Nice Work If You Can Get It
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin Book by Joe DiPietro Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Performance and Booking Details
Performances from 19 May 2021
- Wed - Sat 7:30 pm
- Wed & Sat 2:00 pm
Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes - including interval
Presented by Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Director Cameron Mitchell
Cast to be announced soon*
Nice Work If You Can Get It is a new take on a classic 1920s musical farce – it’s the tale of Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and carefree playboy living the good life in the midst of Prohibition. Jimmy has an unfortunate habit of marrying chorus girls, until he is forced to marry a woman of substance – Eileen Evergreen, the finest interpreter of modern dance in the world. On the weekend of their nuptials, Jimmy meets Billie Bendix, a tough-as-nails bootlegger who has inadvertently stashed 400 cases of gin in Jimmy’s basement. Knocked out by this one-of-a-kind woman, Jimmy must deal with his high strung fiancée and an assortment of Bootleggers, prohibitions, G-Men and chorus girls, as well as one very moralistic senator.
Featuring the songs; Nice Work If You Can Get It, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, Fascinating Rhythm, S’Wonderful, But Not for Me, Lady Be Good, I’ve Got A Crush On You and more.
Established in 2010, Neglected Musicals presents musical musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia. Presented with scripts in hand and piano accompaniment after only a days rehearsal.
Previous Neglected Musical presentations: No Way to Treat a Lady, Girl Crazy. See Saw, My Favourite Year, She Loves Me, Nick and Nora, On the 20th Century, Lucky Stiff, Variations, Superman, Dear World, The Goodbye Girl, Baby The Musical, Calamity Jane, Mame, Me & My Girl, Big River, Meet Me in St Louis, Applause, The Sentimental Bloke, and Irene.
*cast subject to change without notice