GLEN STREET THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASON
Glen Street Theatre today announced an impressive line up of entertainment coming to the Belrose stage in 2015. The newly renovated theatre promises something for everyone with a diverse programme of drama, music, satire and comedy.
Company Director Margot Woodward is thrilled to bring an eclectic mix of programming to the new and improved theatre. “The Glen Street team has assembled an exciting line up of productions for 2015 and we look forward sharing these with everyone in our new theatre with its stunning new contemporary foyer and forecourt.”
2015 THEATRE PROGRAM
Absent Friends transforms the humble tea party into a romping comedy through Alan Ayckbourn’s notoriously dark-humoured lens. Diana and Paul invite a few friends over to comfort Colin, an old friend who is recently bereaved. During the impossibly funny madness and havoc that ensues, Ayckbourn places a magnifying glass over the trials and tribulations of married life.
Written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Mark Kilmurry and starring Darren Gilshenan, Jessica Sullivan, Richard Sydenham and Queenie van de Zandt
28 January – 1 February
THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES
The Fabulous Singlettes are a playful, post-modern musical trio celebrating some of the greatest hits of the 60's and 70's. In this cabaret show, they recreate that glorious era when most of America’s female performers were staggering under the weight of extraordinary hair-dos and lashings of mascara.
Starring Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton & Diane Dixon
3 – 8 March
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MIRIAM
In this World Premiere Australian tour, Glen Street favourite Miriam Margolyes brings some of literature’s best known characters to the stage. Lady Bracknell, Mrs Malaprop, Jane Austen’s Lady Catherine de Burgh, and Mrs Corney and Mr Bumble from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist are amongst the unforgettable figures brought vividly to life.
Devised by Peter J Adams
14 – 19 April
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
A story of love, heartache, hope and loss, “The Doll” remains one of the theatrical canon’s most moving explorations of the fading of youth and dreams. Crackling with earthy humour, this iconic Australian drama evokes the sense of possibility and simple optimism in post-World War II Australia.
Written by Ray Lawler, directed by Geordie Brookman and starring Chris Pitman
19- 24 May
FOUR SEASONS IN ONE NIGHT
Handpicked to star in Jersey Boys by Frankie Valli himself, Bobby Fox returns to the stage to share a unique, first hand insight into the world of this legendary man and band. Sing along to favourites including "Oh What a Night," "Sherry," "Walk like a Man," "Grease," "Can’t Take My Eyes off You" and many more.
2 – 7 June
TAIKOZ IN CONCERT
World-renowned taiko ensemble TaikOz return with their trademark high intensity taiko drumming, mellifluous shakuhachi flute melodies and super dynamic, dramatic dance and movement.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Miami's four favourite Golden Girls – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche – reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show.
Conceived and written by Thomas Duncan-Watt and Jonathan Worsley
1 – 6 September
THE WHARF REVUE 2015
In 2015, The Wharf Revue turns 15. Everyone is getting too old to care about birthdays, but they do care about satire. So, once more unto the political breach step Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott with their signature style of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem.
7 – 17 October
2015 MUSIC AT THE GLEN PROGRAM
SIMPLE DREAMS: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT
Long regarded as one of Australia finest talents, Angela Ayers has had a longing to stage a tribute to an artist she's always admired, Linda Ronstadt. She weaves her way through Linda’s famous songs linking humorous stories with hits such as "Silver Threads" and "Golden Needles," "A Different Drum" and "Blue Bayou." Be entertained by some of Sydney’s finest musicians as Angela and her band, The Stoned Brumbies, pay an unforgettable tribute.
Tuesday 10 February @ 11am
EVERYBODY LOVES LUCY
Lucille Ball won hearts as TV’s biggest star in I Love Lucy – the most popular sitcom in American history. Wacky, fearless, and totally endearing, she broke the mould for how women could behave on TV. Lucy was joined every step of the way by her real-life and on-screen husband Desi Arnaz. While her own marriage fell by the wayside, she was credited with saving the marriages of millions of Americans. Brimming with Lucy’s irrepressible spirit, acclaimed Australian theatre star Elise McCann (Mamma Mia, South Pacific) presents a tribute to a true trail-blazer with Nigel Ubrihien.
Tuesday 10 March @ 11am
VOV DYLAN “Q” PLUS STRING QUINTET
Known as Australia’s André Rieu, renowned violinist Vov Dylan brings together some of the finest string musicians he has collaborated with to perform a collection of beloved, popular classical music from Europe. These talented musicians have performed countless sold-out shows and were involved in the recording of the live album "Q," which is regularly played on radio stations across the globe.
Tuesday 7 April @ 11am
Join The Beggars as they present a cabaret tribute to the great vocal groups and enjoy hits from Peter Paul and Mary, The Mamas and the Papas, The Seekers, The Weavers, The Bee Gees, The Chordettes, The Mariners and more.
Tuesday 12 May @ 11am
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER
Janet Seidel returns to celebrate Johnny Mercer, the famous songwriter and founder of Capitol Records. His rich selection of songs never fails to impress, such as "Moon River," "Dream," "Tangerine," "The Summer Wind," "Skylark," "Lazybones," "Blues in the Night" and more. Along with the masterful jazz guitar of Chuck Morgan and vibrant double bass of David Seidel, Janet's vocal and piano is centre stage. Following sell-out seasons in Melbourne, Canberra and Glasgow, you’ll want to book your tickets early.
Tuesday 14 July @ 11am
ROCKET MAN: SONGS AND STORIES OF ELTON JOHN
Rocket Man is a uniquely entertaining tribute to Sir Elton John. The concert spans Elton’s first hit song to his music for The Lion King and features the intriguing and often hilarious stories behind his songs.
ByBrenton Edgecombe & Jacqui Edgecombe
Tuesday 18 August @11am
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Following a sell-out concert in 2013, Danielle Everett returns by popular demand. She’s performed at The Sydney Entertainment Centre, The Lord Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight in Brisbane, the Closing Ceremony of the Manchester Commonwealth Games, Taronga Zoo Series Concerts and Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast alongside Hugh Jackman.
Her theatrical credits include playing the lead role in Phantom of the Opera, the role of Zelda Zanders in Singing in the Rain and performing the lead in Hair the Musical.
Tuesday 8 September @ 11am
SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS
THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE SERIES: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a special concert featuring international violinist Vov Dylan and his Quartet as they perform a collection of romantic movie melodies followed by a screening of one of the most celebrated romantic films of all time, Sleepless in Seattle starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
Sunday 15 February @ 3pm
THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE SERIES: MARY POPPINS
Enjoy a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious afternoon with the family. Kids of all ages will be thoroughly entertained as Vov Dylan and his Quartet play the magic music of years gone by, followed by a special screening of Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Sunday 28 June @ 3pm
THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF SCOTT JOPLIN
For fifteen years, Scott Joplin composed music unlike any ever written. The piano playing public clamoured for his music, newspapers and magazines proclaimed his genius and musicians examined his scores with open admiration. Hear his story as narrated by the character of John Stark, the music publisher who published Joplin’s first song "Maple Leaf Rag" in 1899 and strongly supported him during his all too short career.
Starring Craig Mitten and his Ragtime Ensemble with Stephen Grant
Friday 24 July @ 8pm and Saturday 25 July @ 2pm
If Shakespeare were alive today, commercial genius that he was, he’d be writing blockbuster musicals – which is exactly what Broadway Bard has him do. Each famous soliloquy is topped by the Broadway showstopper he would love to have written.
By Melvyn Morrow and starring Julian Kuo
Friday 28 August @ 8pm and Saturday 29 August @ 2pm
THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE SERIES: HIGH SOCIETY
Enjoy music by Vov Dylan and his Quartet with special guest Derek Metzger followed by a special screening of a jewel in classic Hollywood films, High Society starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly.
Sunday 18 October @ 3pm
‘TIL THE BLACK LADY SINGS
Renowned soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham AO shares her unique story of the journey to discover her belonging. Building on her acclaimed works, White Baptist Abba Fan and Pecan Summer, ‘Til the Black Lady Sings is storytelling at its most intimate and personal. With music by Catalani, Cilea, Dvořák, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Cheetham and accompanied by pianist Toni Lalich, this is one special music event you won’t want to miss.
Saturday 31 October @ 7.30pm
THE DIVINE MISS BETTE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Critically acclaimed performer Catherine Alcorn returns to Glen Street for two hilarious nights only as The Divine Miss Bette. Guaranteed to warm the coldest of Christmas nuts, Catherine and her band The Merry-Ments promise to jingle your bells and tickle your turkey as they perform all of the divas greatest hits and your favourite carols.
Created by Peter Cox.
Tuesday 8 December @ 6.30pm
Wednesday 9 December @ 11am
Venue: Glen Street Theatre, corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose
2015 Theatre Prices: single tickets $31 – $71, on sale 1 December 2014.
The Importance of Being Miriam $95 – $49, single tickets on sale now
2015 Music at the Glen Prices: single tickets $25 – $23. Special Music Events $49 – $20.
Transaction fees may apply.
Bookings: www.glenstreet.com.au| [email protected] or 9975 1455