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Les Misérables presented by Manly Musical Society at Glen Street Theatre

Manly Musical Society presents their gorgeous new production of Les Misérables, the world’s longest running musical. Featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time, this true modern classic musical is based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, set in 19th-century France, the era of the Paris Student Uprising of 1832, the French Revolution. Follow the lifetime journey of parolee Jean Valjean, constantly chased by ruthless police inspector Javert.

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WICKED presented by MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY @ GLEN STREET THEATRE

 

WICKED is a kid friendly musical that takes place in the Land of Oz, but this untold “true” story of The Witches Of Oz and The Wizard Of Oz, is set during the years before Dorothy brings the house down with her arrival in Oz. The citizens of The Land Of Oz are celebrating the death of The Wicked Witch, when Glinda appears. The musical then continues as an extended flashback of the early lives of these two young women, from their first meeting as sorcery students at the Shiz University.                                  Continue reading WICKED presented by MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY @ GLEN STREET THEATRE

MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS ‘GREASE’ @ STAR OF THE SEA MANLY

grease-at-manly-45John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John lit up the cinema screen in GREASE, the unforgettable movie cult classic, released in 1978.

The Manly Musical Society is currently presenting the original musical which originally premiered in Chicago in 1971. The Society fills the stage with an energetic ensemble cast showcasing magnificent voices, each with unbounded energy, which bring back the rock ‘n’ roll 1950s in true greased-lightning style.

For those few who don’t know how the story goes…Danny and Sandy during their summer holiday vacation enjoy a whirlwind passionate love affair. They expected to never to see each other again, and unexpectedly start their final school year in the same high school, at Rydell High. Continue reading MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS ‘GREASE’ @ STAR OF THE SEA MANLY

MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A CHORUS LINE @ STAR OF THE SEA THEATRE MANLY

Chorus LineThis is  a pure entertainment experience first seen in 1975, and coming from that time when the Broadway musical scene was in full unrivaled glory,

Be taken on a life affirming, two hour emotional roller coaster ride delivered in song and dance. A CHORUS LINE the entire cast delivers emotionally charged performances, and triumphantly delivers the ultimate expression, of what all musicals need to be.

Conceived by Michael Bennett, dancers try out for a new musical, before a very demanding director. Based on stories from real Broadway dancers, as remembered by fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett. Book by Nicholas Dante and James Kirkwood, is still very fresh and marvellously creative, with its dancer audition line-up of twenty-six unique individuals. Full of life characters, with true-to-life back stories. Continue reading MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A CHORUS LINE @ STAR OF THE SEA THEATRE MANLY

MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS EVITA @ STAR OF THE SEA THEATRE MANLY

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Keira Connelly gives a stellar performance in the lead role. Production photography by Jim Muir.

Manly Musical Society is currently presenting the evergreen musical EVITA charting the extraordinary journey of Eva Peron (Keira Connelly) from the slums, heading to the top of society, until she becomes the most powerful woman in Argentina. Continue reading MANLY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS EVITA @ STAR OF THE SEA THEATRE MANLY

Manly Musical Society presents CHESS @ Star Of The Sea

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(left to right0 Arbiter- Ben Greenwood, Waiter- Sam Ardasinski, Freddie- Michael Paton, Florence- Keira Connelly, Anatoly- Tavis Cunningham, Svetlana- Stephanie Edmonds, Molokov- Carl Olsen
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Stephanie Edwards as Svetlana
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Tavis Cunningham as Anatoly, Ben Greenwood as the Arbiter, and Arie Priebee. Production photographs by Jim Muir

CHESS (Book by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson) is a classic Broadway musical drama with a great rock score. The musical has seven lead vocalists heading a large supporting cast of singers and dancers. With its complexity and its large ensemble cast, this is a musical that is rarely performed in Sydney.

This full-length epic cold war musical, initially set in the city of Milano in Italy, revolves around the politically-driven manipulation of a fictional Cold War-era chess tournament between two world chess grandmasters. Continue reading Manly Musical Society presents CHESS @ Star Of The Sea

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

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Olivia Aleksoski as Mary, Thomas Adams as Jesus and Anthony Swaddling as Judas

Manly Musical Society is currently presenting JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1971 rock oratorio. The play covers the last week of Jesus’s life, showing the Passion and the Crucifixion.  All of the score’s tonal variations has been brought to new life on the stage, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney for a limited season.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was a best-selling record album in the 70s, and was London’s longest running musical, running for eight years. Written when Andrew Lloyd Webber was just 21 with lyricist Tim Rice, originally a concept music album, then a USA arena tour, before it went to Broadway and the West End.

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