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The show must go on

Saturday, 12th November, 2011

By Kurtis Eichler

Not even a fall from the stage resulting in a broken arm could stop musical producer Marilyn Harris’ latest show.

“I was thinking ‘will it go on?’” said Mrs Harris. “But I was determined it would.”

The pianist and voice teacher will lead a cast of 35 in the production which opens at Theatre 44 tonight.

The show is a tribute to musicals such as Wicked, Hairspray, Gypsy and The Addams Family.

“Broadway’s always popular,” Mrs Harris told the BDT.

“The Addams Family is one that hasn’t been in Australia yet. Choreographer Anna Canillas saw it in New York and bought me back the music so we could do it.”

Mrs Harris said she would be making a cameo appearance as Hairspray’s agoraphobic mother, Edna Turnbald.

“I’m going to be John Travolta,” she laughed (Travolta played the role in the 2007 film).

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for concessions and children and are available at the door.

The production will run every weekend for the month. There will be matinees on Sunday the 13th, 20th, and 27th at 2pm, and on Saturday the 26th at 7:30pm.

 

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