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The Boy from Oz
October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018
One event on October 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm
The first Australian musical to conquer Broadway, The Boy from Oz was a huge success here in Australia with multi-award winner Todd McKenney as Peter Allen. The Broadway version was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical, and won Best Actor in a Musical (Hugh Jackman).
The Boy from Oz tells the story of the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 in Tenterfield, NSW and humble beginnings growing up in rural Armidale to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. The story covers Peter’s career in Australia and the United States, as well as his relationships with legendary singing stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, until his death in 1992.
A juke-box musical, The Boy from Oz weaves many of Peter Allen’s most famous and beloved songs into his life story: unforgettable songs like ‘When I Get My Name in Lights’, ‘Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage’, ‘Everything Old is New Again’, ‘I Honestly Love You’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ and ‘I Go to Rio’.
Director/Choreographer: Rhylee Nowell
Musical Director: Matthew Hadgraft
The Boy from Oz explodes on the stage for 8 SHOWS ONLY from 12 October to 20 October 2018
at the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale.
Tickets available online or contact our Booking Office on 03 9551 7514.
Peter Allen: Matt Jakowenko
Young Peter Allen: Ben Howell
Marion Woolnough: Wendy Alberni
Judy Garland: Saskia Penn
Liza Minnelli: Hallie Goodman
Greg Connell: Frankie Guida
Trio: Dayna Tinline, Zoe Matthews, Jessica McCallum
Dee Anthony: Graeme Bulluss
Dick Woolnough/Wally Bell: Tim Byron
Chris Bell: Rad Valance