TOURING: PERTH • ADELAIDE • MELBOURNE • SYDNEY • BRISBANE
International superstar, Katy Perry’s PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR will head to Australia next month, kicking off in Perth on Friday 7 November and playing a staggering 23 shows across Australian in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The tour is presented byTelstra Thanks and Dainty Group.
The mammoth “Prismatic” world tour… is the definition of pop perfection and solidifies Perry’s perch as the reigning queen of the genre. Atlanta Journal Constitution
It was clear that during Perry’s sold-out show at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that no one was supposed to do anything but scream, dance with reckless abandon and take in the brightly colored spectacle in front of them. The Washington Post
The Prismatic tour, for all its expense and atom-splitting technology, is above all else fun,smart and crowd-pleasing, and I’ll take that over the self-serious bombast that usually accompanies shows of this scale any day of the week. The Village Voice
The 23 date Prismatic tour is in support of Katy’s smash hit album PRISM which debuted at number one in Australia and has since been certified Triple Platinum. The album has given Katy her biggest ever single in Australia with Roar certified 10 x Platinum and also features the hit Dark Horse which has achieved in excess of 4 x platinum sales. Her latest single This Is How We Do is quickly climbing the airplay and ARIA singles charts and the video has had over 118 million views since its release.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Perth Arena NOVEMBER 7 & 8
Adelaide Entertainment Centre NOVEMBER 11 & 12
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena NOVEMBER 14, 15, 18, 19, DECEMBER 4, 6, 7 & 10
Sydney Allphones Arena NOVEMBER 21, 22, 24, 25, DECEMBER 12 & 13
Brisbane Entertainment Centre NOVEMBER 27, 28, 30, DECEMBER 1 & 15
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Over 500,000 Australians, including more than 160,000 people in Melbourne, have enjoyed the production since it opened on January 2 this year.
Leading the all-star cast in the iconic roles of Danny and Sandy are much loved entertainer Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Bert Newton returns to his radio roots playing the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenneydusts off his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel. Television and stage veteran Val Lehman returns to musical theatre to play Rydell High’s tough school principal Miss Lynch, while Lucy Maunder plays bad girl Rizzo, and Stephen Mahy is Kenickie. The role of heart throb rock star Johnny Casino will be played by John Paul Young.
REGENT THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Dates: Previews from Saturday December 6
Performances: Tues 7.00pm, Wed – Sat 8.00pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $64.90*
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1 300 111 011
STRICTLY BALLROOM, THE MUSICAL JANUARY 2015
Baz Luhrmann’s much-loved hit show STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will open in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre on the 17th January 2015.
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL had its Global Premiere on Saturday 12 Aprilat the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star. This new production is staged by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.
Playing the pivotal roles of ‘Scott Hastings’ and ‘Fran’ is Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos who lead an outstanding Australian cast of 43 including Bob Baines as Les Kendall, Drew Forsythe as Doug Hastings, Natalie Gamsu as Abuela, Robert Grubb as Barry Fife, Fernando Mira as Rico, Heather Mitchell as Shirley Hastings and Mark Owen-Taylor as JJ Silvers.
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. This uplifting and courageous tale originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) back in 1984.
HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Season: Previews from 14 January 2015
Performances: Tue 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $55*
Bookings: Ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
It was announced earlier this year that Australia’s most celebrated cultural event White Night Melbourne will return on Saturday 21 February, 2015 and the call for expressions of interest is now open.
From 7pm on Saturday 21 February through to 7am on Sunday 22 February 2015, Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways will once again host Australia’s edition of this global phenomenon.
Artistic Director Andrew Walsh said “The third iteration of White Night Melbourne will be a celebration of Melbourne’s artistic links to the world. The combined talents of local and international artists will transform our city into a magical experience for all to behold, as we continue to create a ‘night like no other’. White Night Melbourne has quickly become a key event on the Victorian Major Events calendar, as a must do experience and whole city celebration. We are excited to announce the commencement of the expression of interest process, where we encourage all artists, designers, performers, as well as businesses and venues, to submit works and ideas for programming in the 2015 event.
They will be joined by leading Melbourne and International artists, all coming together for just one night of art and culture across the city of Melbourne.”
Melbourne’s cultural institutions – including Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Museum will once again take part in White Night Melbourne with special programmed events planned for 2015.
For further information please visit: www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au
Dainty Group is proud to announce Australian superstars John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John will perform together with the Farnham band and a 60 piece orchestra in a co-headlining tour across Australia in April 2015 on the Two Strong Hearts Tour presented by Telstra Thanks.
John Farnham, a master performer whose classic album “Whispering Jack” is owned by one in four Australians, has a long-held nickname that still says it all: The Voice.
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal is timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe.
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John together with the Farnham band, singers and a 60 piece orchestra promises to be a unique, not-to-be-missed concert event.
Australia’s much-loved legends will perform a set together and solo sets on The Two Strong Hearts Tour to ensure all their hits spanning 5 decades are showcased for fans on this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
JOHN FARNHAM AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN ON STAGE TOGETHER WITH THE FARNHAM BAND AND A 60 PIECE ORCHESTRA
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Margaret River, Sandalford Estate Saturday 4th April http://www.ticketek.com.au/twostronghearts 132 849
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena Wednesday 8th April http://www.ticketek.com.au/twostronghearts 132 849
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Saturday 11th April http://www.ticketek.com.au/twostronghearts 132 849
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Tuesday 14th April http://www.ticketek.com.au/twostronghearts 132 849
Hunter Valley, Tempus Two Winery Saturday 18th April http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/twostronghearts 136 100
Sydney, Qantas Credit Union Arena Sunday 19th April http://www.ticketek.com.au/twostronghearts 132 849
ANYTHING GOES THE MUSICAL, MAY 2015
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM have announced a new production of Cole Porter’s smash-hit musical comedy ANYTHING GOES to tour Australia in 2015. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography during its most recent Broadway revival, Anything Goes is a stunning nautical favourite. Created by the Helpmann Award winning team of director Dean Bryant and choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, this brand new Australian production will dock in Melbourne in May, Brisbane in July and Sydney in September 2015.
Leading the all-star cast is Caroline O’Connor (Chicago) as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney. Playing Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, the wealthy English fiancé of Hope, will be audience favourite Todd McKenney (The Boy From Oz). Wayne Scott Kermond(Singin’ In The Rain) plays Moonface Martin, a second-rate gangster who is “Public Enemy Number 13”. Billy Crocker, the young Wall Street broker in love with Hope is played by Alex Rathgeber (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Claire Lyon (Phantom of the Opera) is Hope Harcourt, an American debutante and the object of Billy’s affection.Carmen Duncan (Another World) is Evangeline Harcourt, Hope’s haughty and overbearing mother, while Debora Krizak plays Erma, Moonface’s girlfriend. The Captain of the S.S. American will be played by Alan Jones (Annie).
PRINCESS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Season: From 31 May, 2015
Performances: Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: From $79.90*
Bookings: Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 111 011