MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 5 2017
Davine Interventionz Productions is excited to confirm that the award winning, brilliant Broadway composer and pianist, John Bucchino, will be flying out from the USA and playing for the South Australian Premiere season of IT’S ONLY LIFE during the 2018 Adelaide Fringe festival.
Filled with a hauntingly beautiful score, this production focuses on the choices made by artists between their art and their lives on and off the stage. It is show that moves from distraction and despair to hope. Conceived by Daisy Prince and John Bucchino and originally directed by Prince, for the Rubicon Theatre Company, the show premiered in June 2008, Off-Broadway at SPF-04.
Founder of Davine Interventionz and Director of the production, David Gauci is excited to create a new vision for this show along with fellow creatives Martin Cheney (Musical Director) and Shenayde Sarti (Choreographer). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the writer/composer of these amazing songs.
I am so happy that John is as excited about this project as we all are.
It would seem John is equally as excited; “I’m so thrilled to be participating in the Adelaide Fringe production of my musical revue It’s Only Life. This piece is especially dear to my heart and I love watching audiences respond to it with laughter, tears, recognition, and great enthusiasm. Even better is that this time I get to witness the response from behind the piano in one of my favourite places in the world!”
John will also be holding Q & A sessions after the Wednesday 21 Feb and Thursday 22 Feb shows.
John Bucchino‘s songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop artists (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre artists (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald) and cabaret artists (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein).
Along with two stunning South Australian casts, John will present this show in the intimate surrounds of Theatre One: The Parks Theatre (Angle Park) for 8 shows only from February 20 – 25, 2018. (2pm Matinee Saturday & Sunday, 5.30pm Twilight Show Sunday)
“I’ve been to Adelaide several times, and absolutely love it there. Can’t wait to return, share my musical revue It’s Only Life with Fringe audiences, and make some new friends.”
John will be arriving in time to work with the two casts that will be prepared by the creative team in readiness for the shows.
“There is no A cast or B cast, well there kinda is” remarks Gauci “I have called them the ‘J’ cast and ‘B’ cast (as in John Bucchino). These two equally brilliant casts will play different shows and will come together for the final twilight concert version of “It’s Only Life’ on the Sunday 25 Feb.
Cast ‘John’ will be playing Feb. 20, 22 & 24 at 7.30pm and Feb. 25 at 2pm. Cast ‘Bucchino’ will be playing Feb. 21& 23 at 7.30pm and Feb. 24 at 2pm. Both casts will come together on Feb 25 at 5.30pm for a twilight concert version of the show.
They all will get to work multiple times with John.
“There is one more surprise” says Gauci “Everyone who attends the production of ‘It’s Only Life’ during its run here in Adelaide will have the chance to go into a draw to be one of 50 people to go to a second concert on the Monday 26 of February at 7.30pm. This is a ticket that money cannot buy; the Australian premiere of John’s one man show of the Music of Richard Rogers and the Beatles Reimagined.
The only way to be able to go into the running to see that concert is to see ‘It’s Only Life’ in the week before.
John Bucchino in Masterclass Saturday February 17, 2018 – 7.30pm.
John Bucchino will be conducting a public Master Class of his songs, while he is in Adelaide. Open to anyone, this Master Class will run for approximately 3.5 hours where between 8 and 12 students will each perform, with accompanist Martin Cheney and then with John himself.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to workshop the music of this award-winning Broadway composer. Along with the 12 performers there is also the opportunity for 30 observers to watch the Master Class.
“I would, without hesitation, recommend him… He has inspired a large number of students to pursue their own creative work, with results that we can observe regularly in the course.”
DAVID KING Head, Music Theatre Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.
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