Hayes Theatre Co

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Hayes Theatre Co

Anyone Can Whistle

Book by Arthur Laurents, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Performance and Booking Details


Performances from 5 October 2022


  • Wed - Sat 7:30 pm
  • Wed & Sat 2:00 pm

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes – including interval

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Presented by Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).


Director Tyran Parke
Musical Director Damon Wade
Choreographer TBC
Producer Michelle Guthrie
Design Elements Angelina Meany
Stage Manager/Production Assistant TBC


Starring Elenoa Rokobaro as Fay Apple and Katrina Retallick as Cora Hoover Hooper

Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ 1964 musical is a political satire about conformity and the ostracisation of those considered ‘other’ in society. Set in a fictional town where the government controls everything, even the miracles, this fast paced and off-the-wall musical is as hilarious as it is subversive.

“It is a show that I love, as do so many, said director Tyran Parke.  “It is timely in theme as well as a tribute to the genius Sondheim who recently passed away.”  “A story about a corrupt leader always running from impeachment challenges, continuing to thrive while the citizens wither, is a timely story.  Anyone Can Whistle is an unconventional love story at heart, with the song, With So Little To Be Sure Of considered an anthem for the current times!” continued Mr Parke.

Anyone Can Whistle features the songs There Wont Be Trumpets, Anyone Can Whistle and Everybody Says Don’t.

“This will be the first Stephen Sondheim Neglected Musical and the second Arthur Laurents (Nick & Nora was presented in 2011), said producer Michelle Guthrie.  “its such an honour and a privilege to present this amazing musical.”

Neglected Musicals is a theatre initiative dedicated to presenting musical theatre that has never or rarely been in Australia.  The musicals are presented with scripts in hand, piano accompaniment, after only a day’s rehearsal.

*Cast subject to change without notice.


Full Price $60



A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre.

Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 to purchase accessible seating (subject to availability). 


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