The day Popeye meets Olive Oyl on the Sweethaven Pier is a day that will forever change both their lives:
Popeye: “Why don’t you come on with me on my Popeye boat, I would love youse to go on adventures with me Olive Oyl”
Olive: “Adventures on a boat….. well I I I, could get really far away then ….. I would love to oblige you Popeye.”
With this line ‘the musical adventures of Popeye and Olive Oyl’ comes to life as On the Fly brings you the epic tales of our cartoon hero Popeye and his ditzy girlfriend Olive Oyl, whilst introducing some of their traditional nemesis’s in brutish Brutus and the psychic Sea Hag. Together on Popeye’s boat the Olive our hero and heroine will sail the Torrens swampy inlet on Adelaide’s Popeye boat as they find love in one another, whilst fending of the advances of Brutus Bluto who wants his Olive back.
Brutus has historically battled with Popeye in order to win the love of the lanky Olive Oyl with the sometimes flaky Olive flitting between the two, though her heart will always belong to the man of Spinichk with the bulging biceps, Geh Geh Geh Geh …..
In this energetic show that stay’s true to the cartoon with plenty of slapstick and some fast paced footwork by our larger than life characters there is plently of boof and wham and a wah wah wah wahhhhhhhhhh. And theres more than one classic song from the ole day’s with harmonic tones and tuneful entertainment to delight both young and old with the magical vocal talents of singer Teresa De Gennaro and with some able bodied singing that packs a punch by Eugene Suleau and Jarrad Parker.
But ….. just when they deal with one drama and think its safe to keep cruising in the swamps of the Torrens inlet there will be a surprise or two in store with Popeye’s spurned wanna be lover the Sea Hag, and that means you are in for the time of your life as the Popeye is taken over by that Old Black Magic called ……… Voodoo!
This interactive fun adventure invites children to come dressed as fellow sailors aboard the good ship Popeye, where they will take part in the action.
Dates: 9,16,23,30 June 2013
Times: 10am each Sunday and 2pm (on the 9 June only)
Tickets: Adults $23, Kids $18, Group (family of 4) $65
Tickets available at: http://www.cabaretfringefestival.com/
Departing from Popeye Quay – Elder Park, via King William Rd, Adelaide
W: www.onthefly.org.au P: 8243 0001 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starring Eugene Suleau as Popeye, Teresa De Gennaro as Olive Oyl, Jarrad Parker as Brutus and Tracey Davis as the Sea Hag.
To view stories on the Popeye & Olive show on Adelaide Today please click here. To view the Messenger article please click here.
Eugene has been making stuff up since 1999, when Chris John’s Splash Theatre Company revived Theatresports in Adelaide.
A trained actor (McLeod Daughters and A Wire Through the Heart), Eugene finds impro to be the perfect substitue to scripted plays. His career highlights include winning the Theatresports Celebrity Challenge in 2002 and 2003, and being runner up in Improvivor in 2003. He has played countless scenes and has received scores ranging from 15/15 to zero! In addition to On the Fly, Eugene works with Impro NOW and long-form impro company Changing Jennifers, and represented South Australia at the Theatresports National Championships in Sydney in 2010 and in Brisbane in 2011.
TERESA DE GENNARO
Teresa is an actor/singer trained at the Flinders University Drama Centre. She has worked professionally in a range of mediums and genres, from TV drama and comedy skit series to commercials, short and feature films. Stage wise she has juggled straight theatre, live improvisational comedy, physical and children’s theatre including musical theatre and Cabaret. She is a mezzo-soprano with a versatile voice that encompasses pop/rock, classical, soul, gospel & jazz.
Scholarships to her credit include the State Theatre’s ‘Adele Koh’ Acting Scholarship and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Scholarship. The latter launched her into performing at Sydney’s major cabaret venues including The Basement, and at various corporate functions and club circuit venues. Included were a couple of sold out performances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Overseas Teresa sang cruising the South Pacific and East Mediterranean. She then relocated to London where she worked with theatre company Byzantine. Teresa then toured: as lead in her first British Pantomime, a chorus member in Sweeny Todd and as ensemble in a Musical theatre revue throughout the West End and Brighton.
She also acted in the award winning feature film Patient 17.
Returning to Adelaide, Teresa has spent two years cast as Sheila Duncan’s ‘Muriel’ in music theatre piece Why Muriel Matters. She has presented her 2 Cabaret shows: EURODIVA, a 2011 ‘sold out’ Fringe cabaret show sung in 10 different languages; and Diva School which toured the OOTS circuit. Other credits include plays: Perish the Thought, Shadows in the City of Light and Overture; and several children’s shows with On The Fly.
This Fringe Teresa extends herself into co-writing NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Carrick Hill for On The Fly.
Jarrad took up improvised comedy when he realised he could talk rubbish to a wider audience than just his family and friends. He has performed in shows at the Rhino Room and Grace Emily, as well as the On the Fly Christmas show, and is loving the experience. As are his family and friends, who appreciate hearing fewer puns on a daily basis.
Tracey has worked with local Improv and Theatresports companies since 2003 learning the tricks of the trade in production, design, performance, marketing and PR. Her dedication lead to a change in her personal career taking her into arts and health promotions in 2007 where she has been able to expand, explore and create a whole range of programs, promotions and storytelling practice through a variety of mediums.
With On the Fly Tracey has worked as the Treasurer and Secretary since the groups inception and she implemented the On the Fly Children’s pantomimes in 2009. Working with other to write and devise scripts, appearing and producing in the shows between 2010 and 2013. Tracey produced and appeared in Shadows in the City of Light at the Bakehouse in August of 2012.
The mindshare web site of which Tracey was a key part of the development in 2012 won the Arts & Health Award and the Dr. Margaret Tobin Award for Excellence in Health Service in 2012.
For information on the Popeye or to book please contact Tony and lidija Shuman
Telephone: (08) 8223 5863 or mobile 0400 596065
E-mail : email@example.com Web: www.thepopeye.com.au