One Word...WE!
by public demand, a limited season of Maurie Mulheron's musical biography of the story and the songs of Pete Seeger and his friends...

New Theatre


One Word...WE!

Directed by Frank Barnes
Musical Direction by Maurie Mulheron
Designed by Tom Bannerman
Lighting Design by Tony Youlden

with Janek Bagoien, Pat Craigie, Liz Frencham, Greg Leisner, Jeannie Lewis, Monique Piwonka and Maurie Mulheron

"We Shall Not Be Moved is an old union song from the 1930s. Of course it used to be a gospel song, Jesus is my Captain, I will not be Moved. We Shall Overcome is another union song which started out as a gospel song, I Will Overcome. But the unionists on the picket lines made a significant change, just one word. Instead of 'I will be saved and to hell with everyone else', they sang 'we', that wonderful first person word, WE!" (from the stage show, One Word...WE!)

new theatre is delighted to present the return season of One Word...WE! opening January 8, 2000 and running through to January 29. new theatre first presented Maurie Mulheron's musical biography of Pete Seeger in 1995, when it played to packed houses and standing ovations. Five years later, after innumerable requests from people who saw it the first time or couldn't get a seat, the return season of One Word...WE! ushers in the new year with a chronicle of one of the world's most progressive and influential musicians of the twentieth century, Pete Seeger.

Pete Seeger (who recently turned 80) wrote many of the anthems of political protest including Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer and Turn! Turn! Turn! With others he wrote songs such as We Shall Overcome, Wimoweh, Guantanamera while Seeger also recorded and spread the music of Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. Seeger's songs have been recorded by many artists including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Aretha Franklin, and many many more.

Once the most boycotted, banned and picketed singer in US history, the 80 year old Seeger contiues to sing out for peace, justice and the environment. One Word...WE! celebrates his life, time, friends and music from 1949 to the present. So come on! Join the One Word...WE! cast of actors singers and musicians in a celebration of the battles, the victories, the emotions and the stories that record the achievements of the collective 'WE' during the twentieth century.

Author, Director and cast are available for interview. Contact Christopher Wynton at More Publicity on: [+61] 02 9908 4644 or 0419 999 607 Email:


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