“A boogie woogie midlife crisis”.
Damian Callinan, renowned character and standup
comedian, confirms what many had already
suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top
Dance Syndrome]. After years of eschewing partner
dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he
discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing
Swing Man sends Callinan on a journey back to
the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his
path - a fracas at a bush dance, unrequited love at
ballroom dancing, and the revelation that as a 17
year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed
aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to
Swing dance by the time he is 51.
‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time
Barry nominee ‘shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie
Woogie’ midlife crisis.
Coming for the first time to COPACC, Sun Rising
- The Songs That Made Memphis will perform a
critically acclaimed show telling the incredible story
of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,
Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, BB
King and many more. They all had one thing in
common: they all launched their careers at the
famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.
For the last four years, Sun Rising have travelled the
country, playing sold out performances, dazzling
crowds with their incredible musicianship, infectious
passion and standout renditions of Sun’s timeless
Relive the amazing songs and classic tales of Sun
Records early years. You will be amazed by how
many songs you know. Paying homage to both the
artists and Sun’s owner/producer, Sam Phillips, the
show has even been endorsed by the Phillips family!
So break out the brylcreem, slip on the dancing
shoes and be prepared for a rockin’ night of music
and stories. It will be an unforgettable experience!