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Star studded cast ‘On Broadway’ for Seniors Week Concerts

5 March 2012



Some of Australia’s biggest names in musical theatre will star in this month’s Premier’s Seniors Week Gala Concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Minister for Ageing, Andrew Constance, today announced Lucy Durack and Debra Byrne are among the cast for the concerts which will have an ‘On Broadway’ theme.

“This is one of the best casts ever assembled for our Seniors Week concerts,” Mr Constance said.

“The tens of thousands of seniors who have been lucky enough to snare a ticket are in for a real musical treat.”

The cast includes:

  • Ian Stenlake who's performed in Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, and many other musicals. He has also starred in the former Nine Network television series Water Rats and Sea Patrol;
  • Debra Byrne is currently starring in the television series Tricky Business on the Nine Network. She most recently featured as the Bird Lady in Mary Poppins the musical;
  • Lucy Durack is well known for her roles in 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie and as Glinda in Wicked;
  • Kate Maree Hoolihan starred in Little Women and We will Rock You;
  • Stephen Mahy was acclaimed for his role in Jersey Boys; and
  • Song and dance man, Wayne Scott Kermond, has starred in Singing in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Candy Man and Smoke and Mirrors.

The concerts will be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre with two on Monday, 19 March at 10.30am and 2.30pm, and the third for registered groups on Tuesday, 20 March at 11am.

The Minister said seniors who missed out on tickets will have a final opportunity on Thursday.

“Returned tickets will be released at 9am on Thursday (8 March),” Mr Constance said.

“Tickets available at this time are usually single tickets and upper gallery seats returned by people unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances.”

Tickets are available to seniors who are 60 years or older.

People can book:

  • Online at www.ticketmaster.com.au (people booking online for the first time should create a user account before the tickets become available);
  • In person at any of the participating NSW Ticketmaster outlets; and
  • By phoning 1300 855 501 for the cost of a local call (but there may be lengthy delays).

The concerts are funded by the NSW Government as a thank you to seniors for the

contribution they make to the community.

Extra Cityrail services will run between Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast and South Coast to help seniors travelling to and from the concerts.

The use of light rail and buses between Sydney Entertainment Centre and Central Station will also be included in the price of the cost of the pensioner excursion ticket.

The concerts are one of the highlights of NSW Seniors Week, the biggest event in the Southern Hemisphere for seniors.

NSW Seniors Week is now in its 54th year and will also feature 900 events in communities throughout the State from 18-25 March 2012.

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