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