In a triumphant new production, Bernadette Robinson celebrates some of the world’s most publicly adored singers through their own words and legendary songs in The Show Goes On at Arts Centre Melbourne from 15 February 2018.
From Judy Garland to Edith Piaf, Shirley Bassey to Barbra Streisand, Patsy Cline to Maria Callas and more, Bernadette captures their vulnerabilities, resilience, humour, doubts and fears through the power of their music.
These remarkable women devoted themselves to their art and their audiences; they loved, lost and triumphed in public and in private; they hungered for fame, and, having found it were sometimes broken by it. Through it all they expressed themselves on their own terms.
From operatic arias and power ballads to Broadway favourites, Diamonds are Forever to Don’t Rain on my Parade, this incredible performer channels each of these iconic singers in superb style. Directed by Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane), their fascinating lives are woven into interludes between songs, providing insight into the women behind the voices, with Bernadette accompanied by three highly accomplished musicians.
Audiences and critics alike have embraced Bernadette’s unique acting and singing talents in her breakthrough runaway hit show Songs for Nobodies. The Show Goes On comes to Melbourne after a sell-out season at Sydney Opera House, and will delight her many fans and astound those who see her for the first time.
“The Show Goes On is a beautifully crafted and executed performance and will delight.” – Broadway World
Bernadette Robinson: The Show Goes On
Fairfax Studio – Arts Centre melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 20 February – 11 March 2018 (previews: 15 – 18 February)
Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Image: Bernadette Robinson stars in The Show Goes On (supplied)