Water in the Well On My Way Luck of the Draw All to Pieces Luck of the Draw Raise Me Up Thats What I Could Do Down the Mountain Raise Me Up Look At Me Last Time I Came To Memphis Lonely Stranger Last Time I Came To Memphis Lay Down Your Head Lay Down Your Head All To Pieces Let It Sing Promise Me Violet Bring Me To The Light

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After a very successful Australian premiere in Sydney, Blue Saint Productions brought Violet down to Chapel Off Chapel for a Melbourne run. This musical tells the story of Violet, disfigured from a childhood accident, as she undertakes a roadtrip seeking a televangelist who she believes will heal her. Along the way, she meets two soldiers and together, she learns what beauty truly is.

I loved the set for this production - minimalistic, but interesting and elegant. The one downside, as a photographer, was that with the curves, the ramp, the skewed angle of the set to the audience, and the forced perspectives, it was a nightmare ensuring the photos weren't 'crooked'!

Nominated for 8 Sydney Theatre Awards (winning Best Independent production of a Musical, Best Direction, Best Music Direction), the excellence continued in Melbourne receiving rave reviews.

Reviews: Simon Paris - Man In Chair | Theatre People | Stage Whispers | Aussie Theatre | Herald Sun

Production CompanyBlue Saint Productions
DirectorMitchell Butel
ChoreographerAmy Campbell
Set DesignerSimon Greer
Lighting DesignerRoss Graham
Costume DesignerLucetta Stapleton
VioletSamantha Dodemaide
MontySteve Danielsen
FlickBarry Conrad
FatherDamien Bermingham
Young VioletLuisa Scrofani
Virgil / Billie DeanRyan Gonzalez
Music Hall SingerKatie Elle Reeve
Mabel / AliceDeidre Rubenstein
PreacherJordan Pollard
Lula / AlmetaCherine Peck
Leroy / Radio SingerJack O'Riley

Performed at Chapel Off Chapel, March 2016.

Violet - Wikipedia

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