight Path Theatre in the hope that it will allow them to remain open.
The Stars At Noon
Flight Path Theatre, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
Performances: 17 & 18 July 2020 – 8.00pm
For more information, visit: www.rhinestonerebelpresents.com for details.
Image: Emily Engeman stars in The Stars At Noon (supplied)