The Musical
The musical follows Mary's life closely covering her youth, the positive influence of her parents, and work as a teacher in Penola, where it introduces Father Woods and shows how they together founded the Sisters of St. Joseph.

As she and Father Woods expand their schools and social services nationwide, it portrays the conflict with the Church bureacracy, her excommunication, subsequent redemption and her trip to Rome and Scotland.

When she returns to Australia, it shows her continual challenges such as dealing with the Depression at the end of the gold rush.

Interspersed throughout the show are many of her famous deeds such as the renovation of the abandoned stable which becomes her first school and the calming of the death-row murderer Fagan.

The musical has been reviewed by archivists and historians to ensure historical accuracy and is fully supported by the Sisters of St Joseph and the Catholic Education Office.

It is designed for high school, amateur and professional musical/opera/operetta companies to perform, has many female roles, a medium-to-large chorus and numerous supporting roles.

There are a number of dance opportunities such as Scottish highland dancing and waltzes, and the musical is fully scored for an orchestra of 18 instruments.