Australia’s beloved musical treasure Marcia Hines, with a career spanning five decades, has released 22 albums, selling 2.6 million copies, and has garnered countless chart-topping singles and multi-platinum records.
Friday 5 July 2019
Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi
Marcia is an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere, constantly reinventing herself and setting industry benchmarks; moving from Boston Massachusetts to Sydney at just 16 to star in the Australian production of ‘Hair’, being the first black woman to star in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and advocating ceaselessly for diabetes.
Marcia was Australian Idol’s favourite judge for the show’s seven consecutive years, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. She received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian Entertainment Industry as a performer, judge and mentor, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations.
The legendary former ‘Queen of Pop’ shows no sign of letting up! The hit fringe festival stage production ‘Velvet’ began in Adelaide in 2015 and has travelled the world with Marcia in the starring role. In January 2019 a new Spiegeltent production, set in the streets of Paris and titled ‘Pigalle’ was the sell-out hit of the Sydney Festival. It starred Marcia along with iOTA and Waangenga Blanco from The Bangarra Dance Company.
Marcia then commenced rehearsals for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, the legendary musical, opening at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on April 2, 2019, and then travelling Australia. This spectacular new stage production and interpretation of both the film and the Bee Gee’s soundtrack, features Marcia in the starring role and joining her are Timomatic and Paulini, along with Euan Doidge as Tony and Melanie Hawkins as Stephanie. They are also joined by Natalie Conway, Bobby Fox and Nana Matapule.
Another extraordinary vehicle for the amazing Miss Hines and the never ending career reinventions that have kept her at the pinnacle of Australian entertainment.