Merrily We Roll Along
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.
Starring Elise McCann as Mary Flynn alongside Broadway actor Ainsley Melham as Charlie Kringas and introducing newcomer Andrew Coshan in the role of Franklin Shepard. Featuring Georgina Hopson as Gussie, Aaron Tsindos in the role of Joe, Tiarne Sue Yek as Beth with Vidya Makan Madon in the dual roles of KT and Meg and Evan Lever 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 was nominated for 5 Sydney Theatre Awards at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Musical, Best Musical Direction and Elise McCann for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical.