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THE CAST OF LES MISÉRABLES TEAM UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

The stars of the Australian production of Les Misérables will reunite at the Seymour Centre to present EPIPHANIES, a charity concert supporting research into mental illness, on 27th October.

Rob McDougall, Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Award winner) and Daniel Belle (The Ten Tenors) are set to delight musical theatre lovers in a three-hour, world class concert, backed by a stunning 18-piece orchestra.

Together they will perform a dazzling array of pieces from the world’s most loved musicals including Funny Girl, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Secret Garden, Anastasia, Chess and Les Misérables.

EPIPHANIES will also feature performances with some of McDougall, Greenland and Belle’s former Les Misérables co-stars including Patrice Topoki (Wicked), Naomi Livingston (Wicked) and Trevor Ashley (The Bodybag).

EPIPHANIES aims to raise funds for research into mental health. Money raised from this concert will go towards Australian Rotary Health’s research grant program, to a study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of treatments for young sufferers of mental illness. EPIPHANIES was previously performed in Tamworth to two sold out houses, which raised $20,000 for mental health research grants.

EPIPHANIES will play two performances at the Seymour Centre on Saturday, 27th October at 2pm and 7:30pm

LES MIS RETURNING TO THE CAPITOL

One More Day.
Inset- One Day More. Featured- Barricade. Pics by Matt Murphy

The acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015.

This much-loved blockbuster musical is indisputably one of the most popular musicals of all time and has been seen by more than 65 million people and received more than 100 major awards.

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A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER

(left to right) Brett Weymark, Julia Lea Goodwin and Kerrie Anne Greenland
Brett Weymark, Julia Lea Goodwin, and Kerrie Anne Greenland in the rehearsal room.

Audiences get a real kick out of the Sydney Philharmonia when the Company extends out of its classical repertoire and takes on some of the greats of popular music, such as was their current production, A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER.

Porter was one of the great songwriters of the Twentieth Century, up there with Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon, and Lennon and McCartney. He was also an interesting, complex character. This came out in Irvin Winkler’s impressive 1004 bio-pic, DE-LOVELY, with Kevin Kline playing the great, party going composer. Well worth a look.

Back to the show…The Sydney Philharmonia Festival Orchestra, conducted by Brett Weymark was in fine form, and was backed on both sides, and from behind, by the hundreds strong singers from the Philharmonia’s always impressive choir.

Rob Mallet, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Caleb Vines and Julia Lea Goodwin, recent graduates from established schools, either WAAPA or the Con, were in sparkling and playful form, as the concert’s four soloists.

All the favourite songs from Porter’s large songbook were performed including I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, BEGIN THE BEGUINE, NIGHT AND DAY, BLOW GABRIEL BLOW, ANYTHING GOES,

This was a swell night of Cole Porter standards. A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER played the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House on Thursday September 19 and Saturday September 21, 2013.