Being the very first Aboriginal musical, Bran Nue Dae is undoubtedly significant in theatrical history. 2.00pm, Directed by Andrew Ross, the comedy is a sleek one, but insufficiently humorous, often lacking in the energy required to fill the large auditorium. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind. 7.30pm. Bran Nue Dae West Australian Opera presents BRAN NUE DAE By Jimmy Chi & Kuckles. Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. 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. Sydney Festival collaborates with a variety of organisations to create bespoke partnerships that support a diverse range of business objectives. Level 510 Hickson RoadThe Rocks, NSW 2000Sydney, Australia, Enter your email below to have your password sent to the address. 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. Music and lyrics: Jimmy Chi, Kuckles 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. Log in or create an account to save these. 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. Images by Prudence Upton. Director: Andrew Ross Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Venue: Riverside Theatres (Parramatta NSW), Jan 15 – Feb 1, 2020 Toi toi toi to the cast and crew of Bran Nue Dae Musical for tonight's Opening Night in Parramatta. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home. Enjoy a meal with our Festival Feast partners, See the legend perform at City Recital Hall. Theatre review West Australian Opera presentsBRAN NUE DAEBy Jimmy Chi & Kuckles, An opera conference productionIn association with Perth Festival. 1.00pm, 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. 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. 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. 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 7.30pm, - An opera conference production In association with Perth Festival. 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. Performer Ernie Dingo leaves a strong impression, with an easy charm and confidence as Uncle Tadpole that sustains our interest. 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. 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. 5 Questions with Rebecca Abdel-Messih and Kabir Singh, Review: Superheroes (Griffin Theatre Company), Review: Wonnangatta (Sydney Theatre Company), Review: Distorted (Fixed Foot Productions). 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, the world’s best-loved Aboriginal stage musical, gets a major revival on its 30th birthday.. Protagonist Willie is played by an equally likeable Marcus Corowa, who lights up the stage with his vocal cords whenever they get a workout. What is more important however, are the subsequent shows that should follow, but examples are scarce. - Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind. Book: Jimmy Chi 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.