The Secret Singer shows we all have music in us

The Secret Singer shows we all have music in us


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THE JOY OF MUSIC: Kate Mannix (left) and Genevieve Lemon star in the life-affirming new musical play The Secret Singer.

THE JOY OF MUSIC: Kate Mannix (left) and Genevieve Lemon star in the life-affirming new musical play The Secret Singer.

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In the musical play The Secret Singer, a disillusioned singing teacher has her life is turned around by a very unusual pupil.

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Multi-award-winning actor Genevieve Lemon and mezzo soprano Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play by Joanna Weinberg.

The Secret Singer is the life-affirming story of a singing lesson that changes the life of two very different women. 

Jenny is a 70-something woman who wants to sing in a different community choir seven 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 stage appearances - which are legion - include Diplomacy, Death of a Salesman, Mousetrap and Billy Elliot, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award, Helpmann Award and Green Room Award!

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 world premiere of this funny, surprising piece - full of wonderful songs - plays for a limited, two week season at Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst from August 28. Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 5pm, Wed 3pm matinees

Tickets: $54/$49/$44/$35

Bookings and Information: www.darlinghursttheatre.com02- 8356-9987

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