The classic score to BELLS ARE RINGING features such songs as ‘Just In Time’ and ‘The Party’s Over’.
“The unique and thrilling experience that comes with performing a Neglected Musical, is three-fold for me,” said Penny McNamee star of BELLS ARE RINGING. “Firstly, the challenge of learning and staging a show in just a day, the thrill of performing that show in front of a live audience who are invested in the process, and finally the joy of rediscovering and presenting a forgotten, but cherished musical!”
In BELLS ARE RINGING, the lonely Ella (Penny McNamee) works at an answering service. As she assumes different identities for each of her callers, she also becomes entangled in their lives.
The original production opened at the Shubert Theatre in Nov 1956 and played 924 performances. The musical was directed by Jerome Robbins; dance numbers were staged by Robbins and Bob Fosse. The show won Tony Awards for its stars Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin. The 1960 movie musical stared Judy Holliday and Dean Martin.
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Entire Original Production Directed by Jerome Robbins
Dance and Musical Numbers of Original Production
Staged by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse
Produced on the Broadway Stage by The Theatre Guild
“Bells Are Ringing” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical. On behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC – A Concord Theatricals Company
Wednesday 7 September at 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm
Friday 9 September at 7.30pm
Saturday 10 September at 2pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 11 September at 1pm
at Hayes Theatre Company
Directed by Luke Joslin
Musical Director Su Hee Cho
Choreographer Matthew Jensen
Design Angela Meany
Penny McNamee with Andrew Cutcliffe, Wayne Scott Kermond, Octavia Barron Martin, Ava Madon, Drew Livingston, Vincent Huynh, Dean Vince, Emily Cascarino, Joel Houwen, James MacAlpine, Chloe Malek, Siena Elchaar
Tickets are $60. https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/bells-are-ringing/