You know Rob Gordon. We all know Rob Gordon. He’s the kind of guy who can drip with self-loathing yet somehow still feel righteously superior to everyone around him. The kind of guy who can tell you why your favourite album isn’t as good as the one they released juuust before it. The kind of guy who owns a collection of rare vinyl he calls “the motherlode” and a failing record store he calls “the last real record store on earth” — both unironically. He’s that kind of guy… And he just got dumped for all those reasons and then some…
Neil Gooding Productions (Sweet Charity, Dogfight) and Highway Run Productions (Rent) are thrilled to announce the full cast of HIGH FIDELITY. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November, High Fidelity is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film.
Star of Kinky Boots, Toby Francis was already announced as Rob Gordon, the show’s protagonist. Joining him as Laura, the (now ex) girlfriend, is Teagan Wouters who was this year nominated for a Helpmann Award for her performance as Toby’s fiancé in Kinky Boots. Dash Kruck recently charmed audiences in the acclaimed production of Little Shop of Horrors and will be playing Dick, the nerdy music expert and record store employee, and fellowKinky Boots cast member Joe Kosky will play Barry, Rob’s music snob workmate who dreams of one day becoming a rock god.
Rounding out the cast are Erin Clare (We Will Rock You), Denise Devlin (Rent), Bronte Florian (Kinky Boots), Zoe Gertz (Georgy Girl), Anthony Gooley (Calamity Jane), Alex Jeans (American Idiot), Jenni Little (Kinky Boots), Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots), and newcomer Madison Hegarty.
“High Fidelity is a show that requires not only a cast of excellent singers and actors, but also performers that have great comic timing,” said director Neil Gooding. “Over several days in Sydney, we saw some of the strongest auditions I have ever seen. We have assembled the most exciting cast of actors that you could wish for, and I can’t wait to get started on the show. I think there are going to be a lot of laughs… and some blazing vocals!”
Featuring an original score with music by Tom Kitt – before he sold-out and won the Pulitzer Prize for Next to Normal– High Fidelity tells the story of life and vinyl while skillfully evoking the sounds and styles of the greatest artists a record store can offer: artists like Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, U2, The Beatles, Heart, Pat Benatar, Guns ’n’ Roses, Ben Folds, The Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre and Marvin Gaye.
Tickets for High Fidelity are now available online at www.hayestheatre.com.au or by calling the Hayes Theatre Co box office during business hours on (02) 8065 7337.
Presented by Neil Gooding Productions and Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Tom Kitt, Book by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Neil Gooding
Choreography by Cameron Mitchell
Production Design by Lauren Peters
Production Management by Jack Daniel Woods
With Erin Clare, Denise Devlin, Bronte Florian, Toby Francis, Zoe Gertz, Anthony Gooley, Madison Hegarty, Alex Jeans, Joe Kosky, Dash Kruck, Jenni Little, Matthew Predny and Tegan Wouters
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
Season: 18 November – 17 December 2017
Times: Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm
Price: Tue-Thu & Sun $64 Adult, $59 Concession
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au | (02) 8065 7337