Opera Australia and John Frost are joint Producers for this prestigious tour. John Frost has a close personal connection with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation dating back many years. He was close friends with the Foundation’s tireless ambassador Marcella Zemanek and her late husband Stan, who passed away from brain cancer almost ten years ago. That friendship has continued in the decade since his passing.
The partnership will see Cure Brain Cancer Foundation benefit from a number of initiatives that will raise much needed funding and awareness for brain cancer. Any funds raised will go towards research that will improve outcomes for people living with the disease.
Facts about brain cancer
- Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia
- Only 2 in 10 people will survive brain cancer for five years and that has been the case for the last 30 years
- Brain cancer costs more per patient than any other cancer
- It receives a small fraction of research funding – less than 5% of NHMRC cancer research funding.
My Fair Lady Producers Opera Australia and John Frost said, “Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is an organisation close to our hearts, and it gives us great pleasure that our production will be helping to make a difference to people impacted by brain cancer. The show received exceptional reviews last year, and now people in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney can not only enjoy a fantastic performance but they can support an incredible cause too.”
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation CEO, Sean Leong, said, “I would like to extend a huge thank you to the producers of My Fair Lady for choosing Cure Brain Cancer Foundation as the charity partner for this amazing run of performances. Brain cancer is a cruel and indiscriminate disease, and the more opportunities we have to raise funds and awareness at events such as these, the quicker we will be able to meet our mission of improving brain cancer survival. We are truly grateful for the opportunity.”
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation will have the following presence at My Fair Lady performances in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales:
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation will be hosting bucket collections from 21 – 23 April.
MELBOURNE REGENT THEATRE: FROM 12 MAY 2017
Exclusive Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Dress Rehearsal on Friday 12 May. Tickets cost $69.90 and can be bought at ticketmaster.com.au now.
Bucket collections will also take place from 23 – 25 June.
SYDNEY CAPITOL THEATRE: FROM 24 AUGUST 2017
Exclusive Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Dress Rehearsal on 24 August. Tickets cost $69.90 and can be bought at ticketmaster.com.au from May 2017.
Bucket collections will also take place from 8 – 10 September.
Lerner and Loewe’s original screenplay first played to adoring audiences in 1956, and last year, the show made a triumphant return to Australian theatres under the masterful direction of Julie Andrews, earning rave reviews during a run at the Sydney Opera House.
Julie Andrews continues her role as Director for the 2017 encore season, with Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli and associates of the musical’s original designers Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith adding to the impressive production.
More information about Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s involvement in the My Fair Lady production can be found at: www.curebraincancer.org.au/
For Further information visit: myfairladymusical.com.au