Fresh Aussie musical delivers a vibrant celebration of unity and joy
Published on 19 July 2023
THE SUNSHINE CLUB | Tuesday 29 August 2023 – 7.30pm
Heralded as a “brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals” (The Australian), THE SUNSHINE CLUB comes to Performance Arts Culture Cessnock (PACC) for one night only on Tuesday 29 August at 7:30pm. Written and directed by esteemed Noonuccal Nuugi man Wesley Enoch AM, THE SUNSHINE CLUB is a captivating musical play that is sure to dazzle audiences with its energetic performances and engaging storyline.
A creative force in Australian Theatre, Enoch has crafted a thought-provoking and joyful production in THE SUNSHINE CLUB, one that showcases the talents of both emerging and established First Nations artists. Across the two-hour run time, Enoch masterfully weaves a story that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.
THE SUNSHINE CLUB tells the story of Frank Doyle, an Aboriginal serviceman who has come home from World War II to find that, although the wider world may have changed, attitudes back home in Brisbane are still the same. Filled with a defiant energy and ambition for a better life, Frank starts The Sunshine Club, a place where people of all backgrounds can come together and, most importantly, dance. Here he dreams of a future where he can dance in step with Rose, the girl next door, the girl of his dreams.
THE SUNSHINE CLUB intertwines an eclectic array of music styles, with 28 original songs composed by the highly regarded John Rodgers. The production boasts an exceptionally talented cast of 11 performers who bring their unique voices and experiences to the stage. Backed by a five-piece live band, the musical numbers come alive, immersing the audience in a rich tapestry of sound and emotion. With its heartfelt narrative and infectious tunes, THE SUNSHINE CLUB promises to be an unforgettable night of theatre and music that will leave audiences uplifted and inspired.
THE SUNSHINE CLUB comes to Performance Arts Culture Cessnock (PACC) for one night only on Tuesday 29 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at the PACC Box Office, by phone on 02 4993 4266 or online at mypacc.com.au.