Since 2010, Magnormos has been celebrating the career of a significant musical theatre writer with a performance triptych at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Three musicals, presented one-night-only, each one week apart, featuring some of Australia's finest performing talent. In 2013, they will showcase Broadway's Stephen Schwartz, performing Godspell, Pippin and Children of Eden, all as concert stagings, as well as hosting an Intimate Evening with Stephen Schwartz.
Schwartz's career has spanned 40 years from Godspell in 1971 to Wicked in 2003, and these performances are an opportunity for musical theatre fans to hear three of his productions presented by some of our finest performers. Schwartz has arrived in Melbourne today ready for this celebration of his work.
The first event, to be held on Monday 9th of September, is Godspell, starring Cameron MacDonald (Jersey Boys) as Jesus and Matthew Hamilton (Legally Blonde) as Judas and featuring well loved songs such as Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord and Day by Day.
The following week, on Monday 16th of September, Pippin will be performed, starring Luigi Lucente (Wicked) in the title role, along with Rohan Browne (Singin' In The Rain,) Chloe Dallimore (Addams Family) and Mike Snell (Legally Blonde.)
The final production to be showcased will be Children of Eden starring David Harris (Legally Blonde) as Adam and Laura Fitzpatrick (Flowerchildren) as Eve. This will be the Australian professional premiere of Children of Eden and is a unique and rare opportunity for musical theatre fans to see this show.
A series ticket to all three performances also includes entry to the Intimate Evening With Stephen Schwartz, on Sunday 22nd September, where he will share stories from his early years as an emerging composer in New York to the more recent success of Wicked. Individual tickets to this special event are also available for just $25. If you're a Schwartz fan this is event is a must!
Tickets are available at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/series/schwartz/