Arguably Sydney’s premier and most prolific producer of intimate music theatre, SQUABBALOGIC has presented an eclectic range of new musicals and reinterpretations from the canon of outstanding musical theatre to great acclaim.
Founded in 2006, SQUABBALOGIC provides a stage for Australia’s finest emerging and established artists to present exciting and dynamic work, while nurturing a vibrant, inclusive professional creative environment. SQUABBALOGIC fills a void by connecting with challenging work and writers often neglected by commercial theatre and sharing it with audiences eager to experience an alternative to large scale spectacles.
We have enjoyed previous partnerships with New Mardi Gras, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Seymour Centre’s Reginald Season, Critical Stages, Noosa Long Weekend, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. SQUABBALOGIC were instrumental in acquiring and establishing Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point, and are presently a resident company at the Seymour Centre.
Our projects have included FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (two Sydney seasons, interstate tour, international tour), THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY, [TITLE OF SHOW] (two Sydney seasons), A NEW BRAIN and GREY GARDENS; and the Australian Premieres of REEFER MADNESS!, ORDINARY DAYS, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, CARRIE THE MUSICAL, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, TRIASSIC PARQ, and THE ORIGINAL GREASE. Our sell-out production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE was honoured with awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Set Design and Best Costume Design at the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards, and our inventive reimagining of the classic musical MAN OF LA MANCHA saw Australian theatre legend Tony Sheldon return from Broadway to play the lead role for a limited, sell-out season.
In 2015, we initiated our Mystery Musical fundraiser series with BYE BYE BIRDIE. Further Mystery Musicals have included HELLO, DOLLY!, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, KISS ME KATE, and NINE.
SQUABBALOGIC has also collaborated with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to present two very special concert presentations; the Pulitzer Prize winning Gershwin musical OF THEE I SING (2015), and Leonard Bernstein’s WONDERFUL TOWN (2016), both presented at the Sydney Opera House.
SQUABBALOGIC presented two original productions in 2019: THE DISMISSAL, based on the tumultuous final days of the Whitlam government, and GOOD OMENS, from the best-selling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
In 2023 as part of a commitment to producing new Australian works, SQUABBALOGIC presented a brand new adaptation of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER which for the first time featured songs from the motion picture never before seen on stage.
Executive Producer Emeritus
Chair - Robert Love
Vice Chair - Kaleigh DWS Giles
Treasurer - Jessica James-Moody
Secretary - Jim Burns
Artistic Director & Public Officer - Jay James-Moody