The bright lights of Broadway will shine on the Sydney Opera House in July as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents the hit Broadway musical Funny Girl in Concert.
Funny Girl, which starred Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in both the original stage and film versions, features songs including I’m the Greatest Star, Don’t Rain on My Parade, The Music That Makes Me Dance and People.
With the film celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018, this special concert production directed by Mitchell Butel will feature some of Australia’s favourite leading ladies who each night will share the role of Fanny Brice on stage: Michala Banas, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Casey Donovan, Virginia Gay, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Dami Im, Maggie McKenna, Zahra Newman, Caroline O’Connor, Queenie van de Zandt and Megan Washington. The show also stars Trevor Ashley, Nancye Hayes and Don Hany as Nick Arnstein.
Join us as we celebrate the iconic musical Funny Girl in Concert with the SSO.
Starring as Fanny
Queenie van de Zandt
Don Hany as Nick Arnstein
Valerie Bader as Mrs Strakosh
Ryan Gonzalez as Eddie Ryan
David Whitney as Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Ray Stark. New York Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins.
Original Production Directed by Garson Kanin