In 2018 Broadway Sessions is expanding to bring you concert versions of full-length musicals. Broadway Sessions will continue as normal on the last Sunday of the month; Broadway Sessions: In Concert will fit in and around the normal Sessions dates.
What is Broadway Sessions: In Concert?
Think of it like a play reading where the focus is on delivering the story through the music and dialogue – the sets, costumes, props, and choreography are all stripped away and the story is told solely by the actors and musicians (with a bit of mood lighting for good measure!).
Why do Broadway Sessions: In Concert?
Broadway Sessions continues to support the many theatre companies in Adelaide who produce incredible full-scale musical theatre year-after-year. However, here at Broadway Sessions we see an opportunity to bring shows these companies may not choose to produce for Adelaide audiences; whether it’s due to casting requirements, technical or set requirements, or simply the fact that they may not be likely enough to attract the audience required to cover a full season’s costs (theatre hire, licensing, orchestra, etc). Broadway Sessions: In Concert gives us the opportunity to produce and celebrate shows with storytelling that utilises incredible music.
The 2018 Season
Coming in 2018, Broadway Sessions: In Concert will be presenting two shows.
First, in April, Broadway Sessions: In Concert presents 13, ‘a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it’, written by one of our favourite Broadway composers, Jason Robert Brown. While this show has been produced in recent years, it has always been staged with a cast of teenagers (as originally intended). In this concert version we are shaking it up a little and telling this story with a cast of adults revisiting their teenage years. Stay tuned for more details, but it will certainly be one not to be missed.
Our second show, well… that’s an announcement for another day!
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