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High Society

September 24, 2017

High Society

Season 3 2017:  17 August to 2 September 2017 (Matinees 20 August and 27 August.)

A musical comedy.  Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on "The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry.  Directed by Alan Burrows.

By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd (Tams-Witmark)
Tracy Lord's ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, refuses to let her marry the bland George Kittredge as planned and the two reporters who arrive to cover the wedding find much more than they'd anticipated among this niche of high society. Imagine that Philip Barry had written "The Philadelphia Story" his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and you have … HIGH SOCIETY! It’s not only the show's title but the show's first song, in which the Lord Family's amazing staff sets the scene (the Lord family lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay now, not Philadelphia). Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games!





Tracy Samantha Lord:

Catherine Bolzonello


Dinah Lord:

Quinn CameronNatalie Zannoni


Margaret Lord:

Christine Andrew 


Seth Lord:

David Miller


Dexter CK Haven:

Andrew Wild


Liz Imbrie:

Maree Barnett


Mike Macaulay Connor:

Tim Murphy


Uncle Willie:

Barry Baker


George Kittredge:

Brett O'Meara



Emma Harris

Rachael Findley

Arlene Miller

Garry Barcham

Brent Denison




Director & Choreographer:

Alan Burrows


Musical Director:

Shirley White


Musical Arranger:

Colin Prohasky


Set Design:

David Dare


Lighting Design:

Deryk Hartwick


Sound Design:

Colin Prohasky, Bruce Parr



Dina MacNamara

Sylvia Carr


Stage Manager:

Em Carter


Stage Crew:

Ian Carter, Maria Fleming, Ashley Greene & James Pellin


Lighting Operator:

Nicholas Ryan


Sound Operator:

Cameron Trijbetz


Follow Spot:

Cameron Trijbetz



Margaret Baxter, Em Carter


Special Props:

Matthew Smith



Angelika Prohasky


Set Construction:

Steve Nichols

Les Wallis

Luc Hermans

Keith Boulton

Ray Bell

Ernest Hicks


Office Administration:

John Martin



Kevin Trask


Facebook Page:

Emily Carter



John Shelbourn


Program Printing

Snap Printing, Lilydale


Box Office & Administration

Anne Rogers-Davidson


Front of House Manager

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company Volunteers















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