“For me comedy was always the main thing and the music came secondly,” says Sammy J. “I realised at school that I could get away with more if I put stuff into songs, so I’ve always treated it like a tool. I treat myself as a thief in the musical world. I just scuttle in and do my thing and then run back out.”
One of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s most successful and well-known musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar has been enthralling audiences worldwide for over 40 years. Regarded as the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent 1960s, it is appropriate that it should have at its centre a social and political rebel in Judas Iscariot.
Have you been hiding away your film making skills, waiting for the chance to show them to the world? Now could be your chance, as St Kilda Film Festival in conjunction with Lorne P12 College are running a competition for VCAL students as part of the official amateur film section of the St Kilda Film Festival.
Depending on where you stumble upon his name on the ‘net, Joel Creasey is either a Rock God or an Acid Tongue Prince. He’s certainly a funny fella. We were lucky enough to share a few laughs with the funnyman as he worked his magic abroad. Good news for locals, however, is that he has a show coming up next month.
Latvian-born Meilerts migrated to Australia in 1948, quickly making her mark in the local art world. From 1950 to 1954 she was a Dunlop Prize finalist, sharing fifth place in 1950 with Fred Williams. Early in her Australian career, Meilerts’ work was collected by major institutions including, the National Gallery of Victoria. Despite her early successes, Meilerts’ position in the story of Australian art has been sadly downplayed in many art historical accounts.
Many of us will remember when Jesus Christ Superstar toured Australia, sharing the tale of Judas and Jesus via celebrities Tim Minchin, Mel Chisolm and numerous others. This time around the show will be recreated and performed closer to home with a mostly Geelong based cast, aside from a few talented dancers who have braved the long drive from Colac.
art@wintergarden will draw on outstanding artists from around regional and city centres through Victoria and interstate. This year’s exhibition features artists David and Lyn Dickson, Donal Molloy Drum, Cas Duff, Jia Xin Nong, Victoria Edgar, Brian Keyte, Jacinta Leitch, Philip Stokes, Mark Cowie, Deb Talor, Stefan Nechwatal, Phillip Doggett-Williams, Gregor Wallace, Nadia Mercuri, Melinda Solly, Ana Hernandez Y Jensen, Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens and Steve Drew.