The Production Company
15 – 23 August
This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and the feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. Set in the Prohibition era, Nice Work If You Can Get It features a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). This delicious, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, gangsters, glamour and Gershwin. Nice Work features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes including Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, ‘S Wonderful and Fascinating Rhythm.
Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom) is Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and handsome playboy. Esther Hannaford (King Kong, Hairspray) is Billie Bendix, a feisty but beautiful bootlegger who is on the run from the law and steals Jimmy’s heart. Christie Whelan-Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Rocky Horror Show) is Jimmy’s fiancé Eileen Evergreen, the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world. Gina Riley (Kath & Kim, Chicago) is Duchess Estonia Dulworth, a noted prohibitionist who succumbs to the bottle and falls in love with a gangster. Nicki Wendt (GYPSY, Mother & Son) is Jimmy’s mother Millicent, a wealthy matron with great élan. George Kapiniaris (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wogs Out Of Work) is Cookie McGee, a fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger. John Wood (Blue Heelers, How to Succeed..) is Senator Max Evergreen, a humourless career politician who lightens up by the end! Tony Farrell (Rocky Horror Show) is Chief Berry, head of the Long Island Police Department and fiercely dedicated to his job. With Monica Swayne (Wicked) as Jeannie, a happy go lucky chorus girl and Jensen Overend (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Duke, Cookie’s not-so-bright sidekick.
Directed by Helpmann Award winner, Roger Hodgman (Show Boat, Grey Gardens) with Musical Director John Foreman (The Boy From Oz, Singin’ in the Rain) and Choreography by Dana Jolly (Show Boat, Grey Gardens).