Rob Mills, Lehmo, Brodie Holland, Mike Snell, James Elmer and Andrew Doyle are set to light up the stage in cameo roles, which includes a strip scene in The Full Monty, Friday 3 March until Sunday 19 March 2017 at The National Theatre, St Kilda.
Each celebrity is donating their time to appear in The Full Monty to support Autism education charity Learning for Life.
Audiences will be wowed with a surprise nightly appearance from one of the celebrities.
Learning for Life patron Tom Gleisner says ‘Appearing semi-naked in public takes a lot of courage. Just ask anyone who has ever attempted to run across the MCG during an international cricket fixture. I am delighted that these high-profile performers have agreed to give it a go in order to help Learning for Life. And, as I said to them all at rehearsals, “it’s not indecent exposure provided you do it to music”. (I think they believed me).’
The Learning for Life Autism Centre (L4Life) helps children with autism reach their potential by providing best practice therapy so that these kids can develop the skills necessary to communicate, play, learn and understand the world around them. L4Life raises funds so families who would not otherwise be able to afford such intensive therapy can access it. StageArt are helping L4life ensure that as many families as possible get access to these life-changing therapy programs.
The Full Monty, based on the smash hit film, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
The Full Monty tells the story of a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo New York who spy on their wives obsessing over male strippers at a ‘Girls’ Night Out’. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to let it go.
The Full Monty will be directed by Greenroom nominee Drew Downing with musical direction by Nathan Firman and choreography by Rhys Velasquez. The full cast list follows this release.
StageArt are proudly supporting The Learning For Life Autism Centre and donating a proportion of proceeds from this season.
StageArt in association with The National Theatre presents The Full Monty, Friday 3 March until Sunday 19 March 2017 at The National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda.
Bookings: 9525 4611 www.nationaltheatre.org.au/