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HIGH SOCIETY

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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

Directed by Helen Dallimore
Musical Director Daryl Wallis
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Set Design by Lauren Peters
Lighting Design by Gavan Swift
Costume Designer Lucetta Stapleton
Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
Assistant Director Richard Carroll

Co-producer Lisa Campbell
General Manager Victoria Wildie
Produced by Richard Carroll
Stage Manager Liam Murray

Starring Amy Lehpamer, Bert LaBonté, Bobby Fox, Virginia Gay,
Scott Irwin, Laurence Coy, Russell Cheek, Jessica Whitfield,
Phillip Lowe, Michelle Barr and Delia Hannah

Who’d want to be a millionaire?

The captivating Tracy Lord invites you to the most exclusive wedding of 1938. There’s 700 guests, oceans of champagne, and a couple of pesky undercover journalists threatening to transform the whole affair from shindig to scandal. Oh, and one thing remains uncertain - who exactly will be the groom?

Adored by a society that worships her looks, money and feminine grace, why does Tracy still feel unvalued? Perhaps she needs to learn that “the occasional tumble off the pedestal is good for a person.” Wayward family members, wise-cracking interlopers and an inconvenient ex-husband all converge to turn Tracy’s wedding preparations into a battle against temptation, dirty tricks, and basic sobriety. What a swell party this is!

High Society is the first production produced in-house by Hayes Theatre Co. The show will be directed by musical theatre superstar Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde, Wicked – West End), with an exceptional cast led by Amy Lehpamer (The Rocky Horror Show, Once, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Bert LaBonté (Rupert, Pippin, Next To Normal – MTC), Bobby Fox (Blood Brothers, Jersey Boys, Hot Shoe Shuffle), and Virginia Gay (TV’s Winners & Losers and All Saints, The Producers).

HIGH SOCIETY

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

 

From 4 September 2015 to 3 October 2015

Monday at 6.30pm | Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm | Wednesday and Saturday at 2.00pm

Post-performance Q&A with cast members and creative team on Monday 14th September

Monday - Thursday, Saturday matinee - Full Price $65.00 | Concessions (Seniors, Pensioners, Students or MEAA) $59.00  | Producer House Seats $75.00

Friday & Saturday 7.30pm - Full Price $75.00 | Concessions $69.00 | Producer House Seats $85.00

'Millionaire' Package $99.00 - includes your ticket, a signed programme, glass of Piper Hiedsieck Champagne and chocolates

Concession tickets available via phone or box office only. A valid concession card must be shown upon ticket collection.

Running time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)

Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

High Society is a part of the 2011 Postcode Special Ticket Offer

Anyone who lives in the 2011 postcode can obtain unsold tickets for only $20.00 to all participating shows at Hayes Theatre Co on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when purchased in person at the box office, half an hour prior to commencement of the performance with I.D. showing residential address.

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