Anyone who loves listening to Broadway style show tunes will enjoy Blue Saint Productions’ “Songs For A New World”, currently playing at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney’s Kings Cross until 28 August 2016.
The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges Of Madison County), “Songs For A New World” is a moving collection of powerful songs that examine life, love and the choices we make. It’s about the stories and characters of today, their one moment, hitting the wall and having to make a choice, take a stand or turn around and go back.
The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 storeys above Fifth Avenue to meet an array of characters, ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.
Starring an incredibly talented cast who each bring their characters to life. Teagan Wouters as Woman 1 recently finished her role as Tzeitel in “Fiddler On The Roof”. Sophie Carter as Woman 2 has been touring in the Australian production of “Georgy Girl” in the role of Bev. Christopher Scalzo as Man 1 played in The Hayes Theatre’s production of “Rent” as Angel and Cameron Macdonald as Man 2 recently performed the title role of Charlie Brown in the Alex Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.
This critically acclaimed production is directed by Helpmann and Green Room award winner, Luke Joslin (Avenue Q, Les Misérables) and musically directed by Lucy Bermingham (Sydney Theatre Award for Best Musical Direction in “Violet”) and designed by Jacob Batista (Avenue Q, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown).
Director, Luke Joslin commented ““Songs For a New World” is an abstract musical of enormous vocal demand with a sequence of mini vignettes that snap shot the crossroads of life. It explores the decisions we make to change our life and what leads us to make these decisions and the consequences of these decisions.”
Hayes Theatre Tuesday-Saturday 8pm Matinee Saturday 2pm, Sunday 1pm + 6pm http://www.hayestheatre.com.au
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