We,ve Got Our Standards

Shortis and Simpson present a Christmas show with hardly a Shortis original song in sight. It’s because their new show, We’ve Got Our Standards, is made up of well-known songs, but given the Shortis and Simpson treatment.

Their definition of standards includes the American songbook, but goes way beyond into the worlds of classical, folk, world music, country, TV themes, and of course Christmas songs. And they’ll sing about some of the hot topics, political and otherwise of recent times in parodies of well-known songs.

Hear You Are My Sunshine in a Turkish scale, Blue Moon given a Japanese flavour, Puppet on a String gone bluesy, Abba as Berlin cabaret. Then there’s Dylan, Cohen, The Beatles, Johnny Mercer, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Slim Dusty, Roy Orbison, and much more.

For a great night’s entertainment, with unpredictable and quirky musical moments, plenty of humour and Christmas spirit, don’t miss We’ve Got Our Standards.

Teatro Vivaldi, ANU campus, Sat Nov 29, 7pm (3 course dinner and show) $70/$80/$90.Show only $30/$40/$50, 8.30pm. Sun Nov 30, 5.30pm (canapés and show) $35/$45/$55. Bookings 6257 2718 or vivaldirestaurant.com.au


For a joyous blend of world music, and songs related to the venue, spend a pleasant half hour with Worldly Goods community choir.

High Court, Sunday Dec 7, 1pm, free