One of Australia’s most versatile and critically acclaimed performers, Todd McKenney returns LIVE in CONCERT with “Songs & Stories of Peter Allen, a National tour, October to December 2012.
A 2 hour extravaganza featuring an 8 piece band and dancers, live on stage. A brand new show including the classics, some new songs and untold stories with a different take on Allen’s life and career.
“The Boy From Oz” (1998 – 2000), is without doubt one of Australia’s most successful musical theatre productions performing in excess of 700 shows and to over 1.2 million theatre patrons. The production also cemented Todd McKenney as a household name in addition to his many other high achievements and accolades.
“The Boy From Oz” earned McKenney two Mo Awards, the Variety Club Heart Award, the Glugg Award, the Green Room Award, the Australian Dance Award and the coveted Helpmann Award.
Unbeknownst to many, there is an uncanny synergistic back-story between McKenney and Allen, much of which will be revealed within the show.
Allen had woven in and out of Todd’s life in his younger years, and has remained a constant inspiration and influence to this date. “to be totally honest I feel like I have been living with Peter Allen since 1998 and we get on really well. I love the man and I love his music”, says McKenney”.
All the classic hits will be featured including “Rio”, “I Still Call Australia Home”, “Not The Boy Next Door”, “Tenterfield Saddler”, “Everything Old Is New Again”, “Quiet Please”, “I Honestly Love You”, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”, “The More I See You and more. McKenney will also highlight songs that Allen wrote for other Artists or had an influence on his life and career such as Liza Minelli, Olivia Newton John, Carol Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester and much more.
Todd McKenney is already known as Australia’s leading man of song and dance musicals, starring in the groundbreaking The Boy From Oz, Singin’ In the Rain, Born Yesterday, Pirates of Penzance, Camelot, La Cage Aux Folles, Cats, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Crazy for You, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and currently on stage with Annie The Musical.
Todd is also now known by all ages as the colourful and controversial judge on the record breaking program Dancing With the Stars.
There is a special “pre show event” offer for all patrons. “Up Close & Personal” is a 45 minute session with Todd McKenney on stage, with a screening of Peter Allen’s documentary “The Boy From Oz Special Edition”. Todd will discuss the aspects of Peter’s life and career as its inter-woven with Allen’s famous friends and career colleagues along with Todd’s own personal experiences with Allen and his friends. This unique once in a lifetime offer includes a $50.00 merchandise voucher. See Ticket Prices for more details.
Todd McKenney might not be “The Boy Next Door”, however he continues to shine as one of Australia’s most celebrated, diverse and unique performers.
Todd McKenney “Songs & Stories of Peter Allen”
The Events Centre
Thu 08 November 2012
Time: 8pm / Up-Close and Personal 6.30pm
Tickets: Adult $70 / Pensioner & Seniors $65 / Groups 8+ $65 | Up Close and Personal - Full Price $150 / Concession $145 (includes show ticket and $50 merchandise voucher)
4th Sep 2012 - Todd McKenney Songs and Stories of Peter Allen
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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