Peter Allen (Paul Farrell) finishes a song in style by leaping onto the piano, surrounded by his spunky dancers.
Peter Allen (Paul Farrell) finishes a song in style by leaping onto the piano, surrounded by his spunky dancers.

The Boy in Ballina

After 12 weeks of hard rehearsal the actors, singers, dancers and Paul Farrell (who plays Peter Allen) are ready to hit the stage of The Players Theatre in Swift St, Ballina, for Ballina Players’ opening of The Boy From Oz this Friday, November 20.

Paul Farrell is well known to local audiences, having featured in many musicals (The Producers, My Fair Lady, Annie and Peter Pan). This is a big role to take on – the boy from Tenterfield who became protégé to Judy Garland, husband to Liza Minnelli and a most successful songwriter and performer.

The Boy From Oz presents all of Peter Allen’s well-known songs, including I Honestly Love You, I Still Call Australia Home, Tenterfield Saddler and I Go To Rio. All the songs are backed by a nine-piece band.

The Boy from Oz runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays till December 12.

Tickets are $25/22/15 from Just Funkin Music at 124 River St, Ballina (6686 2440).

Showtime is 8pm.


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