Shortis & Simpson Newsletter May 2022

Here is info on our upcoming shows.

21 FORSTER STREET- a show about a Bungendore house
21 Forster St is a new multidisciplinary theatre work, a locally inspired story that explores our relationships to the places we call home. Music by John Shortis. The Q, Queanbeyan, May 26-June 4, 8pm. $25-$50. To book- Read about it at-

SONDHEIM, a Bungendore tribute to a legend of Broadway
Stephen Sondheim, music-theatre songwriter extraordinaire, died in 2021 aged 91, leaving a legacy of highly original songs that have been the lifeblood of some of Broadway’s best-loved musicals. Bungendore, of all places, is paying tribute, with a parade of local talent, including Shortis and Simpson. The proceeds go to Bungendore Community Foundation- the Greater Good, providing support to the needy and to volunteer groups. Bungendore War Memorial Hall, 49 Molonglo Street, Bungendore, Sat June 4, 7:30pm, $49.
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AMERICAN PIE at Belconnen
After successful shows at Cobargo and Bungendore, Shortis and Simpson take American Pie to a stunning new theatre on Lake Ginninderra. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this landmark song, American Pie is full of humour, interesting stories, a fascinating interpretation of its cryptic lyrics, and some great songs from the ‘50s and’60s. Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Fri/Sat June 10/11, 7pm. $45, or $210 for a table of 6 ($35 each). Cheese platters available (book in advance). To book-

UNDER THE INFLUENCE with Karen Middleton
A repeat of the recent show based on the musical influences of political journalist Karen Middleton- funny, moving, fascinating, full of great music, and some post-election satire. The National Theatre, Wallace St Braidwood. Sunday 26 June at 3pm. $47.90 (includes booking fee)
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