Elegies: A Song Cycle

By William Finn

Six Foot Something Productions & SINGular Productions with assistance from State Opera SA and Arts SA / State Opera Studio (2008)

“Talbot excels at the quirky and amusing odes to odd friends with numbers such as “Fred” and “My Dogs” and yet he also is able to expressively vocalise one of most emotion-packed songs about the death of Finn’s mother in “When The Earth Stopped Turning”. Oates’ timely rendition of “Marks All-Male Thanksgiving” is warm and tender, and Goodburn’s “Joe Papp” (with Talbot and Oates) is a highlight. Elizabeth Campbell and Cherie Boogaart are a delightful duo dishing up a lighter moment in “Dear Reader” and Boogaart’s “Passover” is not to be passed over. Nevertheless it is numbers such as Boogaart’s “Anytime (I Am There)” and the ensemble’s “Saying My Goodbyes” that provide some of the most poignant and unifying moments. These numbers are performed brilliantly both technically and emotionally.”

Stephanie Johnson | Australian Stage Online

“To complete the visual stimulation, we are treated to a parade of graphics by photographer, Harmony Nicholas. Her work adds considerably to the overall effect of some eighty minutes of most captivating theatre.”

Richard Flynn | Adelaide Theatre Guide

Production Team

Director, Set Designer and Choreographer: David Lampard
Musical Director: Timothy Sexton
Lighting Designer: Larraine Wheeler
Projection Photography: Harmony Nicholas
Costume Designer: Rosie Ferguson

Cast

Cherie Boogart
Elizabeth Campbell
Adam Goodburn
Mark Oates
Paul Talbot
Dale Ringland (piano)

Reviews

Award Nomination

Adelaide Theatre Guide 'Curtain Call' Award, Best Musical (Professional)

Photography by Tim Allan
Projection photography by Harmony Nicholas

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