JOHNNY Cash The Concert returns to the Glasshouse with a brand new show, showcasing the man who was The Man In Black.
The new show Golden Greats of The Man in Black features two hours of some of the finest moments and golden hits of Johnny Cash.
Award winning singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning Australian guitar legend Stuie French are back, bringing you all things Cash with their acclaimed, Johnny Cash The Concert.
The event features songs spanning Cash’s entire career, from Hey Porter to the Highwayman, At Folsom Prison to the American Recordings and including the collaborations with some of his most iconic contemporaries.
This new show focuses on the finest moments of Cash’s stellar career both as a solo artist and as a member of ’80s supergroup, The Highwaymen.
And for the first time, the show will feature The Australian Songbook According to Cash. Australian songs that Cash recorded … as well as some he might have recorded.
Driven as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Johnny Cash The Concert has taken Australia by storm over the past few years with the infectious sound of The Man in Black. The spirit of Cash is alive and well when these boys take the stage.
What: Johnny Cash the Concert
Where: The Glasshouse
When: 2 August.
Interested?: www.glasshouse.org.au / (02) 6581 8888
THE Players Theatre’s latest production opened on Friday – writer Neil Simon’s famous play The Gingerbread Lady.
The star is Evy Meara (played by Lyne Turner), a recovering alcoholic, who returns home to her New York apartment after a 10-week-stint in rehab.
I laughed and then almost cried as I was taken on an emotional roller-coaster as Evy battled to stay off the booze, supported by her oh-so-gay friend Jimmy Perry (played by Adrian Davis), daughter Polly Meara (Renee Egger) and friend Toby Landau (Amanda Gordon). The cast also includes her on-again-off-again boyfriend Lou Tanner (Tim Ronan) and delivery boy Manuel (Lachlan Fardy).
This is definitely not a play for young children, but I highly recommend it for older teens and adults. It has a lot of great life lessons, packaged in an enjoyable couple of hours of escapism.
The acting was top notch – underlining yet again what a wealth of performing arts talent we have here in the Hastings.
The Gingerbread Lady will run until 27 July.
Book at the Players Theatre or the Glasshouse or online atwww.playerstheatre.org.au.