Jersey Boys Dry Out for a Good Cause.

 

It is fair to say that for the original Four Seasons, the idea of an alcohol free month would not have gone down well, no matter what the cause.

 

 

Jersey Boys

It is fair to say that for the original Four Seasons, the idea of an alcohol free month would not have gone down well, no matter what the cause. Not so for the 4 young men currently playing the Four Seasons in the Australian production of Jersey Boys at the Theatre Royal, Sydney.

Stephen Mahy, Glaston Toft, Ben Mingay and Bobby Fox have all signed on for Dry July 2011, a month long alcohol-free charity event, and are doing their part to raise money to help adults with cancer.

Speaking with Stephen Mahy today, he explained that the initial idea was sparked by fellow “Jersey Boy” Ben Mingay, but once the other guys got wind of it they were more than happy to jump on board.

“It is for a great cause, the cause is helping hospitals maintain wellness centres. Areas that allow cancer sufferers to have access to comfortable surroundings while they undertake their treatment’, Mahy said. 

Steve also went on to say that he saw it as a personal challenge, “as soon as someone says that I can’t do something, then that’s all I want to do, although I think I am finding it easier than some of the guys.”

This year Dry July is supporting 13 different hospitals covering every State and Territory, and all funds raised through this ‘sponsored month of abstinence from alcohol’ will go to helping the hospitals provide for cancer patients across the country. 

Dry July

The hospitals have each requested money for specific items, ranging from medical equipment to specific items to improve the comfort of patients.

You can donate and support the Jersey Boys team through the Dry July website here: https://www.dryjuly.com/team/default.aspx?g=jerseyboys

Also involved in Dry July is our esteemed Editor in Chief, Erin James. You can donate to Erin’s cause here: https://www.dryjuly.com/profiles/erinjames

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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