The Sapphires

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HIT Productions presents

The Sapphires

The Sapphires is a multiple award winning musical play and film that is coming to COPACC for the first time.

Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives.

Wearing sequins, armed only with microphones, they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of four Yorta Yorta women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval.

Based on the hit Australian film of the same name, The Sapphires is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

Gail – Ngaire Pigram

Julie – Lorinda May Merrypor

Cynthia – Mindy Kwanten

Kay – Matilda Brown

Dave – Mike Smith

Jimmy – Calen Tassone

Joe – Anthony Lim

Robby – Marcus Johnson


Associate MD / Guitar Player – Mitchell Kwanten

Drummer – Jack Hickey

Bass Player – Joel Macintyre


Writer & Director – Tony Briggs

Musical Director – Nathaniel Andrew

Set & Lighting Designer – Mark Howett

Choreographer – Leonard Mickelo

Costume Stylist – Sophie Woodward

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/time: Friday 28 June

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)

Tickets: Adults $59, Concession $55, Under 30s $50

Proudly sponsored by: The Colac Herald, AKD Softwoods. Australian Council for the Arts, HIT Productions, Creative Victoria

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  • Friday, 28 June 2019 | 08:00 PM - 10:20 PM


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