Project Description

little miss

sunshine

little miss

sunshine

Synopsis

From the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) comes a musical comedy about one modern family’s unexpected route to brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching musical.

The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa’s been kicked out of his retirement home, and Uncle Frank’s been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager Dwayne has taken a vow of silence and overextended mom Sheryl can do little more than slap on a smile. But when the youngest Hoover… energetic Olive, enters a regional children’s beauty pageant, the family thinks their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek chasing the coveted title of “Little Miss Sunshine.”

Credits

Book by
James Lapine

Music by
William Finn

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

PERFORMANCE SEASON

JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 23, 2020

January 31 – February 22, 2020

MEET OUR

creative team

Bradley Chapman

Director.

Bradley is an award-winning actor and director who has worked with professional and amateur companies across Queensland for several years. His directorial credits over the past year include The Last Letter of Captain Moonlite (Moonlite Ensemble), for the SEQ Festival circuit, Holding the Man (Underground Productions) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Javeenbah Theatre Company) and Lord of the Flies (Beenleigh Theatre Group) for which he was awarded Best Director of a Youth Production at the Gold Palm Theatre Awards.

Bradley is also a national leader in Theatre in Education. His prolific work regarding the impact of theatre on the welfare and academic outcomes of teenage boys has inspired Drama teachers across the country, who have described Brad’s work as ‘changing the face of Drama and Theatre education nationally’. To this end, Bradley has presented workshops and seminars at venues such as The University of Melbourne, Queensland Academy of Creative Industries, The Kings’ School and The Victorian College of Arts. His writing has been published by national and international outlets.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne is originally from London, UK and studied Tenor Horn and Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Aged 22, Benjamin moved to New York City, where his Musical Direction journey began at the French Woods Summer Camp. Here he musically directed and conducted over 20 shows, including Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Curtains and Sweet Charity. It was also here that Benjamin found with his writing partner Ryan Jacobs, where they created 1 hour musical versions of popular movies for children including Toy Story, Enchanted and a Bugs Life, as well as creating their own superhero musical Powers.

In 2014, Benjamin & Ryan’s original full-length musical ‘Twisted’, a story which follows Little Blue Riding Hood’s search to find her real family premièred at the Playhouse Theatre at French Woods to much acclaim, and it is currently preparing for a second workshop.
Although Ben is relatively new to Brisbane he has burst onto the scene Musical Directing ‘The King and I’, ‘Chicago’ & ‘The Boy from Oz’ (Savoyards), ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘La Cage Aux Follies’, ‘Big Fish’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Phoenix Ensemble).

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Richard Hoover – Michael Ware
Sheryl Hoover – Samara Marinelli
Uncle Frank – Dom Bradley
Grandpa – Chris Catherwood
Dwayne Hoover – Blake Edmundson
Olive Hoover – Eva Rose McMurray
Larry Sugarman/Doctor/Buddy D. Gardner – Brendan Dieckmann
Joshua Rose/Funeral Worker/Kirby – Daniel Lelic
Linda/Miss California – Annie Delioglanis
Mean Girls: Tia Godbold, Cadence Goodreid, Neia Oliphant, Ainslie Ryan

Director Bradley Chapman
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Choreographer Zachary Crisan
Stage Manager Kevin Harrop
Assistant Director Sammie Walsh
Lead Chaperone Tammy Richards
Lighting Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Lighting Operation Steven Eggington
Spotlight Operator Victoria Sica
Sound Jacob Cash
Set Design Bradley Chapman
Set Construction Bradley Chapman, Justin Tubb-Hearne
and Cast & Friends of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’
Costumes Justin Tubb-Hearne, Tammy Richards & Victoria Sica
Props Bradley Chapman, Justin Tubb-Hearne & Cast
Programme Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Promotional Photography Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Production Photography Matthew Ross
Musicians Laura Guiton (Horn), Jennifer Wilson (Percussion)
& Sally Faint (Reeds)