WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

*Monday, June 8th – Story Chunder

https://www.instagram.com/thestorychunder

*Wednesday, June 10th – Big Night In

https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/community/content-hub/together-with-you/videos/big-night-in

*Friday, June 12th – Reservoir Room- Friday Night Live

https://www.reservoirroom.com/

 

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Josh Robson Productions- Live Studio Audience Opportunity

 

Applications for the opportunity to be part of the live but remote studio audience for Lights Up on the Arts: Not Done Yet! close today.

You will have a camera, audio and feed to their show set up in your home, all you have to do is tell them a little bit about who you will be watching with to put you in the running!

If you are interested, please fill in the form below and they will select FOUR households to feature in this production as their live audience.

Applications can be submitted at https://www.facebook.com/joshuarobsonproductions

 

Darlinghurst Theatre Company- Red Carpet Cabaret

Between June 12th- June 28th, Darlinghurst Theatre Company will be rolling out the red carpet for their Red Carpet Cabaret. The evenings will be filled with food, stories and song. You will be served a glass of champagne on arrival, a 3-course fine dining menu expertly prepared by our restaurant, and be entertained by some of Australia’s most exciting Cabaret performers.

Red Carpet Cabaret will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between June 12th -June 28th for 2 hour sessions  at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. Patrons can book a table for $500 which seats 4 guests ($125.00 pp).

 

This week’s performers:

June 12th- Daniel Assetta (West Side Story, Book of Mormon)

June 13thJacqueline Dark (Sound of Music, The Ring Cycle)

 

Further information can be found at https://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/red-carpet-cabaret

 

NEW WORKS

Hope Initiative: Coburg, Melbourne

Hope Initiative’s newest work Coburg, Melbourne is an epic war romance beginning in July 1939, just before Australia is flung into the second World War. James, a socially awkward University scholarship musician fills in for a sick choir accompanist at his father’s Church and meets a confident nursing student Elizabeth, who is destined to marry her stuffed-shirt, Army officer boyfriend.

Through a shared love of music and a growing bond of friendship, the couple navigate through a tumultuous war-torn path to each other. How does the shy, pacifist James end up going to war? What sends the headstrong Elizabeth spiralling out of control? And how do they cope as their small Melbourne community is ripped apart by racial abuse and segregation inflamed by fear and the life-changing effects of war? This is a play about good people forced to cope with tragic circumstances.

Coburg, Melbourne was Composed by Nicholas Gentile with lyrics by  Brittanie Shipway. Writer Michael Bingham wrote the book.

 

A Q & A with Gentile, Shipway and Bingham can be viewed at:

 

CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

Postponed: Bat Out Of Hell 

The Australian Tour of Bat out of Hell has been postponed to 2021.

Based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, the award-winning wild child musical features a powerhouse of hits including “You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth”, “Bat Out Of Hell” and “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”

An epic love story of rebellious youth and passion, this rock spectacular brings to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman in an exhilarating two and a half hour rock event.

Rescheduled dates are available at http://www.batoutofhellmusical.com.au/

 

Here is a video of the UK Cast at West End LIVE in 2018:

 

LIVE STREAMS 

Adelaide Cabaret Festival- Bite Sized and Home Delivered

Cabaret stars from across Australia and around the world will mark Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s 20th anniversary with online celebrations until June 20.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s 2020: Bite-Sized & Home Delivered digital program highlights cabaret favourites sharing pithy posts – stories, snippets and songs recorded in isolation and responding to the classic line from Life Is A Cabaret: “What Good Is Sitting Alone In Your Room?”

Tune in for bite-sized cabaret from 6:00pm on Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/adelaidecabaretfestival). Clips will be posted at 6:00pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until June 20th.

This week’s feature artist is Bert LaBonte (Book of Mormon, Dream Lover).

 

Bert LaBonté

To top off this evening's line up, please give it up for the one and only Bert LaBonté! 🎶Bert graced our stage in 2011 (did you see his show?) and the following year received a Helpmann Award winner for Best Supporting Role in a Musical ('An Officer and a Gentleman'). ✨ Bite-Sized & Home Delivered ✨#AdCabFest#CabaretAtHome🎙️ Vocals – Bert LaBonté🎹 Piano/Keys/MD – Jack Earle🎸 Guitar – Tim Hartwig🎸 Bass/Double Bass- Patrick Schmidli 🥁 Drums – Kieran Rafferty📹 Video Edit – Oliver LaBonté

Posted by Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2020

 

Arts Centre Melbourne- The Big Night In

Arts Centre Melbourne’s The Big Night In has been extended to July, 8th!

Each episode brings chit-chat, songs, laughs, and a grand finale music act with full symphonic sound by the Aussie Pops Orchestra. Plus there are some surprise all-star appearances!

Here is the June 3rd episode featuring David Campbell, Jemma Rix, Rob Mills and Mirusia:

 

VIDEOS

Here are some videos produced by our indigenous brothers and sisters during this period.

 

 

 

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