Pennsylvania Avenue


Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant musical theatre event returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre.

Bernadette Robinson’s renowned power of transformation in evoking the great divas of our time is the stuff of legend. In PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, audiences are treated to a new collection of iconic singers whose relationships with the White House spanned concert recitals to friendships, Presidential endorsements to tabloid speculation.

With Bernadette Robinson’s unique talent in mind, Joanna Murray-Smith has created a seamless narrative entwined with music that blends show business with political history. Pennsylvania Avenue channels the voices of Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Ross and more, as a White House aide reminisces on 40 years in the halls of power.

A Melbourne Theatre Company production.


“A virtuoso performance. Fascinating and entertaining”

“dazzling vocals cleverly integrated into the dramatic action”

“Brings the crowd to its feet”

“A remarkable performance by Robinson”

“One of the great sequels of the stage”

MELBOURNE, Arts Centre Melbourne - Playhouse

Thursday 21 January, 7.30pm
Friday 22 January, 8pm
Saturday 23 January, 2pm
Saturday 23 January, 8pm
Sunday 24 January, 5pm
Wednesday 27 January, 2pm
Wednesday 27 January, 7.30pm
Thursday 28 January, 7.30pm
Friday 29 January, 8pm
Saturday 30 January, 2pm
Saturday 30 January, 8pm
Sunday 31 January, 5pm
Tuesday 2 February, 7.30pm
Wednesday 3 February, 2pm
Wednesday 3 February, 7.30pm
Thursday 4 February, 7.30pm
Friday 5 February, 8pm
Saturday 6 February, 2pm
Saturday 6 February, 8pm
Sunday 7 February, 5pm
Tuesday 9 February, 7.30pm
Wednesday 10 February, 2pm
Wednesday 10 February, 7.30pm
Thursday 11 February, 7.30pm
Friday 12 February, 8pm
Saturday 13 February, 2pm
Saturday 13 February, 8pm
Sunday 14 February, 5pm

BRISBANE Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Thursday 3 March, 7.30pm
Friday 4 March, 8pm
Saturday 5 March, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 6 March, 2pm & 6pm
Tuesday 8 March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 9 March, 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm
Friday 11 March, 8pm
Saturday 12 March, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 13 March, 5pm

SYDNEY, Sydney Opera House - The Playhouse

Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm
Friday 29 April, 8pm
Saturday 30 April, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 1 May, 5pm
Tuesday 3 May, 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 May, 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 5 May, 7.30pm
Friday 6 May, 8pm
Saturday 7 May, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 8 May, 5pm
Tuesday 10 May, 7.30pm
Wednesday 11 May, 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm
Friday 13 May, 8pm
Saturday 14 May, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 15 May, 5pm
Tuesday 17 May, 7.30pm
Wednesday 18 may, 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm
Friday 20 May, 8pm
Saturday 21 May, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 22 May, 5pm