Lucy Maunder Kicks Off Morning Melodies Season 2 at the Maj, July 25
The second season of Morning Melodies on the main stage of His Majesty's Theatre begins next month on Wednesday 25 July and features music theatre star Lucy Maunder, who recently appeared as Lara in Dr Zhivago opposite Anthony Warlow. Come to the Honky Tonk Palace of broken dreams and melodic memories as Lucy sings a selection of the Irving Berlin songbook.
Thrill to the rhythms and beauty of Danza Viva's Spanish Fiesta on Wednesday 3 October with heart stopping flamenco and Spanish classic dances.
Then to finish the year on Wednesday 12 December, meet brother and sister, Tod Johnston and Trudy Dunn, as they pay tribute to their parents - national theatrical treasures Jill Perryman and KEvan Johnston.
The best way to enjoy all three shows is to purchase a season ticket for $60*. Single shows are $26* and includes morning tea in the foyer after the performance. Seating is reserved. (*Prices include booking fees. Transaction fees may apply).
All performances commence at 10.30am and are approximately one hour in length. Bookings can be made through BOCS Ticketing on 9484 1133, in person at BOCS outlets or online at www.bocsticketing.com.au Groups Bookings are welcome 9321 6831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irving Berlin – SONGS IN THE KEY OF BLACK
Wednesday 25 JULY, 10.30am
FEATURING Lucy Maunder
WRITTEN BY NICHOLAS CHRISTO
DIRECTED BY NEIL GOODING
The shadowy alleys and darkest dive saloons of Old New York City are born again by the ultimate lady of the night Lucy Maunder (The Threepenny Opera, Doctor Zhivago, A Little Night Music) and The Bowery Bandsmen as they defiantly unplug and reboot the decadence and danger of last century's greatest songwriter... Irving Berlin.
Come to a Honky Tonk Palace of broken dreams and melodic memories of Blue Skies, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Cheek To Cheek, Putting on the Ritz, What'll I Do?, How Deep Is The Ocean? and I Love a Piano.
Wednesday 3 OCTOBER, 10.30am
FEATURING DANZA VIVA SPANISH DANCE COMPANY
DIRECTED BY DEANNA BLACHER
Thrill to the staccato beat of flamenco heels, the seductive swish of skirts and the chatter of castanets as Deanna Blacher's Danza Viva presents choreographies to inflame the imagination and set the pulse racing.
Included are exciting and colourful choreographies to the music of Rimsky - Korsakov's much loved Capriccio Espagnol and the first movement of Rodrigo's delightful Concierto de Aranjuez - and much more to thrill the aficionados of Spanish dance.
VIEW FROM THE WINGS
Wednesday 12 DECEMBER, 10.30am
FEATURING TOD JOHNSTON AND TRUDY DUNN
Having spent much of their childhood watching from the wings while their parents, Jill Perryman and KEvan Johnston, performed on many of Australia's iconic theatrical stages, Tod Johnston and Trudy Dunn share with you their unique view of their parents' lives as one of Australia's most long-lived and loving theatrical couples.
Through songs closely associated with their parents' years as performers Tod and Trudy take you on this sentimental, often funny journey to give you a glimpse of their unusual childhood.