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The Rock-itt : November 2009
If you are in a hurry for a really good show, Glen Street Theatre looks very promising for next year. An introductory revue held at the theatre on 22 October 2009 was packed out. At 11am it got off to a very lively start with naturally, a couple of short introductory speeches from the director, Rob Robertson and Warringah Mayor Michael Regan. The list of patrons, sponsors and supporters for this exuberant theatre is very impressive, and the approval of the audience and welcome to so many of the players for next season was especially good. We had our very own "imitation" Dame, an excellent performance, who came armed with seemingly endless "gladdys", used extensively as missiles at the audience in the crowded theatre, with" her" broad and slightly caustic humour, and naturally I brought a "gladdy" home. We were then treated to vignettes of the shows to come, on film and in person, including Henry Szeps and Darren Cogan. The selection of the entertainment for next year should encourage a rush on season tickets and the programme includes new and older concepts. The season opens with "Toy Symphony" in April, Glen Street Theatre presents Janet Seidel: Dear Blossom Glen Street Theatre presents Janet Seidel: Dear Blossom for three days only - Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 November - as a last minute addition to their music program. Blossom Dearie became the original inspiration for Seidel when she attended her concert in Adelaide in the early seventies. "I saw Blossom perform in Adelaide in my early twenties and I was inspired. Like Blossom, I didn't have a very big voice yet the audience loved her and she sang and played the piano beautifully." said Siedel. The very quirky Blossom Dearie is adored by many music fans for her exquisite piano work, dry wit and her timelessly cute, one-of-a-kind voice. She was also much admired by many jazz icons including famously Miles Davis, and developed a repertoire of delicate and funny original tunes both of her own and others such as Dave Frishberg. Janet's CD, "Dear Blossom" was released in 2004 and featured her selection from Blossom Dearie's extensive discography. On the CD "We Get Requests" there is Janet's live version of "My Attorney Bernie" one of the classic numbers associated with Blossom. So it is a natural choice that one of Janet's shows should be devoted to Blossom. Janet is one of the best jazz singers in this country and the only Australian singer to have made it into the Penguin guide to Jazz 7th edition 2005. Described as: Australia's first lady of jazz singing. Venue: Glen Street Theatre -- Cnr. Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose Dates: Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 November at 8pm All Ticket Prices: $38 Bookings: 02 9975 1455 | www.glenstreet.com.au Media Contact: Tania McKenzie | Marketing and Communications Manager 02 8426 1820 | 0408 258 998 | firstname.lastname@example.org