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Uked! coming to Creswick

April 17th, 2022Uked! coming to Creswick

AFTER two sell-out seasons in Guildford and Newham in 2019, Jane Cafarella’s hit show Uked! - the first play-along ukulele musical is coming to the Creswick Courthouse Theatre in June.

AFTER two sell-out seasons in Guildford and Newham in 2019, Jane Cafarella’s hit show Uked! – the first play-along ukulele musical is coming to the Creswick Courthouse Theatre in June.
Uked! is the hilarious and poignant story of Karla, who is dumped on her 50th birthday by her violin-playing boyfriend, Brian. Desperate to belong and prove her musical worth, Karla buys a ukulele and joins a dating site – learning that love and the ukulele have a lot in common.

Directed by Jeffrey Bryant Jones, Uked! stars Castlemaine actor/singer Rebecca Morton reprising her critically acclaimed role as Karla, with charismatic Bendigo musician and ukulele teacher Pete Gavin starring as her love interests Wade and Maestro – plus cameo appearances from band members Tex Turkey and Fi Chant.
Bring your uke and sing and play along with Karla and the Uked! band, or just sit back with a drink and enjoy the show. Easy chords and lyrics displayed on screen.
Or be on stage with Karla as one of her fellow ukulele club members. (Register your interest at uked.beintheshow@gmail.com)
Writer/producer Jane Cafarella says Uked! is a fun, uplifting story, touching on themes of ageing and social isolation, and which celebrates the power of the humble ukulele to connect communities.
“Karla, our heroine, has fallen through the cracks of life. She’s never married, never had kids and never had a career. The world is changing and she’s struggling to find her place in it. I wrote the show for all the Karlas out there, and as an antidote to the misery of the news.
“This season we’re excited to welcome three talented new cast members – Scott Sanders, Daniel Keohan and Dawn Bamforth – playing Karla’s YouTube ukulele teachers.
“The historic and intimate Creswick Courthouse Theatre is the perfect venue for our show, and we are enormously grateful to Regional Arts Victoria for funding this season, to Judy Turner for facilitating it and inviting us to Creswick and to the Guildford Grumpies for their tremendous support.”
Above, Rebecca Morton, (Karla) and Pete Gavin (Wade and Meastro)
Image: Courtesy of Castlemaine Mail
Bookings for June 24, 7.30pm, Saturday, June 25, 7.30pm and Sunday, June 26, 2pm at www.ticketebo.com.au/uked Information: 0408 880 185



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