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 Bryce Halliday in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents

On The Spot Musical


on the spotUsing just a keyboard and some words from the audience, Bryce Halliday, Jim Fishwick and their cast of champion improvisers create the next great Australian musical on the spot.

If you’ve seen an improv show in Sydney in the last few years you’ve probably either seen Jim Fishwick performing in it or heard Bryce Halliday creating music for it.

Bryce is a Cabaret Showcase Award winner and graduate of the Australian Institute of Music. He recently returned from Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was described as "...a cabaret star in the making..." with "...tunes that sound eerily of Sondheim and his ilk." (Kryztoff.com)

Jim Fishwick is a champion performer and teacher of improv. He was the "loveable, relatable host" (WhatsOnSydney.com) of last year’s Cranston Cup Grand Final at Enmore Theatre. In 2012 his musical variety hour Alexander Vanderboom’s Acts of Derring-Doo won Best Musical Theatre Act at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Their cast includes Bridie Connell and Lisa Ricketts - both previous Cranston Cup winners and National Theatresports Champions, as well as Rob Johnson (Mantaur, Carrie: The Musical), and Robert Boddington (2014 Sydney Comedy Festival).

Each show they will be joined by Hayes alumni and stars of Sydney’s independent musical theatre scene, including: Marika Aubrey (Last of the Red Hot Mamas, South Pacific, The Last 5 Years), Blake Erickson ([title of show], Hold Me Closer Logies Dancer) and Mark Simpson (Hairspray, Forbidden Broadway, Rocky Horror).

Jim and Bryce play "the authors" of a musical. What it’s about is entirely up to YOU. All we know is that we will try to squeeze as many Broadway tropes as possible into an hour, as we weave melody lines, plotlines and punchlines.