Featuring 31 of the most popular and beloved voices of the 20th century, artists responsible for songs that have served as soundtracks for the lives of so many, Arts Centre Melbourne presents The Sound of Falling Stars for a limited season in the Playhouse from 28 February 2018.
From Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and Bobby Darin to Tim and Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Bon Scott, Kurt Cobain and more, this gripping production straddles musical joy and monumental loss. Actor and singer Cameron Goodall (ex the Audreys, Sydney Theatre Company, The Lion King) displays his amazing vocal versatility as he magically inhabits the souls of these great singing stars who gave us so much.
With a set list to die for – Are You Lonesome Tonight to Love Will Tear Us Apart, and (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay to Light My Fire – The Sound of Falling Stars celebrates these extraordinary talents and examines our fascination with those who lived fast and died young. Goodall is accompanied on stage by George Butrumlis (accordion) and Enio Pozzebon (keyboard).
Writer and director Robyn Archer’s one-woman cabaret A Star is Torn honoured the too-short lives of female singers from Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin. It played for a year on the West End and spawned both an album and a book. The Sound of Falling Stars proves itself a worthy successor.
“With the brilliant, versatile, charismatic singer/actor/musician Cameron Goodall as the conjurer-in-chief… this is a thrilling, at times in-your-face evening of music theatre.” – The Conversation
The Sound of Falling Stars
Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 28 February – 3 March 2018
Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Image: Cameron Goodall – photo by Damian Bennett