“A trolley full of laughs”
Thursday 1st August to Saturday 3rd August, 2019
Alex Theatre Studio Theatre, St Kilda
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“This musical is just packed to the cereal box top with pure, unsaturated fun!” – Brian Godfrey (Glam Adelaide)
After staged performances at Theatre Works, St Kilda in 2015 and at The Bakehouse Theatre in Adelaide in 2016, PRICE CHECK! THE MUSICAL returns in concert featuring a professional 6 piece orchestra sourced from the Australian Academy of Music (ANAM). Composer Sean Weatherly has joined forces with John Thorn to produce a brand new orchestration for the show.
PRICE CHECK! is an 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 from their own lives.
Featuring a fabulous cast including Don Bridges (Charlotte’s Web, Romper Stomper, Road to Nhill, Malcolm, Neighbours), Jacqy Phillips (Home & Away, Slingsby, State Theatre of South Australia, Patch Theatre Company), Caitlin Mathieson (25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee), Nelson Clemente (Serangoon Road) and Mudit Dhami (Monash University Theatre Graduate).
Music & Lyrics by Sean Weatherly. Book & Lyrics by Cerise de Gelder. Direction & Musical Direction by Sean Weatherly. Musical Arrangement by John Thorn.
Orchestra – Peter Burgess (Bass Guitar/Tuba/Leader), Alex Waite (Piano), Stuart Byrne (Clarinet), Nichaud Munday (Flute), Hamish Upton (Percussion), Tony Frantz (Trumpet).
“This quirky tale is hilarious in its familiarity” – Kerry Cooper (Stage Whispers)
“It’s the songs expressing their lives and battles that hold much of the magic and humour, as much as the characterisations.” – David O’Brien (Barefoot Review)
Presented by Loaded Productions
Supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund
For further information, images and show history visit – www.facebook.com/pricecheckmusical
Venue Studio Theatre, Alex Theatre, St Kilda
135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Dates & Times Thursday 1st August @ 8pm (Media Night)
Friday 2nd August @ 8pm
Saturday 3rd August @ 8pm
Prices Adults $30/Concession $25 + booking fees
Bookings Alex Theatre – https://alextheatrestk.com.au/ or phone 03 8534 9300
Ticketek – https://premier.ticketek.com.au or phone 13 28 49