STEWART D’ARRIETTA AND BAND PERFORM ‘THE MUSIC OF TOM WAITS’ – LIVE ON STAGE AT THE ORPHEUM!
ALL TICKETS $55 AND INCLUDES A GLASS OF BUBBLES ON ARRIVAL!
6:30PM ARRIVAL FOR 7:00PM SHOW.
ENTRY TO THE SHOW WILL BE VIA PARRAWEEN STREET GRAND ENTRANCE.
7:00pm 1st half – 45mins
8:00pm 2nd half – 45mins
This lively, passionate and demented rock journey is not only for Tom Waits fans but for anyone who loves music, storytelling and all round great entertainment.
Drawing on personal experiences, as well as Wait’s vast musical history, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band share their love affair with the ‘prince of melancholy’s’ brilliant songs. Waits’ colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.
In his inimitable way, D’Arrietta adds humour, joy and a whole new dimension to the music.
If you’re not already a Tom Waits fan, or a Stewart D’Arrietta fan, you will be after this!
The show premiered in 2005 at The Soho Playhouse New York.
‘Electrifying’ by Variety
‘Rollicking’ by The New Yorker
‘Rock solid emotion’ by The New York Times
It went on to play The Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, Montreal Jazz Festival and London Riverside Studios in 2008.
It re-emerged in 2018 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a smash hit and collected all 5 star reviews.
‘One of the ten best shows of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe’ The Sunday Times.
‘Astonishing… an expert pianist with a fine voice’ ★★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser.
‘Gut wrenching passion… an absolute knock out’ The Australian
‘D’Arrietta is the king of whiskey, smoke and late nights… For anyone who enjoys rock ballads and exceptional performances, this is a show not to be missed.’ ★★★★★ Broadway World
‘Stewart D’Arrietta is a national treasure, an integral part of our cultural fabric. There is nothing he can’t do at his keyboard’ – Glenn A Baker
A romp through 30 of Tom Waits best hits: ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ’Red Shoes’, ‘Going Out West’, ‘Martha’, ‘Ol 55’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Big In Japan’. ‘God’s Away’, ‘ Christmas Card’… and many more.
‘Real musicians with a strong set, beautiful singing range, slick and sartorially turned-out. [Stewart D’Arrietta] has a phenomenal presence, no doubt about it.’ Deadline News
‘Worth stealing a dollar from your mama’s purse. ★★★★★ The Adelaide Show