Luckiest Productions & Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co present:
Sweet Charity Opens To Rave Reviews
“A fresh, thrilling production… Don’t miss it!”
– Sunday Telegraph
At Hayes Theatre Co – Potts Point
Directed by Dean Bryant
Choreography by Andrew Hallsworth
Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys
Now playing till March 9 2014
The first production for Hayes Theatre Co, Sweet Charity opened this week to rave reviews and standing ovations through its first week of performances. The classic award winning musical, is produced by Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions and will continue at the Hayes Theatre Co till 9 March 2014 with remaining tickets selling fast.
“We’re overwhelmed by the reception Hayes Theatre Co has received right out of the gate, and it’s so exciting to see people coming out of the shows bubbling with a genuine sense of excitement,” said David Campbell. “As soon as word-of-mouth started about Sweet Charity, sales have just gone through the roof.”
Sweet Charity is directed by Green Room Award winner Dean Bryant, and boasts an outstanding list of musical theatre stars led by Verity Hunt-Ballard, who won the 2011 Helpmann Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her star-making role as Mary Poppins. Other cast members include Helpmann nominees Martin Crewes (Dr Zhivago),and Debora Krizak (A Chorus Line), with Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys, choreography by Andrew Hallsworth, and costume and wig design by Academy Award and Tony winner Tim Chappel.
“The reviews that Sweet Charity is receiving are testament to the passion and vision of this extraordinary cast and creative team. We look forward to an exciting future for this production,” said producer, Neil Gooding.
Other cast members include; Lisa Sontag (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Helene, Kuki Tipoki (The Boy From Oz) as Big Daddy, Kirby Burgess, (An Officer and a Gentleman), Rowena Vilar (Carmen
in Fame The Musical), Stephanie Grigg, (Maggie in A Chorus Line), Xander Ellis,(Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jakob Ambrose, (The Addams Family), Seann Matthew Moore, and Francesca O’Donnell.
"Downsized, dirtied up and over-flowing with music-theatre talent… there is little to match the thrill of theatre seen right up close… the work done by this small, highly expert team is exceptional"
Deborah Jones, The Australian
"A fresh, thrilling production… Verity Hunt-Ballard gives a radiant, endearing performance; sensationally sung and danced, with knockout comic timing… Don't miss it."
Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph
"It's a thrill to see and hear performers of this calibre close up…Crewes is a delight. Krizak is superb. A memorable night."
Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
"Brilliant, ballsy, and unmissable – an astonishing version of the American classic… Dean Bryant and Andrew Worboys have crafted a version that makes the experience complete and thrilling… Run as fast as you can."
Dianna SImmonds, Stage Noise
"An incredibly high-energy take on the classic musical… Verity Hunt-Ballard plays Charity to perfection… Sets the bar very high."
Penny Spirou, Australian Stage
"Musical theatre doesn't come any better than this… A production in which I simply can't find a fault."
Neil Litchfield, Stage Whispers
Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point which was formally the home of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists. Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program.
Luckiest Productions is managed by David Campbell, Lisa Campbell & Richard Carroll with credits including the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2009-11 and An Evening With Megan Mullally. Neil Gooding Productions has produced musicals including The Hatpin, Lovebites,and Gutenberg! The Musical
Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, TullioPinelli and EnnioPlaiano
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Costume & Wig Design by Tim Chappel
Set Design by Owen Phillips
Lighting Design by Ross Graham
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates: February 7 – March 9
Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & Sunday at 5pm.
Tickets: Adult $49, Concession $42*
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone 0498 960 586
*including booking fees