2pm Sat 13 Aug 2016
Tickets $15/ Group 10+ $12 Season Pass Option (ask at the Box Office)
MM Music Matinee at The World Theatre
Rocket Man is a unique and entertaining salute to Sir Elton John, one of the most iconic popular music figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. The show covers Elton’s remarkable career from his first hit song through the disco era to his music for the Disney film ‘The Lion King’. You’ll also hear intriguing and often hilarious tales about Elton’s life and the stories behind the songs.
Rocket Man stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe. Brenton learned his first Elton John song at the age of nine while also studying the violin. He has played violin with several of this country’s professional orchestras and once performed as Elton John backed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has often been mistaken for Elton John in airports, and once escaped a customs inspection on the strength of his ‘fake celebrity’ status.
Brenton’s double edged career in both classical and pop music led to the formation of the double-act String Fever with his wife Jacqui, who also features strongly in ‘Rocket Man’ on cello, keyboards, backing vocals and percussion!
String Fever is the recipient of five Australian Entertainment Industry MO Awards (including Variety Entertainers of the Year), due in no small part to the immense popularity of the Elton John segment in every show. Rocket Man was the official entertainment for the 2011 Royal Wedding celebrations at the prestigious Australian Club.
Box Office open: Wed to Fri 10am-2pm plus during movie screenings; 6pm-late Wed to Sat; from 1pm Sat & Sun call P 47615430 or buy Tickets online anytime (+$1) http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre. Public Holidays – check the Movie Schedule. EFTPOS available. CLOSED MON TUES