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Isn't it Peculiar | OSSA Musical Performance Prize

Start Date

21 Nov 2019 7:00 pm

End Date

30 Nov 2019 8:30 pm

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Free Public Event
Tickets Available at Eventbrite or at the door.

With Vocals by Naarah Barnes, winner of the 2019 OSSA Musical Performance Prize, Isn’t It Peculiar is a collection of songs mostly sourced from female characters in musical theatre, with stories representing immense change through unique and peculiar situations. A night of beautiful and unique stories, director Jack Lark and vocal director Maria Lurighi have worked with Naarah to create an honest performance where truth and realism are emphasized. Joining Naarah on stage will be pianist extraordinaire Andrew Morrisby, in a program of storytelling through music, including works by Stephen Sondheim, Scott Alan and Jason Robert Brown.

About the OSSA Musical Performance Prize:Established in 2018 and named after Tasmania’s highest mountain peak, the OSSA Musical Performance Prize is generously provided by an anonymous alumnus of the University of Tasmania.
The Prize supports a Graduate or an Undergraduate student (and/or an ensemble) in pursuing excellence in musicianship and performance, and underwrites a state-wide performance tour, with a special focus on the North and North West and East Coast regions.


Thursday November 21 at 7PM   Annexe Theatre, 2-4 Invermay Rd; Launceston, Tasmania

Friday November 22 at 7PM        The Makers Workshop, 2 Bass Hwy, Burnie, Tasmania

Saturday November 23 at 7PM    Swansea Town Hall, 12 Franklin Street, Swansea, Tasmania

Saturday November 30 at 7pm    North Hobart Uniting Church, 2 Swan St, North Hobart, Tasmania

woman sitting on rocks by the sea

About Naarah Barnes:Naarah Barnes is an Aboriginal singer and performer who is frequently seen on the Hobart performing arts scene. Naarah is passionate about the performing arts including drama, dance, acting and since returning from the UK, Naarah has placed a major focus on musical theatre. Her passion for music lies within her cultural tradition of storytelling and the magic of both watching and creating live performances. Naarah is thrilled to have been a recipient of the OSSA prize and excited to share a collection of delightful stories with the people of Tasmania.