It’s time to pick up the pace, and feel the beat – one of our most popular theme nights is back, and we’re turning it up to 11. Rock Night v2.0 is here, and we’re ready to rock. This month’s song selection will be from rock musicals, or certainly musicals that have a driving beat and usually need at least a guitar to feel complete. Performers can pick their favourite rock-style songs, remembering of course that many rock musicals have a number of upbeat ballads too! If you need some inspiration, take a look at our first Rock Night to get a feel for what we’re all about, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find something that rocks and get yourself on stage!
This month we welcome back guitarist extraordinaire, Max Garcia-Underwood, with special guest pianist, Martin Cheney. Rock Night is a blast, and we’re looking forward to having you with us.
Norwood Live, at the Norwood Hotel
Corner The Parade and Osmond Terrace, Norwood
(Access via Osmond Terrace external entrance)
On-street parking is available around Osmond Terrace and surrounding streets, or in the Norwood Hotel carpark directly behind the venue. Some areas may require a ticket, but generally on Sunday parking is available in this area at little or no cost. Please check the signs appropriate to the area in which you are parking.
Enter Norwood Live from Osmond Terrace, where there is an external door providing direct access. You should not have to access the venue through the Norwood Hotel itself. The performance space is at ground level, and our front of house staff will be available to meet you at the entrance of the venue. Wheelchair access is provided at Norwood Live.
Your Session Host
Mark is a respected opera, cabaret and concert singer, with a passion for music theatre. He has toured South Australia with State Opera, SINGular productions and the Adelaide Art Orchestra. Mark produced and performed in his own sell out swing show – Mark Oates and the Daniel Brunner Pretty Big Band – for the 2009 and 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. For the Adelaide Festival, Mark sung the roles of Ruffiak in Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre and Street Singer in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
For State Opera SA, Mark premiered the role of “the Cantor” in Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, a co-production with Leigh Warren and Dancers which was reprised for the 2011 Brisbane Festival. He also performed Joe in The Station (Howard Blake), and John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach). Last year Mark performed in the world premiere of the full Philip Glass trilogy for State Opera SA, including the role of Arjuna in Satyagraha. In the two weeks prior to the opening night of Broadway Sessions, Mark will be part of the State Opera SA chorus in Faust and the Verdi Requiem before travelling to Canberra for two concerts with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
Mark has also worked with many Adelaide based musical theatre companies. He was an Oscart and Curtain Call winner and Critic’s Circle nominee for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in The G&S Society’s Les Misérables. For The G&S Society Mark has also played the Baker in Into the Woods and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He premiered Horton the Elephant in the award winning Seussical the Musical and portrayed Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde for The Hills Musical Company. Other roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar for Northern Light Theatre Company, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden for both The Therry Dramatic Society and The G&S Society, Enoch Snow in Carousel for Swell Productions/MS Society and was part of the original cast of It’s A Dad thing for SINGular productions. Mark has also played “man” in several productions, including Songs for a New World and I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change!