14 Febuary - 17 March 2001
Conceived by George Torbay. Written by George Torbay & Cameron Sharp. Director/Music Director - George Torbay. Choreographer - Jane Miskovic.
Over the past three years, the new theatre has jived, boot-scooted, renovated, shopped and cavorted with Gods to show that the gay and lesbian lifestyle can be a really funny business. For the 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival the new theatre presents a cabaret focusing on the works of celebrated gay composers and lyricists. From Coward to Sondheim via Porter and Bernstein, hear fabulous new arrangements of songs that celebrate the artists' wit, artistic audacity and wisdom while at the same time providing valuable insight into the human condition.
An ensemble of eight extraordinary singers will provide glimpses into the individual lives of the composers, with historical accounts of the social and political pressures which closeted so many people in the broader community.
Director and Musical Director, George Torbay, conducted and recorded the National Anthem for the Closing Ceremony of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as well as co-arranging music for the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Paralympics. He has directed and performed in many musicals both in Australia and the United States.
Cameron Sharp won the 1995 Outrage Short Story Competition and his short stories and articles have been widely published. A versatile performer, Cameron has, to list a few achievments, busked in Europe, worked for Greenpeace in the UK, sung in the Stockholm Gay Men's Chorus, co-ordinated Outreach Services for People Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Illawarra region and appeared many times on stage for the new theatre.
Cast: Greg Balcombe, Kate Early, Brooke Edwards, Stephen Halstead, Deborah Hanley, Shuan Rennie, Joy Sweeney, Michael Withall
Performances: Wednesday - Saturday 8:00pm Sunday 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $27.00 Full Price $22.00 Mardi Gras Members $17.00 Concession
Bookings: MCA Ticketing (+612) 9873.3575