Nineteen 98 Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents The Australian premiere of Half Time, a new musical about not acting your age.
Half Time is the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa, or swing – instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop.
Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers–and the young coaches who inspire them along the way– as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at centre court in front of the 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game–it’s Half Time.
Starring: Zoe Carides, Gabrielle Chan, Dolores Dunbar, Jaime Hadwen, Nancye Hayes, Chaska Halliday, Stefanie Jones, Donna Lee, Joy Miller, Coby Njoroge, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Eric Rasmussen and Monica Sayers
Director: Helen Dallimore
Choreographer: Madison Lee
Musical Director: Jessica Manning
Set Designer: Kate Beere
Costume Designer: Aleisa Jelbart
Sound Designer: Prudence Holloway
Book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin. Music by Matthew Sklar. Lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Additional Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Based on the motion picture Gotta Dance, directed, written and produced by Dori Bernstein.
By arrangement with Origin™ Theatrical on behalf of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York.
1 April - 2 May 2021
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2:00pm