AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE PRODUCTION
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.