Toi toi toi to the cast and crew of Bran Nue Dae Musical for tonight's Opening Night in Parramatta. Images by Prudence Upton. What is more important however, are the subsequent shows that should follow, but examples are scarce. Musical Director and Indigenous Advisor Michael MavromatisMusical Director Patrick Bin AmatDirector Andrew RossAssociate Director Naomi PigramSet & Costume Designer Mark ThompsonChoreographer Tara GowerLighting Designer Mark HowettSound Designer Michael WatersIndigenous Advisor Bart PigramBand Patrick Bin Amat, Mia Brine, Ben Ingvarson, Manny Mavromatis, Bart PigramUncle Tadpole Ernie DingoWillie Marcus CorowaRosie Teresa MooreFather Benedictus Andrew MoranMarijuana Annie Danielle SibosadoSlippery Callan PurcellAunty Theresa Ngaire PigramFemale ensemble Adi Cox, Damar Isherwood, Tehya JamiesonMale ensemble Czack (Ses) Bero, Taj Jamieson, Bojesse Pigram, Tai Savage. 5 Questions with Rebecca Abdel-Messih and Kabir Singh, Review: Superheroes (Griffin Theatre Company), Review: Wonnangatta (Sydney Theatre Company), Review: Distorted (Fixed Foot Productions). Packed to the tin roof with humour and hope, and fuelled by the soul-reggae-country sounds of cult band Kuckles, the late Jimmy Chi’s musical is a road-trip through 1960s Western Australia. A feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music made the first-ever Aboriginal musical a sparkling success in 1990. Bran Nue Dae West Australian Opera presents BRAN NUE DAE By Jimmy Chi & Kuckles. The stage is a recreation of the historic Sun Pictures open-air cinema in Broome, and the costumes are delightfully nostalgic. You are now being directed to purchase your ticket for: Items currently in your cart will still be available for purchase via the Sydney Festival website. Bran Nue Dae, the world’s best-loved Aboriginal stage musical, gets a major revival on its 30th birthday.. Book: Jimmy Chi A musical of the coming-of-age variety, the work features splendid songs written some thirty years ago by Chi and his band Kuckles, now beautifully nostalgic and sentimental, with strong country and soul influences that move us evocatively to the Western Australia outback. - Bran Nue Dae is the semi-autobiographical story of Aboriginal music star Jimmy Chi, who as a teenager in the 1960’s, hitchhiked from his mission school back home to Broome. 7.30pm, - West Australian Opera presentsBRAN NUE DAEBy Jimmy Chi & Kuckles, An opera conference productionIn association with Perth Festival. The fact that our black sisters and brothers continue to be missing from so much of our cultural activity, is a seismic problem that we cannot afford to take lightly. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind. An opera conference production In association with Perth Festival. Protagonist Willie is played by an equally likeable Marcus Corowa, who lights up the stage with his vocal cords whenever they get a workout. Venue: Riverside Theatres (Parramatta NSW), Jan 15 – Feb 1, 2020 Sydney Festival collaborates with a variety of organisations to create bespoke partnerships that support a diverse range of business objectives. 2.00pm, Musical direction by Patrick bin Amat and Michael Mavromatis provide an emotional dimension to the show, effective in conveying a sense of the Australian bush, and of Indigenous cultures through their sensitive arrangement of each and every tune. Theatre review Performer Ernie Dingo leaves a strong impression, with an easy charm and confidence as Uncle Tadpole that sustains our interest. Of course, Indigenous peoples continue to practise other art forms that are culturally specific, and the wider community must always provide support when invited to, although the dream remains, where Western institutions can be much more inclusive, that more Indigenous participation can be seen in what has become this nation’s dominant platforms. A feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country and blues music made the first-ever Aboriginal musical a sparkling success in 1990. Bran Nue Dae is the semi-autobiographical story of Aboriginal music star Jimmy Chi, who as a teenager in the 1960’s, hitchhiked from his mission school back home to Broome. Music and lyrics: Jimmy Chi, Kuckles In a nearby room, aptly named the Jimmy Chi Room in honour of Bran Nue Dae’s composer, several cast members are being voice-coached by Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini. 7.30pm. Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Opera Queensland has announced it has joined forces with Australia’s premier opera companies, under the Opera Conference banner, to produce the first major revival of the hit musical Bran Nue Dae, opening in Sydney in January 2020 and touring to Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.Recognised as one of the world’s first Aboriginal stage musicals when it premiered to great … Chi’s semi-autobiographical musical is packed with humour and hope. Enjoy a meal with our Festival Feast partners, See the legend perform at City Recital Hall. Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky teenager running away from school, two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest. Directed by Andrew Ross, the comedy is a sleek one, but insufficiently humorous, often lacking in the energy required to fill the large auditorium. Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Director: Andrew Ross The ensemble is a nimble uplifting group, with the four women proving particularly memorable, when singing their bright and resonant choruses. Cast: Czack (Ses) Bero, Marcus Corowa, Adi Cox, Ernie Dingo, Damar Isherwood, Taj Jamieson, Tehya Jamieson, Teresa Moore, Andrew Moran, Tuuli Narkle, Callan Purcell, Bojesse Pigram, Ngaire Pigram, Tai Savage, Danielle Sibosado By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home. 1.00pm, West Australian Opera acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Bran Nue Dae is a 2009 Australian musical comedy-drama film directed by Rachel Perkins and written by Perkins and Reg Cribb.A feature film adaptation of the 1990 stage musical Bran Nue Dae by Jimmy Chi, the film tells the story of the coming of age of an Aboriginal Australian teenager on a … Level 510 Hickson RoadThe Rocks, NSW 2000Sydney, Australia, Enter your email below to have your password sent to the address. Log in or create an account to save these. Help us continue to present an arts and entertainment program that celebrates summer across Sydney and plays a vital role in the recovery, regeneration and the joy of shared, live, experiences for our city and our country. Being the very first Aboriginal musical, Bran Nue Dae is undoubtedly significant in theatrical history. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind.