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The Sound of Falling Stars features 31 of the most popular and beloved voices of the 20th century, artists behind the songs that have served as soundtracks for the lives of so many. From Hank Williams, through Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and Bobby Darin to Tim and Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Bon Scott, Kurt Cobain and more, this gripping production straddles musical joy and monumental loss.
Actor and singer Cameron Goodall (ex-the Audreys, Sydney Theatre Company, The Lion King) displays his amazing vocal versatility as he magically inhabits the souls of these great singing stars who gave us so much. Cameron is ably accompanied on stage by George Butrumlis (accordion) and Enio Pozzebon (keyboard).
With a set list to die for – Are You Lonesome Tonight to Love Will Tear Us Apart, and (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay to Light My Fire – The Sound of Falling Stars celebrates these extraordinary talents, and examinesour fascination with those who lived fast and died young.
Writer and director Robyn Archer’s one-woman cabaret A Star is Torn, honoured the too-short lives of female singers from Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin. It played for a year on the West End, and spawned both an album and a book, and The Sound of Falling Stars proves itself a worthy successor.
“It is a great buzz to see a brand new show that exceeds even the high expectations that Robyn Archer and these superb musicians merit.” The Daily Review
“With the brilliant, versatile, charismatic singer/actor/musician Cameron Goodall as the conjurer-in-chief…this is a thrilling, at times in-your-face evening of music theatre.” The Conversation
The Sound of Falling Stars is co-commissioned by Auckland Live and Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Venue: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Dates and time: Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 3 March 2018 at 8pm
Tickets: $30 – $69
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