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Who's Dying to be a Millionaire at Tea Tree Players Theatre - Review

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The Tea Tree Players Theatre presents 'Who's Dying to be A Millionaire'. It's a comedy production written by Pat Cook running at The Tea Tree Players Theatre from July 14th-16th at 7:30pm.

Directed by Penny Phillips & Michaea Arnold its loosely based on television game show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire', contestants have to answer a multiple choice question in order to move up to prizes of better money until they reach the million dollar question. The only difference with this show is the contestants never make it to the million dollar question because they get murdered on live television. The show goes on because ratings go up.

Hosted by Reginald Smarmy and directed by Clovis Darnell, the first contest is shot right on the stage, the second is electrocuted through the phone line while using a life line and the third is stabbed with a knife.

As more contestants participate, more people continue to die. The contestants say its worth it for the chance at a million dollars, however all the killed contestants were also shareholders in the show, is this just a conscience? As the show continues, try to guess the killer, but when everyone has a motive how do you figure out who's behind it?

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When word gets out that the contestants will be killed, the show can't get anyone to volunteer to be a contestant so the Major comes on the show. Will she be killed to or will the sheriff and the deputy catch the killer in time?

Standout moments include Olivia Taylor as Sofie Mondello. Every time someone asked who did something, she would confess whether she did it or not. This added to the comical side of what could have been a serious show. The audience loved her participation.

Amy Mosbey as Barbara Philpot was hilarious to watch. You wouldn't want her solving your problems she always has the wrong end of things. She really threw the audience at the end with something we didn't expect. Well done Amy.

Georgia Gustard (Denny) and Kyle McCarthy (Henry) had great on stage chemistry as a couple. They were very convincing with their theatrical flirtation. Starring Abbey Phillis, Amy Mosey, Annika Barry, Annika Rose, Caitlin White, Caleb Bond, Chelsea Thiele, Gemma Kinna O'Brien, Georgia Gustard, Georgina Giessauf, Harrison Morris, Imogen Morris.

Caitlin White as Sally Dean Riviara was born to be in the spotlight. She flaunts a confidence that suited this character perfectly. It as great to see her so into the moment when yet another character said her name wrong again.

Don't miss your chance to see 'Who's Dying to be a Millionaire' this July at Tea Tree Players Theatre

Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th at 7:30pm
Matinée Saturday 16th at 2pm.

Adult: $15
Concession: $13

Don't miss your chance to see this comical production come to life.

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Why? Live Theatre
When: July 14th - 16th 7:30pm
Phone: 8289 5266
Where: Tea Tree Players Theatre
Cost: $13-$15
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