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Savoyards swing into the 1920s

August 17, 2016

Savoyards Musical Comedy Society, presents the Broadway musical Inspired by material of Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and full of music by George and Ira Gershwin.

Set in 1927 during Prohibition, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix on the weekend of his wedding.

Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of gin in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion.

But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Featuring a cast of 28 performers and a live orchestra playing Gershwin tunes, including Nice Work If You Can Get It , Let's Call the Whole Thing Off ¸ Fascinating Rhythm , S’Wonderfu and Lady Be Good Nice Work is full of ridiculous antics, tap dancing, gorgeous costumes and art deco delight.

This show is suitable for the whole family.

Nice Work If You Can Get It (The Musical) on stage at the Iona Performing Arts Centre, Queensland, 24 September – 8 October, 2016.

Tickets range from $25 - $48. Go to www.savoyards.com.au or phone the Savoyards ticketing office on (07) 3893 4321 for more details.

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