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CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE AND THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE BAND
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CANBERRA LABOR CLUB PRESENT
MON 16 FEB, 11.00AM & 12.30PM
All proceeds to support: AFP Legacy
Songs back up story of self-discovery
The all-Canberra cast of High Fidelity, which is showing at ANU Arts
Centre until February 21.
Photo: David Burke
High Fidelity is an original rock
musical about hating your job, falling
in love and compulsively ranking life
experiences into a top five list.
First-time directors Sarah Hull and
Nathan Patrech have co-directed the
Canberra premiere now on show at the
ANU Arts Centre.
The musical is based on the Nick
Hornby novel of the same name,
which was adapted to screen in 2000
and featured comic stars Jack Black
and John Cusack. The musical charts
the story of Rob, a record store owner
and obsessive list maker.
Rob, played by first-time lead Zach
Raffan, undergoes a journey of self-
discovery by revisiting his failed
relationships to figure out what went
Patrech said he fell in love with the
film and was thrilled to be able to put
together an all-Canberra cast for
I ve loved the movie since it came
out," he said.
"It feels really great to see it all
come together up on stage.
Everyone in the cast has gelled
together really well."
Patrech s years of backstage theatre
experience was complemented by his
co-director Sarah Hull, who brings a
thorough understanding of what works
best on stage after years as an actor.
"It s been a great learning curve," he
said. "We are each other s
counterpoints bring different styles of
theatrical knowledge to directing."
The all-original score by Tom Kitt
pays homage to musical and culture
Unlike other musicals the songs
celebrate some of the world s most
influential artists from Bruce
Springsteen to Aretha Franklin,
Marvin Gaye, Neil Young and many
The songs are really witty and
smart," Patrech said. "They are
perfectly pitched and make Rob s
journey even more personal."
Patrech struggled to name a
favourite tune but said Nine Percent
Chance, which comes at a turning
point at the end of an act, really lifted
the energy of the show.
"Its best described as a rock
anthem," he said. "There are some
great themes musically."
Reluctant to give too much away,
Patrech said on top of a great show
audiences would be treated to some
fantastic cameo performances by
familiar pop culture icons.
High Fidelity runs until February
21. Tickets $25 to $35, dinner and
show packages cost $65. Tickets:
ARTIST: MARK RONSON/ ALBUM: UPTOWN SPECIAL
Superstar Ronson breathes new life into old classics
Tackling a song some years ago from
the United Kingdom s most influential
band the Smiths, Mark Ronson s
interpretative skills helped change an
indie-pop gem into a soulful delight.
The London DJ and music producer
created an enticing and jazzed up
version of Stop Me If You Think That
You've Heard This One Before that
knocked the Smiths fans for a six as
it breathed new life into a gloomy
And that s what Ronson does --
breathe new life into songs you ve
heard before as he internally decorates
them with exceptional musicians. On
Uptown Special, Ronson creates a
rhythmically appealing long-player
full of shiny pop songs. Like his third
album, Record Collection, it will likely
seduce you with its sleek intelligence
and pop-tastic charm.
You need look no further than
Uptown Funk -- a song bleeding with
Motown influences so immediately
accessible it was always destined to be
a phenomenal hit. Filled with 80s
funk and EDM builds, Uptown Special
is produced within an inch of its life
and uses guest appearances by Stevie
Wonder and Tame Impala s Kevin
Parker to add soul panache and space-
funk jams both dreamy and
It has Ronson s paws all over it and
is another killer pop album that will
make you smile.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
will perform at St Christopher s
Cathedral in Canberra on Wednesday,
February 18, from 8pm.
The Chamber Philharmonia
Cologne performs at hundreds of
concerts across the world each year
and truly lives out its motto classical
music the world over .
After a series of European tours,
Germany s finest ensemble will visit
Canberra and perform a two-hour
showcase with repertoire from Vivaldi,
Mozart, Bach, Sarasate and Rossini.
Tickets $40.80, concession $35.58
ANU GIG SHOWCASES UP
AND COMING ARTISTS
The line-up has been posted for
Groovin the Moo 2015, but Groovin
the ANU, a free monthly gig hosted to
support emerging artists, will take
place on Friday, February 20.
The event will feature The Feldons,
Kitten Hurricane, Loud so Clear and
Doors open at 8pm at the ANU Bar.
Head along to show your support
and get a taste of fresh music.
HUMBLE TEA COSY GETS
ITS TIME IN SPOTLIGHT
Travelling exhibition Portraits of a Tea
Cosy opens at 6pm on Thursday at the
Craft ACT Gallery.
The colourful showcase is a
collaboration between yarn artist
Loani Prior and Brisbane-based
photographer Mark Crocker.
More than just a spectacular display,
the project aimed to reveal how these
fluffy everyday wonders evoke a sense
of familial love and nostalgia, and hold
stories and traditions.
Many of the humble tea cosies in the
collection have earned quirky names
such as Sleeveless in Seattle and All
Form and No Function.
Portraits of a Tea Cosy exhibition
runs until March 28.
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