After 7 international seasons, Jye's musical, The Things I Could Never Tell Steven, was recently staged at Riverside Theatre's Parramatta by the National Theatre of Parramatta starring celebrated actress and musical theatre star, best known her portrayal of Glinda in the original West End production of Wicked, Helen Dallimore, powerhouse vocalist and actor Adam J Rennie (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Big Fish, Love Never Dies), award-winning vocal sensation Elenoa Rokobaro (High School Musical, Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and two-time Green Room Award winner Ian Stenlake (Mama Mia!, They’re Playing Our Song, Oklahoma). Directed by Anthea Williams (Flight Paths, Winyanboga Yurringa Since Ali Died) with Musical Direction by Ben Kiehne.
Jye's newest musical creation, CAPTAIN MOONLITE, the largely unknown story of Andrew George Scott (based on the Death Cell Letters of A.G. Scott) premiered at Redcliffe Musical Theatre (QLD) (21-30th August, 2020) and is undergoing post-premiere season rewrites for a Sydney premiere in late 2021.
Jye is currently working on a new Australian musical, True Blue, with Maxine Appel-Cohen and Don Battee, about Jye's famous convict ancestor, Billy Blue who was born to escaped African American slaves in Long Island, New York. He somehow ended up in England after the American War of Independence before stealing sugar and being sent to New South Wales in 1801. Stay tuned to learn more about this quirky character of colonial Sydney!
Another project in the pipeline is a collaboration with Nicole Smith, The Oldest Profession! Watch this space for updates!
You can now download the sheet music to all of your favourite JYE BRYANT songs here.