July 30 @ 2:00 pm
Late, Late At Night is an epic journey of a suburban boy whose journey to fame and fortune came at large personal cost.
Written by award-winning Australian playwright Kieran Carroll and starring rising Sydney performer Jackson Carroll, Late, Late At Night is a pop-rock stage adaptation of Rick Springfield’s compelling and searing autobiography, the New York Times best-seller. Directed by Robert Johnson, the show features over 20 fantastic Springfield gems from Zoot to the present day and includes many of Springfield’s Top 40 American hits.
Reaching far beyond his popular image, Late, Late At Night captures the heart and essence of Springfield’s major concerns and musings: depression, God, no God, his parents, self-motivation, a long sustaining career, love versus sex, music versus acting, his wife and sons, the way America shaped him and what he left behind in Australia as he built his career to lead the seemingly glamorous and not-so-glamorous expatriate life.
Late, Late At Night traces Springfield’s life from the 1950s through to 2010, tracing his Australian and British childhood, his early music days in Australia, his rollercoaster ride in 1970s America and the huge pop and acting successes of the 1980s. This is followed by his fall from public view and finally, the resurrection of Rick Springfield as an artist in the 21st century.
Late, Late At Night is an exhilarating journey of an Australian-American songwriter whose sales of 25 million albums worldwide make him one of Australia’s most successful musical exports of all time.
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