A huge musical celebration honouring the life of George Michael is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne
12.12.2019

A huge musical celebration honouring the life of George Michael is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne

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Glory be.

A musical production dedicated to the late, great George Michael is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne next month as part of Midsumma Festival.

Spearheaded by electro-pop musician Paul Mac, playwright Lachlan Philpott and director Kate Champion, The Rise and Fall of Saint George details the life and achievements of the late singer through the perspective of the LGBTQIA+ community. The production was inspired in part by the mural of Michael that was painted across a wall in inner west Sydney and remained there for 11 months. A day after the results of the 2016 same-sex marriage postal survey, the mural was destroyed in a series of attacks.

The performance will feature a handful of musical collaborators including Ngaiire, Joyride, Brendan Maclean, Handsome, Marcus Whale, Andrew Bukenya and Jacqui Dark, in addition to a massive community choir.

The Rise and Fall of Saint George runs between Thursday January 23 and Friday January 24 at Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets go on sale via the venue website.

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