Acclaimed U.S music theatre composers and performers John Bucchino and Georgia Stitt are heading to Australia to perform an evening of their best and most loved works.
Acclaimed U.S music theatre composers and performers John Bucchino [pictured] and Georgia Stitt are heading to Australia to perform an evening of their best and most loved works.
Both Bucchino and Stitt represent some of the finest exponents of contemporary music theatre composition and their work has been recorded by the likes of Liza Minnelli, Matthew Morrison, Cheyenne Jackson, Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Sara Ramirez and Art Garfunkel to name but a few.
In this Brisbane exclusive, one-night-only concert, they will be joined by some of Brisbane’s best professional music theatre voices – Marika Aubrey, Madeline Cain, Andrew Conaghan, Angela Harding, Tod Strike and Luke Kennedy.
John Bucchino’s credits include The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue It’s Only Life), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song ‘Better Than I’), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.
He has written scores for musicals including Broadway’s A Catered Affair, It’s Only Life, and the Dreamworks animated film Joseph, King of Dreams.
Georgia Stitt’s work includes musicals Big Red Sun, Hello! My Baby, a “new-fashioned” musical written with Emmy Award winner Cheri Steinkellner using the Tin Pan Alley catalogue of great American songs and The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre).
Georgia’s non-theatrical compositions include several choral pieces, with hope and virtue, using text from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration speech and she contributed songs to the American Music Festival in Tono, Japan.
Presented by Your Management International in association with Harvest Rain Theatre Company, John Bucchino, Georgia Stitt and Friends is a not-to-be-missed event that will thrill music lovers and fans of musical theatre.
“To have not one, but two of Americas finest contemporary Music Theatre composers in concert together is a triumph that only Brisbane audiences will have the opportunity to see,” said producer Jeremy Youett.
“They are joined in song by some of Brisbane’s finest local and ex-pat professional Music Theatre actors in an exclusive one-night-only concert event that cannot be repeated.”
JOHN BUCCHINO, GEORGIA STITT AND FRIENDS
BRISBANE – ONE NIGHT ONLY
WEDNESDAY, 2 MARCH
Queensland Conservatorium Theatre
Griffith University, 16 Russell Street, South Bank