It's Only Life by John Bucchino
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It's Only Life by John Bucchino


Having had his songs performed by the likes of Judy Collins, Yo-Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Audra MacDonald, Patti LuPone and Liza Minnelli, Broadway’s John Bucchino is one of North America’s most successful songwriters. 

In this Australian Musical Theatre Festival exclusive, John Bucchino visits Launceston for one-night-only to present It’s Only Life. A musical revue based on life, longing, fear, fulfillment, and finding personal growth. Bucchino’s compositions were described by the New York Times as having “finely made piano ballads [that] describe an urban life in which relationships come and go in cycles of yearning, fulfillment, heartbreak and healing.” 

This story of love with “high expectations, high anxiety, and open hearts” (New York Times), features faces new to the Festival, as well as those returning, including Josh Piterman, Patrice Tipoki, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Queenie van de Zandt, Tyran Parke, and Tasmanian locals Nicole Simms-Farrow, Samantha Hammersley and more!

With John Bucchino on piano
Directors: Karen Kluss and Tyran Parke
Musical director: Amanda Hodder

A New Musical Revue
Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino
Conceived by Daisy Prince & John Bucchino
Originally Directed by Daisy Prince

World Premiere
Rubicon Theatre Company
June 21, 2008

Originally Presented Off-Broadway at SPF-04

IT’S ONLY LIFE is presented through special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals, a Concord Theatricals Company.

Presented by Australian Musical Theatre Festival

Important Information

This performance can be purchased as part of our Best of the Fest package - Purchase here.

See the best of the festival, and leave yourself plenty of time each day to take in the gastronomic landscape of Launceston!

Book the best seats in the house* for our top shows:

- It’s Only Life - Wed 15 May

- Shrapnel - Thur 16 May

- Pictures - Fri 17 May

- Best of Broadway - Sat 18 May

- NINE - Sun 19 May

Note: * some shows are General Admission so seats can't be guaranteed.

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