Davine Productions presents A New Brain
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Fri 13 Oct 2023 - Sat 21 Oct 2023
Another first for South Australia from the people who brought you the smash hit, “Beautiful, The Carole King Story.”
David Gauci and Davine Productions celebrates 10 years of the best of music theatre with another highly anticipated Adelaide debut show, a musical comedy about gratitude and fresh beginnings.
Producer/Director, David Gauci performed in the professional production of A New Brain
in Melbourne and has wanted to bring this quirky musical to South Australian audiences ever since.
A New Brain
is by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elegies
) features more than 20 songs, 11 larger-than-life characters and an orchestra of nine.
Vocal arrangements are by Tony-Award-winning Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years
) and the Book by James Lapine and William Finn, ensures a memorable and uplifting night of musical comedy and drama.
This is a team with serious Broadway credentials!
“A New Brain manages to be one of the most life-affirming, most heartfelt musicals written in the last decades of the twentieth century…” Scott Miller (Author, composer, artistic director)
With music inspired by Broadway composers like Sondheim, Bernstein, Porter, Rodgers and Hart A New Brain
touches on themes of dysfunctional relationships, family, life and death struggles and the healing power of time and music.
William Finn faced his own mortality after a medical emergency and wrote this semi-autobiographical account of his life and death experience. Surreal and humorous, this is the musical he thought he may not live to write.
"Jaunty.. with moments of captivating eccentricity" The New York Times
Sardonic, sometimes surreal and comical, it is a musical about those moments that remind us of who we are and what's important in life.
Our talented cast: Daniel Barnett,Catherine Campbell, Jakob Caudle, Jordan Coulter, Mark DeLaine, Deanna Farnell, Adam Goodburn, Lindsay Prodea , Lisa Simonetti, Mark Stefanoff, Sophie Stokes and Jess Wolfendale.
Musical Director Peter Johns and choreographer, Shenayde Wilkinson-Sarti.
"Filled with beguiling, buoyant melody [and] witty and original lyrics [...] The kind of musical theatre invention we have come to expect from this gifted artist."
(In Theatre, USA)
The final song “I feel so much spring” is joyous and will have you springing out of the theatre!
A New Brain will run from October 13 to October 21, 2023 (8 shows only) at The Star Theatre One, 145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.
Full Price $48, Conc $44, Groups 8+
Proudly supported by Yalumba
and Sponsors: Mr Sunshine’s Café, Vegas Poultry, Con’s Fine Foods and Barossa Fine Foods
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