Arts & Entertainment

Turner’s Turn

Photo: Kurt Sneddon

Turner’s Turn is a cabaret show created by Australian icon, Geraldine Turner, in which she sings many of her musical numbers and tells great stories about her life on the stage.

Turner is one of Australia’s brightest stars both on stage and on screen. A grand dame of theatre musicals, including, Oliver, Chicago, Anything Goes and many many more, Turner is also the winner of The Australian Order Of Merit for her services to the theatre. Her film career is equally as impressive with roles in, Summerfield, Careful, He Might Hear You and more recently a role in the TV series, House Husbands. It is theatre, however, that stole her heart from a very early age and her love of the stage has never waned.

Included in her repertoire are Sondheim musicals Into The Woods and Sweeney Todd. In fact Turner was the first person in the world to record The Stephen Sondheim Song Book. In explaining her love of musical theatre Turner stated that, “When singing a song you have to be in the moment, you have to connect with an audience or else it is not authentic. Theatre is a form of nurturing for both audience and performers.”

Turner’s Turn, promises to be one of those, not to be missed, experiences as Turner’s boundless energy and enthusiasm takes her audience on a journey into showbiz pizzaz.

“A show should have the power to transform you life,” philosophised Turner. Musical audiences may have changed due to their affiliation with Disney and singing cartoon characters, but Turner, has not. She is without doubt, the real deal. So prepare to be transformed.

Feb 15. Glen St Theatre, Cnr Glen St and Blackbutts Road, Belrose. $27-$30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.glenstreet.com.au

By Renee Lou Dallow

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