The Production Company season of


opens in Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre on August 16 for a season of ten performances.

Alinta Chidzey, Christina O’Neill, Gareth Keegan, Philip Gould and Eddie Muliaumaseali’I  star in this musical masterpiece created by Oscar Hammerstein ll and Jerome Kern.

The creative team responsible for the award winning Grey Gardens, Director Roger Hodgman, Musical Director Kellie Dickerson, and Choreographer Dana Jolly return to stage Show Boat.

With the themes of racial prejudice and tragic love, Show Boat follows the lives of actors, stagehands and dockworkers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi river show boat. Described as ‘A Jewel of the American Theatre’

Show Boat is famous for its classic songs: Make Believe, Bill, Life Upon the Wicked Stage, Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man and Ol’ Man River.

Always an audience favourite, Show Boat has been revived on Broadway and the West End winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and The Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.


Show Boat Season Details

Venue                       Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Date                          16 to 24 August – 10 shows only

Tickets                      Bookings can be made at or