Silvie Paladino and David Hobson are seen together when they appear on Carols by Candlelight each year but are seldom seen performing in their own show together.
Silvie has performed throughout Australia, Asia and London’s West End. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables. She was then invited to perform the same role in the London production. Her other performances include lead roles in Cats, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, The King & I, Chess , Passion and Jerry’s Girls.
David is one of Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists. David made his name with Opera Australia in his award-winning performance of Rodolfo in La Bohème directed by Baz Luhrmann. David’s unique talents have enabled him to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, win Dancing with the Stars and play such diverse roles as Orphée to Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Silvie and David will perform some of their favourite songs from their successful careers and may even give you some early Christmas spirit.
They will be accompanied by talented musician David Cameron.
Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s endearing friendship with Houston fan Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
Complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, it includes 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.
Always...Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. Al-ways...Patsy Cline has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. This new production directed by AFI award winning Denny Lawrence stars award winning Australian Country Music singing sensation Courtney Conway as Patsy Cline and popular stage star Mandi Lodge. Musical Director Ross Sermons who has performed with greats such Steve Winwood, features as guitarist and Melbourne drummer, Tommy Harrison, features on drums in the live on stage band, The Bodacious Bobcats.
Courtney Conway Her awards include Best New Talent at the 2011 VIC and National Country Music Awards, and Single of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year awards at the 2015 West Australian Country Music Awards. Her debut album made it into the top 10 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart.
Mandi Lodge A seasoned performer having played lead roles in major productions of Sweeney Todd and Educating Rita. She has worked with HIT Productions previously in Menopause The Musical and her acclaimed performance in HIT’s 2014-2015 tour of Peter Quilter’s one woman play Just The Ticket. Mandi will also be starring in HIT’s tour of Shirley Valentine in 2017.
Ross Sermons Has performed all over Australia and the USA, including at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville, working with greats such as Steve Winwood and Jimmy Buffett and Elvis Presley’s original guitarist Scotty Moore.
Following a highly successful 20 week tour in 2016 Always…Patsy Cline is back on the road in 2017 for a further extensive national tour.
In Simply Sinatra, accompanied by his swing all-star big-band Tom performs all the wonderful songs of Sinatra in his prime, including Come Fly with Me, All the Way, The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Life, You Make Me Feel So Young and, naturally no show would be complete without the classic New York New York.
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Renowned for his smooth style and astonishing performance skills, Tom doesn’t impersonate Sinatra but is faithful to the musical expression that is Sinatra. His strong and confident performance, backed by the powerful sound of the big band, will take you back to concert halls and dance floors of yesteryear.
If you are a Sinatra fan, or just an enthusiast for swing music delivered with passion, musical skill and charisma, Simply Sinatra is a show is for you.
Don’t miss this wonderful new show. Close your eyes and you may well swear that Sinatra truly lives on, as Tom Burlinson will once again do justice to the marvellous musical legacy of Frank Sinatra.