Music Theatre Melbourne is excited and proud to announce the first full showing of a new stage production, ELECTRIC DREAMS The Musical, at the Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park, from November 20 to 24;
Written by DREW LANE the story takes you back to the wild innocence of 1984, combining a love triangle (boy-girl-computer) with a brilliantly catchy score that features 22 original songs.
It’s 1984. The year of ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Ghostbusters’, string vests and shoulder pads. The year George Orwell chose as the title for his apocalyptic novel about Big Brother. The year that Rusty Lemorande created his iconic cult movie called ‘Electric Dreams’, with a title song that made everybody sing along …
The stellar cast is headed by TOM GREEN as Miles (Miss Saigon; Gladys Moncrieff Award; The Project) who finds a brave new world of love and technology, and MADELEINE FEATHERBY (Paris: A Rock Odyssey; Follies; LaTraviata), as Madeleine, girl next door and cellist extraordinaire. It also features STEPHEN MAHY (Miss Saigon; Jersey Boys; Mamma Mia; Crossroads!) as Miles’ Casanovan best pal, and ANGELA SCUNDI (Rocky Horror Show; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Tick Tick Boom), as Madeleine’s, the thoroughly modern Millie. OWEN JAMES plays Edgar, the computer with human aspirations. SOPHIE LOUGHRAN, ZAK BROWN, ANTHONY SCUNDI, COURTNEY SMYTH and AIDAN NIARROS complete an ensemble that every new musical would love to have.
Playing: 20 – 24 November 2019
Gasworks Theatre 21 Graham Street Albert Park
Booking: (03) 8606 4299
Tickets: Full: $ 48.00; Conc.: $39.00; 10+: $ 43.00
Robyn Archer AO FAHA completes her trilogy of performances at City Recital Hall this November.
Following the success of Que Reste T’il and Dancing on the Volcano, comes The (Other) Great American Songbook, which offers a different portrait of America over time through song, covering everything from the Civil War and The Great Depression to many of its citizens’ favourite vices. Accompanied by longtime colleagues Michael Morley (piano) and George Butrumlis (accordion), Robyn (vocals and guitar) delights with an epic range of music by Stephen Foster, Rodgers and Hart, Bob Dylan, Pink and the odd Broadway hit.
Robyn Archer says of the show “I’ve been aware for so many years of so many different versions of The Great American Songbook: wonderful songs, but they all come from the world of entertainment and rarely reflect the complexity of American life.
“I decided to create a program of songs from the other side” Robyn continues “songs that reflected decades of strong dissident voices, and on the lighter side the songs about human vices, reflecting a more authentic span of the American character. Michael, George and I have so much fun performing this program and it shows you can tackle some of the darker sides of life with just as much verve and fun and laughter as those that try to pretend that life is always a bed of roses and romance”
Robyn shows no sign of slowing down, and continues to deliver her punchy, thoughtful and most of all, her musically outstanding vocal range to audiences all over the country.
“Robyn Archer is a colossus on the Australian stage…Her choice of songs reflects not only a deep knowledge and understanding of her subject matter but also a desire to impose, subtly, some of her political views about the world.” – RAW on Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Robyn Archer: The (Other) Great American Songbook
Presented by City Recital Hall
Date: Thursday 21 November, 7.30pm
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
Tickets: Standard $60/$50 (Booking fees: internet $5.50 / Phone $6.60)
Bookings: CLICK HERE
Following a sold-out season at The Meat Market last year, The City of Brimbank co-present Babes and Beer for one night only at The Bowery Theatre on Friday November 29.
Written and Directed by the theatre’s Artist in Residency, Serah Nathan, this female-led comedy based on a true story follows three friends holidaying in the remote Daintree Rainforest. Without phone signal and surrounded by both dangerous animals and peculiar tourists, the girls experience one very strange night.
Babes and Beer is a dark comedy that taps into the current zeitgeist of incels, social anxiety and phone addiction, and questions whether women have true agency over their own happiness.
Serah proudly grew up in Taylors Lakes and looks forward to bringing this accessible, unpretentious play home, to an audience she knows and loves.
Tickets available at bowerystacc.com.au or 9249 4600
Tuesday 31 December, 5.00pm
Thursday 2 January, 1.30pm
Friday 3 January, 7.30pm
Saturday 4 January, 7.30pm
Sunday 5 January, 1.30pm
Monday 6 January, 7.30pm
Tuesday 7 January, 7.30pm
Wednesday 8 January, 1.30pm
150 minutes, including interval
Member $50, Full $55, Conc $50, U16yrs $39, Groups of 10+ $50, Family (2F+2Ch) $164.00
Children aged 2 years and under are free on adult knee.
$1.50 per ticket booking fee applies for online bookings
If you are using a gift card to purchase your tickets and are experiencing difficulties, this may be due to us transitioning to a new ticketing system.
Please contact the Box Office on 9784 1060 and one of our friendly team members will be able to assist you.
BOOK NOW CLICK HERE
Jack Frost is a magical show written by Joseph May-Dessmann that follows the story of Stella, a young woman with a family history connected with the mythical master of seasons: Jack Frost. When Stella finds herself alone with a new opportunity for discovery, she journeys to the town of Vansnowver. There, she finds a town in need; an unlikely friend and a connection to her family that teaches her that sometimes belief in yourself is all you need to succeed. The show is inspired by the folklore of Jack Frost with an original twist that tells a story about family, knowing yourself and finding your place in this everchanging world.
This new Australian musical is directed by Lauren McKenna (Dreamsong and Courtney Act’s FLUID) and brings a fresh and vibrant cast of newcomers and veterans alike! Leading the show is Tayla Muir as the curious and adventurous Stella, Frank Kerr as Jack Frost and Samm Hagen as the often sassy but well-meaning Mayor of Vansnowver, Violet Flowers.
Jack Frost runs from 17th of March to the 22nd of March 2020 at the St Martins Arts Centre in South Yarra.
Tickets start from $35 and are on sale now at ticketbooth.com.au/event/jackfrostmusical
For more info: Follow the show on Facebook at Jack Frost: the Musical and on Instagram @jackfrostmusical
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 7:30PM – OPENING
Wednesday 18 MARCH 2020, 7:30PM
Thursday 19 March 2020, 7:30PM
Friday 20 March 2020, 7:30PM
Saturday 21 March 2020, 7:30PM
Saturday 21 March 2020, 1:00PM
Sunday 22 March 2020, 3:00PM – CLOSING
Presented by Salty Theatre, Theatre Works and Red Hot Productions, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to Australian shores this April.
Salty Theatre making a name for itself as an “underground highlight” (Cameron Woodhead – The Age), “someone to watch” (ArtsHub) and “the answer to off-broadway in Melbourne” (Youshouldseeitmelb) bringing beloved pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and little bit of spice. Before Voldemort was, He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and the Unforgivable Curses.This Harry Potter musical parody is sure to leave you spellbound! Following two hugely successful back-to-back seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe and sold-out performances at The King’s Head in London, Voldemort And the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody hits Australia for the first time ever.
Created by Los Angeles based comedians Zach Reino (A.P. Bio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Chris Grace (Superstore, This Is Us) and written by Zac Reino, Fiona Landers, Richie Root and Scott Passarella, this hour-long pop-rock musical invites you to experience the world of Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before. Teen angst, hormones and young love fill the magical halls, along with a few familiar and much-loved characters as they sing about ‘Cutting Your Soul’, ‘Care of Magical Creatures’ and ‘Love That Must Not Be Named’.
The show stars some of Australia’s brightest talent, both seasoned and new to the scene. The magical halls of Hogwarts will be brought to life by LaLa Barlow (Legally Blonde, The Best Little Warehouse in London), Alex Donnelly (Peter Pan, Richard III), Jay Haggett (Shrek, High Fidelity), Stephanie John (Mary Poppins, Nine), Jonathon Shilling (Kinky Boots, Rent), Ashley Taylor (The Sound of Music, Les Miserables) and Guillermo Urra (Evil Dead The Musical, Top Gun! The Musical). Directed and Choreographed by Sarahlouise Younger (Top Gun! The Musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) – Musical Direction by David Youings (People Suck, Muriel’s Wedding, Musical Assistant) – Costume and Set Design by Madeline Nibali (Hotel Bonegilla, Lear) – Production Concept by Sarahlouise Younger and Ashley Taylor – Stage Managed by Andrew Hughes (The Importance of Being Earnest, Barnum The Circus Musical, Intern SM).
Running this April at Theatre Works, Voldemort And the Teenage Hogwarts is a raucous musical comedy that lifts up its robes to give you a glimpse into the secret world of witches and wizards. Get your wands ready.
“It is a wizarding-world extravaganza, flourished with unforgivable curses, witty humour and muggle-worthy entertainment. A must-see for Harry Potter fans.” – VoiceMag.uk“
An hour loaded with sharply written Potter-parody, gags every few seconds, stellar singing and comedy.” – FringeReview
Duration 60 Minutes
Warnings (15+) Coarse Language Sexual References Simulated Death
Theatre Works – 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Previews: Wed 1 April, Thurs 2 April, Fri 3 April 7:00
Performances 1st – 25th April, 2020
Tues – Sat 7:00pm, Sun 5pm
Adult – $45 Concession – $37 Student/Under 30s – $30
Riverside Theatres Digital presents
AN EVENING WITH TODD MCKENNEY
Directed By Luke Joslin
Sunday 26 July at 5pm
Riverside Theatres Digital is thrilled to launch its second digital concert series with award winning
performer Todd McKenney.
An Evening with Todd McKenney will be showcasing the career that has made him a household
name, singing a selection of songs that shaped and inspired him. With a professional career spanning
40 years featuring roles across both stage and screen, including his most notable role of Peter Allen
in the Australian hit production of The Boy from Oz, roles in Cats, West Side Story, The Rocky Horror
Show and most recently seen stepping into the role of Lord Farquaad in the smash hit musical Shrek,
McKenney is truly one of Australia’s most versatile performing artists.
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Alan Bennett’s The History Boys is a cheeky look into the English education system in the 80s. Eight history students are pursuing an undergraduate place at Oxbridge.
Their headmaster is determined to see them break records and enlists a new teacher to coach the boys into intellectual shape. Seduced though they are by his promises, the boys are concerned that there is more to the pursuit of learning than exams and grades.
Warning: Suitable for mature audiences. Some strong language and sexual themes.
Based on the iconic Oscar-winning 1994 Australian film, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the hilarious adventure of three loud, proud and very different friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the outback to put on the show of a lifetime when political correctness was just a thought bubble. Along the way, they strut, dance, sing, laugh, cry, and learn more about themselves – while singing up a storm to a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Go West, Colour My World, Boogie Wonderland, Shake Your Groove Thing and many more!
The National Theatre Melbourne
20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda