Aussie Song  explores the true-life story of Teddy Trager growing up in Australia in the 1920s-30s and her unique bond with her father. When she falls in love with an American sailor during WWII and sets sail for her new home, she brings with her a painful family secret and an unending song in her heart. 



September 2019:  Aussie Song  will make its New York Premiere at the 2019 New York Theatre Festival at Hudson Guild Theatre (442 W 26th Street). 

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 6:15 PM [SOLD OUT]

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 3:45 PM (*ADDED PERFORMANCE*) & 9:00 PM

Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 PM [SOLD OUT]

ARTICLE: "Aussie Song" romance led Australian teen to Jacksonville in WWII

The Florida Times Union | September 25, 2019 |  Matt Soergel

"After marrying a U.S. sailor who’d survived two weeks in a life raft, Australian Gloria “Teddy” Key eventually made it to Jacksonville, where she ran a day care and private school for many years."

August 2019: Casting and creative team is ANNOUNCED for Aussie Song  at Hudson Guild Theatre. 

ARTICLE: Musical Launched in New York City Featuring the Life of an Albury Girl

Albury Wodonga News | July 6, 2019 | Frances Rae Key

"The show was put on in Florida in 2009, and she was able to see if before she passed away the next year. This year, it was chosen by a festival in New York City for a new production, opening on September 30th at the Hudson Guild Theatre."

ARTICLE: 'Aussie Song' a Touching Love Story...Based on a Woman's Real-Life Stories

The Florida Times Union | July 6, 2009 | Tamara McClaran

"Jacksonville music teacher and composer Frances Rae Key wrote Aussie Song about her mother, Teddy Trager, who is known to many as Gloria "Teddy" Key. Aussie Song is an entertaining production with beautiful music and an interesting and touching family love story."

January 2010:  Aussie Song  made its World Premiere at Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre. The production was directed by Caryl Butterley.






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