Timeline of classics at the Potato Shed
Opera and ballroom will collide in a gracious performance titled From Broadway to Ballroom at the Potato Shed this month as part of the Geelong Seniors Festival.
Audiences can expect an artistic display of ballroom, opera and classical melodies as seasoned opera performers Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker star alongside dance champions Emma and Rhett Salmon for this spectacular show.
Songs include “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, The Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You”, “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, “Merry Widow Waltz” by Franz Lehar, Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, My Fair Lady’s “I Could have Danced All Night”, “You Raise Me Up” and operatic arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata by Verdi.
Emma and Rhett’s renowned dancing style includes jive, tango quickstep and waltz, with both performers locked in to deliver featured solos as well as a visual accompaniment for the singers.
From Broadway to Ballroom is set against star cloth and showcases evocative lighting, a mirror ball, smoke machine and glamorous costumes and gowns.
“Our audience loved the combination of vocal performance and dance in this unique show. The resounding theme in comments from the audience was ‘more, please!’” – Scott O’Hara, Sutherland Entertainment centre manager.
“A treat for the eyes as well as the ears. The show proved so popular I brought it back within two months and it sold out again.” – Paul Kelleners, Twin Towns Services Club Coolangatta entertainment manager.
From Broadway to Ballroom will be performed at the Potato Shed (29-41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale) on October 27 at 2pm. Book your tickets online at geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed or phone the Box Office on 5251 1998.