The Hello Girls

Performances from 10 January - 4 February 2024

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes – including interval

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Peter Mills
Book by Cara Reichel

Presented by Heart Strings Theatre Company in association with Hayes Theatre Co

The Hello Girls is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
On behalf of theatrical right worldwide, NEW YORK


Will you answer the call?

March into the extraordinary world of The Hello Girls, a contemporary musical brimming with folk and pop earworms, charting the journey of a feisty bunch of trail-blazing women who turned the US Army on its head and made history.

The world is in turmoil, drifting toward tyranny; freedom is under assault; nationalism is on the rise, and women are fighting for equality. No, it’s not 2023, it’s 1918 and the US Army are failing at the front lines due to poor switchboard communication skills, so they do something they’ve never done before – hire women. The US Army begrudgingly recruit telephone operators and ship them off to France to salvage the war effort. Grace Banker and her team of fearless women chip away at deeply ingrained systems of misogyny and sexism to change the course of history and blaze trails for all women in the armed services thereafter.

Brought to life by Canberra’s Heart Strings Theatre Co (producers of last year’s sold out hit Urinetown the Musical), The Hello Girls was proudly supported through Canberra Theatre Centre’s New Works and Sector Development Program to elevate the work of ACT artists and producers.

This production of THE HELLO GIRLS premiered at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre on 7 September 2023.



Full Price $60

Mid-Week Matinees
Adult $70 | Concession $60 | Group (8+) $60

Weeknights & Saturday Matinees
Adult $76 | Concession $66 | Group (8+) $66

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Evenings
Full Price $79

*Concession prices apply to Seniors, Pensioners, Students and MEAA members.


Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Thursday & Saturday 2:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm

No performance on Sunday 14 January

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours and 20 mins – including interval


  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Content Warnings

This production uses theatrical smoke and some loud sound effects.
Recommended for 12+

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  • Cast & Creatives

    Director Jason Langley
    Musical Director Natalya Aynsley


    Starring Rhianna McCourt, Kira Leiva, Kaori Maeda-Judge, Nikola Gucciardo, Kaitlin Nihill, Joel Hutchings, Matthew Hearne, David Hooley, Lincoln Elliot, Zachary Selmes, Jessy Heath, Alexi Van Maanen and James Frampton.


  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair Seating

    A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre (A13-A15). These, as well as Companion seats, can be purchased through the ‘Book Now’ link.

    Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 if you have any questions regarding our accessibility.