*Monday, June 29th- Story Chunder
*Wednesday, July 1st- Big Night In
*Friday, July 3rd- Reservoir Room- Friday Night Live
*Saturday, July 4th- Elenoa Rokobaro Live in Concert
The Theatre People team were saddened this week to hear of musical theatre performer Michael Falzon . Falzon who starred in shows such as Pirates of Penzance and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat early in his career was cast in the 2003 Australian production of We Will Rock You as Galileo Figaro. Later roles included Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rock of Ages and most recently Magaldi in Evita and Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd.
We send love to his wife Jane, his family, friends and theatre fans.
The Muf- TEE Show
New Zealand born adopted Aussie, Hayden Tee (Les Miserables, Matilda) is looking for donors to make his cabaret show dreams come true. Tee has returned to NZ to weather the Covid 19 pandemic and to make himself at home (and make good use of his time) he created a Musical variety talk show. The Casual Cabaret, Campy songs, an agony aunt section called TEEmail, a game show called TEEzers will help bring joy back into isolated lives.
The Muf-TEE show is a satirical and self aware parody of a late night talk show/musical variety show. What Ru Paul’s Drag Race is to reality television such as America’s Next Top Mode, the Muf- TEE show is to the entire talk show/musical variety show genre.
Information on how to donate can be found at https://boosted.org.nz/projects/the-muf-tee-show
Postponement– Come From Away
Due to the ongoing COVID- 19 situation and in line with recent and current Federal and State Government restrictions and orders, producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are unable to proceed with the upcoming Sydney season of Come From Away at the State Theatre.
The team behind Come From Away look forward to presenting the show as intended when they are able to do so.
A full statement can be accessed at https://comefromaway.com.au/statement/
For now, please enjoy this performance of ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ from the Australian Cast:
Hope Initiative– The Water Code
Written by performer and composer Vicki Larnach, The Water Code tells the story of Vikka Day, a young woman on a writing retreat. As Vikka tries to meet a deadline for her second book, She has no idea what she’ll write, but does know how she’ll find inspiration. She visualises an alternate self who’s already written the story, this other self helps her write a sweeping saga about a family of early colonists in Australia and the indigenous people whose land they live on.
Set to a visionary musical soundscape The Water Code aims to transport you to the story teller’s alternate world. Through the music I tried to capture the awe and beauty of nature, the magic of the supernatural and the uneasiness of treachery.
Performed by Rowan Witt (The Book of Mormon, She Loves Me) as Dale/ Daniel, Sarah Wadsley (A Chorus Line, Cats) as Vikka/ Lalla, Brittanie Shipway (Big Fish, Ordinary Days) as Tilly/Gladdy,
Lincoln Elliott (3 Weeks in Spring, Ordinary Days) as Sunny/ Jiemba, Jenni Little (School of Rock, Kinky Boots) as Prudence/Greta, Adele Parkinson (Les Miserables, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) as Irene/various, David Whitney (West Side Story, My Fair Lady) as Edgar/Thomas, Nat Jobe (Shrek, Aladdin) as Miles/Yarran and Cameron Daddo (The Sound of Music) as Edgar/ Thomas.
The highlights of The Water Code can be viewed at:
A Q &A with Vicki Larnach is also available to watch:
America’s Got Talent- Annie Jones
Congratulations to young star, Annie Jones (School of Rock, The Sound of Music) who recently performed on America’s Got Talent. We are very proud of our up and coming performers.
CATS in Quarantine
Quarantine hasn’t stopped jellicle cats from around the world coming out to play as performers from productions around the globe have recorded a tribute to original choreographer, the late Dame Gillian Lynne.