From Melbourne, VIC


Music and Lyrics by Bethany Simons and Peter de Jager

A Bethany Simons & Critical Stages Production

 Previous Season:  Multiple metropolitan and regional VIC seasons in 2014 and 2015 (full list here)
 Genre: Cabaret, Musical Comedy
 Duration:  60 minutes
 Suits:  Flexible
 Minimum Stage:  Flexible
 Touring:  2017

Cast: Bethany Simons

Director: David Wicks

Choreographer / Assistant Director: Joseph Simons

Producer: Bethany Simons

WINNER: BEST CABARET (2014 Melbourne Fringe Awards)

Nominated: Best Writing & Original Songs - Cabaret (2014 Green Room Awards)

Witty and winning cabaret... brilliant... hilarious... striking and familiar.

Theatre Press

Captivating. Everyone who works in an office should see this show. 

Weekly Review

Small-scale, big-hearted cabaret. Original, hilarious and wonderfully honest.  

Squirrel Comedy

A flawless duet of music and acting. Comedic, energetic, highly entertaining.

 Stage Whispers

A celebration of all things administration, Reception: The Musical tells the story of a receptionist who finds joy in the manic world of customer service, stationery orders and thinking on your swivel chair. Inspired by true stories from behind the front desk, this original cabaret comedy is a must-see for office workers and theatre lovers everywhereIt's the office memo you don't want to miss!

Written by award-winning writer/performer Bethany Simons and leading Melbourne composer Peter de Jager, this uplifting and hilarious production features a toe-tapping original score. Songs include My Name is Bethany (Not Stephanie), Do You Have Sticky Tape, I Can’t Help But Help, They Ring My Bell and many more.

Bethany Simons in Reception the Musical
 Bethany Simons in Reception the Musical - Production Still

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