Jack O'Hagan's Humdingers

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Book and Additional Lyrics
Orchestration

Australia's Biggest Little Musical

Jack O'Hagan was Australia's most prolific song writer from the 1920's until the 1950's. His hits are part of the nation's psyche 'Our Don Bradman' ' Ginger Meggs ', 'When the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox', ' Kingsford Smith' and so forth. Melvyn Morrow and David Mitchell have created a joyous musical that premiered to critical acclaim under the direction of Nancye Hayes at Sydney's Marian Street Theatre in 1997. Here's what the critics said.

" a class act....a high cholesterol slice of popular Australian entertainment" James Waite - Sydney Morning Herald

" the friend who accompanied me was overcome with emotion. 'Great show' she sobbed wiping away another tear as the finale tracked back to Gundagai" Carrie Kablean - Sunday Telegraph

".. a funny nostalgic look at a unique phase of our past" Julie Moffat - The Manly Daily.

Photos

Jack O'Hagan.
Malvern Theatre Production 2009.
Flame of Desire Operetta.
When a Boy from Alabama Meets a Girl from Gundagai.

Cast

Can be staged with just 6 on a small stage with principals taking up to 4 roles each. Or with large cast of 20 and as many chorus as you want.

Instrumentation / Rentals

Orchestra: Min: Piano, DBass, Drums, Violin Extras: Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet/Alto Sax. Clarinet/Tenor Sax. Broadway style orchestration by Stephen Gray.

Production Costs

14% of Ticket gross.