Phoenix Ensemble performs “Billy Buckett” 27-28 April 2012

Phoenix Ensemble is producing the exciting first public showing/rehearsed reading of the new BILLY BUCKETT – Jay Turner’s original British rock n roll musical.

The talented cast of actor/singers is preparing to whirl the audience back in time to small-town Essex, England, 1959, to the colourful era of bobby-soxers and teddy-boys, just as the world was awakening to the teenage revolution and the music that drove it wild – rock n roll!

As a rehearsed reading, the cast will be acting and singing  with scripts in hand.  The audience will be invited to give written feedback and take part in open discussion with the writers and cast at the end of each performance.

Book now for the two shows 27-28 April, 7:30pm @ Pavilion Theatre, James St, Beenleigh Showgrounds, Beenleigh.  Tickets are $10 (non-members) and free to Phoenix members. 

The story follows 19-year-old mechanic Billy Buckett, who oozes musical talent, rock n roll charisma and a couldn’t-care-less cool.  Orphaned during the Blitz, the wanna-be pop idol yearns to swap his overalls for the fantasy life of “fame, fortune & mass adoration”, but his soul is crying out for the love and acceptance he has been denied all his life.

When Billy falls in love with the vivacious & beautiful Janette Burns – daughter of Arthur Burns, Billy’s powerful boss – he finally finds someone who truly understands and believes in him.  At first Jan & Billy keep their relationship hidden from Arthur, but when the secret slips, the consequences are devastating.  Billy fights back the only way he knows how – through rock n roll.  But can he find the happiness he craves?  Not if Arthur Burns can help it.

Directed & musically directed by Cath Mundy & Jay Turner, “Billy Buckett” is filled with fun & fabulous songs, laced with drama, pathos and a delightfully daffy British sense of humour.

Book your seat now to be part of musical theatre history!!  Phoenix Ensemble Bookings


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