In a dazzling return to The Hayes, Heart Strings Theatre Co, the masterminds behind the sold-out hit "Urinetown the Musical," are set to grace the stage once again with the explosive and contemporary musical, "The Hello Girls." Directed by Jason Langley, this production promises to captivate audiences with its powerful narrative and uplifting tunes from January 10 to February 4, 2024.

Hailed by critics as a show of "professional polish" that is both "entertaining and poignant," "The Hello Girls" takes centre stage, offering a fresh perspective on female camaraderie, grrrl power, and inspiring songs. TimeOut NY boldly declares, "Move over, Mean Girls and Wicked: There's a new musical exploding with grrrl power, female camaraderie, and uplifting songs."

Transporting us back to the tumultuous year of 1918 during the First World War, the musical unfolds the remarkable journey of a spirited group of trailblazing women who defied societal norms by turning the U.S. Army on its head. These female telephone operators, serving as bilingual operatives in France, became America's first women soldiers. However, their historic contributions went unrecognised for many years, setting the stage for the trailblazers of gender equality in today's armed forces.

Artistic Director of Heart Strings Theatre Co, Ylaria Rogers, shares her passion for "The Hello Girls," stating, "When I listened to The Hello Girls soundtrack, I knew it was our next show. It's a piece about women's history, which was completely erased by men. Strong, funny, and relevant, this piece feels like a call to arms to anyone who has ever felt left behind, forgotten, and unacknowledged for the part they play in this world. It shows that if we fight hard enough, we can change the course of history."

This heartwarming and impactful production received support through Canberra Theatre Centre's New Works and Sector Development Program, emphasising the commitment to elevate the work of ACT artists and producers. The Hello Girls premiered at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre on September 7, 2023, receiving acclaim for its compelling storytelling and stellar performances.

The cast, featuring talents such as Rhianna McCourt, Kira Leiva, Kaori Maeda-Judge, Nikola Gucciardo, Kaitlin Nihill, Alexis Van Maanen, Jessy Heath, Joel Hutchings, Matthew Hearne, David Hooley, Lincoln Elliot, Zach Selmes, and James Frampton, brings the characters to life with exceptional flair.

The Hayes Theatre, located at 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, will host "The Hello Girls" from January 10 to February 4, 2024. Showtimes include Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 pm, and Sundays at 5 pm. Tickets are priced at $79, and bookings can be made via the link below.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the explosive and empowering tale of The Hello Girls, as Heart Strings Theatre Co continues to make waves in the world of contemporary musical theatre.

Venue: Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay
Season: 10 January - 04 February 2024
Showtimes: Tues – Sat 7.30pm; Thu & Sat 2pm; Sun 5pm
Tickets $79
Bookings The Hello Girls | Hayes Theatre Co