The Depot Theatre is welcoming Merrily We Roll Along in March for a three week season.
Based on the book by George Furth and with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along follows the friendship between three people – Franklin, Mary and Charley – in reverse from 1976 to 1957.
“It’s one of those musicals that is full of a lot of laughs and really fun, engaging characters but then also it is very heartbreaking and full of emotion,” says Victoria Zerbst, who plays Mary in the musical.
Directed by Alexander Andrews with Conrad Hamill as musical director, Merrily We Roll Along is Little Triangle’s sophomore production.
Accompanied by just a piano and cello, the production is minimalist yet accessible, hallmarks of Little Triangle’s work according to Zerbst.
“Little Triangle manage to put on really amazing musical theatre on a budget where it’s all about the performers and the story that they’re telling,” says Zerbst.
“It’s important for musical theatre to cater to all different interests and it’s great to be able to have something new and youthful and different in the musical theatre scene in Sydney.”
Established in Sydney in early 2017, Little Triangle’s core aim is to present underperformed theatrical productions at a low price point to diversify the music theatre audience base.
Mar 7-24. The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. $22-$32+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.thedepottheatre.com
By Emily Shen