Wayne Scott Kermond is the Candy Man at Riverside

Wayne Scott Kermond is the fourth generation of an Australian music theatre dynasty that stretches back to vaudeville, and he’s bringing his all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the life and music of Sammy Davis Jr to Paramatta’s Riverside Theatre.

Back by popular demand, Candy Man will play six shows only.

Wayne Scott Kermond.
Wayne Scott Kermond.

“I’m incredibly excited about sharing Candy Man with Riverside audiences,” Wayne said, “Particularly after appearing in the recent production of Hairspray that was staged there.

“The audiences are so enthused and they have so much fun. I know they’re going to love this show. ”

Candy Man features an eight piece band, a cast of musical theatre performers and a Youth Choir. Set amongst Las Vegas nightclubs, concert halls, musicals and films and with a twist of Vaudeville, all of which characterised Sammy Davis Jr’s career.

Featuring many of Sammy’s best known songs: Mr Bojangles, Singin’ in the Rain, Rhythm of Life, What Kind of  Fool Am I, Hey There, Candy Man, and more, the show offers an intimate insight into Sammy’s own struggle and his triumph over his doubts and fears –  while also being two and half hours of pure entertainment.

Candy Man will play at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta from October 10 – 13.

Tickets: $25-$59
Bookings: call 02 8839 3399 or visit www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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