Eddie Perfect: From Pitch to Performance
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$20 - $35
Eddie Perfect and songwriting students from Monash University team up to present custom written songs for the stage and screen.
An enthralling opportunity to enjoy the inventive brilliance of Eddie Perfect and the artists of the future, as they present the new-forged results of a super-intensive songwriting masterclass.
Eddie Perfect’s extraordinary career spans comedy, music theatre composition and book writing, playwriting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. His solo music comedy shows (Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology, Songs From The Middle) have received Helpmann and Green Room Awards, touring Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London. His most recent work as Composer of Beetlejuice The Musical on Broadway won him a nomination for Best Original Score at the 2019 Tony Awards.
In an evening hosted by Eddie himself, insights about the masterclass process will frame the students’ songs, providing a unique window into the inspiration and craft that goes into making a hit. These newly minted works will be interspersed with some favourites from Eddie’s own back-catalogue including a choral grand finale involving the full cast.
A collaboration between MLIVE and Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance. This project is generously supported by Dr Jeanne Pratt AC and the Pratt Foundation as part of the Jeanne Pratt Musical Theatre Artists in Residence program at Monash University.