After sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hobart, Auckland, Perth and Edinburgh Fringe where he earned five stars, Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths is back with not one but two shows, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox and In Vogue: Songs by Madonna.
Each night Michael imbues Madge’ or ‘Annie’ without accent, costume or wig, accompanying ‘herself’ at the piano, leading you on a journey through both of their tough lives and tender songs.
Sweet Dreams features Lennox’s lyrics plumbed for new meaning, melodies reinterpreted, all peppered with candid musings and remembrances from the moody songstress herself. From the androgynous early days as one half of 80s sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie shares the confessions of her triumphs and her heartbreak. Featuring unforgettable songs like Why, Love is a Stranger, Walking on Broken Glass and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).
Whilst In Vogue is a gender-bending explosion. Experience this musical theatre star transform himself into the Queen of Pop. Get ready to strike a pose, get into the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart! The show features 35 song references and 12 songs sung in their entirety.
Both shows, written by acclaimed writer/director Dean Bryant (Prodigal, Liza on an E, Britney Spears: The Cabaret), put the entire back catalogues of the undisputed Queen of Pop and undoubtedly one of the greatest white soul singers of all time under the microscope to find out the real stories and surprising truths behind them.
Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox and In Vogue: Songs by Madonna
fortyfive downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season: 15 – 26 January 2014
Sweet Dreams – 7.00pm / In Vogue – 9.00pm
Bookings: (03) 03 9662 9966 or online at: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com
For more information, visit: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com for details.
Image: Michael Griffiths by Chris Parker
Note: Sweet Dreams and In Vogue can either be booked individually or as a double-bill.