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4 - 7 September 2024

In the Studio


Step into the world of AUTO-TUNE, the latest groundbreaking theatre from the dynamic re:group performance collective, the minds behind the celebrated COIL from UnWrapped 2022. In a premiere season, this electrifying performance explores the value of imperfection in a contemporary digital era defined by algorithmic perfection.

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Set in Wagga Wagga in the early 2000s, the raucous work of “gig theatre” follows Michael, a teenage Silverchair fan who discovers he has a strange superpower. The same way Auto-Tune perfects pitch, Michael finds he can time-travel, auto-tuning his life to rid it of dumb statements, awkward pauses and cringe jokes. But when this music-mad weirdo makes the biggest mistake of his life, will his Auto-Tune superpower save him?

Told through an audiovisual set of fresh indie songs and live video captions, this innovative and genre defying performance feels like discovering your new favourite band on the side-stage of a music festival.

In a pitch perfect world where algorithms seem to be the answer, AUTO TUNE is a sixty-five minute romp into a messy, sweaty universe that proves otherwise. 

Sydney Opera House and re:group present

AUTO-TUNE has been commissioned by Sydney Opera House and further developed with the support of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, Brand X, Crush Collective, Intimate Spectacle and the University of Sydney’s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.

Image credit: Lucy Parakhina

Meet the creatives

Writer / Performer / Musician
Mark Rogers

Director / Designer
Solomon Thomas

Creative Producer 
Malcolm Whittaker

Dramaturg / Roadie
Steve Wilson-Alexander

Dramaturg / Marketing 
Carly Young

Performer / Musician
Ashley Bundang

Performer / Musician
Liam ‘Snowy’ Halliwell

Lighting Designer
Kelsey Lee 

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