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FANGIRLS

18 - 21 Mar

A witty, wildly energetic musical, filled with all the agony and ecstasy of teen longing.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Yve Blake
Directed by Paige Rattray

Big and bold, this joyous Australian musical about a young girl’s obsession was a runaway hit at Belvoir St Theatre, heralded for making fangirls in every raucous audience of its premiere season.  Now, after its much-anticipated Sydney return, this electrifyingly fresh work is set to thrill Wollongong with its hilarious and heartbreaking look at teenage obsession.

Edna’s fourteen and is head over heels in love with Harry – he’s beautiful, talented, perfect, but there’s just one problem: he’s also the star of the world’s biggest boyband. Getting Harry’s attention might seem impossible, but there’s nothing that Edna won’t do to prove to Harry that she’s the one.

Yve Blake’s uproarious work is refreshing and effervescent, with a soaring soundtrack featuring the next generation of rockstars in musical theatre. The IPAC stage will be transformed into an atmospheric stadium pop experience full of visual thrill and spectacle.

Save with a Merrigong Season Ticket!

Kenny will be part of Merrigong’s Season 2021. We are reserving priority seating for anyone who would like to purchase a Season 2021 Ticket. Season Tickets go on sale Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 7.30pm.

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Mandatory face masks for staff and theatre patrons (children under 12 are exempt)
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

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Reviews

  • Gave me chills - Limelight
  • Virtuosic - Broadway World
  • Draws you in until you’re sharing every rollercoaster emotional moment - The Australian
  • Like teenage girls, this show is destined to go far - Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tim Minchin took a precocious five-year-old seriously in Matilda and created a worldwide musical hit. Could Blake’s elevating story about a teenager reach similar heights someday? - Audrey Journal
  • The best pop concert you’ve never been to - The Guardian

Cast & Creative Team

Original Music Director/Vocal Arranger Alice Chance
Music Producer/Sound Designer David Muratore
Dramaturg Jonathan Ware
Music Director/Vocal Arranger Zara Stanton
Set, Video Content and Costume Designer David Fleischer
Video Content Design and Production Justin Harrison
Lighting Designer Emma Valente
Choreographer Leonard Mickelo
Associate Choreographer Sharon Millerchip
Sound Designer Michael Waters
Associate Director Carissa Licciardello
Associate Choreographer Sharon Millerchip
Lighting Realiser Renae Kenward
Photos by Daniel Boud & Brett Boardman
Cast Aydan, Danielle Barnes, Chika Ikogwe, Shubshri Kandiah, Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Karis Oka, Tomáš Kantor, Shannen Alyce Quan

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature a selection from our delicious show time à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

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