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A Song to Sing O

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A Song to Sing O

Dates: 06/06/1991 - 16/10/1991

Location: National Tour

by Melvyn Morrow

presented by Malcom C Cooke and Sue Farrelly

Starring Dennis Olsen as George Grossmith

Director - Stuart Maunder
Musical Director - Julia de Plater
Designer - John Senczuk
Lighting - Richard Stuart

Venues included: Cremore Theatre, Brisbane; Nambour Civic Centre; The Centre, Surfers Paradise; The Playhouse, Canberra; Gold Coast Arts Centre; Marian Street Theatre, Sydney; George Fairfax Studio, Melbourne' Geelong Performing Arts Centre; Albury Convention and Performing Arts Centre, The Capital - Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre; Warnambol Regional Performing Arts Centre; Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat, Playhouse Theatre, Perth; The Space, Adelaide; Alexander Theatre, Clayton


Barbara Hebden, Sunday Mail, 22 September 1991
Brett Debritz, Sun, [Qld] 18 September 1991
Peta Koch, Courier Mail, 17 September 1991

A Blissful marriage of witty dialogue with some of the most enduringly popular music and lyrics ever written
     Melbourne Herald Sun.

A Song to Sing O takes place in George Grossmith's dressing room at the Savoy Theatre London , in between the matinee and evening performances on Aug 17 1889, on the day of his last appearance with Mr D'Oyly Carte's company. Here's what Sydney's Daily Telegraph wrote about one of the sell out performances. ...Melvyn Morrow has written a clever biographical piece with 19 G & S gems including some delightful and engaging numbers from Grossmith himself. It is the afternoon and evening of the subjects, departure from D'Oyly Carte a solo career awaits , and our Savoyard is being interviewed by the invisible Mr Peabody an American journalist who can offer valuable publicity to Grossmith's imminent tour of the US. Grossmith trips through his career, sprinkling such delights such as Ruler of the Queen's Navee Iolanthe's Nightmare Song, Titwillow and the Major General Song from Pirates. In all it is delightful

As a source of innocent merriment, this is one to put on your little list.
     Sydney Morning Herald