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THE BOY FROM OZ

3 June @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Written By: By Arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen. Book by Nick Enright Original Production by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox

Creative Team: DIRECTOR: Selena Britz
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Jane Feast
CHOREOGRAPHER: Carmel Vistoli


The Boy From Oz is the most successful Australian musical ever and the first to make it to Broadway. It is a musical biography/tribute to the late great Peter Allen. Peter Allen was born in the outback Australian town of Tenterfield in 1944. He made his entertainment debut at the age of 5 impersonating Al Jolson. As a teenager he became a pop star and then toured Asia. There he met Judy Garland who took him to London where he met and become engaged to her daughter Liza Minnelli. In the US Peter enjoyed the highs of success by winning an Oscar, selling out performances in Radio City Music Hall, and receiving adulation when he returned to Australia. There were also plenty of lows … breaking up with his wife, staging a Broadway flop, the death of his partner and his own battle with illness. Peter Allen had an extraordinary life which producer Ben Gannon realized had the potential to become a magnificent musical and with Robert Fox they turned it into the smash hit it became.

The Boy From Oz is a class above all other ‘jukebox’ musicals. The late Nick Enright skillfully weaved his plot around the life and complexities of Peter Allen. The songs and lyrics sit easily with the rhythm of the piece and with the characters as they enter and re-enter his life, be they dead or alive. It leaps, as does Peter himself, from past to present and back to past all within the familiar context of one of his energy-packed concerts.

Details

Date:
3 June
Time:
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Organiser

The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc.
Phone
0407 457 821
Email
themetsa@gmail.com
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Genre
Musical

Venue

Maylands Church of Christ Hall
157 Portrush Rd
Maylands, SA 5069 Australia
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