BARNUM ANNOUNCEMENT
The Regals Musical Society regrets to announce that, as a result of a number of challenges faced during the preparation of the show, the upcoming musical “Barnum: The Circus Musical”, scheduled for October, has been cancelled.

We are sorry for any disappointment this is likely to cause.

Tickets are no longer on sale
for The Regals' upcoming production
BARNUM
The Circus Musical

 

Show Dates - Cancelled

Friday 7th October @ 8pm

Saturday 8th October @ 2pm & 8pm

Sunday 9th October @ 2pm

Wednesday 12th October @ 8pm

Friday 14th October @ 8pm

Saturday 15th October @ 2pm & 8pm

Ticket Prices

- No longer on Sale

Adults: $40

Concessions / Groups of 15+ / Children: $35
 

 

Cast

Phineas Barnum: Michael Astill
Chairy Barnum: Nicole Butler
Joice Heth: Veronica Saville
Jenny Lind: Natalie Cassaniti
Tom Thumb: James Swain
Blues Singer: Ava Levin
Bailey/ Ring Master: Brian McGann


Ensemble: Jay Aldea, Angela Atkinson, Emily Louise Becroft, Michelle Bridekirk, Dane Carroll, Nicola Charleston, Matthew Cosgrove, Kyle Dean, John Givins, Mel Mainhardt, Rachel Miller, Phil Plunkett, Zeke Porter, Benjamin Twyford, Noriko Yamanaka.

 

Production Team

​Director: James Russell

Musical Director: Belinda Robinson

Choreographer: Ralphy Walter

Production Assistant: Paul Morrison

Circus Skills Instructor: Sarah Beitelis

Music by CY COLEMAN

Lyrics by MICHAEL STEWART

Book by MARK BRAMBLE

Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Judy Gordon,

Cy Coleman, Maurice and Lois F. Rosenfeld in association with Irwin Feld and Kenneth Feld.

“Barnum” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical

On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

If you had already bought tickets to see Barnum, thank you for your interest.   These have now been refunded.

Please email the Ticketing Manager at treasurer@theregals.com.au if you have any further enquiries.

SHOW SYNOPSIS
Act One
In the middle of the 19th century, Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum introduces his circus acts as he stands in front of a tent, proclaiming "There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute". He loves spectacle and excitement, using hype and "humbug" to promote his exhibits. His wife Charity disagrees with his use of "humbug" but loves him and aims to keep him grounded. Barnum then introduces the oldest woman alive, Joice Heth ("Thank God I'm Old"). His wife Charity ("Chairy") urges him to get a job in a factory, but Barnum refuses ("The Colors of My Life"). He enlists clowns to help in building a museum to house his attractions ("One Brick at a Time"). His star attraction, Tom Thumb, appears to advise that "Bigger Isn't Better". Barnum then becomes manager of the famous Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind ("Love Makes Such Fools of Us All"). Barnum becomes enamoured of her and sees the attraction of going on tour with her ("Out There").

Act Two
Barnum accompanies Jenny on tour, leaving Charity behind, as a marching band greets them ("Come Follow the Band"). Although all seems to be going well for Barnum, he finds that without Charity in his life he is miserable, and he decides to break ties with Jenny and return home to the woman he loves. Upon his return to Charity, he promises to live the more sedate life she desires for him, in "Black and White." When his political campaign looks doomed to fail due to lack of interest, Charity realises how important his talents and passion are in his life, and allows him to inject colour and life into his campaign. The two of them recognise the value in each other's approach to life and how they complement one another. But his beloved Charity dies suddenly, leaving Barnum bereft and alone. When Barnum finds himself humbugged by his political party, he laments his position ("Prince of Humbug") and wishes to "shine a light in a dark world". James Anthony Bailey arrives and offers him the chance to "Join the Circus". Initially resisting he relents and joins Bailey, and they form the famous circus Barnum and Bailey.


(Synopsis from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_%28musical%29 )

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