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The Songs That Got Away

Presented by His Majesty's Theatre
Part of the Downstairs at The Maj 2022 Season

Take a stroll to 1930’s Manhattan and pull up a chair at the Cotton Club.
The music of Harold Arlen drifts in and reigns supreme. He gave the world 'Stormy Weather', 'That Ol’ Black Magic', 'Get Happy', 'Paper Moon', 'Blues in the Night', 'One for my Baby', and the most recorded song of all time 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'. These songs that have seeped into our consciousness and remain universally loved, but the man who wrote these songs remained an enigma, while the women who sang them became household names.
Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, and of course Judy Garland. All championed by Arlen, and associated with his music. He quietly fought against prejudice, poverty and limitation in segregated America, whilst writing some of the most loved music of all time. This is his story and theirs.
Acclaimed artist Johanna Allen, accompanied by Mark Simeon Ferguson, gives you a musical play based on the life of Harold Arlen, featuring his most famous standards and showtunes.
"Unforgettable, ageless songs. … Johanna Allen has written a savvy script, loaded with the stories behind the them, delivered with the skill and artistry of a thoroughly trained and unshakeably confident singer.… ‘This is near genius. 5 stars" - The Advertiser.
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    Event Showings

    22 - 24 September 2022 | 7:30pm

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    Ticketed event

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    His Majesty's Theatre

    825 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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