STAR: Georgina Manning plays Sally Adams in CT Productions’ show Call Me Madam. Picture: JODIE DONNELLANCT PRODUCTIONS’ latest show Call Me Madam opens at The Capital theatre tomorrow.
The show follow rich socialite Sally Adams who is appointed the ambassador to fictional country Lichtenburg.
Georgina Manning takes on the role of Sally “the hostess with the mostest”.
“I wasn’t very familiar with (the show) but after I bought the CD and listened to the songs I relealised I was much more familiar with the show than I thought,” Ms Manning said.
“It was a very popular musical in its day and helped launch Ethel Merman as an even bigger star.”
Ms Manning found her character was based on real life socialite-turned-ambassador Perle Mesta.
“President Truman appointed her as ambassador to Luxembourg,” she said.
“”The show is a fish out of water story because Sally knows nothing about being an ambassador.”
“We have had two months of rehearsals and it has been go, go, go.”
Ms Manning said she has previously had lead roles in musicals Les Miserables, Oliver, Carousel and Into the Woods.
CT Productions’ show Call Me Madam runs at The Capital theatre from Tuesday, October 28 to Saturday November 1.
For tickets contact The Capital on 5434 6100.
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