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What Rhymes with Cars & Girls single work   musical theatre   - 90 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 What Rhymes with Cars & Girls
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'His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s premier songwriters. Playwright Aidan Fennessy has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a tale of love in contemporary Australia.

'This is the ballad of Tash and Johnno, brought together by a conjunction of the stars and a pizza delivery gone weird. Tash is a smart-mouthed singer in a band and Johnno’s a three-time loser from the wrong side of the tracks. But, what do you know? It’s love. Almighty love. With an authentic catch and pain in it, like a song in the throat of one who knows how it goes. Knows how love can lift you high and dash you down. Knows that it’s never the coming together, it’s the holding on.

'What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is a raw, complex, urban romance, a balm for the hardest of hearts and solace for anyone who’s ever been in love.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio : 13 February - 28 March 2015.

    Director Clare Watson

    Musical Director Tim Rogers

    Set Designer Andrew Bailey

    Costume Designer Kate Davis

    Lighting Designer Richard Vabre

    Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith

    Cast

    Johnny Carr

    Sophie Ross

    Musicians

    Ben Franz

    Xani Kolac

    This musical toured Australia from September 2017.

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Works about this Work

In the Driving Seat, and Making It Look so Easy Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 February 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of What Rhymes with Cars & Girls Aidan Fennessy , 2015 single work musical theatre
In the Driving Seat, and Making It Look so Easy Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 February 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of What Rhymes with Cars & Girls Aidan Fennessy , 2015 single work musical theatre
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