Helpmann and Green Room Award winning team donating their time and 100% of ticket sales to saving a crucial independent theatre space in Sydney.
The Stars At Noon is a one-woman show that retells the story of The Space Race from the perspective of women. Jerrie Cobb, Jackie Cochran and Eileen Collins were fierce aviation pioneers who should have been the first women in space but were never given that opportunity. This touching and historically accurate show is filled with sacrifice, joy and heartbreak. These stories are a crucial part of the long and winding road of women finding their rightful place among the stars… amongst men.
EMILY ENGEMAN (performer/writer) is an Australian actor, singer, writer and dancer based in Sydney. She graduated with a BMus (Music Theatre) from the Australian Institute of Music. She has starred in numerous short films including I’ve Been Called A Coward (AFTRS, David Robinson-Smith) and November (504 Producers, Nadia Townsend and Hannah Hilliard). Emily has trained under Les Chantery, Anna Houston, Anthony Skuse and Nadia Townsend. She studies dance with Natasha Crane (Sydney Dance Company) and Penny Martin and she continues to develop and grow as a singer under the guidance of Beth Daly. Her theatre credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Rapunzel in Into the Woods and Jackie in Gordon Graham’s The Boys.
JASON LANGLEY (director) is an award-winning director with thirty-two years’ theatre experience. In the past year Jason has opened The Boy From Oz at Melbourne’s State Theatre for The Production Company, lectured at NIDA, mentored and judged The Rob Guest Endowment Finalists, directed an Australian tour of Bosom Buddies starring Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney, a production of the D.C. Moore play Honest and the Sydney Theatre Award winning production of Hayes At The Hayes. In recent years Jason has directed; Brigadoon for The Production Company (Green Room Award nomination), Dusty at the Playhouse Theatre -Melbourne and Adelaide Festival Theatre, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town and Jingle Bell Jazz at the Sydney Opera House, Loving Repeating – for which he received the 2016 Green Room Award, the play Here Lies Henry in London, four new Australian works – Between Worlds, Almost Home, Say Hello First and Playing Rock Hudson.
MICHAEL TYACK (Musical Director) began working as a professional musician in 1974 for J.C. Williamsons in Melbourne. He moved to Sydney to conduct the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of CHICAGO then was MD for many of their subsequent plays and musicals. He has been Musical Director of countless musicals including The Witches of Eastwick (for which he was award a Green Room Award), Hugh Jackman’s tour of The Boy From Oz and Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s production of Mary Poppins for which he won both a Green Room and a Helpmann Award. He has been Music Supervisor for two of The Premier’s Concerts and for several of the Babies Prom concerts at the Sydney Opera House. Recently Michael was musical director for Blood Brothers and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at The Hayes Theatre and DUSTY for The Production Company.
Written and Performed by Emily Engeman
Directed by Green Room Award Winner, Jason Langley
Musically Directed by Helpmann Award Winner Michael Tyack
Tickets $25 (full price), $20 (concession), $10 (donation ticket)
This is an IN PERSON theatre show. Social distancing guidelines will be maintained at all times. However, for those that do not wish to attend in person but would still like to support, a $10 DONATION TICKET can be purchased. A heart will be placed on a seat in the theatre in your name.
100% of tickets sold will be donated to Flight Path Theatre in the hope that it will allow them to remain open.