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Nice Work If You Can Get It - Cairns High Musical 2015


Nice Work if You Can Get It - a classic roaring 1920s show with flamboyant dancing, recognisable Gershwin tunes and glittering outfits, is sure to delight audiences.

Musicals at Cairns High have a long and vibrant history and the school has produced many talented and professional performers over the years; including Brenton Thwaites and Erin Holland. Throughout the region Cairns State High School is well known for continuously producing and directing high quality Musicals for the community, and this year is no different!

With nearly 100 students involved, as cast, stage crew, dancers, chorus… the list goes on. This year’s musical relied on significant support from the community. Over 3 hundred metres of fabric has been cut and sewn into predominantly glittering costumes and just over 80 square metres of wood has been sawed, drilled and painted to build the spectacular sets.

“CQUniversity is our major sponsor for the musical and their financial assistance and support of the school with the musical and other planned projects is very much appreciated”, commented Mrs Angela Toppin.

Set in 1920’s New York the cast of outlandish characters gather for the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. A love story between Jimmy Winter and a bootleggin’ crook Billie Bendix unfolds over the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy accidentally reveals to Billie the location of his beach house in which he apparently never uses.  Billie decides that this will be the perfect location to store 400 cases of Gin.  Little do they know the next day Jimmy arrives with his fiancée, Eileen.  This is where the fun and games begin! Wonderful classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm" make this musical highly entertaining.

“Talented student dancers, actors, singers and musicians, as well as their parents and staff, have put hundreds of hours into preparing for this toe-tapping and hilarious show. Don’t miss out on a night of giggles, glamour and Gershwin classics”, expressed Sarah Daggett, Musical Director.

The Musical will be performed at the Cairns Civic Theatre at 7.30pm on 21, 22 and 23 May, as well as at 12.30pm on 22 May. Tickets are on sale online via or by phoning 1300 855 835.