2017 marks 20 years since Todd McKenney immersed himself in the colourful musical patina and life of the late, great Peter Allen, assuming his character in the legendary musical, ‘Boy From Oz’.
Todd was warmly embraced by Peter’s family as he prepared for the role, and they’ve remained lifelong friends; his contribution to the memory and legacy of Peter Allen is enormous, and so over the years he has continued to play musical homage to this great entertainer.
This association spawned the live event, “Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen”, and it has continued to sell out, season after season.
And so on this, the eve of the 20th anniversary of Todd’s association with Peter Allen and ‘Boy From Oz’, Todd is delighted to announce his 2017 national tour, “Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen, 20th Anniversary Tour”.
This revamped and updated 2017/2018 version of his show features more Peter Allen songs than ever before, plus plenty of new stories and laughs along the way.
“Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen, 20th Anniversary Tour” showcases Todd’s incredible talents. You’ll laugh, you might cry and you’ll certainly be entertained by one of the nation’s best-loved performers, a multi-talented star who donned his dancing shoes at the tender age of three. It was when he landed the role of Peter Allen in ‘Boy From Oz’ 18 years ago that he found his true passion.
The original 1998 production of ‘Boy From Oz’ made Todd McKenney a household name. He’s the all singing, dancing, Aussie stage sensation with a wonderful acerbic wit and irreverent sense of humour. This show is not only Peter Allen’s hits, Todd also includes songs from some of his earlier musical theatre performances and you’ll hear stories and anecdotes of Peter, as well as those from Todd’s time on national television and the entertainment circuit.
Got a question? Call it out during the show and Todd may just answer you back! You’re most welcome to score Todd’s performance, in fact why not bring your score cards with you, but please do be kind – a gentle warning, be careful, as he can give as good as he gets!
Sydney fans will also have the opportunity to see the show in a stripped back format, as Todd adds 2 nights of ‘Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen, 20th Anniversary – The Piano Sessions’ to the tour, at The Studio at Sydney Opera House, April 28 and 29. Todd and his piano player will take the songs back to their very core in this stunning, landmark Sydney venue, in an event that’s not to be missed.
Please join Todd for an action packed night of fun and live entertainment, as he brings you “Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen, 20th Anniversary Tour”.
Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen, 20th Anniversary Tour
March 31 Chermside, QLD Kedron Wavell Services Club
April 1 Chermside, QLD Kedron Wavell Services Club (5pm show)
April 7 Bankstown, NSW Bankstown Sports Club
April 8 Rooty Hill, NSW Rooty Hill RSL
April 21 Gosford, NSW Laycock Street Community Theatre
April 22 Springwood, NSW Blue Mountains Theatre
April 28 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House, The Studio – The Piano Sessions
April 29 Sydney, NSW Sydney Opera House, The Studio – The Piano Sessions
May 6 North Sydney, NSW Norths Leagues
May 13 Castle Hill, NSW Castle Hill RSL
May 19 Revesby, NSW Revesby Workers Club
May 20 Dee Why, NSW Dee Why RSL
May 26 Penrith, NSW Penrith Panthers – Evan Theatre
May 27 Kingsford, NSW The Juniors
June 2 Hornsby, NSW Hornsby RSL
June 3 Blacktown, NSW Blacktown Workers