David Gauci and Davine Productions debuts another show for South Australian audiences.

David Gauci and his Davine Productions music theatre company is celebrating 10 years with another highly anticipated South Australian debut show.

A New Brain is by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn who is well known for Broadway favourites such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Falsettos.  Book by Finn and James Lapine and vocal arrangements by Jason Robert Brown make an impressive team with serious Broadway credentials.

With music inspired by Broadway composers like Sondheim, Bernstein, Porter, Rodgers and Hart, A New Brain touches on themes of dysfunctional relationships, life and death struggles and the healing power of time and music. It features more than 20 songs, 11 larger-than-life characters and an orchestra of nine.

William Finn faced his own mortality after a medical emergency and wrote this semi-autobiographical account of his life and death experience. Surreal and humorous, this is the musical he thought he may not live to write.

Clever, sardonic, and comical, it is a musical about those moments that remind us of who we are and what’s important in life.

David says, “having performed in the professional production of A New Brain in Melbourne, I am excited to be bringing this quirky musical to South Australian audiences. I am also very proud that Davine Productions is celebrating 10 years of niche music theatre and cabaret in 2023”

A New Brain will be playing at The Star Theatre One: 145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton:  Friday October 13 through to Saturday October 21, 2023. 



Heart and music make a song

Davine Productions is proud to be presenting a debut production for South Australian audiences.

This acclaimed show by Tony Award winning composer William Finn with book by James Lapine and vocal arrangements by Jason Robert Brown will feature a stellar cast.

Gordon Michael Schwinn: Daniel Hamilton
Roger Delli-Bovi: Lindsay Prodea
Mimi Schwinn: Catherine Campbell
Mr Bungee: Adam Goodburn
Rhoda: Dee Farnell
Lisa: Lisa Simonetti
Waitress/Nancy: Sophie Stokes
Richard: Mark DeLaine
Minister: Mark Stefanoff
Doctor Jafar Berensteiner: Jakob Caudle
Tadpole/Cover: Jess Wolfendale

Creative Team.

Director: David Gauci
Music Director: Peter Johns
Assistant Music Director: Brad Tucker
Choreographer: Shenayde Wilkinson-Sarti
Lighting Design: Tim Bates

Davine Productions interview, FIVEaa January, 2023

Producer/Director David Gauci and his company, Davine Productions, have carved out a niche in the South Australian music scene since 2013. David is proud to always showcase the extraordinary talent of South Australian performers, musicians and creative teams. All of his shows are South Australian or Australian premieres and have won awards or critical acclaim.


Davine Productions presents

The return season of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe sell-out smash hit.
July 2021
Summer Of 69 By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

Cabaret inspired by the sights and sounds of the psychedelic Sixties
January 2021
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

The South Australian premiere of the Broadway hit.
Adelaide Fringe 2020
February 2020
Judge Jackie By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

Based on a concept by Van Kaplan, Judge Jackie rules her reality TV courtroom with an iron fist.
February 2019
It's Only Life By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

Hauntingly beautiful score, this production focuses on the choices made by artists between their art and their lives on and off the stage.
February 2018
Violet By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

USA 1964, a time of civil rights and unrest and focuses on a young woman who bears a scar on her face.
February 2017
The Story Of My Life By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

The story of two childhood friends, and how their friendship profoundly defined their lives.
November 2016
The Light In The Piazza By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

Winner of six Tony Awards, The Light in the Piazza whisks audiences away to 1950’s Italy.
February 2016
Worth The Weight By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

David Gauci in his one man Cabaret reflecting on each mouthful of life
June 2015
Flower Children By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

You know the songs and you love the music, but how well do you know the iconic American pop group behind it all?
February 2015
Xanadu By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

The journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus.
February 2014
Altar Boyz By Davine Productions

Davine Productions presents

The story of five young urban type guys, who meet at a local church and are given divine inspiration to start a boy band.
February & November 2013

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