Soccer show scores goals

Every Single Saturday 2010A new musical comedy is scoring goals with theatre and sports fans everywhere, and perhaps providing some comic relief for World Cup fans devastated by the recent performances of Australia.

Every Single Saturday is a celebration of parents whose love, dedication and passion help their kids live out a dream. Sometimes their passion spills over and they cross the line, proving that – for them at least – ‘the real action is on the sidelines’.

Press notes for the show read: “Four football parents – with four very different agendas – meet at the final game of the year when hopes and fears are present in equal measure. What happens next is familiar and funny, moving, sometimes shocking… and ultimately inspiring! Every Single Saturday – with its laughter, tears, romance and reconciliation – more than any show in recent memory – taps into the Aussie spirit of competition and ‘a fair go’. It will touch every audience… and leave them standing and cheering!”

Writer-composer Joanna Weinberg says she created the show “as a tribute to the enthusiastic sporting parents who live the dream with their kids every single Saturday, sharing the passion and the pain, the joys and the disappointments of being a fanatic full-time fan.”

There is much that audiences will recognise – in others… and even in themselves!

Also directed by Ms Weinberg, Every Single Saturday stars Melanie de Ferranti, Sara Grenfell, Matt Young and Geoff Sirmai. Musical direction by Paul Geddes with choreography by Daniella Lacob.

After popular seasons at Canberra and the Casula Powerhouse, it heads to the Avoca Theatre on August 14 and then on to the Parade Theatres, Kensington (NIDA) from September 13.

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