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My Favorite Year

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Federation University Australia, Camp Street Campus

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Ballarat, VIC 3350

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My Favorite Year

Book by Joseph Dougherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


The Second Year Music Theatre Company at FedUni's Arts Academy presents My Favorite Year.

Director Sara Grenfell
Musical Direction by Alistair Smith

Witness the future of Australian musical theatre tackle this tuneful Broadway score by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty. My Favorite Year is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.

It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV’s King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a live guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. In addition to Benjy Stone and Alan Swann, the show is filled with juicy roles for comic actors, from the overbearing Belle Carroca (played in both the original film and in the Lincoln Center production by Lainie Kazan) to the acerbic comedy writer Alice Miller, the role which garnered Andrea Martin a Tony Award.

Based on the motion picture of the same name that first premiered in 1982, the original movie starred Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker and Jessica Harper.

The studio season at the Arts Academy allows audiences to experience lesser-known and surprising theatre works and to witness our Arts Academy training in progress.

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