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The Voice Behind The Stars

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When: Wednesday 23rd January & Thursday 24th January
Where:
Seymour Centre, cnr. City Road & Cleveland Street
Time: 2pm & 7pm

Cost: Adult $40, Concession $35

Old Hollywood’s biggest secret will be exposed in the acclaimed cabaret, The Voice Behind the Stars, hitting Australian shores following a sell-out run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Voice Behind the Stars tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon, and reveals the truth behind some of the world’s most loved movie musicals. The best film diva the world (almost) never saw, Nixon dubbed for over 50 Hollywood films as the singing voice for the biggest movie stars of the time including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood. Nixon was forbidden from telling anyone what films she sang on and for whom. She lived her life in the shadows before an interview with Oscar-winning actress, Deborah Kerr (The King and I), led to her story being uncovered. The Voice Behind the Stars will feature much-loved songs from West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King and I and many more, performed by Australian actress and singer Eliza Jackson as Nixon.

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Article by Amy.

Herringbone

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When: Friday 18th January - Saturday 2nd February
Where:
Kings Cross Theatre (KXT), Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, Kings Cross
Time:
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2pm; Sundays at 5pm
Cost:
Full $49 | Previews $30 | $20 for Under 30s (Thursday events)

‘Herringbone’, the darkly comic vaudevillian ghost story told by 11 larger than life characters, will take to the Kings Cross Theatre stage for a limited season from January 18th to February 2nd 2019. Award-winning director, performer and Artistic Director of Squabbalogic, Jay James-Moody, will assume the title role of Herringbone and the ten characters that live inside him. James-Moody was recently lauded for his role in Hayes Theatre Co’s ‘She Loves Me’ and was a member of the original Australian company of ‘The Book of Mormon’. Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, eight-year-old George is taken under the wing of a vaudeville veteran, Chicken, in the hopes of George making it big in Hollywood. However, things go awry when the malevolent spirit of Lou, Chicken’s former partner, hijacks George’s body to exact his revenge and stage a comeback. ‘Herringbone’ marks the highly-anticipated return of Squabbalogic from a nearly two-year hiatus. Squabbalogic aims to present an eclectic range of local premieres of the best new musicals and reinterpretations from the cannon of outstanding musical theatre.

Official website
Article by Amy.

Cricket: The Musical

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When: Monday 4th February - Monday 25th February
Where:
The Bridge Hotel

The man behind the cult hit comedy show ​Rugby League The Musical,​ turns his satirical spin on Australia’s summer obsession in his brand new show: ​Cricket - The Musical! Produced and performed by Australia’s hardest working Musical Sports Satirist, Denis Carnahan, ​Cricket - The Musical​ investigates the game’s history, treachery, villainy, facial hair, and illegal abrasives. His songs about Stuart Broad’s sportsmanship, MCC selection policies, and Mitchell Johnson’s moustache have had over a million hits on YouTube. Now he’s bringing them to life on stage, along with songs, sketches and caricatures celebrating the many controversies of this summer’s matches. Cricket - The Musical’s​ maiden season starts at The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, every Monday in February 2019.

More info & ticket purchasing
Article by Ticketek.

The Moors

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When: Thursday 7th February - Friday 1st March
Where:
Seymour Centre, cnr. City Road & Cleveland Street
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $30-$50

As part of the 2019 Mardi Gras Festival, Seymour Centre will present the Sydney premiere of Jen Silverman's dark comedy The Moors with award-winning director Kate Gaul at the helm. After being lured by mysterious letters, seemingly naïve Emilie takes the position as governess in a household on the forbidding moors. Upon arriving, she discovers the stern and domineering Agatha along with her needy and flighty sister Hudley, a dog, and a glowering maid who isn’t always who or what she seems. The arrival of the governess sets this odd assembly on a strange and increasingly bizarre path. Inspired by the lives and works of the beloved but little understood Brönte sisters, The Moors is a cleverly-crafted, black comedy about love, desperation, the way women are seen and the space they occupy with relevancy to our current cultural climate. From the company who thrilled Seymour audiences in 2017 with The Trouble with Harry comes a play of subversive edginess toppling the male-oppressed milieus of the Brontës and taking strong, passionate female characters to new heights.

Phone: 9351 7940
More info & ticket purchasing
Article by Kabuku.

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