January 18th – 20th, 2013
THE VANGUARD – NEWTOWN, NSW
Since creative director Russall S. Beattie took over the reins of The Vanguard two years ago, he has been using the intimate Newtown venue as a launch pad for his unique productions, and consequently created something fresh in the world of Sydney entertainment.
His love of pop culture, combined with with his respect for the traditions of show business, have seen him bring life to shows such as STAR WARS BURLESQUE: THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK, THE BATMAN FOLLIES OF 1929 and THE MUSIC OF QUENTIN TARANTINO.
Taking it to the next level in Janruary 2013, Russall unveils PROJECT AWESOME! Seven events spread over a weekend, drawing inspiration from iconic film and television shows:
ROBOCOP SINGS THE BLUES
This event promises to be exactly what the title says. Robocop….sings….the blues. Featuring Bob Log III as Robocop.
WILLY WONKA SCREENING – DEATH BY CHOCALATE
A screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. with special chocolate degustation feast.
DANGER 5 – Q&A
A Q&A session with the creators and cast of TV series Danger 5.
THE TWIN PEAKS PIE PARTY
The Vanguard is transformed into The Black Lodge from David Lynch’s iconic show. Featuring live hypnotic music by Mojo Juju (as ‘The Man From Another Place’), pie, coffee cocktails and more than a few surprises. Dressing to theme is strongly encouraged
THE ‘BREAKFAST CLUB’ BREAKFAST
A morning screening of the John Hughes classic with ‘all you can eat’ pancakes.
THE POLICE ACADEMY SCRIPT READING
We’ve assembled a cast of our favourite z-grade celebrities, wannabees and hanger-ons to read the script of Police Academy in full on stage.
1982 BLOCKBUSTER BURLESQUE
A burlesque tribute to the box office hits of 1982. Featuring acts based on TRON, CONAN: THE BARBARIAN, E.T., FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, ROCKY 3, POLTERGEIST, BLADE RUNNER, STAR TREK 2, DARK CRYSTAL, MAD MAX 2, TOOTSIE, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMEN, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD,