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Working Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co presentsMackMabel tile

Mack & Mabel

Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Jerry Herman

Based on an idea by Leonard Speigelglass

Director Trevor Ashley
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Musical Director Bev Kennedy
Set Designer Lauren Peters
Costume Designer Angela White
Lighting Designer Gavan Swift
Sound Designer Neil Mclean
Casting Director Lisa Campbell
Producer Wendy Richards
Production Manager Laura Daniels
Stage Manager Gints Karklins

Starring Scott Irwin and Angelique Cassimatis with Deone Zanotto, Stephen Valeri, Kuki Tipoki, Adam Di Martino, Shay Debney, Sally Hare, Caroline Kaspar, Mikayla Williams, Jessica Voivenel, Zachary Webster and Shaun Rennie

Photography by Kurt Sneddon

Mack & Mabel, the much loved musical by legendary Broadway composer Jerrry Herman will premier at Hayes Theatre Co on 18 November for a strictly limited four week season.

Featuring classic Broadway standards including Time Heals Everything, I Won't Send Roses, Wherever He Ain't and Look What Happened to Mabel, this iconic score will be brought to life by an incredible cast headed by Scott Irwin as Mack Senett, Angelique Cassismatis and featuring Deone Zanotto.

Directed by Trevor Ashley with Choreography by Cameron Mitchell, Mack & Mabel tells the story of silent movie director Mack Sennett and iconic silent movie star Mabel Normand. In a series of flashbacks, Mack recalls the glory days of Keystone Studios, when he discovered Mabel in 1911, her rise to stardom, their love affair and, ultimately, her tragic death.

REVIEWS

"a terrifically energetic, focused and charismatic cast” - Australian Arts Review

"MACK & MABEL is a must see, filled with emotion, joy, sadness, hope and heartache, iconic songs sung by some fine performers and creative choreography” - Broadway World

"Angelique Cassimatis and Scott Irwin lead the company beautifully in the title roles and find plenty of chemistry between them. Irwin’s broad and warm baritone leads the audience through this story in both song and monologue, and his whole performance resonates with a deep sense of regret and love.” - Daily Review

"director Trevor Ashley has delivered a production of Mack and Mabel that is about as slick and as entertaining as one can achieve” - Theatre People

"Aurally and visually, the show is a blast... Trevor Ashley has put together this production with a great deal of care – the sets and costumes are beautiful, the music is entertaining and the actors move effectively in the small theatre space” - Limelight Magazine

"Angelique Cassimatis is a fire-cracker as Mabel, brimming with energy and sporting a hard-edged Brooklyn accent as she deftly navigates her character’s arc from Flat Bush delicatessen waitress to glamorous but troubled Hollywood star." - Limelight Magazine

Cameron Mitchell’s choreography is playful, expansive, and somehow defies the logic of space as the ensemble flies seemingly forever across the tiny Hayes stage. The much-loved score is in the right hands, too: Bev Kennedy’s musical direction is bright, lush, and infectious – you’ll leave with at least one of the show’s songs stuck in your head.” - Time Out

"Deone Zanotto adds voltage to the show's grid as Sennett studio colleague Lottie Ames and her Big Time feature is a highlight.” - Sydney Morning Herald

 

Friday 18 November 2016 - Sunday 18 December 2016

Performances: 

Tuesday - Friday 7.30pm | Saturday 2.00pm & 8.00pm | Sunday 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Wednesday matinees 30 November 1.00pm & 7 December 1.00pm

Prices: 
Tues - Thurs $70.00
Fri-Sun $80.00 

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval

This performance includes the use of strobe lighting effects