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Welcome to 1966 at the Fandango Ballroom - Madison Avenue is bustling, skirts are shrinking and eternal optimist Charity Hope Valentine is rebuilding a broken heart and is ready for the world.
Sweet Charity has been re-imagined in a new and intimate setting, which puts the story of this young dreamer practically in the audiences lap.
Sweet Charity tells the story of the young New York City "dance hall hostess" navigating her way through misfortune in life and love, seeking ‘Something Better Than This’.
Filled with hilarious situations and irresistible hits like ‘Big Spender’ and ‘The Rhythm of Life’, Sweet Charity is the musical comedy that will have you deliriously swinging from song to song.
Andrew has just finished a run of Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical hot on the heels of his performance in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He’s also appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar, Matilda, King Kong, Moonshadow and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, where he originated the role of Wayne Burns. He won the 2014 East End District award at the Rob Guest Endowment. Andrew has a BA in Music Theatre Performance from WAAPA.
Lizzie is a singer and actor who has appeared on stage in London, New York and throughout Australia. She most recently appeared in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Brisbane Powerhouse and touring Australia as Patsy Cline in the smash hit COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER with country star Amber Joy Poulton.
As a cabaret and concert performer, Lizzie has headlined for Sydney Festival, Ten Days on the Island and Festival of Voices and her show COOL BRITANNIA was the fastest selling show at the 2015 Queensland Cabaret Festival. Lizzie's one-woman show ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS played to sell-out houses at Brisbane Powerhouse, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Chapel Off Chapel and BL_NK in London. In New York, Lizzie appeared Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway and in cabaret at The Duplex.
Hayley has been performing professionally in the entertainment industry for over 10 years, with a career that has seen her conquer a variety of stages around Australia, Asia and the UK. In the Countdown Arena Tours 1 and 2 she has danced with rock royalty; Rick Springfield, Molly Meldrum, Jon Paul Young, Kate Ceberano, The Bay City Rollers, The Angels and many more. Hayley’s Australian Musical Theatre credits include: A Chorus line, Guys and Dolls, The Boy from Oz, Oh! What a Night. Production company shows: Follies and The Boyfriend. Hayley was also a dancer for the Australian workshop of the world premiere King Kong.
Naomi Price is
“Queensland’s first lady of song”
- The Courier-Mail
Naomi Price is one of Australia’s leading cabaret and theatre performers, best known for her performances on The Voice Australia, her Green Room Award-winning star turn as Fay in Ladies in Black, and as pop icon Adele in The Little Red Company’s hit production Rumour Has It.
Naomi sprang to national attention in 2015 as Ricky Martin’s leading lady on The Voice Australia.
“A gifted singer, honest actress and stunning storyteller”
- Australian Stage
Naomi’s extensive performance credits include the original Australian cast of Helpmann Awardwinning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group), Christmas Actually, Lady Beatle, Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball (The Little Red Company); the original cast of Helpmann Award-winning Australian musical Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company); Kiss Me Kate (Opera Queensland); The Tragedy of King Richard III (La Boite Theatre Company); Gloria (Queensland Theatre Company); and The Wishing Well (La Boite Theatre Company). Her television performances include The Voice Australia, Creative Generation, Channel Nine Telethon, The Morning Show and Carols in the City, as well as performing the national anthem at many nationally televised sporting events.
“A charming crowd-pleaser”
- Herald Sun
Naomi has won a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Matilda Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role as ‘Fay’ in Ladies in Black (Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company) and a Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret for ‘Rumour Has It’. Naomi is also an ambassador for National Trust Queensland and Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
Find more about Naomi at www.naomiprice.com.au
Co-Directed by Kris Stewart (Wicked, Kiss Me, Kate) and Maureen Bowra (Grease: The Arena Experience)
Musical Direction by Shanon D Whitelock (Fame: The Musical, The Last Five Years)
Lighting by Jason Glenwright (multi-Matilda Award winner)
Design by Joseph Noonan (Falsettos, Carmen: Live or Dead)
sOUND dESIGN BY ben muRray (sPRING AWAKENING, CARRIE, BOYS OF SONDHEIM)
Shanon D Whitelock