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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 15 2008
36 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 16, 2008 MB Alive Join the club 38 Relax at Grappa 39 DINING 39 WHAT'S ON 38 TOP NOSH 40 Great songs, hits and all that jazz WHAT: Ashfield Musical Society presents All That Jazz Where: Club Ashfield, 5-9 Charlotte St, Ashfield When: October 16, 18, 19, 25 and 26. There are matinee and evening performances. Bookings: 9793 1331. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 concessions. FIONA BRADY MUSICAL SOCIETY Natalie Cassaniti, Anita Margiotta and Anne-Marie Coughlan of Ashfield Musical Society promote their new show All That Jazz. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP203122 LOTS of musos celebrate their 20th anniversary with a greatest hits compilation -- and Ashfield Musical Society is no exception. Its latest production, All That Jazz, is a ''best of'' former shows like Chicago, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pirates of Penzance and South Pacific. Director Wendy Twiner said there were sentimental and practical reasons why the society didn't opt for a full-scale production this time round. Their usual home in Ashfield Town Hall is undergoing renovations so this show will be staged in Club Ashfield. ''It's a great opportunity for us to showcase the last 20 years of productions we have staged in Ashfield, as well as give our performers the opportunity to present a range of songs from different musicals,'' she said. Twiner said Les Miserables and Chicago had been the biggest hits with audiences over the past two decades. The new show contains hits from both as well as other showstoppers like America from West Side Story, Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof and Greased Lightin' from Grease. And while they didn't have to worry about a set this time round, Twiner said there was still a huge amount of preparation given that All That Jazz has a cast of 38 singers and dancers. ''And we have 350 costume changes, '' she said. ''Feathers and gloves and nets and petticoats, all sorts of things. ''Putting on a show is pretty full- on but we love it.'' ' Fiona's performance is straight from the factory floor OUT AND ABOUT TRINITY Grammar School will host the first performance of Composer in Residence Fiona Hill's new work next week. Hill drew inspiration for her latest work from the painting Unity in Blue by Australian artist Godfrey Miller. The performance combines acoustic instruments and electronics, with sounds drawn from a sheet metal factory, an electric arc furnace, industrial tools, prepared piano and Native American flutes. The performance will be in the school's Experimental Drama Theatre, 119 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill, on Tuesday at 7pm. Tickets cost $20. Artists combine to exhibit their skills ARTISTS Alan Somerville and Greg Hyde have a new joint exhibition at Taylor Galleries in Summer Hill. Somerville is exhibiting sculpture and drawings and Hyde his paintings, drawings and prints. The gallery is open from 11am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday. The exhibition continues until October 26. For details call 9716 4039 or go to www.taylorgalleries.net.au
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