Luigi Lucente in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents
Jim Morrison: Kaleidoscope
Starring Luigi Lucente
Written & Performed by Luigi Lucente
Musical Arrangements by Luigi Lucente
Direction & Dramaturgy by Nicholas Christo
“I’ve always been fascinated with Morrison’s body of work, a short-lived dramatic fireball of radical ideas and rebellion. However, beyond the bluster of THE DOORS music and his strange poetry, there lurked a melting pot of personalities. It’s those facets of oddity that I thought would be most interesting to explore theatrically, lifting the lid on the mystery and myth that surrounded him. The show, like the title suggests, peer through these keyholes like somewhat of a psychedelic cabaret experience,” explains Lucente.
Inspired by the words, poems and testimonies and life of Jim Morrison and set to the rocking carnival score of THE DOORS, Kaleidoscope features classic renditions of ‘Touch Me’, ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Riders On The Storm’, ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’ ‘People Are Strange’ and ‘Love Her Madly’.
“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then – whoosh, and I’m gone … and they’ll never see anything like it ever again … and they won’t be able to forget me – ever.” – Jim Morrison
While Kaleidoscope will appeal to fans of Jim Morrison and The Doors, much of the music are timeless classics and will be known to audiences of all ages. Lucente takes these iconic rock classics and breathes new life into them, whilst at the same time, providing an insight into who this man really was, what motivated him, what inspired him and what touched him. Kaleidoscope is both entertaining and insightful.
“On one level, Lucente’s Kaleidoscope is a humorous, intense, sometimes uncomfortable and unpredictable experience, yet always entertaining. On another level the narrative covers the group’s rise and fall in snapshot flashbacks. The stream of consciousness format also allows one entry into the mind of a man constantly pushing buttons and boundaries. Taking no prisoners with his show’s high energy execution, Lucente’s Kaleidoscope would have made Morrison very proud.” – Theatre People
For more information please visit www.luigilucente.com.au
This event is proudly part of the 2015 HAYES THEATRE CABARET SEASON.
Dates & Times: Friday 12 June at 6.30pm & Saturday 13 June at 8pm
Tickets: Adult $40, Concession $35
Venue: Hayes Theatre, 19 Green