Fri, 21 Oct|
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon
Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents: Meredith O'Reilly
MORE FAVES After her sell-out show at Claire’s Kitchen in June, Meredith O’Reilly is back...
Time & Location
21 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon, 35 Oxford St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
About The Event
3 courses from our a la carte menu and a fourty minute show $105 p/p
MORE FAVES After her sell-out show at Claire’s Kitchen in June, Meredith O’Reilly has put together an all-new show of her favourite songs from a lifetime on the stage & growing up in 1970’s Australia. The songs and stories behind her favourite showtunes, movie themes, pop hits and jazz are sure to put a smile on your face and stir some fond memories. As always, there will be some rare, unknown gems as well.
Meredith has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years.
Most recently she was in Opera Australia’s productions of My Fair Lady di- rected by Dame Julie Andrews and The Sound Of Music and was nomi- nated for a Glug Award playing Sylvia St Croix in Ruthless! She played Grandma Addams inThe Addams Family, at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. She was nominated for Helpmann & Green Room Awards for her role Hold-Me-Touch-Me in The Producers in both Sydney and Melbourne. Oth- er highlights include Love Never Dies, understudy Mme Giry in Sydney & Melbourne; Starkers; Les Miserables, Swing in the first Australia/ NZ tour; Hello Dolly!, national tour; Chess, understudy Florence;The Rocky Horror Show, Magenta Alternate; Smitty in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying & Tessie Tura in Gypsy, directed by Nancye Hayes.
She played principal roles in the Australian productions Karaoke the Musi- cal, Life Force and King Of The Air (in concert at City Recital Hall, Sydney). Meredith’s most recent cabarets at Claire’s Kitchen, Darlinghurst in 2021/22 have been sellouts & her show Curtains! about her showbiz ups and downs was seen at Sydney’s Glen St Theatre,The Bondi Cabaret Fes- tival in 2019 and in October 2020 at Penrith’s Q Theatre.
She is lead singer of the Big Band, Horns Plus appearing in the 2022 Manly Jazz Festival and has appeared in TV dramas including Doctor Doctor and the The Unusual Suspects. She has done many commercials, corporate films and voiceovers. She's hosted radio shows & also narrated audio books for Vision Australia for 10 years.
Meredith has been a licensed real estate agent & award-winning auctioneer since 2009.
Concert, radio and recording artist John Martin occupies a near-unique position in Australian music, being a pianist with great experience across a range that reaches from Classical to Music Theatre, light Jazz and Ragtime, Folk and Pop. He is featured on some 18 commercial recordings as well as many in-house recordings for ABC Classic FM. Recordings soon to be released include a collection of Australian compositions with violinist Vov Dylan for Elkwood/Sony to be distributed in some 21 countries, a collection of Australian piano works for Move Records, and and a collection of the piano works of Ann Carr-Boyd for Wirripang.
Future projects include recordings devoted to his own compositions, over fifty of these having been published thus far by Wirripang.
John is as at home partnering singers in Schubert song and instrumentalists in duo sonatas as he is in singing and playing the patter songs of Noel Coward, reciting poetry or delivering a humorous anecdote.
John has worked with a very long list of musical and theatrical luminaries and is rated one of Australia’s finest accompanists. He has enjoyed extensive performing partnerships with clarinetist Deborah de Graaff, cellist Susan Blake, flautists Jane Rutter and Christine Draeger, tenor Andrew Goodwin, baritone Jose Carbo, bass Teddy Tahu Rhodes, sopranos Amelia Farrugia and Julie Lea Goodwin, and such music theatre stars as Amanda Muggleton, Meredith O’Reilly, Simon Ward and Peter Cousens.
John and Jane Rutter have performed together in two concerts that received world-wide viewings via the Australian Digital Concert Hall.
Another career highlight has been the three nation-wide tours (two of which also included New Zealand) with British star Miriam Margolyes. The third of these “The Importance of Being Miriam” is available as an ABC Classics DVD.
John can be briefly seen as the department store pianist in Bruce Beresford’s film “Ladies In Black”!
Dinner and Show
Including Booking Fee$105.00