Clinton: The Musical by Book & Lyrics - Paul Hodge & Music - Michael Hodge

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About the Play

Heading to Perth for the first time after a sell-out season off Broadway, this hilarious musical will be just the antidote we need in the lead up to yet another US presidential election drama.

Bill Clinton is one of America’s most influential and divisive presidents. On the one hand: educated, charismatic and extremely popular. On the other: reckless, fun and decidedly unprofessional. Clinton: The Musical explores this duality with two actors playing both sides of Clinton as he navigates his tumultuous career, alongside his ever-faithful wife Hillary. 

"WJ", the wholesome, intelligent one, and "Billy", the randy, charming one attempt to resolve a range of domestic issues including, yes, "that" infamous incident with a particular bright-eyed, bushy-tailed White House intern... 

This engaging and outrageous musical comedy, penned by Australian writing duo and brothers, Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, will set you up for an unimpeachable night out with zero spin.

 

Australian Premiere

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE NOMINEE FOR BEST NEW MUSICAL (2012)

 

Presented as part of the Winter Arts Festival 2016

Presented in association with the Perth Theatre Trust

 

The programme is available for download here. Please note some images may appear blurry. Programmes are available for purchase from the State Theatre Centre foyers for $5.00. 

 

Cast & Creatives

Book & Lyrics

Paul Hodge

Music

Michael Hodge

Reviews

★★★★★ "A satirical, belly-aching night of laughs. Be sure to grab your tickets while they are available because this production is inevitably a Black Swan triumph." The Theatre Diary 
 
"[An] amusing and intelligent satire...The cast could not be better." The Australian 
 
★★★★ "Crass, colourful and immensely entertaining theatre." Limelight Magazine
 
"Absolutely brilliant, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining night. Black Swan at its best. Bravo!" Tracy, patron
 
"’Great fun, a light tongue-in-cheek look at the most scandalous and salacious period of Bill Clinton’s presidency. I for one am still singing along!" The Australia Times
 
★★★★ "Bulging with racy, crowd-pleasing gags and mostly memorable show tunes...Gets to the heart of modern politics’ most fascinating marriage with empathy, some psychological inquiry and, most importantly, ribald eroticism." The Guardian

★★★★★ "A satirical, belly-aching night of laughs. Be sure to grab your tickets while they are available because this production is inevitably a Black Swan triumph." The Theatre Diary 

 

"[An] amusing and intelligent satire...The cast could not be better." The Australian 

 

★★★★ "Crass, colourful and immensely entertaining theatre." Limelight Magazine

 

"Absolutely brilliant, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining night. Black Swan at its best. Bravo!" Tracy, patron

 

"’Great fun, a light tongue-in-cheek look at the most scandalous and salacious period of Bill Clinton’s presidency. I for one am still singing along!" The Australia Times

 

★★★★ "Bulging with racy, crowd-pleasing gags and mostly memorable show tunes...Gets to the heart of modern politics’ most fascinating marriage with empathy, some psychological inquiry and, most importantly, ribald eroticism." The Guardian