NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)
The Arts Theatre
Written By: Music & Lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin
Book by Jo PiPietro
Directed By: Selena Britz
Musical Director: Jesse Budel
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company wraps up its 2021 season with a Tony Award-winning musical comedy featuring the Gershwin brothers' most famous hits, including "Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me", “Fascinating Rhythm”, “But Not For Me”, “I’ve Got a Crush On You”, "'S Wonderful” and more.
With a book by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, this dazzling musical comedy is set in the roaring '20s. It follows a charming and wealthy playboy, Jimmy Winters, who meets a streetwise female bootlegger, Billie Bendix, the day before his wedding. Billie finds out that Jimmy has a beach house that he never uses and convinces her sidekicks, Cookie and Duke, to store 400 cases of gin in the cellar.
Hilarious chaos erupts when Jimmy shows up to the house with his new bride and her Prohibition-loving family in tow, forcing the trio to pose as the serving staff and keep the family away from the cellar.
Meanwhile a love story unfolds between Jimmy and Billie. The only thing standing in their way is that Jimmy is somewhat married—and Billie is a fugitive with gin in the cellar and the Feds at the door.
Hedy Weiss from the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Nice Work If You Can Get It is pure, unadulterated bliss. It’s a gem of a musical jukebox."
The production will be directed by Selena Britz and choreographed by Carmel Vistoli with musical direction by Jesse Budel.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all ages
14 - 16 & 19 - 23 October 2021
Evenings at 7:30 pm and Matinees at 2 pm
Matinees 16 & 23 October 2021
Special Price Night Tuesday 19 October 2021
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Bookings at metmusicals.com.au or phone 0407 457 821
Group 10+ $29
Group 30+ $28
Special Price Night $28