Continuing its transition from Dance Hall to Digital Venue, St Kilda’s MEMO Music Hall will live-stream a very special Mother’s Day event featuring an all-star line-up of leading ladies of Australian Music Theatre on Sunday 10 May 2020.
The first in a series of music theatre live stream concerts, Here’s to the Ladies will feature Rhonda Burchmore (Mamma Mia, Mame), Alinta Chidzey (Chicago, West Side Story), Lucy Durack (Wicked, Shrek), Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You), and Queenie van de Zandt (Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Music Theatre Director, Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies) and Musical Director Stephen Gray (Priscilla, South Pacific) have assembled an intimate, elegant concert, celebrating musical theatre and the great Australian talent, famous for interpreting it.
“Having all of these women on the same bill is a tour de force and, though socially distanced, the energy and warmth of the music will provide a much-needed boost of hope on a very special day,” said Tyran Parke.
“Where else will you see stars reliving their acclaimed performances from Funny Girl, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Boy From Oz and of course, Wicked? This remarkable line up makes it truly thrilling, very poignant and a perfect gift to share with mums, young and old.”
Here’s to the Ladies will be the fourth MEMO Live Stream concert, that has previously featured hugely successful performances by Kate Ceberano & Co, The Black Sorrows and Renee Geyer.
MEMO Music Hall was among the first to embrace the live streaming technology, courtesy of the partnership with Renegade Films, the makers of RocKwiz, who are bringing the immediacy of live performance into houses all over the country.
Given the size of MEMO Music Hall, which is 750 metres square, musicians are be able to perform on the grand Art Deco Proscenium Arch stage, the required 2 metres apart, meeting current Government indoor workplace social distancing guidelines.
Here’s to the Ladies will be live-streamed from MEMO Music Hall on Sunday 10 May 2020 – 7.30pm. For more information and to book tickets, visit: www.memomusichall.com.au for details. Proceeds from the event will be split between MEMO Music Hall, Renegade films and the artists.
Image: Rhonda Burchmore, Alinta Chidzey, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison and Queenie van de Zandt will star in Here’s to the Ladies at Memo Music Hall (supplied)