Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier Award-nominated singer, dancer and actress CAROLINEO’CONNOR has just been announced as the newest artist to join the star-studded line-up ready to perform from 24 February to 27 March at Sydney’s newest outdoor venue, The Barracks, North Head, Manly.
Caroline will perform My Musical Life, a look back through her career as Australia’s leading female triple-threat performer. The show will take you on a journey through songs from Music Theatre shows in which Caroline has starred in Australia, West End, Paris and on Broadway including Chicago, West Side Story, Anything Goes, and the international hit film Moulin Rouge.
Audiences are already enthusiastically booking for the artistry of Australia’s biggest names in music, theatre, ballet, dance, rock, opera and jazz including Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, David Hobson, Lucy Durack, John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra, Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson, The Tap Pack, Queensland Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Australian Rock Collective. Set in an enchanting location steeped in historical significance and natural beauty. Be among the first to experience this diverse and inspiring concert series in a truly magnificent setting perched high above Sydney Harbour.
JESSICA MAUBOY: Thursday 24 Feb 2022
If 2021 has been a rebirth year for multi-ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, and Voice Coach Jessica Mauboy, 2022 will be her watershed one. Making new music and continuing her role as a leader and disruptor, Jessica Mauboy returns to the stage for the sure to be incredible opening night of Night at The Barracks North Head, Manly. This exciting new show will read as an anthology of Jessica’s global smash hits since her first solo album in 2008, elevating them to a new era of empowerment.
Jessica Mauboy is a quadruple threat with a conscience, a woman with serious acting chops and multiple accolades, an accomplished songwriter and piano player, and she owns her effervescent and incredibly engaging energy. You’ll know a Mauboy song when you hear it because Jess makes every song her own, each tune laced with trills you instantly recognise as hers.
JAMES MORRISON MOTOWN EXPERIENCE: Friday 25 Feb 2022
The legendary James Morrison, accompanied by his talented band will blow you away with an unforgettable and entertaining Motown experience. This feel-good evening will get you on your feet and includes four soulful voices, a pumping rhythm section and some smouldering horns lead by the incomparable James Morrison. Songs include hits from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and all the Motown greats. This is one show not to be missed. So come join the party and prepare to be blown away!
DAVID CAMPBELL: BACK IN THE SWING: Saturday 26 Feb 2022
Australian ARIA award winner, singer and popular TV presenter, David Campbell is BACK and set to wow Night at The Barracks crowd with his acclaimed show ‘Back in the Swing.’ Featuring Campbell’s silky vocals and his full band, ‘Back In The Swing’ blends together genres of swing, ballads and R&B from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel, with the Aussie singer’s own personal style. Notable songs include Come Fly With Me, For Once In My Life and Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, which will be sure to keep The Barracks crowd singing and dancing along all night.
JAMES MORRISON AND HIS BIG BAND: Sunday 27 Feb 2022
James Morrison is renowned as one of the finest jazz players Australia has ever produced. Revel in this rare and sensational night of brassy sounds as James is joined on stage by his big band. You’ll be swing in’ from the first note as they bring you a heap of big band classics made famous by greats Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Gershwin and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Prepare to be blown away in a toe-tapping, show-stopping evening of entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of swing.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY. An exclusive double bill by Rafael Bonachela, Impermanence featuring the Australian String Quartet and Duet from ab [intra]
Friday 4- 5 Mar 2022
Sydney Dance Company take to the stage at Night at The Barracks this March with a transformative double bill of the sensational IMPERMANENCE featuring the Australian String Quartet, fresh from its sell out season, and the mesmerising duet from ab [intra] as featured in the Paris Opera Ballet’s Gala evening before touring Europe and the United States. Don’t miss this exclusive double bill as Sydney Dance Company take you on an electrifying journey through the power of contemporary dance.
DAVID HOBSON AND LUCY DURACK IN CONCERT. ACCOMPANIED BY JOHN FOREMAN AND 45 PIECE ORCHESTRA:
Sunday 6 Mar 2022
One of Australia’s leading ladies of stage and screen Lucy Durack, and Opera legend David Hobson come together for the very first time with a 45-piece orchestra, led by renown conductor John Foreman for this amazing and one-off show at A NIGHT AT THE BARRACKS. Lucy and David will perform classics from productions such The Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahama, Into the Woods, Shrek, Wicked, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Boheme, Granada, L’elisir d’amore (Una Furtiva Laguma), Tosca (E Lucevan Le Stelle), Rigoletto (La Donna e mobile), the Merry Widow and La Traviata (Libiamo) and more. This two-hour Concert will be nothing like you’ve seen before and will enchant audiences of all ages.
AUSTRALIAN ROCK COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE BEATLES ‘LET IT BE’ ALBUM 50thANNIVERSARY:
Friday 11 Mar 2022
Following two sold-out tours of The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live in 2019/20, The Australian Rock Collective (ARC) are returning in 2021 to present the final Beatles album in all its glory – Let It Be, marking the 50thAnniversary. ARC, comprised of Kram (Spiderbait), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) Mark Wilson (Jet) and Davey Lane (You Am I) are self-confessed Beatles tragics, playing Let It Be from start to finish – followed by a second set of favourites spanning the breadth of the Beatles’ catalogue.
THE TAP PACK: 12 -13 Mar 2022
Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, THE TAP PACK are bringing their high energy, tap comedy show to Night at The Barracks, North Head. THE TAP PACK conjure up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50s through to the noughties! Featuring songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr to Sheeran, Bublé and Beyonce, THE TAP PACK mix slick humour, high energy entertainment and world-class tap dance. Armed with their lovable on-stage larrikinisms, they sing – they dance – they joke! They bring new, invigorating energy to a timeless style that the whole family can enjoy. Dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, THE TAP PACK is “old school cool” from the new kings of swing.
80’s SYMPHONICA: 17- 18 Mar 2022
The 80s reimagined by John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra starring the amazing Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson.
Remember the days of big hair, shoulder pads and catchy pop songs? The 80s are back, but this time with an orchestra! Join the incredible Tim Campbell, the fabulous Bonnie Anderson and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra for a brilliant night of your favourite 80s smash hits, complete with symphonic backing. Get ready to party – it’s time to cut loose!
SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS FEATURING JOHN FOREMAN AND THE AUSSIE POPS ORCHESTRA
Saturday 19- 20 Mar 2022
Join us for a magical night: Popular Classics Under the Stars. Whether you’re a symphonic aficionado or orchestral newbie, you’ll be swept away by the magnificence of some of the world’s most glorious music. Performed by esteemed tenor Lorenzo Rositano, magnificent soprano Giuseppina Grech and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra.
AN EVENING WITH QUEENSLAND BALLET: 24, 25 -26 March 2022
- RAYMONDA PAS CLASSIQUE
- BLUEBIRD PAS DE DEUX FROM THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
- DON QUIXOTE ACT III PAS DE DEUX
In an enticing exploration of classical ballet and contemporary works, Queensland Ballet comes alive on stage to reignite the audience’s passion for dance with a high energy, dynamic and emotional performance. Showcasing a vision of Queensland Ballet’s future, our gifted Jette Parker Young Artists will join featured Company dancers to delight in breath-taking pieces including the energetic Don Quixote Wedding Pas de Deux, Greg Horsman’s classical masterpieces Raymonda Pas Classique and vibrant Bluebird Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty and, a new contemporary work by Resident Choreographer Natalie Weir.
CAROLINE O’CONNOR – MY MUSICAL LIFE: Sunday 27 Mar 2022
My Musical Life is a look back through the international career of Australia’s leading female triple threat performer, Caroline O’Connor. The show will take you on a journey through songs from Music Theatre productions in which Caroline has starred in Australia, London’s West End, Paris and New York’s Broadway including Chicago, West Side Story, Anything Goes, and the international hit film Moulin Rouge.
Venue: The Barracks at North Head, Manly 33 N Head Scenic Dr, Manly
Date: 24 Feb– 27 Mar 2022
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