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Hugh Jackman A Quadruple Threat at the Very Least
hugh jackman, broadway to oz
Hugh Jackman Broadway to Oz

Hugh Jackman delighted thousands at his full dress rehearsal held the night before his first official performance tonight at Rod Laver Area in Melbourne. The audience reveled in his old style showmanship, his affable nature, his personal stories, and his immense talent. To say that Hugh Jackman is a triple threat is to underestimate the power of his personality endearing him to audiences of all ages and making him a quadruple threat at the very least.

Jackman, supported by an esteemed Melbourne orchestra and a brilliant company of singers and dancers, created an intimate atmosphere in the large arena venue by telling personal stories, engaging members of the audience (Sebastian a pint-sized future star and Lizzie the dancing granny were the stand-outs), and inviting the audience to participate in several numbers.

Highlights of the show included his serenade to his wife "Deb" who was in the audience with their daughter Ava, tap-dancing to Singing in the Rain, his powerful and impassioned performance of songs from Les Miserables supported by the Australian Girls' Choir, his eminently entertaining and uproarious Peter Allen portrayal that culminated in a proud rendition of "I Still Call Australia Home", and his celebration and veneration of Aboriginal culture, giving centre stage to a mighty and moving performance by singer, Clifton Bieundurry and Aboriginal elder "National Treasure" Olive Knight.
Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen in Broadway to Oz

As the name of the show suggests, Jackman delivers on a night that is a tip of the hat to the crooners of yesteryear and classic Broadway musicals just as much as it is about celebrating Australian culture and its influence on his life's work. But most of all it was about celebrating what Jackman values most: Love, Family, the Arts, Empowerment through promoting and supporting organisations like Nomad Two Worlds, and the Aussie way of "Having a go."

Hugh Jackman's Broadway to Oz opens tonight in Melbourne and then moves on to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets for all shows are available at

Hugh Jackman, Broadway to Oz
Hugh Jackman Broadway to Oz

Hugh Jackman's BROADWAY TO OZ tour dates:

Rod Laver Arena VIC/TAS
Wed 25 Nov 2015 to Fri 27 Nov 2015

Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly: Sydney Entertainment Centre)
Mon 30 Nov 2015 to Thu 3 Dec 2015

Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD/NT
Sat 5 Dec 2015 to Sun 6 Dec 2015

Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
The 10 Dec 2015 to Sat 12 Dec 2015

Perth Arena WA
Tue 15 Dec 2015 to Wed 16 Dec 2015
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When: November 24-27
Cost: from $91
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I saw it on Friday night and was blown away!!! Hugh is an amazing talent and one of the nicest guys in show business!
by keriw (score: 0|2) 1966 days ago
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