Once

Once

1 October — 9 November 2014

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8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
4 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album
Academy Award for Best Original Song

Guy meets Girl in this smash-hit, multi-award winning muscial. From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show on Broadway to have music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® and now it’s coming to Melbourne!

Set in modern day Dublin, Once is the story of a Guy who gave up on his music – and his love – and the Girl who inspired him to dream again. This exhilarating musical is performed by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out on stage. Directed and choreographed by the brilliant team of Tony Award-winner John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett (The Glass Menagerie), this theatrically breathtaking production will dazzle you with its originality, wit and unforgettable music. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all.

A show like that only comes around Once.

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons

<p>Since graduating from London’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Tom’s stage roles have included Peter in <em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em> (Arena World Tour, including the UK and Australia), as well as being an original cast member in the first Arena Tour in 2012, Mark in <em>Monkee Business</em> at the Manchester Opera House, Nicky and Trekkie in <em>Avenue Q</em> for the Noel Coward Theatre, the Gielgud Theatre and the Wyndhams and understudying Eddie and Sky in <em>Mamma Mia</em> at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Tom also recently sang the lead role of Guy in the concert for the concept album <em>Concrete Jungle</em> by Bobby Cronin at St James Theatre, London.</p>

Susan-ann Walker

Susan-ann Walker

<p>Susan-ann’s musical theatre career commenced in 1989 with the role of Jenny-Any-Dots in <em>Cats</em>, which she performed over 1200 times in five different countries. Her appearances since then include <em>Les Miserables</em> (Australasian tour), <em>Godspell</em> (Sydney Opera House), Gale Edwards’s production of <em>Aspects Of Love</em>, <em>The Secret Garden</em>, <em>Grease The Arena Spectacular</em>, <em>Mame</em>, <em>Funny Girl</em>, <em>The Sound Of Music</em>, <em>Menopause The Musical</em> and <em>A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum</em>. Susan-ann is also an accomplished cabaret artist with her show <em>Jacques Brel</em> winning a Green Room Award in 2000 and <em>Yummy and The Yummy Burlesque Hour</em>, which she wrote and performed in with Sally Bourne, nominated for Best Cabaret Writing in the 2013 Green Room Awards.</p>

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Jane Patterson

Jane Patterson

<p>Jane began playing violin at age four, and took her studies through to university, graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Music/Arts in 2009. For the past 10 years she has been performing as a violinist and backing vocalist for bands around the country. With John Flanagan and the Begin Agains she toured the Australian festival circuit and travelled to Nashville to perform at the Americana Music Conference. Her versatile vocals have also taken her to Germany as the musical director and singer in cabaret/a cappella girl group Ginger and Tonic. In 2014, the group’s cabaret <em>50 Shades of Gay</em> was a standout of the Midsumma and Adelaide Fringe festivals; their new show <em>Desperate and Dateless</em> was a headline act at the recent Melbourne Cabaret Festival.</p>

Lachlan Neate

Lachlan Neate

Amy Lehpamer

Amy Lehpamer

<p>Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts and an Associate Diploma in Music for violin. Her first music theatre role was Sherrie in <em>Rock of Ages</em>, for which she won the theatrepeople.com.au Best Female Actor in a Musical Award 2011. In 2012 she created the title role in <em>Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert</em> (Theatreworks). Other credits include <em>The Threepenny Opera</em> (Malthouse and Victorian Opera), Young Phyllis in <em>Follies</em> (The Production Company), Christine Colgate in <em>Dirty Rotten Scoundrels</em> at Sydney’s Theatre Royal, a performance which earnt her the BroadwayWorld Sydney Best Actress in a Musical award in 2013, and <em>Shane Warne – The Musical</em>. Television credits include <em>The Time of Our Lives</em>, <em>Winners and Losers</em>, <em>House Husbands</em> and <em>The Pacific</em>. Amy created the web series <em>Donnatelegrams</em> with Brent Hill for ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative.</p>

Keegan Joyce

Keegan Joyce

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Colin Dean

Colin Dean

Gerard Carroll

Gerard Carroll

<p>A <span class="caps">NIDA</span> graduate, Gerard theatre credits include the world premiere of <em>Dead Man Brake</em> by Alana Valentine at Merrigong Theatre Co, <em>Buddy</em>, Deborah Conway’s <em>Patsy the Musical</em>, the Australian Shakespeare Company’s <em>Wind In The Willows</em>, and <em>Red Star</em> and <em>Bad Poetry</em> for the <span class="caps">NIDA</span> Company. His television credits include <em>Camp</em> with Rachel Griffiths, <em>Underbelly Badness</em>, <em>Rake</em>, <em>The Kangaroo Gang</em>, <em>Home and Away</em>, <em>Backberner</em> and <em>Australians at War</em>. For <span class="caps">ABC</span> Radio National, Gerard created various voices for <em>The Woman Who Knitted Herself A Child</em>, <em>Dark Paradise</em>, <em>The Jetty</em> and the audio-novel <em>Cooking With Fernet Branca</em>.</p>

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Andrew Broadbent

Andrew Broadbent

Anton Berezin

Anton Berezin

Madeleine Jones

Madeleine Jones

<p>Madeleine graduated from the Actors Centre in 2009. Her theatre credits since then have included Sally Bowles in <em>Cabaret</em> and Jill Mason in <em>Equus</em>, both for the New Theatre, Mole in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s <em>Wind In The Willows</em>, Cissy Franks in <em>Punk Rock</em> for pantsguys and <span class="caps">ATYP</span> (which won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production), Katie in <em>Girl In Tan Boots</em> for Griffin Independent, Sister Martha in <em>Cyrano de Bergerac</em> (which won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production) and Hero in <em>Much Ado About Nothing</em>, both for Sport for Jove productions. In 2014 Madeline appeared in <em>The Incredible Book Eating Boy</em> at the Sydney Opera House and <em>M.Rock</em> for the Sydney Theatre Company. Her screen credits include <em>Devil’s Dust</em> for the <span class="caps">ABC</span>, a number of short films and the web series <em>Fragments Of Friday</em>.</p>

Paul Watson

Paul Watson

<p>A versatile performer, Paul’s music theatre credits include <em>Rent</em> at Chapel off Chapel, <em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em> at <span class="caps">QPAC</span>, the original Australian production of <em>Jersey Boys</em>, the Ambassador Theatre Group’s <em>Guys and Dolls</em> and an Australian/NZ tour of <em>Fiddler on the Roof</em>. For television he has had regular guest roles on <em>Winners and Losers</em> and <em>Neighbours</em>. His work in the music industry includes the Crowded House/Split Enz tribute band, Pineapplehead! Paul is also an established voice-over artist and a director of numerous semi-professional musical productions in Melbourne.</p>