20 Nights of Iconic Performances at Sydney's The Barracks
Set in a location steeped in historical significance and natural beauty this concert series Night At The Barracks, North Head, Manly takes place from 24 February to 27 March at Sydney’s newest outdoor venue perched high above Sydney Harbour. Audiences will experience the artistry of Australia’s biggest names in music, theatre, ballet, dance, rock, opera and jazz including Jessica Mauboy, Caroline O’Connor, 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. JESSICA MAUBOY: Thursday 24 February Jessica Mauboy’s new show will read as an anthology of Jessica’s global smash hits since her first solo album in 2008. Jessica Mauboy is a woman with serious acting ability and multiple accolades, an accomplished songwriter and piano player.
JAMES MORRISON MOTOWN EXPERIENCE: Friday 25 February This feel-good evening will include four soulful voices, a pumping rhythm section and some smouldering horns lead by James Morrison. Songs include hits from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and all the Motown greats.
DAVID CAMPBELL: BACK IN THE SWING: Saturday 26 February Australian ARIA award winner, singer and popular TV presenter, David Campbell is back with his acclaimed show Back in the Swing features Campbell’s vocals and his full band and 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 withMe, For Once in My Life and Walkin’ My Baby Back Home. JAMES MORRISON AND HIS BIG BAND: Sunday 27 February A night of brassy sounds as James is joined on stage by his big band as they bring you a heap of big band classics made famous by greats Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Gershwin and, of course, Frank Sinatra.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY: Friday 4 and Saturday 5 March
An exclusive double bill by Rafael Bonachela, Impermanence featuring the Australian String Quartet and Duet from ab [intra].
Sydney Dance Company takes to the stage at Night at The Barracks this March with a double bill Impermanence featuring the Australian String Quartet, fresh from its sell out season, and the duet from ab [intra] as featured in the Paris Opera Ballet’s Gala evening before touring Europe and the United States.
DAVID HOBSON and LUCY DURACK IN CONCERT accompanied by JOHN FOREMAN and 45 PIECE ORCHESTRA: Sunday 6 March 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 one-off show. 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. AUSTRALIAN ROCK COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE BEATLES ‘LET IT BE’ ALBUM 50th ANNIVERSARY: Friday 11 March
Following two sold-out tours of The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live in 2019/20, The Australian Rock Collective (ARC) is returning in 2021 to present the final Beatles album – Let It Be, marking the 50th Anniversary. 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: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March
Australia's hottest tap dance sensation, is 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 on-stage larrikinisms, they sing – they dance – they joke! They bring new, invigorating energy to a timeless style that the whole family can enjoy.
80’s SYMPHONICA: Thursday 17 & Friday 18 March
The 80s reimagined by John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra starring Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson. The 80s are back, but this time with an orchestra! Join Tim Campbell, Bonnie Anderson and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra for a brilliant night of your favourite 80s smash hits, complete with symphonic backing.
SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS FEATURING JOHN FOREMAN AND THE AUSSIE POPS ORCHESTRA: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 March
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 tenor Lorenzo Rositano, soprano Giuseppina Grech and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra.
AN EVENING WITH QUEENSLAND BALLET: Thursday 24, Friday 25 & Saturday 26 March
Featuring Raymonda Pas Classique, Bluebird Pas De Deux from The Sleeping Beauty and 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 March
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 Drive, Manly Season: Thursday 24 February – 27 March 2022 Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sunday performances 6pm gates open 4.30pm gates open 7.30pm show / 9.30pm finish 6pm show / 8pm finish Prices: from $69 (Transaction fees apply) Bookings: Ticketmaster.com.au Groups: Ticketmaster groups via email firstname.lastname@example.org Car Parking and Travel: The simplest way to get into the event site is to walk from Manly Wharf but the Producers recognise this isn’t always possible. There will be limited parking available at St Pauls Catholic College Car Park, 124 Darley Road, Manly, for pre-booking with ticket purchase through Ticketmaster. Where possible the Producers encourage people to use the shuttle bus service from Manly which needs to also be pre-booked through Ticketmaster. For more information see the travel page www.nightatthebarracks.com.au/gettingthere