Multi-award-winning Davine Productions will present the hilarious new musical comedy, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court, in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe at Theatre One: Parks Theatre, Angle Park.
Adelaide music theatre actor Katie Packer will return to the Davine stable in the lead role of the reality TV judge with the iron fist. She will be joined by a wonderful array of Adelaide talent including Adam Goodburn (State Opera SA), Paul Rodda (The Story Of My Life), Joshua Angeles (It’s Only Life) and Davine newcomer Sarah Brideson. to read…Adelaide music theatre actor Katie Packer will return to the Davine stable in the lead role of the reality TV judge with the iron fist. She will be joined by a wonderful array of Adelaide talent including Adam Goodburn (State Opera SA), Paul Rodda (The Story Of My Life), Joshua Angeles (It’s Only Life) and Casmira Hambledon (Violet,Les Miserables, Seussical).
Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court will be another Australian premiere for Davine director David Gauci, following his string of award-winning Fringe shows: Xanadu, Altar Boyz, Violet, Flower Children, It’s Only Life and The Story Of My Life. Choreographer Kerry-Lynne Hauber and music director Martin Cheney, also part of those winning productions, are again involved.
The New York City writing team behind Judge Jackie, Michael Kooman (music) and Christopher Dimond (book and lyrics) are also much honoured, with the Jonathon Larson Grant, Fred Ebb Award and Lorenz Hart Award topping a long list. Their other musicals include The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Orphie and The Book of Heroes, Dani Girl, Golden Gate, Homemade Fusion and Romantics Anonymous.
Based on a concept by Van Kaplan, Judge Jackie rules her reality TV courtroom with an iron fist, presiding over a three-ring circus of America’s most chaotic civil cases. When a drop in ratings threatens her show and she faces the fragility of her own love life, the judge must learn to navigate the ludicrous laws of love in this over-the-top courtroom musical comedy.
As the cases unfold, audience members will serve as the jury while the defendants plead their case.
Top Adelaide talent will be showcased as five actors play 25 characters in this delightful disregard of jurisprudence.
The Davine design team for Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court includes David Gauci and Gavin Cianci (scenery), Mike Phillips (lighting), Louise Watkins (costumes) and Terri Dayman (props).
Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court will run from February 20 to March 2 2019 (10 shows only) with a matinee on March 2. Evening shows at 7.30, matinee at 2pm. The full-length musical running time will be two hours (with interval). Theatre One: Parks Theatre is at 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park.
For more details and images, contact David Gauci, Producer/Director Davine Productions:
Phone: 0416 210 763
Reviews from the USA for Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court
”Musical comedy justice is served in a new CLO Cabaret show featuring catchy tunes, clever lyrics, juicy characters and important roles for audience members throughout the proceedings.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
”This jury of one finds in favour of the creators and cast of Judge Jackie Justice for inciting light hearted laughter.Pittsburgh Tribune Review
”Destined to set precedent for small-theatre, small-cast entertainment... I sentence Judge Jackie Justice to four more months of production and a lifetime of licensing.BroadwayWorld.com
”With songs like ‘Ploob!,’ ‘Ain't No Drill’ and ‘My Daddy Hate Me; Mean Mean Daddy! (Baby)’, the audience just can't stop laughing.The Pittsburgh Stage