Nine the Musical, playing for one night only in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall with an all-star cast, is also committed to doing their bit for another Australian-based Breast Cancer charity, the Think Pink Foundation.
‘This musical is the perfect choice to bring awareness and raise funds for the Think Pink Foundation. It is about the many women in one man’s life and is based on Fellini’s movie “8 1/2” which answers the question, “What are women to men?” And NINE tells us they are our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our temptresses, our judges, our nurses, our wives, our mistresses, our muses……it’s the perfect show to bring together Australia’s top female talent including Fem Belling, Alinta Chidzey, Maria Mercedes, Lucy Maunder and Chelsea Gibb to raise money for breast cancer patients’ says producer Karen Jemison.
The idea for this charity performance originated from the production’s musical director David Wisken. ‘David had worked alongside Todd Patrick and the students at Patrick Studios Australia, to produce entertainment for Irene Hendel and The Think Pink Foundation for many years. He has heard first hand from women forced to fight a battle they didn’t choose – having their life’s dreams and goals compromised and sometimes completely stolen – these women now carry unmitigated strength and endurance due greatly because of the services and support The Think Pink Foundation and Living Centre provide for women living with Breast Cancer.’
Through a series of free services for patients receiving treatment, the Think Pink Foundation aims to support and empower women through this difficult period. A small snapshot of their services include art therapy, assistance getting back into work, emergency accommodation and days of indulgence to ensure that every patient has the support they need during this long fight