The Secret Singer – A Joyful New Australian Musical Premieres In August

Kate Mannix and Genevieve Lemon in Joanna Weinberg's The Secret Singer
Kate Mannix and Genevieve Lemon in Joanna Weinberg’s The Secret Singer

The Secret Singer is an intimate, funny, joyful new Aussie musical which will soon have its world premiere season in August in Sydney.

We all have music in us; but how do we set it free?

Multi-award-winning darling of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in this production, based on a true story by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries).

Full of wonderful songs, The Secret Singer is the life-affirming story of a singing lesson that changes the life of two very different women. It might just change yours!
Jenny is a 70-something woman who wants to sing in a different community choir 7 days a week. Her one problem? She can barely produce a note. When she bursts into the studio of burnt-out singing teacher Emjay, the sparks fly. But then something amazing happens… and neither will ever be the same.

Genevieve Lemon’s screen credits include The Piano and The Dressmaker as well as countless iconic TV roles. Her numerous stage appearances include Steaming, Diplomacy, Death of a Salesman, The Mousetrap and Billy Elliot, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award, Helpmann Award and Green Room Award, as well as a slew of delightfully cheeky cabaret tours-de-force.

In The Secret Singer, she plays a disillusioned singing teacher whose life is turned around by a very unusual pupil, played by Kate Mannix (It Shoulda Been You and The Biograph Girl – on the West End). What starts as an exasperating relationship becomes transformative for both, as hearts and minds open and they discover that sometimes you need to lose yourself to find yourself…

The performers: Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix with Musical Direction by Matt Reid

Q+A with cast & crew after the Thurs 30 Aug and Tues 4 Sept performances

Tickets: Adult $54 | Seniors $49 | Groups $44 | Concession $35
Bookings or call (02) 8356 9987

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