Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival Presents
Some Enchanted Evening:
The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Some Great Songs, Some Great Artists, Some Enchanted Evening!
The inaugural Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival 6-28 January is proud to present the Australian professional premiere of Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein as its flagship festival production at the Athenaeum Theatre. This stunning collection of classic compositions features a star-studded cast of performers and a glorious parade of hits.
More so than any other musical works written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become a fixture in pop culture and remain timeless for legions of musical theatre enthusiasts. The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I are just some of the cultural classics that have left their imprint on generations of music, film and stage fans.
Starring a cast of Australia’s most accomplished singers including soprano Antoinette Halloran (Madama Butterfly and Tosca throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia), mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Dark (recently Mother Abbess in the national tour of The Sound of Music and Fricka in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle), mezzo-soprano Dimity Shepherd (three-time Greenroom Award winner, known for her Carmen and Cherubino and avant-garde opera roles), tenor Jason Wasley (Old Deuteronomy in the 2015/2016 Australasian tour of CATS) and baritone Andrew Jones (over 500 leading performances for Opera Australia).
The Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival will be presented at the Athenaeum Theatre in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The Athenaeum is one of the city’s most iconic venues and is one of the oldest public institutions in Victoria founded in 1839. The Festival features a classic line-up of well-loved family musicals, timeless adult productions and new Australian shows.
For more information visit melbournemusicaltheatrefestival.com.
VENUE: The Athenaeum, 188 Collins St., Melbourne / Ph: (03) 9650 1500
DATES: Friday 6 to Saturday 28 January 2017
TIMES: 1.30pm Matinee Saturday & Wednesday / 7.30pm Evening Monday – Saturday