Price Check! is a new Australian musical comedy in 2 acts, exploring the lives of 5 diverse characters in a suburban Melbourne supermarket.
Mr Butler is a well paid profit hungry store manager with a bitter divorce and a bad dance routine. Narelle Sims is a middle aged widowed checkout chick slowly working her way through the junior shelf fillers in search of romance. Zayeeb Dash is a new Indian migrant struggling with the strange Aussie vernacular whilst displaying a unique devotion to his work. Dave Fisher is a geeky store assistant flaunting his arts degree about hoping for an in store promotion to help fix his failed marriage. Mrs Zimmerman is an elderly Jewish patron suffering from loneliness and a bout of sharp tongue. They all do their best to make meaningful connections in a world full of differences whilst suffering the pressures of their own lives.
Supported by the City Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund, Price Check will be presented in concert with a 6 piece orchestra.
Music & Lyrics by Sean Weatherly
Book & Lyrics by Cerise de Gelder
Direction & Musical Direction by Sean Weatherly
Musical Arrangement by John Thorn
Don Bridges as Mr Butler
Caitlin Mathieson as Narelle Sims
Nelson Clemente as Dave Fisher
Mudit Dhami as Zayeeb Dash
Jacqy Phillips as Mrs Zimmerman
Peter Burgess - Bass Guitar/Tuba/Leader
Stuart Byrne - Clarinet
Alex Waite - Piano
Hamish Upton - Drums/Percussion
Nichaud Munday - Flute
Tony Frantz - Trumpet
Tickets available through Ticketek. Adults $30, Concession $25. General admission. Includes interval. Running time approx. 90 minutes.
Venue: Alex Theatre, St Kilda
Bookings: (03) 8534 9300