Event The Sapphires
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 13 November 2004
Opening Date 17 November 2004
Last Date 18 December 2004
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description 1969. Vietnam. Bombs are dropping and the world is exploding in protest. Meanwhile, back at the Tiki Club in St Kilda, four Koori sisters from country Victoria catch the eye of a big city talent scout with their Supremes cover band. But for the McRae girls, the realisation of a lifelong dream to perform overseas isn't quite what they had in mind. They're off to sing for the troops on the front line.
The true story of The Sapphires as they shake it for the troops and push blood to the limit.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Indigenous
Music
Musical Biography
Subjects Entertainers
Indigenous People
Music
Vietnam War
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Aljin Abella Actor
Wayne Blair Actor
Lisa Flanagan Actor
Chris Kirby Actor
Stephen Lovatt Actor
Deborah Mailman Actor
Rachael Maza Long Actor
Ursula Yovich Actor
Mathew Frank Assistant Musical Director
Christine Bennett Assistant Stage Manager
Tony Bartuccio Choreographer
Dale Ferguson Costume Designer
Tina Kopa Dialect Coach
Wesley Enoch Director
Patricia Cornelius Dramaturg
Matt Scott Lighting Designer
Peter Farnan Musical Director
Simon Burke Musician
Piet Collins Musician
Peter Farnan Musician
John Favaro Musician
Dean Hilson Musician
Tony Briggs Playwright
Richard Roberts Set Designer
Darren Golding Sound Designer
Tiffany Noack Stage Manager
Tina Kopa Voice Coach
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme
Cast List MTC Records
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 79797