The dynamic all dancing and all singing infused celebration of the life and music of Sammy Davis Jr is back by popular demand. The Award winning show Candy Man will play at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta from Oct 10 – 13 for six shows only.
“I’m incredibly excited about sharing Candy Man with Riverside audiences particularly after appearing in the recent production of Hairspray that was staged there The audiences are so enthused and they have so much fun. I know they’re going to love this show. ” said Candy Man star Wayne Scott Kermond.
Candy Man features an eight piece Big Band, a cast of musical theatre performers and a Youth Choir – set amongst Las Vegas nightclubs, concert halls, musicals and films and with a twist of Vaudeville, all of which characterized Sammy Davis Jr’s career. This show capture’s the audience’s imagination as they share in this unique journey, and offers an intimate insight into Sammy’s own struggle and triumph over his doubts and fears while also being two and half hours of pure entertainment.
Candy Man has all the songs that audiences around the world have sung along with including, Mr Bojangles, Singin’ in the Rain, Rhythm of Life, What Kind of Fool Am I, Hey There, Candy Man and many more!
Wayne Scott Kermond grew up in a showbiz family and is a fourth generation performer. He has a myriad of musical theatre experience, and is the recipient of six MO Awards. Also he was recently honoured with a GREEN ROOM AWARD for “Actor in a Leading Role" – very impressive, especially when you consider the actors that he was up against in the category (including the Academy Award winning Geoffrey Rush). it’s a testament to the years of work, the level of ability & talent he has achieved and the love of what he does…. Candy Man gives Wayne the opportunity that he has long wished for to pay homage to the ultimate Song & Dance Man, Sammy Davis Jr.
“Sammy’s life in show business and mine are quite similar,” said Wayne "it’s kind of a story of parallels”. Kermond was inspired when in 1986 after performing in Guys and Dolls. Sammy Davis Jr, who had been an audience member approached him in the Green Room afterwards and said “Man, you are one cool dancer. Keep it up, cos we need young cats like you to take over from old cats like me.”
“A brilliant evening of Capital E entertainment. An outstanding hand-picked dance troupe, a fabulous orchestra that keeps the joint jumping and Kermond, that rare endangered species – a song and dance man, a guy who can keep you entertained all night.” The Adelaide Sunday Mail “Candy Man is Exuberant Entertainment” Sydney Morning Herald
Kermond Creative presents Candy Man
Starring Wayne Scott Kermond
Riverside Theatre, Parramatta October 10 – 13
Tickets: $25-$59 Bookings 8839 3399 or