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High Society

The brand new production of the beloved musical HIGH SOCIETY presented by Hayes Theatre Co from the 4th of September, have announced the full cast and that the season will be extended – now running until Saturday 3 October.

Multi award winning Delia Hannah, one of Australia and New Zealand’s favourite leading ladies will play Margaret Lord.  Delia became a star of musical theatre as Miss Santiago in The Buddy Holly Story, Fantine in Les Miserables, and Florence in Chess, a role that also took her to wow audiences in the UK.

Scott Irwin will play George Kittredge.  Scott is best known for his performances in Hairspray, Les Miserables, Beauty and The Beast and in last year’s Truth Beauty and a Picture of You.  Best known for his work with State Theatre companies across Australia, Laurence Coy will play Uncle Willie- he was last seen at Hayes Theatre Co in The Drowsy Chaperone.  Playing the elusive Seth Lord is Russell Cheek, who has a wide and varied career, from starring in Young Einstein to Barrie Kosky’s Tartuffe.

Phillip Lowe is well known to Hayes Theatre Co audiences with standout appearances Beyond Desire, Neglected Musicals and Blood Brothers will play Chester.  In the role of Mavis, is Michelle Barr – who is currently rehearsing Heathers and recently appeared across Australia in Legally Blonde.

And introducing Jessica Whitfield as Dinah Lord.  Jessica is recent graduate of Australian Institute of Music where she played Hedy La Rue in How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying).

Cast already announced:

This production will star Amy Lehpamer as Tracy Lord.  Amy has been seen recently in The Rocky Horror Show and was recently announced as Maria in the upcoming GFO production of The Sound of Music. Bert LaBonté will play CK Dexter Haven.  He recently toured Australia and the US in MTC’s Rupert and received huge accolades for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop.

Best known for his award winning performance of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys and more recently in Blood Brothers at Hayes Theatre Co, Bobby Fox will play Mike Connor.  As the wise cracking all knowing photographer Liz Imbrie, Virginia Gay star of TV’s Winner’s & Losers and All Saints will make her Hayes Theatre Co debut.

“HIGH SOCIETY is an iconic movie musical and a Broadway blockbuster,” said producer Richard Carroll. “We have assembled a marvellously talented cast to bring to life this delightful story and sparkling score.”

The captivating Tracy Lord invites you to the most elegant wedding of 1938. There’s 700 guests, an ocean of champagne, and a couple of pesky undercover journalists certain to turn the event from shindig into scandal. Only one thing remains uncertain – who exactly will be the groom?  Tracy is adored by a society that worships her beauty, stature and grace – but underneath her cool reserve, her heart yearns for something real. Wayward family members, wise-cracking interlopers and an inconvenient ex-husband all converge to make Tracy’s wedding preparations a battle against temptation, blackmail, and sobriety. What a swell party this is!

Including the songs High Society, Ridin’ High, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, True Love, Let’s Misbehave, Just One of Those Things, Well, Did You Evah!, It’s All Right With Me and more

Based on the play ‘The Philadelphia Story’ by Philip Barry. Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture ‘High Society’. Original Broadway Production produced by Lauren Mitchell and Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig and Richard Samson, Dodger Endemic Theatricals in association with Bill Haber. Originally produced by American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Heather Kitchen, Managing Director.

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates: Friday 4th of September to Saturday 3 October 2015
Times: Monday 6.30pm; Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday and Saturday 2.00pm
Tickets: Adult/Full $65.00; MEAA $59.00; Concession $59.00

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