The Boy From Oz
Book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright and Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen
Direction of Cheryl Denson
Choreography by Jeremy Dumont
Music Direction by Scott A. Eckert
July 25 – August 10, 2014
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets - $30-$50
Uptown Players closes its 2014 season with the Regional Premiere of the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, The Boy From Oz.
The Boy from Oz was created to celebrate the life and work of the legendary Peter Allen. It is the dazzling, funny and touching story of the great Australian entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble beginnings in Australia to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. Singing in country pubs from age 11, Peter Allen survived family tragedy to become a local TV star at age 16. Discovered by Judy Garland, he married her daughter Liza Minnelli and went on to become a beloved performer and an Oscar-winning songwriter. The Boy from Oz includes many of his best loved hits: Everything Old is New Again, I Honestly Love You, Don’t Cry Out Loud and the show stopping I Go to Rio.
The cast features Alex Ross as Peter Allen, Janelle Lutz as Judy Garland, and Sarah Elizabeth Smith as Liza Minnelli, along with Alex Altshuler, Lamar Brown, Westin Brown, Sean Burroughs, Dennis Canright, Danielle Estes, Kyle Fleig, Emily Ford, Sonny Franks, Maranda Harrison, Whitney Hennen, Jessica Humphrey, Brett Warner Hurt, Kelly McCain, Kyle Montgomery, Thomas Renner, Rashaun Sibley, and Jodi Wright.
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