Published on February 10th, 2015 | by admin
SEXERCISE – THE MUSICAL THE BRAND NEW, HILARIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY OPENS IN THE NEW ALEX THEATRE, ST KILDA, ON 24 FEBRUARY
For the first time in Melbourne, Aleksander Vass & Malcolm C. Cooke present the hilarious, brand new production, Sexercise – The Musical. This enormously entertaining comedy about relationships makes its world premiere at Melbourne’s newest live performance venue, Alex Theatre, St Kilda on 24th February 2015.
Joe & Sam (married, but not connecting), Tania (heartbroken), Andy (married the wrong girl) , Rhonda (looking for Mr Right online) and Shane (36 still dating 23 year olds) all have their issues – busy lives love, lust, relationships, and Sexercise could be the answer.
Fresh, Fun and Fabulously Flirty. The story is placed in the fast-paced world of married, professional, mid-30s couple Joe (Lyall Brooks) and Sam (Nicole Melloy). There’s no place for seduction amid the juggling of school runs, work schedules and their personal exercise regimes.
Like so many things that are stretched to a breaking point, Joe and Sam are failing to deliver to each other what they used to give away so freely – time, affection, spontaneity and, of course, sex.
Well-meaning friends Tania (Lulu McClatchy), Shane (Kristin Holland) and Andy (Cameron MacDonald) try to help Joe and Sam work through their problems. But, their friends have problems of their own. When Shane was 16 he picked up 23 years olds. At 36 he’s still doing it… just. Tania believes in “the one”; trouble is, she met her and then, got dumped. At least she still has her cats! Poor Andy married “the one”; just the wrong one.
And there’s Rhonda (Fem Belling) running the gamut of online dating sites, trying everything on the menu and struggling to decide what to order on a regular basis.
Written and produced in Melbourne, Sexercise – The Musical is the first performance to be staged in the new Alex Theatre, one of three theatres to be built in the former George Cinema complex in Fitzroy St, St Kilda
It is fitting Sexercise – The Musical is to be the new Alex Theatre’s first show: Aleksander Vass wrote a popular cartoon book on the subject several years ago. Producer Malcolm Cooke was inspired by the title, and he commissioned writer and composer Derek Rowe to create a new musical creating a story and characters based on the subject.
“I invited Alex to co-produce Sexercise – The Musical with me and he not only agreed but built a new theatre in which to properly launch it,” Malcolm Cooke said. “Alex recognised the need for smaller theatres to create and launch original new works for the commercial theatre, and thanks to him Melbourne will now have the perfect ‘Off Broadway’ theatre complex in The Alex Theatre.”
Rowe has written the book, music and lyrics to Sexercise – The Musical, a fun and playful show that explores a couple’s journey to repair their relationship.
Sexercise – The Musical’s stage band is led by musical director Trevor Jones and sets the pace with a lively, rocking score of tunes and the choreography is by Dana Jolly, who most recently worked on The Production Company’s Show Boat.
Directed by Sara Grenfell and co-produced by Aleksander Vass and Malcolm Cooke, Sexercise – The Musical is a comedy about finding happiness and getting fit without lycra.
Sexercise – The Musical tackles a topic that has been proven to have many health benefits. Sexercise not only lowers your blood pressure and tones up your muscles, it can strengthen your relationship.
Sexercise is also the latest buzzword in aerobic fitness, with even Kylie Minogue singing about “flexin” to get rid of the “uptight” in her latest video release, Sexercise.
Flashback to the ‘80s and it was a lusty Olivia Newton-John in a leotard who encouraged us to make our bodies talk and get “Physical”.
WELCOME TO SEXERCISE – THE MUSICAL
A NEW PRODUCTION FOR MELBOURNE’S NEWEST THEATRE
VENUE Alex Theatre (former George Cinema)
ADDRESS 135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
DATE From 24 February 2015 – Previews 19, 20, 21 & 22 February 2015
TICKETS Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
PRICES: Tickets from $49.90