Little Triangle to Stage NINE
Following their productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, & The Wild Party, Sydney’s Little Trianglewill present its fourth musical, NINE, in September for a 2-week season at the Seymour Centre, featuring a cast of 1 man, 17 women, and 1 child.
“What’s a good thing for, if not for taking it to excess?”
Set in 1960s Italy, Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s Tony Award®-winning musical NINE follows film director Guido Contini as he suffers a midlife crisis fueled by his crumbling marriage and a smattering of unsuccessful films. His failure at the box office is mirrored in his life behind the silver screen – caught in a web of romantic entanglements, involving his wife, his mistress, his muse, and every girl in Venice. Haunted by images and memories from his past and bereft of an idea for a new film, Guido watches as his reality blurs into fantasy. The women in his life, emerge from the shadows of his mind to serenade, seduce or scold him. Though his body is clearing forty, his mind is nearing ten; Guido must grow up if he is to recapture his creativity and save his marriage.
Director Alexander Andrews & Producer Rose McClelland have assembled a cast combining emerging and established musical theatre talent.
NINE follows Andy Leonard, playing the famed film director Guido Contini. Leonard’s stage roles include the titular role in Keating (Birdie Productions) and Gio in The Vegemite Tales. Luisa Contini will be played by Little Triangle & WAAPA alumna Tayla Jarrett (Merrily We Roll Along, The Wild Party). Making her Sydney debut is VCA graduate Petronella van Tienen as Guido’s muse Claudia Nardi. Guido Contini’s mistress will be played by Little Triangle alumna (Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along) & 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalist Caitlin Rose. Queensland Con graduate Sarah Murr makes her Little Triangle debut as Saraghina, after recently appearing in Squabbalogic’s developmental presentation of Good Omens. After appearing in Sunday in the Park with George, Tisha Kelemen returns to the Little Triangle stage as Guido’s Mama. The vivacious Liliane La Fleur will be brought to life by Sydney Michele Lansdown. AIM graduates & Little Triangle alumni Kelly Goddard & Katelin Koprivec will play Mama Maddelena & Stephanie with Sydney Conservatorium graduate Phoebe Clark as Our Lady of the Spa. Dance Captain Sophie Perkins (The Wild Party) will lead the ensemble made up of Matilda Moran, Victoria Luxton, Maddison Burton, Ellyn Gwillim, Sophia Charters & Amy Humphreys.
After her Sydney Theatre Award nominated choreography in The Wild Party, Madison Lee returns to the Little Triangle creative team. Music Direction will come from pianist Antonio Fernandez, who was seen as the Pianist in Merrily We Roll Along.
Music & Lyrics: MAURY YESTON
Book: ARTHUR KOPIT
Based on FEDERICO FELLINI’S 81⁄2
5 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
REGINALD THEATRE, SEYMOUR CENTRE
NINE is supported by the USU’s Bright Ideas program.
DIRECTOR & DESIGNER: Alexander Andrews
MUSIC DIRECTOR Antonio Fernandez
CHOREOGRAPHER: Madison Lee
PRODUCER: Rose McClelland
LIGHTING DESIGNER: James Wallis
PROPS & SOUND DESIGNER: Hayden Rodgers
STAGE MANAGER & REHEARSAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Christopher Starnawski
Venue: Reginald Theatre
Dates: September 5 – 14, 2019
Performance Times Tue – Sat, 7:30pm & Sat 2pm
Prices: $30 - $50*