The Hello Girls

Performances from 10 January - 4 February 2024

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes – including interval

See Full Details

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

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.

 

Prices

Previews
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.

Times

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

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

See Full Accessibility Details

Content Warnings

This production uses theatrical haze, loud sound effects, discussion & depictions of war and simulated guns.
Recommended for 12+

Additional Info

Covid Safety
Booking Information
Terms & Conditions of Sale

  • Cast & Creatives

    Director Jason Langley
    Musical Director Natalya Aynsley
    Choreographer Amy Orman
    Costume Designer Sarah Hordern
    Costumier Helen Wojtas
    Canberra Set Designer Monique Langford
    Associate Set Designer Hailley Hunt
    Lighting Designer Tim Hope
    Stage Manager Brittany Myers
    Deputy Stage Manager Alex Liang
    Sound Designer Kyle Sheedy
    Sound Operator Emma-Jade Dwyer
     

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

    *Alexis van Maanen will play the role of Grace on Thursday 18th 2pm Jan, Thursday 25th 2pm Jan and Thursday 1st 7:30pm Feb

    *Jessy Heath will play the role of Bertha Wednesday 24th 7:30pm Jan and Tuesday 30th 7:30pm Jan

     

  • 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.