Event cancelled week of 13 April 2020 due to COVID crisis.
"Welcome to a town so broke only a miracle can save it."
Following their critically acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along, Little Triangle delves into Stephen Sondheim’s oeuvre once again with the cult musical farce, Anyone Can Whistle.
Set in a financially ruined town whose venal mayoress gets the bright idea of faking a miracle to attract tourists and fill the pockets of City Hall, Anyone Can Whistle is built around two premises: no one is always what they seem, and idealists, the apparent fools, might turn out to be the world’s saviours.
Part absurdist satire, part romantic comedy, Anyone Can Whistle breaks the fourth wall, acknowledging itself as theatre, rejecting naturalism and sometimes even conventional logic.
When Anyone Can Whistle opened on Broadway in 1964 it shocked audiences with its bold assessment of the modern world. Fifty years on, the musical still rings true in its admonishment of power-hungry politicians and celebration of those who are brave enough to stand up to them.
Complete with political corruption, madcap plots, wild chases and passionate love affairs, this musical is unconventional, inventive and, above all, playful.
"These are stellar productions that are not to be missed."Lisa Thatcher on Little Triangle
Book Arthur Laurents
Music and Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Producer Rose McClelland
Director and Designer Alexander Andrews
Music Director Antonio Fernandez
Assistant Music Director David Catterall
Movement Advisor Sophie Perkins
Lighting Designer James Wallis
Stage Manager Christoper Starnawski
|Tue 14 Apr||7:30pm|
|Wed 15 Apr||7:30pm|
|Thu 16 Apr||7:30pm|
|Fri 17 Apr||7:30pm|
|Sat 18 Apr||2pm, 7:30pm|
|Tue 21 Apr||7:30pm|
|Wed 22 Apr||7:30pm|
|Thu 23 Apr||7:30pm|
|Fri 24 Apr||7:30pm|
|Sat 25 Apr||6pm|
140 mins (including interval). Lockouts apply.
$6 transaction fee applies.
Contains haze. Photography and filming prohibited.