Nice Work If You Can Get It

The Production Company presents

Nice Work If You Can Get It

features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s biggest hits
This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and the feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. Set in the Prohibition era, Nice Work If You Can Get It features a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). This delicious, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, gangsters, glamour and Gershwin. Nice Work features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes including Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, ‘S Wonderful and Fascinating Rhythm.
Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom) is Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and handsome playboy. Esther Hannaford (King Kong, Hairspray) is Billie Bendix, a feisty but beautiful bootlegger who is on the run from the law and steals Jimmy’s heart. Christie Whelan-Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Rocky Horror Show) is Jimmy’s fiancé Eileen Evergreen, the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world. Gina Riley (Kath & Kim, Chicago) is Duchess Estonia Dulworth, a noted prohibitionist who succumbs to the bottle and falls in love with a gangster. Nicki Wendt (GYPSY, Mother & Son) is Jimmy’s mother Millicent, a wealthy matron with great élan. George Kapiniaris (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wogs Out Of Work) is Cookie McGee, a fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger. John Wood (Blue Heelers, How to Succeed..) is Senator Max Evergreen, a humourless career politician who lightens up by the end! Tony Farrell (Rocky Horror Show) is Chief Berry, head of the Long Island Police Department and fiercely dedicated to his job. With Monica Swayne (Wicked) as Jeannie, a happy go lucky chorus girl and Jensen Overend (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Duke, Cookie’s not-so-bright sidekick.
Directed by Helpmann Award winner, Roger Hodgman (Show Boat, Grey Gardens) with Musical Director John Foreman (The Boy From Oz, Singin’ in the Rain) and Choreography by Dana Jolly (Show Boat, Grey Gardens).


15 August - 23 August 2015
Saturday 15 August, 2pm
Saturday 15 August, 7:30pm
Sunday 16 August, 3pm
Wednesday 19 August, 1pm
Wednesday 19 August, 7:30pm
Thursday 20 August, 7:30pm
Friday 21 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 22 August, 2pm
Saturday 22 August, 7:30pm
Sunday 23 August, 3pm


Tickets available 9am, 27 April 2015
All performances except for the Wednesday Matinee

A-Reserve: $63 - $126
B-Reserve: $44 - $89
C-Reserve: $24 - $48
Wednesday Matinee Prices
A-Reserve: $50 - $99
B-Reserve: $39 - $78
C-Reserve: $21 - $42
Groups (10+) prices available.

Subscription packages are still available!
Book now for the 2015 Season.

All series except for the Wednesday Matinee Series
A-Reserve $333
B-Reserve $234
C-Reserve $120
Wednesday Matinee Series
A-Reserve $237
B-Reserve $207
C-Reserve $108
*Booking fees may apply


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