The award-winning musical play that inspired hit film The Sapphires will delight audiences in Orange for the first time next week.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother through an incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta women.
The musical tells story of the four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music.
It then tracks how the women suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives.
Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.
I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public.Tony Briggs
Throughout the show the women, who perform as The Sapphires, sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval.
The musical has been described as an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Over the years The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories and has won multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album.
That left one challenge to undertake a national tour of Australia and bring the raw energy, fun and emotion of The Sapphires story directly to stages across the nation.
Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.
“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from The Sapphires with a smile on their faces,” Briggs said.
Produced by HIT Productions, The Sapphires will light up the stage at Orange Civic Theatre from 8pm on Thursday, February 28.
Tickets are available online from premier.ticketek.com.au.
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