TV’s Greatest Hits: the concert

If you’re in Sydney, you might be interested in this concert at the State Theatre on Thursday 5 May.

Guy Noble conducts an evening of TV theme songs live on stage including Skippy, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Peter Gunn Theme, Mash, Batman, Mr Ed, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Sons and Daughters, Prisoner, The Sullivans, Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers, Mr Squiggle, Get Smart, Hogan’s Heroes, The Simpsons and many more.

Stop yourself from singing along to the Banana Splits. Stop yourself from clicking in the Addams Family. This music is addictive.

Featuring The Partridge Bunch Singers and The Gilligan’s Castaway Orchestra, and some special surprise guests….

Sounds like fun.

Tix are at Ticketmaster.

9 Comments:

  1. After just having written the Rush post I just remembered “The Aunty Jack show”
    Don’t know how I forgot that one it was one of the first singles I sold as a young Record bar dude and it made #1.

  2. Greatest Aussie theme song for those of us old enough to remember was the Theme from Rush and if I remember correctly was released as a hit single in Australia by Brian May and the ABC Showband.
    The single made number 5 in the Australian national singles chart in December 1974.
    With the exception of the “Prisoner” theme “From the inside” by Lynne Hamilton(3 on the UK charts) I doubt any other Aussie theme was more successful.
    I would love to hear from anyone of another charting Aussie theme?

  3. David @ Green Point

    @ Steven – I understand the channels want the show to start straight away, to grab the viewers interest and hold it.
    If there’s a long intro, it gives the watching eyes a chance to think “wonder what else is on?”
    But I’ve got absolutely no idea as to why they do it with movies.
    I mean, go into the wrong cinema and you could end up watching Kill Bill while thinking it was Free Willy….

  4. steven – i agree. The theme song is a thing of the past. Littlest Hobo, Charles in Charge and Different Stokes, and Prisoner locally, were the best TV theme songs. Cheers too.

  5. This sounds like fun!

    I was just thinking, isn’t it sad that these days, so many current TV shows have either nothing, or an incredibly short theme. Does anyone know why this is?

    If Guy tried to do the same sort of thing for popular shows of today, the concert would be over in under 5 minutes!

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