Canberra theatre goers like musicals, they like comedy, do they also like sport?
We’re about to find out!
Every Single Saturday (sample music on the website) is a new musical having its world premiere at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the team has sent through a stack of material. There’s a slideshow below and here’s the media release:
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EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY
The real action is on the sidelines!
A new musical comedy is set to score a goal with theatre and sports fans everywhere.
Every Single Saturday is a celebration of those children’s sport seen not through their eyes but through those of their enthusiastic – sometimes hysterical – parents on the sidelines. It’s thrilling, almost painfully familiar and completely hilarious!
Four football parents – with four very different agendas – meet at the final game of the year when hopes and fears are present in equal measure. What happens next is familiar and funny, moving, sometimes shocking… and ultimately inspiring! Every Single Saturday – with its laughter, tears, romance and reconciliation – more than any show in recent memory – taps into the Aussie spirit of competition and ‘a fair go’. It will touch every audience… and leave them standing and cheering!
Composer Joanna Weinberg says she created the show “as a tribute to the enthusiastic sporting parents who live the dream with their kids every single Saturday, sharing the passion and the pain, the joys and the disappointments of being a fanatic full-time fan.” There is much that audiences will recognise – in others… and in themselves!
Written and directed by Joanna Weinberg (Twelve Shoes, The Lightness of Fleeing, Sinksongs) Every Single Saturday stars Melanie de Ferranti, Sara Grenfell, Matt Young and Geoff Sirmai. Musical direction by Paul Geddes with choreography by Daniella Lacob.
This new show’s wonderful blend of sport, theatre, music, comedy and competition is simply irresistible! It plays in May at Tuggeranong Arts Centre (Canberra) and in June (on the eve of Australia’s first 2010 World Cup match) at the Casula Powerhouse (Liverpool). Then to NIDA in Sept.
EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY
The Real Action is on the Sidelines!
May 11-15 nightly at 8pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway
Sat 12 June at 2pm and 8pm
Casula Powerhouse, 1 Casula Road, Casula (Liverpool)
Sept 13 to October 3, Parade Theatres, Kensington (NIDA)
More dates are being added all the time. Visit www.everysinglesaturday.net for info, bookings etc…