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NIGHT AT THE BARRACKS NORTH HEAD MANLY

Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier Award-nominated singer, dancer and actress CAROLINE O’CONNOR has just been announced as the newest artist to join the star-studded line-up ready to perform from 24 February to 27 March at Sydney’s newest outdoor music venue, The Barracks, North Head, Manly.

Caroline will perform My Musical Life, a look back through her career as Australia’s leading female triple-threat performer.  The show will take you on a journey through songs from Music Theatre shows in which Caroline has starred in Australia, West End, Paris and on Broadway including Chicago, West Side Story, Anything Goes, and the international hit film Moulin Rouge.

Audiences are already enthusiastically booking for the artistry of Australia’s biggest names in music, theatre, ballet, dance, rock, opera and jazz including Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, David Hobson, Lucy Durack, John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra, Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson, The Tap Pack, Queensland Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Australian Rock Collective. Continue reading NIGHT AT THE BARRACKS NORTH HEAD MANLY

THE TAP PACK

THE TAP PACK hits the mark

Fred Astaire reportedly said:- “Do it big, do it right and do it with style.” He also said: “I just put my feet in the air and move them around.” The guys last night, the Tap Pack, were guilty on both counts.

The dancing was terrific, the banter was, in the main, was very good. And any quips that were a little corny were in the style of the Rat Pack that the show was not a tribute to!

There were slight standout turns from Jesse Rasmussen, Dion Bilios and Thomas J Egan but you got the feeling that any one of the five could have ‘handled’ (“I got this.”) any of the routines. The solo songs from the other two performers also stopped the show.
My only criticism was that the early harmonies could have used drilling or perhaps a little vocal coaching and that the band needed to ‘go for it’ a little more in their number. I also thought the show could have gone longer with perhaps a slightly less abrupt denouement and finale but that’s surely an endorsement of the quality of the entertainment all round.

I was also surprised at the difference in the cast when they finally came out into the foyer. My impression was of a larger group which speaks volumes for their stage presence and filling the space!

Well done. This show deserved a longer run!

THE TAP PACK is only playing for 3 performances, two performances yesterday and a final performance tonight at at 7.30pm at the Parramatta Riverside.

© Allan Chapple

23rd March, 2013

Tags: Sydney Stage Reviews- THE TAP PACK, Sydney Arts Guide, Allan Chapple