After a successful joint venture presenting a semi-staged production of Of Thee I Sing! in 2015, indie musical theatre company Squabbalogic and the Sydney Philharmonic choir are set to join forces again.
In May 2016, Jason Langley (Loving Repeating) will direct Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Wonderful Town is a five-time Tony Award winner about two sisters from Ohio who descend upon New York, finding romance along the way. Rosalind Russell headlined the original Broadway production.
The cast will include Beth Daly (Grey Gardens), Virginia Gay (Winners & Losers), Scott Irwin (High Society), Scott Morris (Hairspray), Nicholas Starte (Great Island), Dean Vince (Sondheim on Sondheim), Georgina Walker (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), and Megan Wilding (Tonsils & Tweezers).
400 Sydney Philharmonic choristers will help to transform the 1950s jazz-inspired score, with musical direction by Brett Weymark (Happy Feet). Brendan Hay (Man of La Mancha) will design the presentation.
Wonderful Town will play on May 7 and 8 2016 only. For tickets and more information, click here.