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Sweet Charity @ The Merrigong


‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, proclaims a massive neon sign above the Merrigong theatre’s stage. Eight scarcely dressed dancers sit astride their chairs, provocatively beguiling audience members as they file into the room. “Come have a dance with me, I’ll show you a good time,” calls one woman, pursing her breasts together and stroking her chair. We are in the seedy Fandango Ballroom of downtown New York – negligées, knee-high boots and sexual innuendo aplenty.

SWEET CHARITY (Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Coleman) completed the final days of an extensive tour on Saturday at Wollongong’s Merrigong Theatre, following a stint of shows at the Sydney Opera House. This is a remounting of the groundbreaking, award winning production that was such a success when it premiered at Darlinghurst’s Hayes Theatre.            

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Joshua Robson wins Rob Guest Endowment Award

Joshua Robson
Joshua Robson takes out the major award at the 6th annual Gala Concert

The winner of the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced tonight at a glamourous Gala Concert at the  Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists with his performance of Soliloquy  from Carousel and Let Me Dream, Joshua Robson took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney and Guy Simpson.

Presented by ANZ and hosted by Bert Newton with Lucy Durack, the glamourous event, which is now is its 6th year, featured performances by 2013 winner Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Kirby Burgess, Bobby Fox, The Tap Pack, Swing On This, Eddie Muliaumaseali’l, Oscar and Joshua Han, and cast members from Wicked and Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Continue reading Joshua Robson wins Rob Guest Endowment Award