It’s Time For Melbourne & Adelaide To Fall In Love With Dusty Again!
Melbourne’s iconic Production Company is no longer Melbourne’s own. Closing their 2016 season with the smash hit Australian musical Dusty starring Amy Lehpamer (The Sound of Music) and Todd McKenney (The Boy From Oz), The Production Company will be transferring this crowd favourite to Adelaide’s Festival Centre after an extended Melbourne season at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 12 November to 4 December.
Joining Amy Lehpamer and Todd McKenney as Dusty and her trusted confidant Rodney, respectively, is Elenoa Rokobaro (Legally Blonde) in her Production Company debut as Reno, Virginia Gay (Winners & Losers) as Peg, Anne Wood (Wicked) and Tyler Coppin as Kay and Gerard O’Brien and Baylie Carson as young Dusty (Mary O’Brien).
This new production marks the ten year anniversary since its Australian debut and will be directed by Jason Langley, conducted by Michael Tyack and choreographed by Michael Ralph.
Joining this all-star leading cast will be John O’Hara (playing Rodney on November 18 & 19 and December 2 & 3), Ella Burns, Nicole Melloy, Luke Alleva, Joshua Mulheran, Chidi Mbakwe, Ruvarashe Ngwenya, Emma Hawthorne, Loren Hunter, Nicholas Kyriacou and Rubin Matters.
Set in the 1960s, Dusty Springfield took the world by storm with her unique, sensual soul singing and a score of hits including I Only Want To Be With You, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me and Son Of A Preacher Man and lived an incredible life which inspired Australian creators John-Michael Howson, David Mitchell and Melvyn Morrow to create Dusty the Musical. For fifty years, Dusty’s music has reached out to all ages and this musical follows her transformation from shy, young Londoner Mary O’Brien into pop-icon Dusty Springfield who has been acclaimed as Britain’s best ever pop singer by the likes of Elton John, Cliff Richard, Elvis Costello and Bette Midler.
Dusty the Musical will open at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne on November 12 for a limited season through December 4 before transferring to Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from December 31 to January 22. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.theproductioncompany.com.au