The Songs That Got Away


The Songs That Got Away

Stuart Maunder
Johanna Allen
Running Time: 
2 hrs incl interval
08 Sep - 10 Sep 2016

“Unforgettable, ageless songs performed with the skill and artistry of a truly talented performer. This is near Genius.” The Adelaide Advertiser

Stormy Weather, The Man That Got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for My Baby, Paper Moon and Somewhere Over the Rainbow … enjoy hit after hit by Harold Arlen.

His timeless music seeped into our consciousness and has remained part of popular music ever since. Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Judy Garland all became famous singing the songs of Harold Arlen. But despite international success, Arlen himself remained an enigma.

Acclaimed singer and actress Johanna Allen takes you back to the Cotton Club of the 1930’s Manhattan, where Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland and Arlen himself come to life against a backdrop of segregated America and patriarchal Hollywood.

These are ‘the songs that got away’. Explore the survivor stories of Arlen’s muses and the volatile uncertainty of success.

8 – 11 September
Thurs 8 Sep: 11am & 8pm
Fri 9 Sep: 8pm
Sat 10 Sep: 2pm & 8pm
Sun 11 Sep: 5pm (CANCELLED)

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Tickets $64 - $47. Student Rush $16*

*Student Rush tickets are only available for purchase from the Box Office within 48 hours of the performance time. Full time student ID is required. Subject to availability.