We open our 2015 season with our 50th show and to celebrate we’re presenting what I believe is the best musical ever written. It’s Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story. Our second show, in the wonderful Broadway tradition of ‘everything old is new again’, is the ‘new’ Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. This will be an Australian premiere as the show only opened on Broadway in 2012. Both will be in Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre. Our third show, Jerry’s Girls, will be a cabaret revue in the Playhouse featuring many of our most loved leading-ladies performing highlights from Jerry Herman’s wonderful musicals including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage Aux Folles.
Outstanding Australian stars and eminent creative teams are a feature of this year of celebration. Details of the many wonderful artists we have engaged for your entertainment are listed in these pages. West Side Story will be directed by Gale Edwards (Chess, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls), Nice Work If You Can Get It by our founding Director Roger Hodgman (ten musicals for The Production Company) and Dean Bryant (The Pirates of Penzance, La Cage Aux Folles) will direct Jerry’s Girls. Our Musical Directors are Guy Simpson, John Foreman and Mathew Frank, our Choreographers are Dana Jolly and Andrew Hallsworth and of course West Side Story will feature Jerome Robbins’ legendary choreography.
Our exceptional subscription prices are highly competitive and subscribers to the Wednesday matinee series are offered even better value!
Complimentary full colour souvenir programs for each Musical will continue to be available at all performances.
Now is the time to subscribe and secure your seats for our 2015 Season. If you are already a devoted and loyal subscriber, you are in for a great year of entertainment. If you are joining us for the first time, I know you are going to love our shows.
Jeanne Pratt AC