This in from Supa:
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is a 1978 concept album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of the H. G. Wells classic novel of the same name.
The two-disc album remains a bestseller having sold millions of records around the world and is the 10th best-selling album of all time in Australia with sales of over 700,000 units and achieving 10 times Platinum status.
The album was derived from the seminal science fiction novel published by H.G. Wells in 1898. Infamously, Orson Welles radio broadcast of 1938 based on the same story sparked mass panic in the US over the apparent Martian invasion of New Jersey.
This heavily-stylised, progressive rock stage show delivers a live performance of the enormously cult-popular record. The show is performed by a large on stage orchestra and rock band with live vocalists all supported by spectacular multimedia.
The War of the Worlds is narrated by a journalist who lived through a late 1890’s imagined invasion of earth by the inhabitants of Mars, and includes all the much loved songs such as Thunderchild, Spirit of Man, Brave New World and the world-wide multi-million selling single for Justin Hayward, Forever Autumn.
The show will be presented with a 27-piece on-stage rock band and orchestra and a six meter wide screen with high definition multimedia from the original UK touring show.
Supa Productions promises to deliver the biggest musical theatre spectacular on stage in Canberra for many years.
The show’s going on at the ANU Arts centre.
We’ve got a double pass to give away to the first RiotACT paid subscriber to send me a message through the contact form. Available dates are:
- Fri 12
And here’s a taste to get you started.