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Tony Galati: The Musical
November 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Williams Memorial Hall
8pm Friday 11 November
- Doors open 6pm
- Licenced Bar run by the Williams Repertory Club
- FREE BUSES from Narrogin & Wagin, departing 6.15pm
Table Seating (includes catering by Jesse Layman): $55 Adult, $53 Concession, $50 Arts Narrogin Member, $40 Child
Theatre Seating (show only): $35 Adult, $33 Concession, $30 Member, $20 Child
ABOUT THE SHOW
This a story inspired by the true story of Tony Galati – the retailer, farmer and immigrant who won the hearts of West Australians by fighting against corporate overlords so that every family could have access to healthy vegetables. It’s a love letter to WA, an inspirational story of fighting for fairness and family, and catchy to boot.
The story begins in Sicily where we meet Tony’s father, Francesco. Francesco moves to busy 1960’s Perth looking for a better life for his family. He opens a vegetable market stand, and Tony watches it get shut down by the nefarious Potato Corp – a draconian board that governs what’s fit for sale. This moment shapes Tony’s life, and we see him, and Perth grow up. Undeterred, Tony slowly builds up his business but the prevailing attitude the Corp has to veggies – those that don’t fit in must be tossed – mirrors his own inner struggle: he’s a stranger in a strange land. Will he ever fit in?
A hilarious and inspirational tale of WA’s favourite battler, this heart-warming toe-tapper features snappy songs, a singing potato, and more Perth jokes in one hour than you can poke a spud at. It’s a crowd-pleaser for the ages that sold out before it even opened at Fringe World.
GALATI is for the underdogs. You say potato… I say REVOLUTION!
From the brains of creators Dan Debuf (92.9’s Dan & Maz show, Lords of Luxury) and Caleb Garfinkel (The Colour Purple, Spring Awakening, The Big HOO-HAA Melbourne) this highly-nutritious-yet-competitively-priced musical is back for all West Aussies to enjoy.
TONY GALATI THE MUSICAL is a love letter to the hard-working WA magnate who took on the fat cats, launched a supermarket chain, became an internet meme, and appeared on Sunrise – with nothing but tenacity, a blue singlet, and a love for the working families of Perth.
BOOK + LYRICS: Dan Debuf
MUSIC: Caleb Garfinkel
CONCEPT + STORY: Sonia Arakkal
DIRECTOR: Nicole Stinton
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Joshua Haines
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Karen Cook
STAGE MANAGER: Charley Newton
PRODUCER: Andrew Baker
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Jacob Dibb
A WESTERN SKY PROJECTS PRODUCTION
TOUR COORDINATION BY CIRCUITWEST