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Nancye Hayes And Todd Mckenney Are Bosom Buddies

The music, the stories and the laughs that stopped the show.

She is Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.

He is Australia’s favourite song and dance man. Together on stage, these two stars are brightly shining.

With over 90 years of entertaining experience, four Helpmann awards between them and three decades of working together, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, Bosom Buddies.

In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their life in showbiz. They sing, they dance, they reminisce - about the lows as well as the highs. They tell back stage stories never before told and they show video footage never before seen. Exploring some of the home truths about the entertainment industry show is, in turns, moving, poignant and hilarious. As part of each performance the audience is invited to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask. Answers guaranteed!

The recipient of three Lifetime Achievement Awards, three Helpmann Awards, four Green Room Awards, two Glug Awards and a Mo, Nancye Hayes AM, is an actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director who began her career in My Fair Lady in 1961 and established her name in the title role in Sweet Charity in 1967.

Since then she has sung, danced and acted her way through a cavalcade of successes and into the hearts of Australian theatre-goers.  In 2014 the Hayes Theatre in Sydney’s Potts Point opened, named for Nancye Hayes in recognition of her remarkable contribution to Australian musical theatre.

Inspiring, provocative and compelling are just three words that describe the critically acclaimed and award-winning singer, dancer, actor and all-round entertainer Todd McKenney. Best known as the controversial judge on the Channel 7 hit series Dancing with the Stars for an incredible 15 seasons, as well as his towering performance as Peter Allen in the Australian production of The Boy From Oz for nearly 1000 performances over two years, Todd has been centre stage in Australia for more than 35 years.

Sharp, witty, entertaining......McKenney and Hayes show what fabulous actors they are - Daily Telegraph. Don’t miss your chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to know and be part of the candid confessions from beyond the curtain from two Bosom Buddies.

Performance: are Tuesday 17 April at 7.30pm and Wednesday 18 April at 11am & 7.30pm.

Tickets: on sale at the Joan Box office 4723 7600 or online at

Devised by Peter J Adams

Director: Jason Langley

Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish

Musical Director: Michael Tyack

A Christine Dunstan Production


Event starts
Tuesday 17 April, 2018
Event Ends
Wednesday 18 April, 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Venue Address
597 High Street Penrith

New South Wales, Sydney

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