In association with Hayes Theatre Co
March 14 – April 6 2014
At Hayes Theatre Co – Potts Point
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Squabbalogic in association with Hayes Theatre Co present The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award Winning exuberant musical within a comedy.
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you!
In a shabby New York apartment, a die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favourite Broadway cast album on his turntable with the musical literally bursting to life in his living room and telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. The Drowsy Chaperone will be directed by Jay James-Moody (Carrie The Musical) and will boast an extraordinary cast of Sydney’s finest musical theatre talent.
“The Drowsy Chaperone has been on our wish-list for many years. To be presenting a show that is essentially a love letter to musical theatre as our first production at Hayes Theatre Co is very fitting and exciting,” said producer Jessica James-Moody.
Originally presented on Broadway in 2006, The Drowsy Chaperone won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score and has enjoyed major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, Japan and a sell-out 2010 season by the Melbourne Theatre Company starring Geoffrey Rush, who is also set to star in a film adaptation of the show.
“This is a great show for musical traditionalists but is also hilariously meta and contemporary. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed our previous productions of [title of show] and A New Brain. It is fun, witty and full of heart. We can’t wait to put it on its feet at Hayes Theatre Co” said director Jay James-Moody.
Squabbalogic aims to present an eclectic range of local premieres of the best new musicals and reinterpretations from the canon of outstanding musical theatre. Founded in 2006, Squabbalogic provides a stage for Australia’s finest emerging and established artists to present exciting and dynamic work, while nurturing a fun, inclusive professional creative environment. Squabbalogic’s recent productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Carrie The Musical were both nominated for Best Musical at the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards.
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.
Pure comic show biz… A sure-fire crowd please – The Australian
It’s a show that will make every musical theatre tragic’s heart beat faster – The Age
Surely few productions have ever pulled an audience so immediately and unconditionally on their sides
New York Times
Cast and Creatives Announced Soon
Tickets on Sale Friday January 17
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates: March 14 – April 6
Opening Night Tuesday 18 March
Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & Sunday at 5pm.
Tickets: Adult $48, Student/Concession ID required $42*, Groups 8+ $40
Under 30’s $30 Tuesday and Wednesday evenings only, excludes Opening night
Previews March 14, 15, 16, $38
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone 0498 960 586
*including booking fees