She is our first lady of Australian theatre, she has a theatre named after her that rejoices in our new found love of musicals, and she told me last year that she best loves the era of stage when it was still called musical comedy. No spoilers, but musical theatre is a newer term that only relatively recently came into play with the sombre musicals such as Les Miserables. Before that musical comedy always had happy endings. And gosh couldn't we do with more of them right now!
Nancye Hayes, actress singer dancer director choreographer, has been performing since age 18 in the 1960s, and this October will perform 12 shows only, of her new one woman show at the marvelous musical theatre that bears her name. Nancye will introduce you to many of her favourite songs, some that will be very familiar and some that you may not be expecting, while sharing stories from her incredible life.
“I like to think of this show as a ‘Getting To Know Me’ - and my life,” said Ms Hayes. “Many twists and turns and many wonderful people along the way. I share stories and songs that have meant a lot to me and not the songs you might expect.”
Hayes @ The Hayes devised by international musical theatre star Tony Sheldon, promises to be a unique night of music, joy, laughs and tears.
Directed by Jason Langley with Musical Direction by Michael Tyack, the why and how of Nancye Hayes life stories including what the Potts Point and Woolloomooloo areas were like when Nancye first moved to the neighbourhood in the early sixties.
“I’m very proud to call the area my home and extremely proud and honoured that the home of Musical Theatre in Sydney bears my name.” said Ms Hayes
And I'm honoured to have seen her perform (many times), and to have interviewed her (just once), and I tell you she is a true (modest loveable lady) star.
TOTAL LOVE FOR HER!
HAYES @ The Hayes
Starring Nancye Hayes
Hayes Theatre Co 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
12 shows only from 2 October 2019
Wednesday 2 October at 7pm
Thursday 3 October 8.30pm
Friday 4 October at 8pm
Saturday 5 October at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday 6 October at 7pm
Wednesday 9 October at 2pm
Thursday 10 October at 7pm
Friday 11 October at 8pm
Saturday 12 October at 2pm and 8.30pm
Sunday 13 October at 7pm