The Production Company 2016 season confirmed

The Production Company have announced the three musicals featuring in their 2016 season this morning.

Music Theatre darling Amy Lehpamer, Australia’s favourite leading man Simon Gleeson and veteran of the stage Caroline O’Connor are the top billed performers in Jeanne Pratt’s eclectic season.

For more details, visit theproductioncompany.com.au

Funny Girl

23 - 31 July

Caroline O’Connor returns to the role of Fanny Brice after 17 years in this revival of the Broadway classic, Funny Girl. O’Connor headlined the show in The Production Company’s first ever season back in 1999 and has described Fanny Brice as one of her “favourite roles”.

Also starring in this production will be Nancye Hayes as Fanny’s mother, Mrs Brice and David Hobson making his Production Company debut as Nick Arnstein.

Funny Girl will be directed by Gale Edwards and musically directed by Anthony Gabriele, who has worked on the West End seasons of Phantom of the Opera, CATS and The Lion King.

Curtains

20 - 26 August

For 10 performances only, Curtains will play at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre starring Simon Gleeson as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, Alinta Chidzey as Niki Harris, Melissa Langton as Carmen Bernstein and Lucy Maunder and Alex Rathgeber as Georgia and Aaron.

This Australian premiere of Kander and Ebb’s musical comedy ‘whodunit’ will be directed by Rodger Hodgman, choreographed by Dana Jolly and musically directed by John Foreman.

Dusty

12 - 27 November

Amy Lehpamer returns to The Production Company in the role of Dusty Springfield in this extended season of 17 performances at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse.

Also starring Todd McKenney, Dusty returns to the Australian stage 10 years after its world premiere season.

Directed by Jason Langley, musically directed by Michael Tyack and choreographed by Michael Ralph.

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