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Mick Pacholli
22nd September 2013, 03:11 PM
MICKEY
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Favourite Disney characters and world class illusions combine in Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show
Disney magic takes the stage in this live touring production coming to Melbourne in January.
Join in the magic with Mickey Mouse and some of your favourite Disney friends for a mystifying, energetic and hilarious magic show filled with spectacular illusions.

Children of all ages will be mesmerised when Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and a host of Disney friends including Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Mad Hatter, Belle and Snow White, come together with international illusionist Zak Williams to perform the most exciting magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes.

Famed Illusion Designer Jim Steinmeyer, who has worked with leading magicians David Copperfield, Lance Burton and Siegfried & Roy, brings his more than 20 years experience to the illusions in the show. The magic is complimented by appearances from Disney Princesses Belle and Snow White and Mickey’s pals from Toontown — Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

For tickets and touring information, go to www.disneylive.com.au. Also follow us on our Disney Live! Australia Facebook page and for more information visit www.disneylive.com.au (http://www.disneylive.com.au/)
The Plenary, Melbourne Convention Centre, January 9-11.
Tickets 136 100

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Producers Howard Panter and John Frost last week confirmed that the new Australian production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited season at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre opening April 26. Melbourne audiences can waitlist to buy tickets at www.rockyhorror.com.au/melbourne (http://www.rockyhorror.com.au/melbourne) before they go on sale on October 7.

Since tickets for The Rocky Horror Show went on sale last week in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the demand has been huge. Box offices have reported unprecedented ticket sales the moment the open sign went up. Playing the coveted role of Frank N Furter will be television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV’s top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Further cast members will be announced on September 30.

The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp.


Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course The Time Warp. Time Warp hit the Australian singles chart in 1977, again in 1980 and 1991.

The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp.

Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course The Time Warp. www.rockyhorrormusical.com.au (http://www.rockyhorrormusical.com.au/)

Lost radio recordings of The Beatles are to be released on the follow up to the band’s 1994 album On Air – Live at the BBC.
Fans were asked to delve into their personal archives to find taped recordings of the Fab Four for the new anthology, which will be released in November. The release will be accompanied by a new
book, ‘The Beatles – The Archives: 1962-1970. www.thebeatles.com (http://www.thebeatles.com/)

ALEYCE SIMMONDS

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Australia’s Princess of Country Music and Golden Guitar nominee, Aleyce Simmonds will release her latest album Believe this week.

It follows her 2011 acclaimed album Pieces of Me which gave me my favourite song ‘Bondwood Boat’.
Believe was produced by bass guitar maestro and record producer, Simon Johnson featuring some backing vocals from sister Karlee Simmonds and Mornington Peninsula singer/songwriter, Lachlan Bryan.

"I’m really proud of the new record, it’s me and the fact my family had a part of it. Producer, Simon Johnson is an incredible producer and we did this album over 4 months. He is a beautiful person to deal with”
“To record a song with my sister Karlee was very special to me.

“Glenn Hannah, apart from doing the artwork on my new album, played guitar and played a big part in the recording of this album said Aleyce.

The first single, and title track, debuted at number five on the iTunes charts and has already found a home on country music radio across the country. The accompanying video clip produced and directed by Ross Wood, will be released alongside the album.

The album, Believe was officially launched this week. Best tracks include Joshua, The Tree House Song, My Life Drives Me to Drink, Tonight, Stronger and Pieces Over You.

Aleyce is currently on the road with Dianna Corcoran until late October as part of the "Pure Acoustic Blonde Tour" which covers much of Australia's East Coast. www.aleyce.com (http://www.aleyce.com/)

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Album of the Week

Believe – Aleyce Simmonds (WJO)


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1. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (Eagle Vision)
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3. Bachman Turner Overdrive Live New York City (Shock)
4. Live – Robert Plant & The Band of Joy (Universal)
5. Ultimate Review – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Umbrella)