Short Sweet+Song Opens This Week

The all singing - and sometimes dancing - version of the world’s biggest short play festival returns in 2008 for strictly limited season at the Seymour Centre from 26 March.

Live, fresh and original works selected from around the world and across Australia combine in an evening of drama, comedy and romance. With music styles from rock to opera, broadway to jazz, there is something for everyone in these self contained 10 minute musical gems.  Among them…
• Singing and dancing lab rats in an unusual love story… “RATS”
• A psychatric patient “Blenderman” defends the world’s nutrition against nemesis Dark Burrito;
• “The Morning After” – what happens when you wake up to find your best friend’s boyfriend in your bed… and can’t remember a thing about the night before!

Plus… a musical version of The Little Prince, A no-show wedding groom, a singing penis and a bizarre musical twist on Jack & Jill!

With a creative team led by composer/lyricist/writer Michael Huxley and musical supervisor Bev Kennedy, these works are performed by some of the best new and established music theatre performers including Andrew Benson, Meagan Caratti, Nathan Carter, Sarah Croser, Roanna Dempsey, Brent Dolahenty, Harriet Dyer, Brad Dylan, Fabian Hartwell, Julie Haseler, Vincent Hooper, Brendan Irving, Anita Margiotta, Simon Brook McLachlan, Tom Morley, Sally Osmond, Kate Parry, Jennifer Peers, Caleb Rixon, Amy Robertson, Taryn Ryan, Garry Scale, Catherine Shepherd, Peter Silver, Aaron Taylor, Rachael Thompson, Andrew Threlfall and Simon Ward.
Directors include Margi De Ferranti, Peta Downes, Louise Fischer, Adam Gelin, Mary-Anne Gifford, Neil Gooding, Katie Gompertz, James Lee, Jane Miskovic, Maarten Mourik and Peter Ross.

In addition to the Festival, five works will be performed as part of a WILDCARD series on Saturday afternoons. These will be followed by a Q and A with the writers and the creative teams to enable audiences to give feedback and help shape the work. This feed back may then be used in developing the piece.


Short Sweet+Song

Seymour Centre Downstairs
26 March - 6 April 2008
Tues – Sat 8pm (Wildcards Sat 4pm)
Bookings: 02 9351 7940 | www.seymourcentre.com.au | www.ticketmaster.com.au    
Visit: www.shortandsweet.org/short-sweet-song

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