Squabbalogic to present Mystery Musical #5

Squabbalogic returns to the stage this December with a special fundraising concert in support of their new works in development for 2021.

Following the enormous success of their sell-out Mystery Musical fundraisers, Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Kiss Me Kate, Squabbalogic is inviting audiences to again take an exciting leap of faith with Mystery Musical #5 on Saturday 5th December at the Seymour Centre.

A fundraiser with a difference, Mystery Musical #5 is a one-off staged reading (and singing) of a top-secret musical theatre classic that has long been waiting in the wings. This time Squabbalogic hope to reach a fundraising target of $20,000 toward the development of their 2021 projects, including the much-lauded original musical The Dissmisal, and audiences will be rewarded for their support with a unique, and undeniably fun, theatrical experience.

Under the direction of Jay James-Moody (The Drowsy Chaperone, Herringbone), musical direction of Matt Reid, and with choreography by Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, Hamilton), this one-day-only event is not to be missed.

The stellar cast of Mystery Musical #5 features an exquisite line-up of emerging and high- profile professional artists, including Natalie Abbott and Stefanie Jones (last seen on stage together as Muriel and Rhonda in Muriel’s Wedding), opera diva Jacqui Dark (The Sound of Music), musical theatre superstar Margi De Ferranti (In The Heights, Carrie), Georgina Hopson (Ragtime, Evita) in her on-stage Squabb debut, and Squabb favourites Michele Lansdown (The Drowsy Chaperone, Bye Bye Birdie) and Olivia Clare Vasquez (Good Omens, In The Heights). They will be joined by emerging artists Artemis Alfonzetti, Grace Driscoll and Minerva Khodabande, recruited through our August open audition sessions. But stay tuned for further casting announcements yet to come.

We’ve certainly been missing creating shows for our audience during this extremely difficult year, and we’re so excited – and scared – to be bringing back the Mystery Musical for the first time since 2016, said Squabbalogic artistic director Jay James-Moody. They have become a much-needed fundraiser for development as we shift our focus to creating original work for the stage. We’re delighted we can be in a theatre together again and have a terrific, surprising, and unforgettable night. We are so grateful to the incredibly talented cast and creatives for loaning their considerable talents to the cause – and keeping the secret, which isn’t easy!

For musical theatre detectives, Squabbalogic have hinted that this show is the most recently written of all the previous Mystery Musicals, placing it after 1978’s Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, and advised you may not be able to glean the show only from the cast announced cast. But that’s all we’re allowed to say!


Mystery Musical #5
Date: Saturday, December 5th 2020 Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: A-Reserve $69 / B-Reserve $59

For more information or bookings, visit www.seymourcentre.com or phone the Seymour Centre Box Office on (02) 9351 7940.

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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