DOWNTOWN! The Mod Musical 

created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein

DOWNTOWN! The Mod Musical

Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein

Directed by Ron Dowd

SHOUT! is the mod musical magazine that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60’s.

 

From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women.  Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender.  DOWNTOWN! The Mod Musical reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the time.

 

Though DOWNTOWN! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.  Everything from the period is recreated – from the fashions and the dances to the music and the hair; all of which is heightened and made just a tiny bit larger.

 

Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein (the team that directed and choreographed the Drama Desk Award-winning HOWARD CRABTREE’S WHOOP-DEE-DOO), DOWNTOWN! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as TO SIR WITH LOVE, DOWNTOWN, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, SON OF A PREACHER MAN, and GOLDFINGER.  Writers like Tony Hatch, Carol King and Bernie Goffin, Burt Bacharach and Hal David are all heard at the top of their game through songs that resonate with a timeless quality which appeals to every generation.

 

With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from 60’s advertisements for anything and everything – to lonely hearts letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick.”

 

With its irresistible blend of foot-stomping songs, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances, this delightful musical will make you want to throw your head back and DOWNTOWN!

SHOW SEASON

25th June to 3rd July 2021

Act I - 50 minutes

Intermission - 20 minutes

Act II - 50 minutes

Curtains up 7:30pm

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the show starts

 

TICKET PRICES

Adults/Standard

$25.00 inc GST

 

Concession/Student/Child

$20.00 inc GST

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). 

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Show Sponsors
The Cast
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Cast

Role

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Annabelle Redmond

Red

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Nancy Groves

Orange

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Yellow

Judy Gibson

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Green

Jessica Scott

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Blue

Deb Law

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The Crew

Director

Ron Dowd

Assistant Director

TBA

Stage Manager

Samirah Bradshaw
Deb Law

Producer

TBA

Sound Technicians

Quintin Philips

Lighting Design

Liz Sherlock

Lighting Operators

Charles Bradshaw

Props

TBA

Set Design

Ron Dowd

Set Construction

Tony Nassar

Costumes

Helen Phillips

Backstage Crew

TBA

Poster Design

Ron Dowd

Poster and Program

Ron Dowd

Front of House Manager

Scott Goudie

Licensee and Bar Manager

Geoff Simpson

Production Photos

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Cooma Little Theatre Inc

PO Box 1124

COOMA  NSW  2630

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