WaistWatchers the Musical!
By Alan Jacobson
A production by Dana Matthow in association with Christine Harris & HIT Productions.
Grab your girlfriends and join the cast of WaistWatchers The Musical!
This hilarious & inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week! Come and dance in your seat or jump right in!
WaistWatchers The Musical! is fast-paced, with lots of energy and a ton of heart. It pokes fun at a number of familiar obsessions yet is very uplifting and empowering. As we watch the ladies share their lives with us, they blossom into stronger women who take ownership of their eating, their bodies, their relationships, and their self-esteem.
Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex.
Which one of the ladies are you?
Cath … Running the gym to keep her clients and her love life in good shape?Cheryl … Hitting the gym to relieve stress from work and stay looking good?Connie … Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again?Cindy … Hitting the gym to tone up now she’s single and ready to mingle?
Created by Alan Jacobson (book and lyrics) with Vince Di Mura (music) and originally directed by US director Matt Silva (Old Jews Telling Jokes, Becoming Dr Ruth, Crimes of the Heart and Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat), WaistWatchers The Musical! will include a talented cast of triple threat Australian performers!
The show premiered in Florida in 2013 where it ran for a total of 28 weeks. Since 2014 the show has toured to a further 16 venues for a total of 90 weeks with further bookings later in 2018 and 2019.
2019 will mark the Australian premiere.
2019 National Tour
July 9 – November 23 2019: 8 week tour to 12 venues in NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS & WA
Cessnock, Cleveland, Ipswich, Drysdale, Bairnsdale, Devonport, Mooroopna, Albany, Subiaco, Mandurah, Kalamunda, Albury.
“Be prepared to laugh off a few pounds” – Broadway World
“The audience eats the show up!” – Miami Herald
“You’ll burns pounds off just laughing!” – Los Angeles Times
“I would highly recommend this show…it was hilarious. Great upbeat music with clever words to songs that will all feel familiar.” – Marge A
“It was even funnier the second time around!! This is a musical that every woman can relate to…short, tall, skinny, not-so-skinny. I would even go a third time. The lyrics are so clever, and if you know your musicals, the creativity just shines even more!” – Lynn G
“It’s a clever, funny, laugh out loud kind of show. A great show for a woman’s night out. The men in the audience were loving it too. I’m going back with my husband.” – Anne H
MISS COOK’S WOMEN’S GYM” – AN ADAPTATION OF “YMCA”
Written by J. MORALI / H. BELOLO / V. WILLIS
By permission of Can’t Stop Music & Harlem West Music Group
Cath: Julia Grenda
Cheryl: Vanessa Menjivar
Connie: Lulu McClatchy
Cindy: Paula Williams
Producer: Dana Matthow in association with HIT Productions
Composer: Vince Di Mura
Australian Script Adaptation: Buce Paroissien
Australian Director: Terence O’Connell
Australian Musical Director: Ana Mitsikas
Australian Choreographer Suzie Melloy
Lighting Designer: Jason Bovaird
Costume Stylist: Sophie Woodward
Set/Props: Dawn Holland, Christine Harris, Janine Gracias
USA Original Director: Matt Silva
USA Original Choreographer: Dani Tucci-Juraga