George Jenkins Theatre
DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Amy Browne, Lauren Kennedy, Madison Schaefer, Saskia Scott and Laura Trent
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Julie Gillett, Sarah Tierney and Taylah Vanderven
Michael Marotta and Wade Cameron
Justin Mason and Sarah Tierney
“What a fantastic show. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we were very impressed by the great performances.”
“We truly enjoyed it and were very impressed with the quality.”
“We absolutely loved the show…ranking it up there with the real production we saw in Melbourne. The cast could really sing and the band were great.”
“Very funny, we laughed all the way through.”
“A fantastic show, we were thrilled to be in the audience to witness such excellence…Thank you.”
Directing this year’s production of Hairsprayhas been one of the most challenging, emotional, humbling and rewarding experiences I’ve had working on a theatrical production thus far. The sudden and tragic loss of an amazing colleague and friend mid-way through our rehearsal period sent shockwaves through our entire team. However, in the midst of tragedy, character is revealed and what a privilege and a blessing it has been to be surrounded by an amazing cast and crew whose compassion, grace, love and support for one another has been an inspiration.
Despite the challenges along the way, I have loved directing this year’s production which takes us back to a time when the hairdos were higher, the clothes brighter and the dancing a little groovier! I love any show that can convey a message and Hairspraycertainly has a moral to share. Tracy is a girl of principle and passion, and it is this combination that equips her to see positive change in the racial tension in Baltimore in the 1960’s. What an incredible story of the power of one. I hope this struggle of a ‘teen just trying to fit in’ inspires the leader in all of us. No matter where we find ourselves in life, we have the power to change our world. So sit back, relax and enjoy this fun, cheeky and inspiring story. Welcome to the 60’s!