Media Release

“Now let’s get out there and save some goddamn souls!”

From the team behind Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and Tangled, comes a musical antidote for the cynicism of our times!  Fill your heart and be swept along by Rockdale Musical Society’s premiere production of LEAP OF FAITH –  at Rockdale Town Hall from 9-18 September.

Love will get you every time… and one charismatic con-man is about to find that out the hard way.

The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con-artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real ‘Leap of Faith’.

LEAP OF FAITH features a roof-raising score by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Mencken (Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). The creative team includes book writers Janus Cercone and Tony-winner Warren Leight (SIDE MAN)
and Grammy-winning lyricist Glenn Slater (TANGLED).

Based on the hit film of the same name, Rockdale Musical Society follows up its recent hits Reefer Madness and Calamity Jane when proudly it presents its premiere performance of this uplifting musical comedy.

Directed by Elle Zattera, with musical direction from Josh Ransom and choreography by Craig Nhobbs, LEAP OF FAITH stars Daniel O’Connell, Tanya Boyle, April Neho, Sally Redman, Louis Vinciguerra, Jessica James-Moody & Jordan Fuller.

Plus an angelic ensemble comprising Kirsty Bunch-Bozonie, Anthony Halpin, Jasmine Hutchinson, Lauren Lofberg, Nathan Maynard, Steve McLeod, Haji Myrteza, Joseph Nalty, Tracey Rasmussen, Nicole Shiels, Keely Soulsby, Aisha Amesbury, Natasha Bartoshefski,
Alyssa Bishara, Tiana Bishara, Michelle Bridekirk, Elizabeth Carter, Sian Fuller, Amy Hummerson, Nikki Newman, Jayna Patel, Stephen Prochowski, Annabelle Radford, Elissa Sherley, Cara Shiels and Emma Walker.

Rockdale Musical Society presents LEAP OF FAITH

Book Janus Cerone & Warren Leight
Music Alan Mencken
Lyrics Glenn Slater
9-18 September
Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Fri 9th 8pm
Sat 10th 2pm & 8pm
Fri 16th 8pm
Sat 17th 2pm & 8pm
Sun 18th 2pm

Tickets $39 / $32 concession

Bookings 0423 566 393 or online (+ credit card booking fee)