Winging My Way To The Top

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With new Director GORDON NICHOLSON


Fame was within reach…until Pearl stole the show. Winging My Way to the Top is about sibling rivalry, fragile egos and a second chance at the big time. The Diamond sisters still have a strong bond after all these years – despite “the incident” in 1986. After 30 years the Diamond sisters finally get to star in their own musical!

The premiere of this original Australian musical comedy is about your typical (or not so typical) Aussie family trying to find acceptance, respect and ultimately love, but as far as Ruby is concerned, it’s all about status.  Be outraged at the pomposity of Ruby’s life partner, the arrogantly wealthy Godfrey Goldsmith.

Straight-talking hard-drinking housewife Beryl, the matriarch, is still very much in love with her chubby, grubby, loyal hubby of nearly 25 years Charlie Cheapside.  The youngest sister, Pearl clings tenaciously to her dream of being a star, despite all the undermining.

The book and libretto was written by local producers Karen Strahan and Jill Walsh who have independently collaborated, performed and co-produced successful productions for the past 20 years. During this time they have been fortunate enough to con some of Australia’s leading directors, musicians and vocalists to jump on the creative bandwagon. “Hey guys – we’ve got this great idea!!!!”



“Two highly talented, wildly enthusiastic and very clever Canberra women are soon to venture into new territory by producing Winging My Way to the Top. The new musical is anticipated with relish. History demonstrates this will be another successful venture undertaken by these two inventive ladies and I heartily recommend supporting this project.” Ian McLean AM, CSC 2013 Theatre Musical Director.

“I am very impressed with Karen and Jill’s ability to write funny, believable characters with which audiences immediately identify. Winging My Way to the Top is a delightful extension of the writing skills of these independent producers and an excellent piece of commercial writing, offering strong potential to become a Broadway hit. I have no hesitation recommending it.” Bill Stephens Theatre Critic 2013

Audience Advice: Adult themes, some coarse language.  Advised for patrons 16 years and over.


8-17 May 2014
Thursday 8 May – 8pm
Friday 9 May – 8pm
Saturday 10 May – 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 11 May – 3pm (Mother’s Day performance)
Thursday 15 May – 8pm
Friday 16 May – 8pm
Saturday 17 May – 2pm & 8pm
Adults: $47
Concessions (Seniors, pensioners, students): $40
Groups of 10+: $35
All Matinees: $40.00

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