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Robyn Archer’s The Sound of Falling Stars comes to Monash University



The Sound of Falling Stars
Written and directed by Robyn Archer. Featuring Cameron Goodall.

Featuring the voices of 31 of the world’s most influential male singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Robyn Archer’s The Sound of Falling Stars is coming to Monash University’s newly redeveloped Alexander Theatre from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 September.
 
From Sid Vicious, Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin to Marvin Gaye, John Lennon, Michael Hutchence, Kurt Cobain and more, this riveting production is a roll call of the men whose impact on our culture and our hearts belied the length of their creative lives.
Written and directed by Archer following the international success of her show A Star is Torn, The Sound of Falling Stars is a powerful and heartfelt production told through monologue and song.
 
Performed by actor and singer Cameron Goodall (Sydney Theatre Company, The Lion King) and accompanied on stage by George Butrumlis (accordion) and Enio Pozzebon (keyboard), The Sound of Falling Stars features a set list to die for, including Are You Lonesome Tonight to Love Will Tear Us Apart in a celebratory performance that examines our fascination with those who have lived fast and died young.
 
‘Enjoyment of the show will be enhanced by the theatre’s new active acoustic sound system, which is the first of its kind in a performing arts venue in Australia’, said Professor Paul Grabowsky, Executive Director of the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA).

The Sound of Falling Stars is part of the MLIVE program of events that launched at Monash this year and includes an eclectic mix of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance.
Having sold out at Arts Centre Melbourne earlier this year, The Sound of Falling Stars is not to be missed.
  
Media Reviews
 
‘Outstanding in every respect.’Adelaide Advertiser
 
‘With the brilliant, versatile, charismatic singer/actor/musician Cameron Goodall as the conjurer-in-chief…this is a thrilling, at times in-your-face evening of musical theatre.
The Conversation
 
‘Cameron Goodall delivered an astounding tour de force performance.’ – The Barefoot Review
 
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If you wish to interview either Robyn Archer or Cameron Goodall, please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR on 03 9803 2588 or email wendy @ wmcpr.com.au (no spaces).

About Robyn Archer
 
Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts. An acknowledged expert on classic European cabaret, Archer was crowned ‘Cabaret Icon’ at the 2016 Cabaret Festival and won the Helpmann Awards for ‘Best Cabaret Performer 2013’. The recipient of many awards and honours, and still playing to sell-out audiences for her classic European cabaret repertoire, Archer mentors numerous younger artists and artistic directors and is currently Chair of NIDA's MFA (Cultural Leadership) and Chair of the Board at HOTA: Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast
 
About Cameron Goodall
 
Cameron Goodall is an award-winning performer, composer and theatre-maker. He recently completed a long run playing Zazu for two and a half years in Disney’s The Lion King. Prior to this he spent three years as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s full-time acting ensemble under the direction of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton developing and performing new works. He won an ARIA in 2007 for his work as a founding member and composer for The Audreys.
 
About the Alexander Theatre
 
The Alexander Theatre is part of a $45 million dollar performing arts centre redevelopment at Monash University. The Alexander Theatre redevelopment was completed in April and includes a state of the art Meyer Sound Constellation system; engineered to give audiences the best sound experience available and the first of its kind in Australia. Address: 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.
 
Tickets, parking, food and drink
 
All shows commence at 7.30pm and conclude at 9.30pm.
Free parking is available for all evening shows at Monash University.
In addition to the snack and beverage menu at the Alexander Theatre, Monash now has a great range of food offerings to enjoy before a show including pizza and pasta from Joe's Pizzeria, fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine from Guzman y Gomez and more.
https://mapa.monash.edu/your-visit/getting-to-the-venue/alexander-theatre/
 
Ticket prices
 
Standard: $59.00
Student: $32.00
Pensioner and Senior: $52.00
Groups (8+ pax): $39.00
 
More information at: https://www.monash.edu/mlive/whats-on/events/the-sound-of-falling-stars/
 
Bookings
 
Tel: 9905 1111 Email: boxoffice@monash.edu Website: www.monash.edu/mlive/