4 August 2010

Philo presents The Boy From Oz

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Canberra Philharmonic Society in association with Erindale Theatre presents the musical Boy From Oz from 13th Aug to 4th Sept 2010.

For the first time in Canberra – The Boy from Oz! With original music by Peter Allen, this show is sure to excite audiences and leave everyone wanting to go to Rio!

The Boy From Oz tells the dazzling, funny and heart-breaking story of the great entertainer Peter Allen, portrayed brilliantly by the talented Jarrad West. From Peter’s humble beginnings growing up in the Australian outback through a meteoric rise to fame as an international star who would go on to sell out week-long engagements at Radio City Music Hall. Singing in country pubs from age 11, Peter Allen survived family tragedy to become a local TV star at age 16. Discovered by Judy Garland (Janie Lawson), he married her daughter Liza Minnelli (Annemaree McLeod) and went on to become a beloved performer and an Oscar-winning songwriter.

Boasting a talented group of local performers on stage, director Carissa Campbell, musical director Craig Johnson and choreographer Michelle Heine bring the funny, exciting and poignant music of Peter Allen to life on stage.


Peter Allen – Jarrad West
Liza Minelli – Annemaree McLeod
Judy Garland – Janie Lawson
Greg Connell – Jeff Van de Zandt
Young Peter – Cameron Taylor and Ben Burgess
Marion Woolnough – Bronwyn Sullivan

The Boy From Oz features such well-known songs as ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘Best that You Can Do’, ‘She Loves to Hear The Music’ and the toe tapping, maraca shaking ‘I Go to Rio’.

Prices: – Adults – $45, Philo members – $38, concession/pension/age card – $35, family and groups booking discounts available.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.philo.org.au/ticketing or over the phone on 6257 1950.

Performed at the Erindale Theatre, McBryde Cres, Wanniassa.

Performance Dates:
8pm – Fri 13, Sat 14 August
8pm – Thurs 19, Fri 20, Sat 21 August
8pm – Wed 25, Thurs 26, Fri 27, Sat 28 August
8pm – Wed 1, Thurs 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 September
2pm – Sat 21 August, Sat 28 August, Sat 4 September

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I have been reliably informed that this production rocks so I am looking forward to seeing it. We are so blessed that Philo puts on amazing productions like this for the Canberra public!

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