Squabbalogic Returns with Herringbone

Squabbalogic Returns with Herringbone

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre returns to the Sydney stage in January 2019, with their first full production since 2017, Herringbone - A Vaudevillian Ghost Story by Tom Cone, Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh, in association with KXT and Bakehouse Theatre Company.

This darkly comic, hilariously disturbing southern gothic tale is a vaudevillian ghost story told by eleven larger than life characters. They just don’t know there’s only one actor in the cast.

1929. The year panic became respectable. Struggling amidst the Great Depression, Alabama’s Nookin family are left with nothing more than a piece of advice at the reading of a wealthy relative’s will: “Culture during hard times does real well.”

When the enterprising father recognises a glimmer of talent in his shy eight year old son, he enlists the assistance of a faded vaudevillian to nurture the child’s skills in the hope of making it big in Hollywood. But when the malevolent spirit of vaudevillian’s former showbiz partner stealthily highjacks the young boy’s body to exact his revenge and stage a comeback, the Nookin family find themselves on the lam and heading toward a finale none of them could ever predict.

Following his appearances in the original Australian company of The Book of Mormon and She Loves Me in Hayes Theatre Co’s, Jay James-Moody(The Drowsy Chaperone) assumes the title role of Herringbone, and the ten other characters that live inside of him.

Herringbone is co-directed by Jay James-Moody and Michael Ralph (Nine The Musical, Dusty, The Boy From Oz), and musically directed by Benjamin Kiehne (The Original Grease, The Ten Tenors). Rounding out the production team are sound designer Jessica James-Moody (Sweet Charity, Grey Gardens) and lighting production designer Benjamin Brockman (Man of La Mancha, Metamorphosis).

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Inc

in association with KXT and Bakehouse Theatre Company present


A Vaudevillian Ghost Story

January 18 - February 2, 2019

Kings Cross Theatre

Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross

Previews: January 18 - 22, 2019
Season: January 23 - February 2, 2019
Performances: Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matiness: Saturday 2pm, Sunday 5pm
Tickets: Online bookings $49 Full, $39 Previews, $20 For Under 30s (Thursday evenings) - including fees *Door sales attract a $5 premium.

All tickets only $35 until December 31, 2019 for performances January 18 - 24.