Following its recent critically acclaimed World Premiere at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dedications starring John O’Hara will play selected dates in Melbourne, Perth and Geelong throughout August 2015.
In a tour de force performance inspired by Australia’s seminal daggy late night radio programs, John O’Hara (Cats, Wicked, Rock of Ages), inhabits multiple characters as they confess, recollect and confide in the Love God.
Experience their heartache and tales of triumph as they call in, request a song and share the stories of a nation in and out of love. It’s a show about people, about relationships and memories, but most of all it’s about connection – how we do it and why?
As the familiar strains of Celine or Lionel or Whitney transport us back in time, we know ‘The Love God’ will always be there – just a phone call away. Ready to listen, to talk and of course to play that special song for that special someone.
Written by Anthony Harkin and John O’Hara, with Direction by Anthony Harkin, Choreography by Melanie Hawkins and Musical Direction by Helpmann and multiple Green Room Award Winner Luke Hunter, Dedications features classic love songs from artists including Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Leonard Cohen and more.
“John O’Hara inhabits the characters and songs of Dedications with such utterly scary comic conviction that he single-handedly deserves an award for best ensemble performance.” – The Advertiser
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Performances: 14 & 15 August 2015
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
Downstairs – Her Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth
Performances: 20, 21 & 22 August 2015
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC), 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Performances: 28 & 29 August 2015
Bookings: (03) 5225 1200 or online at: www.qpac.org.au
For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/dedicationsau for details.
Image: John O’Hara