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Love Goddess, the Rita Hayworth Musical

18 November 2022 to 23 December 2022 The Cockpit

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Crowned the “Love Goddess” by her adoring fans, Fred Astaire’s all-time favourite dance partner, and the bride Orson Welles wanted more than any other woman in the world, there really is only one Rita Hayworth.

She thrilled studio executives, servicemen, and movie audiences alike, generating big box office in 1940s/50s Hollywood. Yet she struggled to identify with the bombshell image projected of her, marrying and divorcing five different men in her search for a partner who loved her for who she truly was. As Hayworth’s story unfolds, we meet Orson Welles, Fred Astaire, Harry Cohn and other extraordinary figures in her life, all presented through the fractured prism of her deteriorating memory due to a then unknown cause: Alzheimer’s. Featuring gorgeous original music by composer-lyricist & Broadway pianist, Logan Medland, and thrilling jazz, tap, and Flamenco dance sequences.

Originally a solo play created and performed by Almog Pail entitled ‘Me, Myself and Rita’ and then
‘Love Goddess, the Cabaret,’ the show won raves from audiences and critics in Malta, Off-Broadway and London at the Canal Café Theatre, as it evolved into a full-scale musical. The show features gorgeous original music by Broadway pianist Logan Medland, and thrilling jazz, tap, and Flamenco dance sequences by award-winning choreographer Lorna Ventura.

This production, presented in collaboration with The Cockpit is the first production of the new full- length musical by Pail & co-writer Stephen Garvey, featuring five actor-singers led by Almog Pail, portraying over 40 characters, with 12 original songs by composer-lyricist and music director Logan Medland.

Listings:

Almog Pail-creator, co-writer and lead performer

Stephen Garvey – co-writer

Logan Medland -composer, lyricist & musical director

Lorne Ventura – choregrapher

Jay Stern – Director

Laura Lundy - Blue Panther Productions - Producer

Preview performances:
Friday 18 - 7:30pm
Saturday 19 November - 2:30pm & 7:30pm

OPENING NIGHT: 20 November, 7:30pm 

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November
Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 November 
Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 December
Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 December
Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 December

Evenings at 7:30pm plus matinees on Sundays at 2:30 pm

Further Information: - Rita Hayworth - The Musical

 

 

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