Thursday, 23 June 2011


CHEFS, COMEDIANS, TV & RADIO PERSONALITIES LEAD THE WAY TO A DRY JULY The star studded launch of Dry July 2011 will be held on Thursday June 23.  Our courageous celebrity ambassadors are out to prove that you don’t need to have a few frothies to be funny, that a fabulous meal doesn’t need to be accompanied by a glass of red, and that it’s better to do breakfast radio without a hangover.
In attendance will be:

Adam Spencer – Radio Presenter, 702 ABC Sydney Blake Worrall Thompson – TV Presenter Craig Foster – SBS Sports Presenter Danny Clayton – Channel [V] Ed Halmagyi – Celebrity Chef Jane Gazzo – Channel [V] Jeremy Lindsay Taylor - Underbelly 'Razor'
Melissa Bergland – Winners & Losers
Nikki Phillips – TV Presenter
Pete Timbs – Entertainment Reporter
Roy Billing – Actor
Sarah Cumming – Channel 7
Ally Pinnock - Balls of Steel

Tomorrow will also mark the announcement of JERSEY BOYS joining the cast of Dry July as ambassadors and will be at the launch!

It’s not all about the celebrity ambassadors…there is also a serious side to Dry July and that is why thousands of Australians are abstaining from alcohol to raise much needed funds for adults living with cancer.  Also speaking at the event will be Royal Melbourne Hospital Music Therapist Emma O’Brien and cancer survivor Tim Sim. They will convey first hand how music can, and has, helped cancer patients get through their treatment ordeal. Representatives from several other Dry July beneficiary hospitals from around the country will also be present.

DATE:                       Thursday June 23
VENUE:                      Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
                            Foundation Hall, Ground Floor
TIME:                       2pm for 2.20pm presentations

Patron, Ambassadors, Dry July Founders Brett Macdonald and Phil Grove and Beneficiary partners will also be available on request. DRY JULY, the healthy, fun way to lose weight, have better sex, save money and give your body a break from alcohol whilst raising vital funds to help hospitals across Australia improve the lives of adults living with cancer.





HAIRSPRAY is a rare treat: a musical with a message. It says something that's important but says it with joy, energy and humour. We are all special and we are all different. HAIRSPRAY celebrates the differences, it will lift your spirits and fill your heart... So, welcome to the 60s and the musical with a heart as big as a beehive!

This all-Australian production of the multi-award winning Broadway musical is conceived and directed by show business legend David Atkins OAM and uses breathtaking, cutting-edge technology to transport audiences to a visually astonishing world where anything seems possible. With electric choreography by Jason Coleman, HAIRSPRAY the Musical is the theatrical experience of 2011 that will have you up on your feet dancing and stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Don't miss HAIRSPRAY, winner of 30 major awards including: Tony Award for Best Musical (2003), Tony Award for Best Original Score (2003), Olivier Award for Best New Musical (2008) and a Grammy Award for Best Show Album (2002).

"Astonishing Stunning Brilliant" Herald Sun

"An exhilarating big-hearted triumph!" Sunday Age
NOTE: Performances of Hairspray The Musical contain strobe lighting, stage smoke & fog effects and LED screens.