The Show History Inspiration Awards

Show History
By Katie Kermond – Producer


A couple of years ago Wayne and myself were having breakfast in our backyard… talking about “The Business”, and I posed the question to him, “what do you really want to do?” Without hesitation he said that he would love to do a show that celebrates the Song & Dance Man – and in particular Sammy Davis Jr. And so the journey began - a labour of love.

I first approached the Woodfire Restaurant, a wonderful ‘intimate’  Jazz venue in Sydney where they made us very welcome.

Wayne was accompanied by a Jazz Trio, who only just fitted on stage. He had a small wooden Tap Floor (that was his Great-Grand Father’s) and we used to roll it out just for the Tap Dance Section.

When you create a new show there is an element of the unknown. You have to trust your instinct, and believe in your Dream… even if trepidation is never far away.   We had no need to fear. Right from the first night of CANDY MAN the audiences were on their feet and yelling for more… they just got it… Entertainment!