Now on Stage
by Oscar Wilde
Music by Nicholas Edwards
Book and Lyrics by Roger Gimblett
Directed by Roger Gimblett with Stephen Lloyd Coombs
Musical Director Timothy M Carter
Choreographer Debbie Smith
Featuring Ben Bennett in a world premiere musical!
Please note special performance dates and timesSeason: 24th November - 14th December 2013
Friday nights at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday matinées at 4.30pm
No performance Friday 6th December
The performance runs for 1hr 45 mins, with an interval.
"Remember, I fell here from a star."
Much to enjoy - David Spicer, Stage Whispers
Good family entertainment - David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
A show that will hold every child's attention, entertain them and most importantly, inspire them. - Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See
Delightful Christmas family fare - Lynne Lancaster, artsHub
The Star-Child is one of the delightful short fables Wilde wrote for his sons and in this brand new musical version is reimagined with toe-tapping numbers, a witty contemporary script and extraordinary special effects.
The Star-Child is the story of an infant boy found abandoned in the woods by a poor woodcutter, who pities him and takes him in.
He grows up to be exceedingly beautiful, but vain, cruel, and arrogant, believing himself to be a divine child who had fallen from the stars.
One day, a haggard beggar comes to town in search of her lost son, who the Star-Child is revealed to be. However, he rejects her and sends her away, and in doing so, is magically transformed to a loathsome looking creature as a punishment.
His followers abandon him, and he sets off to seek forgiveness from his mother.
His subsequent adventures include being sold as a slave to an evil magician, being rescued by a tap-dancing rabbit and, ultimately, discovering that true beauty lies in the quality of a mans heart.
Witty, touching and uplifting this fun-filled Family musical is the perfect pre-Christmas treat for all ages!! Tickets are available separately from subscription.
On Saturday 30 November 2013 the Genesian Theatre will donate 50% of all Box Office takings to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. We encourage you to come along to help us support this worthwhile cause.
|Associate Director||Stephen Lloyd Coombs|
|Musical Director||Timothy M Carter|
|Set Design||Owen Gimblett|
|Costume Design||Susan Carveth|
|Lighting and Sound Design||Michael Schell|
|Stage Management||Lauren Churm|
|Lighting and Sound Operator||Amy Roberts|
|The Star Child||Ben Bennett|
|Mary||Amanda Jane Porter|
|Begger Woman||Elizabeth MacGregor|
|Evil Magician||Robert Wells|
|Headmaster / Chief Minister||Timothy Bennett|
|The Guards||Michael Jones|
|The Rabettes||Amanda Jane Porter|
|The Star Child's Gang||Christina Swan|