A Night at the Speakeasy
Rhapsody in Blue
Knock three times and tell them George sent you! Then enter the shady world of the 1920s speakeasy for an evening of captivating entertainment. Think prohibition, gin stills, tommy guns, Cuban hideaways and colourful boardwalks…all inspiring a transformed Sydney Symphony and Concert Hall.
You’re in fine company with Guy Noble as your conductor and white-tied emcee, setting the mood with the once outrageous sounds of Foxtrots, Charlestons and Tangos.
Be dazzled by the divine vocal abilities of Ali McGregor, pioneer of The Opera Burlesque and delighted by the ravishing live moves of burlesque queen, Imogen Kelly.
Rub your eyes in disbelief as a ghostly George Gershwin performs “live” with the full orchestra, his 1930s live performance replayed on piano roll.
The entertainment doesn’t end there, ladies and gentlemen – you’d better be frocked up for dancing, as our tap troupe inspires you to move your feet. Hits of the era are on the menu, including Duke Ellington’s Caravan and Cab Calloway’s immortal Minnie the Moocher.
Don’t loll about! Get in early for the sassiest nights of the year.
Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra.