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2020 Production of Ma Baker’s Tonic

Due to the Federal Government’s guidelines released Wednesday 19 March, the committee of Benalla Theatre Company have made the decision to postpone Ma Baker’s Tonic. We hope to put the show on later in the year, hopefully in November

This very funny musical is set in the roaring twenties in Chicago.

The action takes place at Ritzy’s night club. Nora the owner of Ritzy’s is followed by Officer O’Riley who arrests her for killing her husband. With Nora taken off to prison, the running of the night club is left to Nick, Nora’s right hand man and Lily, Nora’s daughter.

The Raffia Gang turn up at Ritzy’s to raid the club and the people of their money. With Prohibition in place, Ritzy’s sells illegal alcohol to its patrons.

Ma Baker, who supplies the moonshine, appears at Ritzy’s with her daughters Blossom and Petal with their latest batch. The Purity League Ladies follow soon after. They are prim and proper, led by Miss Fit, who are totally against liquor, gambling, short skirts and shimmying. They have a noser, Tiddly who sniffs out the alcohol and when O’Riley arrives they insist he close Ritzy’s Nightclub down.

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