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Supa Productions bringing The War of The Worlds [Ticket giveaway!]

By johnboy - 5 October 2012 10

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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.

You can see more information about the show and its history at:
http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com
http://www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk/music_mars.htm

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
    Sat 13
    Wed 17
    Thu 18
    Fri 19
    Sat 20

And here’s a taste to get you started.

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10 Responses to
Supa Productions bringing The War of The Worlds [Ticket giveaway!]
screaming banshee 6:03 pm 20 Oct 12

link when you find it…that would be awesome.

poetix 4:55 pm 20 Oct 12

This is really worth seeing; we had a great time. The animated Martians were satisfyingly Cthulhu-like, though Cthulhu came later than the Martians HG Wells invented. The music still sounds good. (“Forever Autumn” is not a favourite of mine, but that’s just a personal bias against mournful love songs.) Make sure you stay until after the cast and musicians (who were terrific) take their bows, as there is a fun ending. I am going to embrace my inner geek and try to find and download a repeating noise from the album as my next ringtone.

A real mix in the audience too; lots of kids as it was a matinee, and older people talking about their original vinyl recordings. (“This is where I turn the record over”, someone said at the beginning of interval.)

Thank you again RiotACT.

switch 1:00 am 09 Oct 12

poetix said :

To age myself immensely, I can remember listening to bits of this on a transistor radio, hidden in my bed back around 1898.

A truly impressive achievement for 1898. Sure you weren’t one of the Martian invaders yourself? We backward Earthlings didn’t have radio for another decade or so and transistors were 50 odd years away..

bundah 9:49 pm 08 Oct 12

For a truly brilliant experimental alternative there is this from Alchemist!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRDN9Qsy2mc

poetix 8:49 pm 08 Oct 12

screaming banshee said :

Gave the album a spin in the car today and the moment Brave New World kicked off all I could think of was the artillery man was Matt Watts speaking on behalf of the liberal party. Quite funny really.

CD 2 Track 4 if you have the album on CD

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cBp6gi_G2Y

I like the lines we’ll teach the kids everything they need to know ‘not poems and rubbish, but science’. Didn’t quite see Matt Watts in there, though! To age myself immensely, I can remember listening to bits of this on a transistor radio, hidden in my bed back around 1898. Now wonder the advanced Martians appealled to me.

I’m looking forward to seeing this. Thanks RiotACT.

screaming banshee 5:25 pm 08 Oct 12

Gave the album a spin in the car today and the moment Brave New World kicked off all I could think of was the artillery man was Matt Watts speaking on behalf of the liberal party. Quite funny really.

CD 2 Track 4 if you have the album on CD

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cBp6gi_G2Y

johnboy 10:53 am 06 Oct 12

Congratulations to Poetix! Who’s claimed the tix.

zippyzippy 12:30 am 06 Oct 12

This is a cool musical. Aliens, synthesisers, red weed… A fun time for everyone

poetix 6:19 pm 05 Oct 12

So, who was quickest?
Fun poster! (I mean the event poster, not hilarious little moi.)

Alien Fiend 4:33 pm 05 Oct 12

Ooooooooooooooohhhhh Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

My rellos are coming!

Can’t wait – it will be out of this world!

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