New musical by Sydney writer/composer

August 18, 2010 by Geoff Sirmai
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Joanna Weinberg has written a new musical about kids’ football…Every Single Saturday opens in Sydney next month.

Every Single Saturday is a new musical comedy which will score goals with theatre and sports fans.

The musical is a celebration of parents whose love, dedication and passion help their kids live out a dream. Sometimes their passion spills over and they cross the line, proving that – for them at least – ‘the real action is on the sidelines’. It’s thrilling, almost painfully familiar and completely hilarious!

“Refreshing… a topical, new and entertaining musical. The cast score some terrific shots.” – Canberra Times

“Engaging, intelligent, hilarious and heart-warming.” – Australian Stage

“The songs were great, it was funny, it was moving and the end was hysterical.”- Stage Whispers

Four football parents – with four very different agendas – meet at the final game of the year when hopes and fears are present in equal measure. For some it’s life or death, for others, it’s a pain in the Arsenal! But there’s a trophy to be won and, with a national selector somewere in the crowd, a child is to be chosen for a Socceroo training camp and a trip to the World Cup.

What happens next is familiar and funny, moving, sometimes shocking… and ultimately inspiring! Every Single Saturday – with its laughter, tears, romance and reconciliation – more than any show in recent memory – taps into the Aussie spirit of competition and ‘a fair go’.  It will touch every audience… and leave them standing and cheering!

Writer-composer Joanna Weinberg says she created the show “as a tribute to the enthusiastic sporting parents who live the dream with their kids every single Saturday, sharing the passion and the pain, the joys and the disappointments of being a fanatic full-time fan.”

There is much that audiences will recognise – in others… and even in themselves!

Directed by Ms Weinberg (Twelve Shoes, The Lightness of Fleeing, Sinksongs, The Piano Diaries ) Every Single Saturday stars Melanie de Ferranti, Sara Grenfell, Matt Young and Geoff Sirmai.

All of them are soccer parents themselves – and at least one of them a serious soccer tragic!

Musical direction by Paul Geddes with choreography by Daniella Lacob.

This new show’s wonderful blend of sport, theatre, music, comedy and competition is simply irresistible! After popular seasons in Canberra and the Casula Powerhouse, it heads to the Avoca Theatre on August 14 and then on to the Parade Theatres, Kensington (NIDA) 13 Sept to 2 Oct.


PARADE THEATRE (NIDA) 215 Anzac Parade Kensington


MONDAY to SATURDAY 8pm plus Saturday 2pm matinee

Tickets $42 / $29 concessions.

Generous group ($35 for 10+  and $30 for 25+) and family deals ($130) apply .

Plus “Manic Monday” special (all tickets $29)

Bookings 1300 795 012 or

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