SEASON // 8-22 March 2014, 7.30pm
AFTERNOON MATINEES // Wed 12 & 19 March 2014, 1pm / Sat 8, 15 & 22 March 2014, 2pm
PREVIEW // 7 March 2014
OPENING NIGHT // 8 March 2014
TICKETS // *General Admission $35, Concession $25
*All ticket registrations close at 4:30pm on the day of the show. Once registration has closed for the day, additional tickets remaining for the session will be available to purchase at Box Office.
A play based on the life of choreographer Jack Cole, a pioneer of dance on film who was uncredited for much of his work in Hollywood. Considered the ‘father of jazz dance’ Cole developed his jazz technique on the 1930’s nightclub circuit which culminated in appearances at New York’s Rainbow Room. Landing in Hollywood he was snapped up by Columbia Pictures to create dances for some of the biggest triple threats in Hollywood including Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Grable, Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller and of course Marilyn Monroe. Good-Bye Miss Monroe is a portrait of a man struggling to come to terms with a faded career and the loss of loved ones in the Golden Age of Hollywood.
It’s an inauspicious day and Jack Cole is in a funk; he wants to throw an impromptu celebration but first he has to finish writing an advice column for a hollywood magazine. His posse’ of Hollywood legends all eventually make their regrets and Cole withdraws into his writing, warning his readers of the perils of fame and fortune. While he recounts his greatest success stories and all the obstacles he faced along the way, an unexpected guest arrives and magically saves the day.
Written and Directed by Brisbane born Liam de Burca, this two-hand dance play stars two of Australia’s most versatile actors: Matt Young as Jack Cole and Anna Burgess as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Grable and…..well, everybody else!
Image by: Liam de Burca
Pictured: Matt Young and Anna Burgess