The show opens at QPAC in July and tours in August 2015.
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INFORMATION FORM http://www.qpac.com.au/event/QTC_Country_Song_15.aspx
A fictionalised celebration of the music and life of Jimmy Little
by Reg Cribb | Original concept by Michael Tuahine
Country Song is a beautiful, musical, witty and warming journey that celebrates the healing power of music. It will take you on a heartfelt journey with toe-tapping tunes and larger-than-life characters.
Jimmy Little is waiting backstage. He¹s been asked to perform the national anthem, in front of an audience that love him and his music. He is an Australian icon; an entertainer first and foremost. But what does it mean to sing this song now? Does it matter? Who is he really singing for?
In Country Song, Jimmy is whisked on a fictional road trip to his past as his story weaves through the history of major social changes of the 1970¹s. Along the way we hear stories of singers Auriel Andrew, Bobby McLeod and Lionel Rose in this tribute to the era and the music that was a soundtrack for a generation. Once a smiling, cheeky child of Vaudevillians, now a poster boy for Indigenous performers, Jimmy takes us through the thoughts of an artist who must weigh up the political power of his voice. Filled with well-known tunes, Country Song is a beautiful, musical, witty and warming journey that celebrates the healing power of music.
Acclaimed actor and musician Michael Tuahine came up with the original idea for Country Songafter being inspired by Walk the Line. Reg Cribb won the 2013 Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award for New Work.
Original Concept: Michael Tuahine
Director: Wesley Enoch
Designer: Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Projection Designers: optikal bloc
Musical Director: Jamie Clark
Dramaturg: Louise Gough
Cast includes: Elaine Crombie, Bradley McCaw, Megan Sarmardin, Michael Tuahine andTibian Wyles
Presented by QPAC and Queensland Theatre Company. Country Song is a co-presentation with QPAC. In 2015 QPAC celebrates 30 years of collaborating with local artists and companies. Country Song is part of the commitment between Queensland Theatre Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre towards the development and presentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work.