Music, Book, & Lyrics by Frances Rae Key

Directed by Ellie Handel, Music Directed by Abigail Lumsden, Choreographed by Wendy Sugalski & Holly Deckerhoff-Manuel, Lighting Design by Charlotte Seelig, Costume Design by Grace Jeon, Assistant Directed/Casting by Nicole Gentile, and Production Stage Management by Olivia Daniels


AUSSIE SONG explores the true-life story of Teddy Trager growing up in Australia in the 1920s-30s and her unique bond with her father. When she falls in love with an American sailor during WWII and sets sail for her new home, she brings with her a painful family secret and an unending song in her heart. 

Nominated for:

Best Musical/Play

Best Direction - Ellie Handel

Best Score - Frances Rae Key & Abigail Lumsden

Best Lead Vocalist - Jordan Stam

Presented by NY Summerfest at Hudson Guild Theatre


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