Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country’s most legendary leading ladies.
While her roles in the stage musicals Anything Goes, Chicago, Oliver, Into The Woods, Company, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, Call Me Madam and Sweeney Todd established her as an award-winning musical theatre star, Geraldine has also won enormous acclaim for her roles in plays such as Steel Magnolias, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Don’s Party;
Geraldine’s television credits include House Husbands, Home and Away, All Saints and the films Careful He Might Hear You, Summerfield and The Wog Boy. Her extensive recording output includes the first solo Sondheim album, which gained her worldwide acclaim.
Turner’s Tune is a celebration of Geraldine’s incredible life on stage and marks her first cabaret appearance in Melbourne in over ten years. This evening of songs from her celebrated career, peppered with show business anecdotes and stories (and there are some great stories to tell), is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most beloved stage performers, up close and personal, in the intimate setting of The Alex Theatre.
Directed by Caroline Stacey and with Musical Direction by Brad Miller, Turner’s Turn is presented by Enda Markey, producer of Blood Brothers (also playing at The Alex Theatre) as well as the international tour of Boublil and Schonberg’s, Do You Hear The People Sing.
The Alex Theatre, 135 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda
Performances: Saturday 1 August 2015 – 3.00pm & 8.00pm
Bookings: 13 28 45 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au
Image: Geraldine Turner – photo by Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Photography)