The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical, was announced today with members of The Seekers in attendance. The cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a crowd of more than 200,000 people.
The musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne on Tuesday December 22 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, with previews commencing December 15 for a strictly limited season of 14 weeks. This will be followed by a 9-week season at the State Theatre in Sydney next April.
Taking on the role of legendary lead singer of The Seekers, Judith Durham, is star of stage and screen Pippa Grandison (Wicked). Joining Pippa as her band mates and fellow vocalists will be Phillip Lowe (High Society) as Keith Potger, Mike McLeish (Miracle City) playing Bruce Woodley and Glaston Toft (Jersey Boys) as Athol Guy.
Acclaimed actors also joining the cast include Ian Stenlake as The Seekers’ tour manager John Ashby and Adam Murphy as narrator Ron Edgeworth.
Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical follows the story of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley, from their folk and jazz beginnings in Melbourne to their meteoric rise to world pop stardom in the ‘60s, to today.
The show features all their hit songs including “The Carnival is Over”, “I’ll Never Find Another You”, “Morningtown Ride”, “A World of Our Own”, “I am Australian” and of course, the Oscar-nominated “Georgy Girl”.
Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical is directed by Gary Young with musical supervision by Stephen Amos.
“There is no other city in the world we could have opened this in,” said producer Richard East.
“Melbourne is the home of The Seekers, and where it all began for Judith, Athol, Keith and Bruce in 1962 before they went on to capture the hearts and conquer the charts of the rest of the world.”
The cast also features Adam Murphy, Sophie Carter, Stephen Wheat, Ian Stenlake, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Alex Given, Todd Goddard, Madison Green, Matthew Hamilton, Shaye Hopkins, Loren Hunter, Kirsten King, Cameron MacDonald, Madeleine Mackenzie, Lachlan Martin, Rubin Matters, Michelle Smitheram, Alana Tranter and Brenton Wilson.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday August 27 from Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au/georgygirl or 132 849.
Waitlist for tickets in Sydney now at www.ticketmaster.com.au/georgygirl.