In 1964, legendary entertainer Judy Garland came to Australia and experienced the triumph and tragedy that epitomised her life.
In Sydney, Garland was in full flight, her performances thrilling the 10,000-strong capacity crowds. The critics raved. In Melbourne, her Festival Hall event was a disaster. Alcohol, fatigue and a lifetime of personal problems had taken a heavy toll. She arrived 70 minutes late, and could not win over her restless audience.
In Judy Australia 1964, operatic contralto Liane Keegan becomes the iconic star, and takes us on a journey that recreates one of the most controversial episodes in Australian entertainment history. Backed by a seven-piece showband, Keegan is spellbinding as she performs many of the most loved of Garland’s songs, written by some of the great composers of the 20th century.
Written by Bill Farr
as Judy Garland
as Harry M Miller
Director: Lauren McKenna
Musical Director: Phillipa Edwards
& the Skunkworks Show Band
Two shows only 9th & 10th July - book now
That's a wrap on the inaugural Alpine Brass Festival in glorious Bright, Victoria! Five bands over five hours, soloists, home cooking, local beers and ciders, late-night chats and all things community. We had a blast!
Thank you so much to Michael, Athalie, Nathan, Fenella, Jeremy and the Bright Chalet staff for your amazing hospitality.
Thank you to the bands, The City of Greater Dandenong, Creswick (Katrina Bird) Hyde Street, Glenferrie and Wodonga (Fenella O'Sullivan)
Thank you to the support people from all of the bands that make these things work. Thank you to the parents of the Youth band kids who organised their cohort at another venue. We are really pleased we could have the kids there and are hoping this will increase dramatically next year.
Looking forward to next year. Bigger and better.
And now, on to the next project!
Off to bed.....
Jamie, Colin and Phillipa