Backstage: Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever!

“Holy moly, this is your backstage pass to ‘rehearsals’ of my new comedy/thriller ‘Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever! Set in Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross 1968, BLCCF tells the bittersweet tale of a glamorous showgirl (Cha Cha), a young happy hooker (Billy) and the local pimp (Louis). Throw into the mix a suitcase of stolen money 💰 and you have the perfect recipe for murder. With more than a nod to Alfred Hitchcock, BLCCF has more frocks than Priscilla Queen of the desert, and more plot twists than the stage play Sleuth. Just add the ‘macguffin’ and stir for a great night out. Enjoy your exclusive backstage pass to rehearsals! See everyone at the show.” – Writer & Director Noel Anderson

Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever Trailer

BLCCF premiered at Cracked Actors Theatre on 22nd April, as part of the Midsumma Festival 2021.

Weekend Notes Theatre Review

Every fag can dance! Even a cheap hooker!

Crime and Thrills in the 1960’s – Sydney Morning Herald

REHEARSAL TIME

Cha Cha (Samuel Thompson) and Billy Green (Sebastiano Pitruzzello) plot to steal $10,000

STRANGER THINGS 👠

You know those moments where you say pinch me I’m dreaming? What I call f@&k me dead moments, well I’ve had a few over the years. Back in 2015 my play “Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame ” was performed alongside Andy Warhol’s original art work at the Jewish Museum of Australia. It sold out. I remember thinking back then, well f&@k me dead! How the hell did that happen? I was chuffed. I had a similar thing happen recently when I was looking for a theme song for my new show “Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever!” I looked everywhere, no luck. And then, you guessed it, a f@&k me dead moment. One of my first theatrical outings as a kid was seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Sydney. I loved it. “I see you shiver with anticipation!” I remember seeing a bloke called Daniel Abineri performing Frank-N-Furter. He was brilliant! (He’s performed the role over 3000 times on stage around the globe) Well, guess who has written the theme song for my lead character Cha Cha to perform in “Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever?” Holy moly, you guessed it! A F$&k Me Dead Moment! – Cheers Noel ❤️

The Song (That Turned Me On) by Daniel Abineri

Cha Cha (Samuel Thompson) discusses growing up a “nancy boy” and childhood dreams
Rehearsals of Billy ❤️Cha Cha Forever!
Props – 1960’s telephone ☎️

All The World’s A Stage

Local pimp Louis (Luke Styles) and hustler Billy Green (Sebastiano Pitruzzello) discuss the Establishment’s rules of employment!
Murder is an art!”
Backstage at the Boom Boom Room
See You At The Show

In todays’s rehearsal of Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever I talked about the MACGUFFIN in the script! Of course, one of the most famous directors in the world, Alfred Hitchcock, often used a macguffin in many of his famous films including Rear Window, Vertigo and Pyscho. Don’t know what a macguffin is? Well, grab a ticket for Billy Loves Cha Cha and find out!” – writer / Director Noel Anderson

‘You had the same chances as me!’

THE END

A Play in Two Acts

Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever!’ written and directed by Noel Anderson – Starring Samuel Thompson as Cha Cha, Sebastiano Pitruzzello as Billy Green and Luke Styles as Louis.

Photography by Noel Anderson and design by Sarah Yeung @billy_loves_cha_cha_forever Additional photography by Patrick Stee

REVIEWS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

‘Noel Anderson you are an incredible writer and director, everyone was on point. Simply sublime.’

‘Fantastic production Noel Anderson just Loved it ..and the playlist was spot on thank you xx’

‘A must-see in #midsummafestival 2021’

‘Saw a great play … great Opening Night crowd!’

‘If I can mention Billy Loves Cha Cha in the same breath as Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, and My Brother Jack, you would have to realise it’s something special.’

‘Great production ….. brilliant actors …. creative backdrops…. worth my trip from Canberra.’

‘Brilliant acting, well directed, bravo!’

‘Topped anything I’ve seen at MTC in several years.’

‘This was a brilliant show with an amazing cast. A must see! Well done.’

‘Honey this was the best show. I loved it so much and I related to it quite well. Not because I was around in 1968, but because I used to work on the wall in Kings Cross’

MAKE A BOOKING: https://midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/billy-loves-cha-cha-forever/

Billy ❤️ Cha Cha Forever!

About the author – Noel Anderson is currently working on his play ‘Billy Loves Cha Cha Forever’ for the Midsumma Festival 2021, and his feature film script Sammy & Dave. In 2020 Noel adapted Henry James’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ into a play called ‘Ghost Story‘. Read an extract of Ghost Story on Amazon. More info: ‘Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes of Fame’ and ‘Dark Victory’s’ available on Australian Plays Org