Seamen! The Sea Shanty Spectacular OR The Sea Shanty Spectacular

Producer: The Shanties Choir & C J Stewart Productions
Writer: Will Hannagan (Original Music)
Directed By: Alex Morris (Music Directions and Arrangements)

An evening of seafaring songs with a modern pop spin.


Short Reviews

It’s enough to bring tears of delight to one’s eyes! Not to be missed.
Stage Whispers
Best of all, this is Fun! The sense of enjoyment onstage spreads into the audience
Chuck Moore Reviews
Poptastic! Truly one of the strangest success stories of our time
Time Out Melbourne


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Technical Information

Technical Rating: N/A
Touring Party: 6 (5 piece ensemble) | 11 (10 piece ensemble)
Bump-in Time: 3 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hour hrs
Interval: No




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Audience & Marketing Notes

Selling Points

  • Inspired by one of the biggest viral trends of 2021, making it ideal for social media campaigns. The shanty ‘Wellerman’ reached #1 in 11 countries and ‘ShantyTok’ is the #1 viral trend on TikTok to date.
  • Alex Morris was Music Director of the award-winning Vocal Evolution, cult choir sensation Shania Choir, Geelong Harmony Chorus, and shOUT Youth Chorus (MGLC). He has a strong profile in the choral community providing an opportunity to engage these groups through targeted invites.
  • Cheeky attention-grabbing title, strong visuals and excellent video content, making it ideal for engaging younger audiences via online marketing campaigns.
  • In a similar stylistic vein to Spooky Mens Chorale and other offbeat touring choirs, providing opportunity to re-engage audiences who have attended these shows before.
  • Winner of the Hybrid Tour Ready Award (supported by Regional Arts Victoria) and the SA Tour Ready Award (Supported by Adelaide Fringe) at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021.
  • Culturally diverse and predominatley LGBTIQA+ cast with First Nations representation. The show also includes a tribute number to First Nation seafarers sung in Yanyuwa language with the blessing of Yanyuwa elders.

Community Engagement

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Content Warning




Aged 15+

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Hall


55 mins Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $0

Weekly Sell Off: $9,500 (5-piece ensemble) | $16,500 (10-piece ensemble) | + $2,000 (local choir partnership)

Per Performance: $3,000 (5-piece ensemble) | $5,500 (10-piece ensemble) | +$2,000 (Local choir partnership)

Royalties: 10%
Apra Obligations: APRA obligations included within company royalties

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