|Production Company Announces 2007 Season|
|Monday, 16 April 2007 12:55|
The Production Company is celebrating the work of Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Bob Fosse in 2007. They are responsible for two of the Company’s shows this season. Mrs. Pratt said “What a trio of Broadway greats to celebrate. They have given us so many brilliant nights in the theatre and we are honouring them by featuring two of their best shows, Sweet Charity and Little Me in our new season”.
The Production Company’s three Broadway classics for 2007 are Sweet Charity, Little Me and 42nd Street.
The minute you walked in the joint...
Sweet Charity opens in the State Theatre at the Arts Centre on July 18. Forty years ago, Nancye Hayes created the role of Sweet Charity for Australian audiences. Now she is returning to direct this new production. Sharon Millerchip plays the title role of Charity. Matt Hetherington is Oscar and Alan Fletcher is Vittorio Vidal. Associate Director is Ross Coleman and the Musical Director of Australian Idol, John Foreman will be conducting all performances.
Chock full of scandals, torrid affairs and steamy nights, Little Me is Neil Simon at his wittiest. Debra Byrne is Belle Poitrine, the author looking back on her colourful life and all the men she has lost, loved and occasionally, accidentally murdered. Mitchell Butel will perform all the men in her life. Roger Hodgman, Dana Jolly and Guy Simpson are directing, choreographing and conducting this hilarious comedy.
Come and meet
those dancing feet
on the avenue we’re taking you to
THE big song and dance musical, 42nd Street is the final show in the season, opening on October 3. Terence O’Connell, Alana Scanlan and Peter Casey will direct, choreograph and conduct a wonderful cast, which stars Lucy Durack, Nicki Wendt, Adam Murphy and Thern Reynolds.
Orchestra Victoria will be featured in all performances.
The Production Company is a not-for-profit theatrical organization, specifically established to promote and showcase new and well-known theatre talent. In maintaining its long-standing policy of inexpensive ticket prices, Mrs Pratt stated: “We don’t want ticket prices to be a barrier to our audiences enjoying great entertainment and we are continuing to keep them well below commercial ticket prices. Subscriptions start at $90 for all three shows and the A Reserve Subscription price is $189.”
In 2007 The Production Company is scheduling another season of Classic Broadway Shows with popular appeal. Last season, the Company achieved record attendances and record box-office with its final show for the season doing sell out business.
The Production Company
Sweet Charity • Little Me • 42nd Street
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 136 166 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Further Information: www.theproductioncompany.com.au