Go to Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Back by Popular Demand

This show is part of Collected Works 2019

Monday 22 April 2019 7.30pm

THIS PRODUCTION IS A ADD-ON SHOW FOR COLLECTED WORKS 2019    

A folk music pioneer in one unforgettable music event.

American folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie has become an iconic figure with a distinguished and varied career spanning almost 60 years. Experiencing Guthrie live is a treat. His keen sense of humor and clever storytelling intermingles with his musical mixture of folk, rock, country, blues and gospel styles in songs almost equally divided between his own originals and well-chosen cover tunes. Like his father Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice and storytelling around a song. Guthrie's best-known work is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, an 18-minute and 20-second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem. Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost 60 years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.

“A great reminder of just how effective a bit of absurdity can be when it comes to combating serious issues.” Rolling Stone

“An hour and a half in the presence of Guthrie is like receiving the most enjoyable and authoritative master class on 20th-century American folk music one could possibly have.” The Independent, London

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Synopsis

Monday 22 April 2019
7.30pm

THIS PRODUCTION IS A ADD-ON SHOW FOR
COLLECTED WORKS 2019 

  

A folk music pioneer in one unforgettable music event.

American folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie has become an iconic figure with a distinguished and varied career spanning almost 60 years.

Experiencing Guthrie live is a treat. His keen sense of humor and clever storytelling intermingles with his musical mixture of folk, rock, country, blues and gospel styles in songs almost equally divided between his own originals and well-chosen cover tunes.

Like his father Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice and storytelling around a song. Guthrie’s best-known work is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, an 18-minute and 20-second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem.

Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost 60 years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.

“A great reminder of just how effective a bit of absurdity can be when it comes to combating serious issues.” Rolling Stone

“An hour and a half in the presence of Guthrie is like receiving the most enjoyable and authoritative master class on 20th-century American folk music one could possibly have.” The Independent, London

CW19 ADD-ON

SPECIAL OFFER FOR COLLECTED WORKS 2019 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

As a Season Ticket Holder for Canberra Theatre Centre’s Collected Works 2019, you are eligible to Add-On a ticket to Arlo Guthrie and receive $10 off Premium and A-Reserve Adult tickets.

Simply add tickets to your Season Ticket Package or you can purchase at a later date, depending upon availability.

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PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Bluesfest

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
Approximately 120 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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