MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is the heartbreaker of Sondheim musicals, looking at how the best of friends lose their way as they fight to win at life.  It follows a trio of friends – composer Franklin Shepard, his writing partner lyricist Charley Kringas and upcoming novelist Mary Flynn. The three are primed to change the world through words and music, however success has a way of opening doors that take them further away from what – and who – they love. Famously told in reverse, Merrily We Roll Along is an emotional detective story that investigates how grown-up sellouts are forged from wide-eyed poets.

One of Australia’s finest leading ladies, Elise McCann (Matilda, Everybody Loves Lucy) will take the stage as Mary Flynn.The role of Charley will be played by Broadway actor Ainsley Melham (Aladdin, Pippin)Andrew Coshan (MTC’s A View from the Bridge) will perform the role of Franklin Shepard. Georgina Hopson (Ragtime, West Side Story) will play the role of Gussie while Aaron Tsindos (Muriel’s Wedding, Shakespeare In Love) takes on the role of Joe. Tiarne Sue Yek plays the role of Beth while Vidya Makan Madon (SIX) will perform the roles of KT and Meg and Evan Lever (Muriels Wedding) as Jerome and others.  Merrily We Roll Along is brought together by the award winning creative team behind Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors, Luckiest Productions, directed by Dean Bryant, choreographed by Andrew Hallsworth, musical direction by Andrew Worboys and produced by Lisa Campbell.

The award winning musical ran from June 23rd 2021 until December 9th at the Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney and has just been nominated for 5 Sydney Theatre Awards at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Musical, Best Musical Direction, Elise McCann for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical, Georgina Hopson for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Tiarne Sue Yek for Best Newcomer.

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