Photo by Michelle Haupert

Presented for the first time in the United States, a smashing new musical comedy from Maureen Chadwick (creator and writer of hit TV dramas Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls), with music and lyrics by Kath Gotts (Bad Girls The Musical and The Realness).

It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life.  So it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a reactionary tyrant with strict Victorian values – and top of her hit list are the two Sixth-Formers accused of "Unnatural Behavior" in the Art Room... But hope is revived by a glamorous Games Mistress known as ‘Miss Givings’ and it’s hockey sticks to the fore in an all-out battle to save the school and the course of true love. 

A jolly fun night out, Crush celebrates and subverts the traditional schoolgirl fiction genre, with lashings of charm, team spirit and toe-tapping tunes.

DIRECTION

David Hopkins

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

Sim Jones

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Bill Newberry

Choreography by Olivia Owens

CAST

(In Order of Appearance)

MISS AUSTIN - Ali Wiley

THE UPPER SIXTH

CAMILLA FARADAY - Sammy Azua

SUSAN SMART - Sarah Lewis

DAIMLER JONES - Parker Mitchell

BRENDA SMEARS - Lisa O'Brien

JUDITH - Olivia Owens

LAVINIA - Grace Haupert

ANNABEL - Madeline Parker

ROSIE - Emma Stratman

LISA - Peyton Werner

EVA - Sally Blumberg

LILY - Ella O'Brien

POPPY - Ryleigh Kohm

PHOEBE - Elizah Dunbar

MISS BLEACHER - Regan Williams

DIANA DOSSERDALE - Autumn Bristow

(Doubles as MISS GIVINGS, BUZZ BRAKELAST & DAME DOROTHEA DOSSERDALE)

DORIAN DOSSERDALE - Felipe Cristancho

(Doubles as BENNY)

DESIREE JONES - Bailey Byrdsong

TECH CREW

STAGE MANAGER - Liz Wilder

LIGHTING - Maddie Painter

SOUND - Liz Wilder & Vance Visger

SPOTLIGHT - Casper Jones & Jackson Meador

STAGE CREW - Kate Hartigan & Sofia Roscoe

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

(In Order of Appearance)

MISS AUSTIN - The deputy Headmistress.

THE UPPER SIXTH

CAMILLA FARADAY - The heart-breaker

SUSAN SMART - The romantic

DAIMLER JONES - The trusty and true

BRENDA SMEARS - The school sneak

JUDITH - The head girl

LAVINIA - The debutante

ANNABEL - The american beatnik

BENNY - The odd-job boy

MISS BLEACHER - The Headmistress

MISS GIVINGS - The temporary game mistress

DIANA DOSSERDALE - Niece of Dame Dorothea

DORIAN DOSSERDALE - Nephew of Dame Dorothea

BUZZ BRAKELAST - The guardian angel

DESIREE JONES - The nightclub chanteuse

DAME DOROTHEA DOSSERDALE - The school's founder

*Presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

**Amateur Production

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