Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me – the 1950s rock and roll play about Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips, returns to Victoria for the first time since 2015. After many successful Opera House shows, this 1950s musical feast of classics woven with the story of the Sun Records studio is a great one for all ages. Please see the ticket links below for Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin on Friday March 5th and The Globe Theatre in Winchelsea, Victoria on Saturday March 6th. All aboard the night train to Memphis!
The Youthful adventures (Parts 1 to 3) will be performed by American actor, Zach Wegner, as part of the Marsh International Solo Festival from San Francisco. This year it’s a Zoom event. The show will be on Friday October 9th at 6.30pm (local time) and 12.30pm Saturday 10th October (Melbourne time). More information at the link below.
NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) has joined David Spicer Productions in a worldwide licensing agreement for the production. The play will now be available for all professional and amateur groups. More details shortly.
In this dark year for theatre, am hoping The Truth is Longer Than a Lie can have its two week season at The Burrow in Fitzroy, Melbourne in August. September is planned to be busy with a regional tour of NEWK (The John Newcombe Story), Sons of Sun playing Melbourne for the first time since 2015 and some Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little Show also appearing around this time. In the meantime, new plays are being made. The work continues.
Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little Show plays for four shows downstairs at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne from Monday January 27th until Saturday February 1st as part of the Midsumma Festival.
Tickets can be booked at the following link:
Type Faster Productions have secured a number of bookings for the plays in 2020.
Sons of Sun will return to Melbourne for the first time since 2015 and play the Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale on Friday September 25th, 2020 with more dates to follow. Please follow the link below further information.
Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little Show is now being booked by Australian Entertainment Services. Show enquiries can be directed to Steve Terry – 03 94817100 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The last show for ‘Jeanne’ this year is Craigieburn Sporting Club on Monday September 30th at 11am. A number of dates are booked for 2020 starting with the Midsumma Festival at The Butterfly Club from January 27th onwards.
Newk (The John Newcombe Story) resumes for the new year at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday February 14th. Tickets available soon.
Please see the home page headings for information on other shows.
I will reading some monologues of recent, and not so recent work, on Friday August 16th at Long Play (318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy). The night features Melbourne/Berlin electronic artist DYKO and the electric solo guitar of Cam Butler (Ron S Peno and The Superstitions. Tickets are $10 on the door. Doors open at 8pm and the night will finish around 10pm.
Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little show returns to the bayside suburbs for a special event on Saturday April 14th at the Mentone RSL. Special guest on the night is Issi Dye who will be singing classics for dancing after the Jeanne show. Tickets are on the door on the night. Bookings recommended.
The Sunday Age – Yan Zhuang’s article about NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) opening Monday Jan 14 at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie plays at Dandenong Hospital, Seminar Room 1 at 12.30pm on Tuesday Oct 2 and the Frankston arts Centre on Wed Oct 3 at 1pm. Above is some video footage from the Mildura Arts Centre last week.