Anyone Can Whistle - A Sondheim TriptychMusic & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Arthur Laurents



 

 

Presented by Magnormos and Melbourne Recital Centre

MONDAY October 4th 8:00pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre



MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCHANYONE CAN WHISTLE tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. In the end, the show delivers a poignant message about the imporantance of the individual in a conformist society - but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at gobernment, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCHSondheim’s wickedly funny, cheekily disrespectful and outright blasphemous musical comedy is one of the funniest Broadway musicals ever written. An absurdist story of fake miracles, corrupt politicians, escaped lunatics, psychotherapy and even romance, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE was way ahead of its time in 1964 where it played for only nine performances on Broadway. With its well-aimed pot shots at everything America holds dear, modern audiences across the world have found new joys in its refreshing honesty and timeless relevance...

 

 

Cast
Cora Hoover Hooper:
ANNE WOOD
J. Bowden Hapgood:
DAN HUMPHRIS
Faye Apple:
PATRICE TIPOKI
Comptroller Schub:
ROBERT GRUBB
Treasuer Cooley/Dr Detmold:
DON BRIDGES
Officer Magruder:
MARK DOGGETT
Mrs Schroeder:
SALLY BOURNE
Baby Joan:
CASSANDRA PALMIERI

Narrators:
JACK FEEHAN
DAVID PRICE
ZACK CURRAN
JOSHUA STANBURY
George:
WILLIAM MCKINNA-HANNAGAN
John:
ADAM TONKING
June:
EVA ANAGNOSTOU
Martin:
JOSEPH NAIM
Soprano:
MELISSA HANN

Ensemble:
JARED BRYAN
ISABELLA CAPELLI
SIOBHAN DONOVAN
RACHEL DOUST
ALEXANDRA FRANK
CELINA YUEN
AMELIA HOMES
TRACEY O'BRIEN
LUCY ROSS
JACQUELINE SIM
CHARLOTTE TOOKE
CAMILLE WAI
AVALON WESTCOTT
JOSEPH BOOTTEN
ALEXIA BRINSLEY
SOPHIE CHEESEMAN
BEN DONCON
MATTHEW DORNING
MELISSA HARRINGTON
BELINDA JENKIN
MADELENE KADZIELA
CHERIE MORGAN
RACHEL RAI
JESSICA TERRILL
KRISTA THOMSON
ROCCO TRIMBOLI
ASHLEA VANYAI

Musicians
Piano/Conductor:
LAURA TIPOKI
Piano/Accordion:
KATH GILLON
Percussion:
DAVE GEORGE

Team
Direct
or:
AARON JOYNER

Musical Director:

LAURA TIPOKI
Choreographer:
TAMARA FINCH


Design:
CHRISTINA LOGAN-BELL

Lighting Design:

LUCY BIRKINSHAW-CAMPBELL

Photography:
SEBASTIEN ARNOLD


Producer:

AARON JOYNER

Co-Producer:
LAURA KOOMEN

Associate Producer:
SEAN BRYAN

Stage Manager:
MARGARET FISK
Assistant Stage Manager:
GRACE MARSHALL


Visit the page in the Magnormos gallery for the photo album

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH


Thank you to Hal Leonard Australia, The Entertainment Store, Theatre Works,
Sweet As, Chamber Music Australia, Eplot Digital Printing,

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for
Music Theatre International (NY)
 





Also in the 2010 A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH:

SATURDAY NIGHT
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG