BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO – STEWART D’ARRIETTA & BAND PERFORM THE MUSIC OF ‘TOM WAITS’ – LIVE ON STAGE!

Rating: NR
Length: 105 mins
Session Times (click preferred session time to book):
Sun 2nd May:

STEWART D’ARRIETTA AND BAND PERFORM ‘THE MUSIC OF TOM WAITS’ – LIVE ON STAGE AT THE ORPHEUM!

ALL TICKETS $55 AND INCLUDES A GLASS OF BUBBLES ON ARRIVAL!
6:30PM ARRIVAL FOR 7:00PM SHOW.
ENTRY TO THE SHOW WILL BE VIA PARRAWEEN STREET GRAND ENTRANCE.

Show schedule:
6:30pm doors
7:00pm 1st half – 45mins
7:45pm intermission
8:00pm 2nd half – 45mins
8:45pm finish

This lively, passionate and demented rock journey is not only for Tom Waits fans but for anyone who loves music, storytelling and all round great entertainment.
Drawing on personal experiences, as well as Wait’s vast musical history, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band share their love affair with the ‘prince of melancholy’s’ brilliant songs. Waits’ colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.

In his inimitable way, D’Arrietta adds humour, joy and a whole new dimension to the music.

If you’re not already a Tom Waits fan, or a Stewart D’Arrietta fan, you will be after this!

The show premiered in 2005 at The Soho Playhouse New York.
‘Electrifying’ by Variety
‘Rollicking’ by The New Yorker
‘Rock solid emotion’ by The New York Times

It went on to play The Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, Montreal Jazz Festival and London Riverside Studios in 2008.
It re-emerged in 2018 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a smash hit and collected all 5 star reviews.

‘One of the ten best shows of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe’ The Sunday Times.

‘Astonishing… an expert pianist with a fine voice’ ★★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser.

‘Gut wrenching passion… an absolute knock out’ The Australian

‘D’Arrietta is the king of whiskey, smoke and late nights… For anyone who enjoys rock ballads and exceptional performances, this is a show not to be missed.’ ★★★★★ Broadway World

‘Stewart D’Arrietta is a national treasure, an integral part of our cultural fabric. There is nothing he can’t do at his keyboard’ – Glenn A Baker
A romp through 30 of Tom Waits best hits: ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ’Red Shoes’, ‘Going Out West’, ‘Martha’, ‘Ol 55’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Big In Japan’. ‘God’s Away’, ‘ Christmas Card’… and many more.

‘Real musicians with a strong set, beautiful singing range, slick and sartorially turned-out. [Stewart D’Arrietta] has a phenomenal presence, no doubt about it.’ Deadline News

‘Worth stealing a dollar from your mama’s purse. ★★★★★ The Adelaide Show

*Please note that masks are mandatory and a condition of entry to our venue. You are briefly permitted to remove your mask when consuming food and beverages.
*Please check in using the Service NSW QR Code at entry points.
*Seating is reserved for shows in our two largest auditoriums (The Orpheum and The Walsh) and our ticketing system automatically blocks out an empty seat to the left and right of other bookings as per current NSW Government guidelines for theatres.
*All guests MUST remain seated during the performance unless using the theatre facilities.
*Please respect physical distancing when entering and exiting the venue.