Lee Strasberg Theatre, Los Angeles USA
STARRING NICK HARDCASTLE
Orry’s life was a wild and exciting ride! A ride that led him from Kiama, a small coastal Australian town, to Hollywood and a career spanning 30 years.
Creator of some of the most iconic looks of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Orry designed costumes and gowns for 285 films including 42nd Street, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Oklahoma and Jezebel. He won Oscars for An American in Paris, Les Girls and Some Like It Hot and a further nomination for Gypsy.
‘ORRY’ is an adaptation of Orry Kelly’s recently published memoir ‘Women I’ve Undressed’, a treasure trove of stories, served up by the whip tongue and quick wit of an unapologetically gay Australian rascal. It includes an incredible cast of characters including George Burns, Cole Porter, Jack Warner, Mae West, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Erroll Flynn, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant and many, many more, told from a unique voice that we have never heard before.
Featuring new arrangements of classic songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood such as ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’, ‘Street of Dreams’, ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ and more.
THE CRITICS SAID...
“WOW!…CAPTIVATING, ELUCIDATING… Hardcastle delivers a dynamic, charismatic star turn.”
- Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
“A GREAT TALE SPLENDIDLY DELIVERED”
- Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes
“A TITILLATING AND SWELLEGANT EVENING… Hardcastle is a handsome and ingratiating performer who quickly makes the audience fall for this Down Under devil”
- Lisa Lyons, Desert Star Weekly
“WINNING… an inventive show that manages to combine Golden Age of Hollywood documentary, intimate memoir, vaudeville and an art gallery on one small stage… Orry-Kelly is long overdue for his close-up, and Nick Hardcastle is just the man to channel his spirit.”
- Ethlie Ann Vare, The Hollywood Times
“GO!... Nick Hardcastle is a gifted actor and storyteller. ORRY is a biographical look back at the “Golden Age” of of Hollywood. It’s a fascinating story and a most worthy production.”
- Mike Napoli, PerformingArts LIVE
“FOUR STARS… FASCINATING… rich in Hollywood Gossip… an utter delight”
- Rob Stevens, Haines His Way
“ENTERTAINING… FULL OF 1920s FLAIR”
- Lara J. Altunian, Stage Raw