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PROMISES, PROMISES a musical by Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon.

Neglected Musicals 2 mins read


Book by Neil Simon

Based on the Screenplay THE APARTMENT
by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond

Music by Burt Bacharach Lyrics by Hal David

Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick



Wednesday 13 November at 2pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 14 November 730pm

Friday 15 November 730pm

Saturday 16 November 2pm and 730pm

Sunday 17 November 6pm



Hayes Theatre Co



Directed by Dean Drieberg
Musical Director David Gardos
Choreographer Lisa Callingham
Design Elements Ruby Jenkins
Associate Producer Krystelle Quartermain
Producer Michelle Guthrie 


Promises, Promises is based on the 1960 film The Apartment starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemon.  With music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and a book by Neil Simon. 


"I’m excited to breathe life into a show that brought a contemporary story and sound to Broadway in the late 60s," said director Dean Drieberg. "The sharp wit of Neil Simon’s text paired with the timeless Burt Bacharach and Hal David songs are compelling material to work with."


Promises, Promises follows a young junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts. With all the songs you love, including; Say A Little Prayer, A House Is Not A Home, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and Promises, Promises. 


Neglected Musicals presents a chosen musical in full with scripts in hand, accompanied by a piano after only one day’s rehearsal.


There have been 27 previous Neglected Musicals presentations:

No Way To Treat A Lady, Girl Crazy, See Saw, My Favorite Year, She Loves Me, Nick And Nora,

On The 20th Century, Lucky Stiff, Variations, Superman, Dear World, The Goodbye Girl, Baby The Musical,

Calamity Jane, Mame, Me & My Girl, Big River, Meet Me In St Louis, Applause, The Sentimental Bloke,

Irene, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Brigadoon, Bells Are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle,

If/Then and They’re Playing Our Song


Is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical
on behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library LLC, A Concord Theatricals Company


*Cast subject to change without notice

Bookings: or phone 02 8065 7337

Key Facts:

Neglected Musicals is a theatre initiative dedicated to presenting musical theatre that has never or rarely been in Australia.  The musicals are presented with scripts in hand, piano accompaniment, after only a day’s rehearsal.  There have been 27 Neglected Musicals presentations since 2010. 

About us:

Contact details:

Michelle Guthrie

0412 547 297


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