Eager to salute Olivia in music

Leisa Eager… “Olivia: I Actually Love You”, at The B, October 28.

One other week of “Arts within the Metropolis” with arts editor HELEN MUSA.

ONE of Canberra’s musical treasures, singer, actress and piano participant Leisa Eager has been commissioned by Jordan Finest at The Q to current “Olivia: I Actually Love You”, a celebration of the musical journey of Olivia Newton-John. The “B”, Bicentennial Hal, 7.30pm, October 28, with a “Morning Melodies” model at 11am. 

QUITE a coup for Ylaria Rogers’ firm HeartStrings Theatre Co, which has stitched up a cope with Sydney’s tiny Hayes Theatre for a January staging of its manufacturing, “Urinetown”, seen right here on the Courtyard Studio in July, with the Canberra solid and new musical director Matthew Reid, who replaces the busy Leisa Eager.

“TO Barbra, With Love: an eightieth Birthday Celebration”, a tribute to Barbra Streisand, will likely be at Canberra Theatre October 28-29, with Canberra Symphony Orchestra supporting featured singers Elise McCann, Ryan Gonzalez and Caroline O’Connor. 

CANBERRA conductor Leonard Weiss experiences from NZ, the place as assistant conductor in residence with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, he’s stepped in to conduct “The Princess Bride in Live performance”. He’s additionally been booked to conduct their remaining two performances on the finish of 2023. 

THE thirteenth annual “Come Alive Pageant of Museum Theatre”, the place younger individuals make little performs based mostly on the tales in our cultural establishments, will likely be held within the Liangis Theatrette, Nationwide Portrait Gallery, on October 28-29 and November 1, 2 and 5. 

“THE Wind within the Willows” is coming to ArtSound FM from October 23 as a brand new, nine-part collection that includes Graham Robertson as Badger, Geoffrey Borny as Rat and Tony Turner as Toad. It’s a manufacturing by Papermoon Theatre Firm, recorded by ArtSound and airs on Sundays at 4pm and reruns on Mondays at 10pm on ArtSound FM, 92.7FM (90.3FM within the Tuggeranong Valley). 

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CANBERRA Mandolin Orchestra, the Monaro People Society and Dance Delights are holding a day feast of social dance music and demonstrations titled “Settlers, Sheds and Ballrooms”. People Dance Corridor, Hackett, 2pm, Sunday, October 30.

GREEK Fringe is presenting the uncooked sound of rebetika, music from the Greek underground in “Rebetiko Caravan”, led by Greek musical virtuoso Fotis Vergopoulos, with a line-up of native musicians. Smith’s Different, 7pm, October 28.

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Ian Meikle, editor