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Dear World - a Jerry Herman TriptychMusic & Lyrics by
Jerry Herman

Book by
Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee


Based on the play "The Madwoman of
Chaillot"
by Jean Giraudoux


Presented by Magnormos and Melbo
urne Recital Centre

"an excellent production"
Scott Dunsdon, Theatrepeople, 2011

"delivered with absolute zing and zeal"
Emily Canon, AussieTheatre.com, 2011

"a memorable evening of music theatre...
Melbourne theatre-goers
have indeed enjoyed a rare feast"
Bill Stephens, Canberra Critics Circle, 2011

 

MONDAY 11 July 8pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre


"...glorious, lilting and romantic... full of songs that urge listeners to dream"
The Washington Times

Stroll along the banks of the Seine and creep through the wondrous sewers of Paris with DEAR WORLD, the Tony Award winning adaptation of 'The Mad woman of Chaillot'. Countess Aurelia and her two colourful friends vow to fight the money-hungry corporations who want to rip up her enchanted corner of Paris - but what can three "sensible" women do?

Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011Starring AFI Award winning Deidre Rubenstein, Jackie Rees (Phantom of the Opera), Maureen Andrew (Billy Elliot), Grant Smith (The Threepenny Opera) and cabaret star Jon Jackson, DEAR WORLD featured the songs 'I Don't Want To Know', 'Each Tomorrow Morning' and 'Kiss Her Now'.

Based on Jean Giraudoux's play The Madwoman of Chaillot, this is a heartwarming tale of the forces of idealism, love and poetry triumphing over those of greed, materialism and science, and features the songs "Each Tomorrow Morning", "I Don't Want To Know" and "Kiss Her Now".

Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011Opening on Broadway in 1969, DEAR WORLD provided Angela Lansbury with her second Tony Award for a Herman musical, following her career-making performance in MAME. With a newly revised and much tighter book and a re-arranged score, the musical has been taken back to the chamber style that it was originally intended for.

 

Cast

Countess Aurelia:
DEDIRE RUBENSTIN
Mme Constance:
JACKIE REES
Mme Gabrielle:
MAUREEN ANDREW
Sewerman:
GRANT SMITH
Julian:
JOE KOSKY
Nina:
ANGELA HARDING
Waiter:
DAVID SPENCER
Sargeant:
MARK DOGGETT
Presidents:
JON JACKSON
CASEY GOULD
NICHOLAS RENFREE-MARKS

Prosepctor:
LYALL BROOKS
Mute:
ROSS CHISARI


Creative Team

Direct
or:
SCOTT HENDRY
Musical Director:
TREVOR JONES
Co-Choreographers:
ALANA SCANLAN and
BEN OSBORNE

Lighting Designer:
LUCY BIRKINSHAW CAMPBELL
Designer:
CHRISTINA LOGAN-BELL
Costume Designer:
EMMA KENNEDY

Executive Producer
/ Artistic Director:
AARON JOYNER

Co-Producer/
Production Stage Manager:
MARGARET FISK


Supported by Shocolate, Tisdall Wines and Hampstead Dental

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Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011
Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011
Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011
Dear World - Jerry Herman Triptych 2011



Presented by arrangement with Tams-Whitmark Music Library, Inc.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022


Also in the 2011 JERRY HERMAN TRIPTYCH:

MILK AND HONEY
HELLO, DOLLY!