We've only just begun - The music of the carpenters

We've only just begun - The music of the carpenters

Celebrate the legendary and heart-warming music of the Carpenters.

The Carpenters were one of the most successful and cherished bands of all time. Recording some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, they captivated not one but three generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun is a moving music-filled performance that celebrates the hits of the band.

Australian music theatre star, Angela Lumicisi’s spellbinding performance follows Karen Carpenter’s transformation from a little girl behind a drum kit to one of the brightest stars of the ’70s. While Karen was entertaining and inspiring the world, Angela was an Italian girl struggling with growing up in the confines of her traditional life in Melbourne. Karen and Angela’s lives begin to intertwine through their struggles and their loves as Angela finds the strength to be the person she’s always wanted to be. Karen’s soaring and heart wrenching vocals spoke to Angela, ‘It’s like you’re singing to me and know what I’m going through, how is that?’

Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling artists of all time.

Featuring your favourite hits including Top of the World, Close To You, Yesterday Once More and many more, We’ve Only Just Begun is a remarkable and intimate musical experience.

“Angela sounded as good as or better than Karen Carpenter, and with the audience singing along, [We’ve Only Just Begun] was an audience favourite too.” - Sydney Arts Guide, 2016

If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, don’t miss this fabulous show.

Please note > This event is General Admission in the MECC Plenary Halls.

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Pre-order Antipasto Platters
Antipasto Platters

    • $18 Share platter for 2
    • $10 Platter for 1

    Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available).

    Pre-purchase > Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.

    Please note > You are not able to take food into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval drinks table at interval.

    Collection > Platters will be available for collection at the bar.

    Buy at the event > Platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (where applicable).

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29 March, 2019
11:00 am
MECC Plenary Halls

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