EXCLUSIVE: Wicked stars to take centre stage at City of Joondalup Valentine’s Concert

Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison, Helen Dallimore and Jemma Rix are the Witches coming to Joondalup.
The annual Valentine’s Concert will be at Joondalup Resort on February 15.
The annual Valentine’s Concert will be at Joondalup Resort on February 15.
Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison, Helen Dallimore and Jemma Rix are the Witches coming to Joondalup. The annual Valentine’s Concert will be at Joondalup Resort on February 15. The annual Valentine’s Concert will be at Joondalup Resort on February 15.

EXCLUSIVE

STARS of the musical Wicked will take centre stage at Joondalup Resort for the City of Joondalup’s annual Valentine’s Concert.

Witches will feature leading ladies of Australian musical theatre – Amanda Harrison, Lucy Durack, Helen Dallimore and Jemma Rix – along with male protagonist Simon Gleeson performing classic hits from stage and screen backed by the WA Symphony Orchestra.

A capacity audience of 8000 people is expected to attend the free concert on February 15 for City residents and ratepayers.

Harrison and Durack made their names in show business as Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked as it premiered in Australia in 2008, while Dallimore already enjoyed international stardom as Glinda in Wicked’s London’s West End shows in 2006.

Rix played Elphaba in Wicked’s 2010 Australian national tour, as well as shows in the Asia Pacific region and the 10th anniversary world tour, when she teamed up again with Durack.

These four witches will be joined by Gleeson as a special guest artist, who is best known for his interpretation of Jean Valjean in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Miserables, for which he received the 2015 Helpmann award for Best Male Actor in a Musical.

“We set about assembling a creative team who would take our concept and create a concert that would showcase these five voices and the orchestra – something magical that would thrill and entertain,” Working Arts Productions said in a statement.

“The appeal of witches, fairytales and magic through the power of music is universal and timeless and we have strived to create something special and unique.”

Mayor Albert Jacob said it would be great to see Harrison return to Joondalup Resort after wowing audiences in 2014 with the stars of We Will Rock You, as well as WASO after it teamed up with Kate Ceberano and Michael Falzon for the music of James Bond last year.

“Our residents have enjoyed wonderful entertainment at the Valentine’s Concert in recent years and I have no doubt Witches will carry on with that tradition,” he said.

Tickets are only available to City of Joondalup residents and ratepayers aged 18 and over and may be collected from 8am to 11am or until sold out on January 20 from the City’s customer service centres in Joondalup, Craigie and Hillarys.

Picnics are welcome and a range of food and drink options will be available.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

  • Tickets are only available to City of Joondalup residents and ratepayers aged 18 and over.
  • They may be collected from 8am to 11am or until sold out on January 20 from the City’s customer service centres: 90 Boas Avenue in Joondalup, 15 Banks Avenue in Hillarys and Craigie Leisure Centre.
  • Limit of four tickets per household.
  • All patrons aged six years and over require a ticket.
  • You must show proof of age and identification, as well as proof of residential or ratepayer status.
  • Residents and ratepayers wishing to attend the concert but unable to collect tickets, may appoint an agent to collect tickets on their behalf.

MORE: City of Canning rangers hunt for cat-killing dogs

MORE: 28-year-old motorcyclist killed in Canning Highway crash

MORE: Spartan Race Australia keen to return to WA following successful Keysbrook event