Jetty Theatre Update

With a plethora of entertainment this August, the biggest challenge is going to be deciding whether your mood aligns with the naughty, nudie Naked Magicians (7 August), the dare devil, thrill seeking Gutsy girls (13 August) or an orchestral mash-up of traditional and contemporary art forms; music, dance and clowning with Carnival of the Animals (27 & 28 August).

Sometimes too much choice can be stifling, so here are our top picks to make life that little bit easier…

Classical Piano: For lovers of classical music, Roman Rudnytsky, internationally-renowned concert pianist returns to Australia and will perform a magical repertoire of pieces designed to relax, engage and enthral the audience. He has played throughout the country, from the Sydney Opera House to many country and outback towns and is now bringing his special show to the Jetty Theatre. When: 7th August.

Flamenco Experience: For something a little more upbeat, acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia, led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright, present a spectacular show encompassing contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco  tradition. Bandaluzia are highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. When: 12th August.

The Sapphires: Already selling like hot cakes, The Sapphires are back by popular demand after a sell-out performance at the Jetty Theatre back in 2019. This funny, heart-warming tale, inspired by the life of writer Tony Briggs’ mother, is one of Australia’s best-loved stories, winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. It tells of the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval, taking place in Australia in the late 60’s. When: 20th August.

The Sentimental Bloke: And for something a little different yet equally charming, check out The Sentimental Bloke, a 1919 Australian silent film based on C. J. Dennis’s tales of working-class life and love in the backstreets of Melbourne. The film has been digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and will be accompanied by a live piano score from composer and pianist Ian Munro using Australian songs from the period of the film. Ying Ho will accompany on piano. When: 21st August.

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