Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Baba Yaga is touring Norway, Ireland & the UK

Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.

Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?

Direct from a critically acclaimed, sell out season at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (Scotland; The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean) and Christine Johnston (Australia; The Kransky Sisters).

4th - 5th September, 2019
Kristiansand, NORWAY

4th October - 5th November, 2019
Ireland & the UK

For information & bookings: Windmill Theatre Company

Monday, 26 August 2019

A Very Kransky Christmas is on the road again in November and December

Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, pantyhose and painted chokos. From Enya to “Silent Night”, Daft Punk to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the nutty sisters bring back their cracker show.

With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.


Tue 17th - Sat 21st December, 2019
Cremorne Theatre
QPAC
Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets
South Brisbane, QLD
Info & tickets: QPAC

Sat 14th December, 2019
Empire Theatre
54-56 Neil Street
Toowoomba, QLD
Info & tickets: Empire Theatre

Fri 13th December, 2019
The Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street
Caloundra, QLD
Info & tickets: The Events Centre

Sat 7th December, 2019
The Ville Resort-Casino
Sir Leslie Theiss Drive
Townsville, QLD
Info & tickets: TryBooking

Fri 6th December, 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Cnr Sheridan & Florence Streets
Cairns, QLD
Info & tickets: CPAC

Sat 30th November, 2019
Byron Centre
69 Jonson Street 
Byron Bay, NSW
Info & tickets: Byron Centre

Fri 29th November, 2019
The J Noosa
60 Noosa Drive
Noosa Heads, QLD
Info & tickets: The J

Tue 26th (tickets available) & Wed 27th (sold out) November, 2019
Lizotte's Restaurant
31 Morehead Street
Lambton, NSW
Info & tickets: Lizotte's

Presented by A-List Entertainment & The Kransky Sisters

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Extended Play - 20 concerts of new music in 12 hours

Christine Johnston appearing with Sonya Lifschitz.This program is a celestial reflection on the eternal recurrence of time and the cyclical nature of life. Love-Death Music is a work that presents George Crumb’s visionary and ground-breaking Makrokosmos (Book 1) in a unique and imaginative way. Joining forces with one of Australia’s most remarkable and versatile performance artists, this program brings together music, projection and improvisation to amplify the mystical, otherworldly quality of Crumb’s music.
31st August, 2019
City Recital Hall
Sydney, NSW

For information & bookings: City Recital Hall

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Baba Yaga in China, Taiwan and Norway

Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.
Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?
Direct from a critically acclaimed, sell out season at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (Scotland; The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean) and Christine Johnston (Australia; The Kransky Sisters).

4th - 14th July, 2019
A.S.K. - Art Space for Kids Beijing
Beijing, CHINA

18th - 21st July, 2019
Xi'an Concert Hall
Xi'an, CHINA

25th - 28th July, 2019
A.S.K. - Art Space for Kids Hangzhou
Hangzhou, CHINA

3rd & 4th August, 2019
Wellspring Theatre
Taipei, TAIWAN

4th & 5th September, 2019
Kilden Teater og Konserthus
Kristiansand, NORWAY

Information & tickets: Windmill Theatre Company

Sunday, 21 April 2019

The Kransky Sisters are heading to Trundle

The Kransky Sisters are making their way to the ABBA Festival in Trundle for A Very Kransky Christmas in May.


Dates: 3rd May, 2019 (6pm) & 4th May, 2019 (10am & 12pm)
Trundle Memorial Hall
54 Forbes Street
Trundle, NSW

Info & tickets: 123tix

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Christine will be part of A Weekend in the Life of a Piano

Inside Rosny Barn, built stone by stone in 1818 by convicts, a perfectly tuned grand piano waits. Over the course of the final weekend of the Festival, it will be played by three of Australia’s finest pianists in six wildly constrasting concerts. This intimate series showcases the extraordinary virtuosity of pianists Sonya Lifschitz, Paul Grabowsky and Alex Raineri, who are joined by three equally brilliant creative collaborators – performance artist Christine Johnston, singer-songwriter Lior and author-conductor Paul Kildea.

Sonya Lifschitz (piano) and Christine Johnston (readings/musical saw/birds)
ABOVE/BELOW

Tchaikovsky / George Crumb / poems Max Lifshitz
23rd March, 2019

Rosny Farm
Lot 2, Rosny Hill Road
Rosny Park

Info & tickets: tendaystas

Friday, 8 March 2019

Baba Yaga comes to Launceston

A clever reboot of a Slavic folktale, Windmill Theatre Co’s new work Baba Yaga introduces young audiences to Vaselina, the shy and nervous concierge of the Poultry Park Apartments. Saddled with the unenviable task of enforcing the pernickety regulations of the body corporate, Vaselina must investigate the strange and noisy emanations from the new and terrifying penthouse resident, Madam B. Yaga.

Her trip to the top floor leads Vaselina to a scary and uproarious rendezvous with its defiantly ‘different’ tenant. Born out of a happy meeting of minds – director Rosemary Myers (Girl Asleep), Christine Johnston (The Kransky Sisters’ siren of the bowed saw) and Scottish children’s theatre artist Shona Reppe – this peach of a show earned critical bouquets and adoring fans at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

The funny and endearing performances are matched by outstanding and outlandish work from the whole creative team: costumes, sound, music and Windmill’s trademark animated projections. Good-weird family entertainment from one of Australia’s most beloved companies for young audiences.

Dates: 16th & 17th March, 2019
Earl Arts Centre
57 Brisbane Street
Launceston SA

Info & tickets: tendaystas

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Madame Lark is at 10 Days on the Island in 2019

Prokofiev's classic children's tale Peter and the Wolf.

Madame Lark has a special knack of speaking to birds, and to children. Now she brings Prokofiev’s classic children’s tale to life. With music from the magical Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, this traditional fable combined with Madame Lark’s quirky storytelling style will have kids enthralled. Will Peter and his animal friends capture the wolf and save the day? 

Find out the answer as your kids’ love of the orchestra blossoms. Don’t miss out on this delightful and ever popular family show.

14th March, 2019
Albert Hall
Launceston  TAS

15th March, 2019
Scottsdale Primary School
Scottsdale  TAS

Info: tendaystas

Friday, 4 January 2019

Baba Yaga will be at 2019 Adelaide Festival

A clever reboot of a Slavic folktale, Windmill Theatre Co’s new work Baba Yaga introduces young audiences to Vaselina, the shy and nervous concierge of the Poultry Park Apartments. Saddled with the unenviable task of enforcing the pernickety regulations of the body corporate, Vaselina must investigate the strange and noisy emanations from the new and terrifying penthouse resident, Madam B. Yaga.

Her trip to the top floor leads Vaselina to a scary and uproarious rendezvous with its defiantly ‘different’ tenant. Born out of a happy meeting of minds – director Rosemary Myers (Girl Asleep), Christine Johnston (The Kransky Sisters’ siren of the bowed saw) and Scottish children’s theatre artist Shona Reppe – this peach of a show earned critical bouquets and adoring fans at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

The funny and endearing performances are matched by outstanding and outlandish work from the whole creative team: costumes, sound, music and Windmill’s trademark animated projections. Good-weird family entertainment from one of Australia’s most beloved companies for young audiences.


Dates: 27th February - 6th March, 2019
Queen's Theatre
Gillies Arcade/Playhouse Lane
Adelaide SA

Info & tickets: Adelaide Festival

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Madame Lark hosts Music Play 2019 at Melbourne Recital Centre

Music Play 2019.

Big and mini concerts, workshops and free foyer fun!

A big little festival for kids and families to discover music, play an instrument and make some noise.

Dates: 16th - 19th January, 2019
Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt Street
Southbank
Melbourne VIC

Info & tickets: MRC

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A Very Kransky Christmas Tour 2018 is on its way!!

Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland the musical Sisters' traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special reason, they're about to let you into their world of eggnog, pantyhose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to the Twelve Days of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese graters to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party ever! 

23rd November, 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre
104-108 Macquarie Road
Springwood  NSW
Info & tickets: Blue Mountains Theatre

26th November - 2nd December, 2018
Alex Theatre
1/135 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda  VIC
Info & tickets: Ticketek

5th - 8th December, 2018
The Studio
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney  NSW
Info & tickets: Sydney Opera House

9th December, 2018
Playhouse Theatre
Canberra Theatre C
London Circuit
Canberra  ACT
Info & tickets: Canberra Theatre Centre

13th - 15th December, 2018
Heath Ledger Theatre
State Theatre Centre of WA
174-176 William Street
Perth  WA
Info & tickets: State Theatre Centre of WA

18th - 22nd December, 2018
Cremorne Theatre
QPAC
Cnr Melbourne & Grey Streets
South Brisbane  QLD
Info & tickets: QPAC

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Christine Johnston returns to Women In Voice!!

After celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary season with sold out performances last year, Brisbane’s iconic Women in Voice returns to Brisbane Powerhouse with another incredible line-up.

See audience favourites Leah Cotterell, Christine Johnston and Anje West alongside exciting newcomers Hannah Grondin and Adelina Martinez, and Dutch international music therapist Jan van de Stool (Queenie van de Zandt) as MC, together with the legendary Women in Voice band under the direction of Jamie Clark.

Every Women in Voice show is a superb mix of styles and genres, combining the talents of our nationally recognised, home-grown artists with the best new voices. A celebration of women in voice that is upfront, exceptional and totally unique, this sharing of great songs has audiences returning year after year.

Dates: 18th - 20th October, 2018
Powerhouse Theatre
119 Lamington Street
New Farm  QLD

Facebook info: WIV
Info & tickets: Brisbane Powerhouse

Friday, 21 September 2018

Madame Lark is coming to the Gold Coast!

Lol in your face at this super charged line up of comedy talent for funny pants kids. Music, comedy, adventure and magic.

Featuring the Randy Feltface the amazing purple puppet comedian, Madame Lark, Mickey D and Chores.

Side splittingly funny!

Suitable for ages 5 – 10.


Friday 28th September, 2018
HOTA, Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road,
Surfers Paradise  QLD
Info & tickets: HOTA

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mad Margaret returns in Opera Queensland's regional Queensland tour of Ruddigore or The Witch's Curse!

Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse, hits the road in 2018, giving regional Queensland the opportunity to jump into the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana. This irreverent romp through marriage, madness and mayhem had Brisbane audiences and reviewers laughing out loud and its colourful bunch of comic characters is sure to resonate with audiences across the state.

Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him but he has a dark secret. He is heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore – he must commit a dastardly deed every day or face a tortuous death!

Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse will tour with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.


3rd & 4th August, 2018
Gold Coast

8th August, 2018
Rockhampton

11th August, 2018
Mackay

15th August, 2018
Townsville

18th August, 2018
Cairns

23rd August, 2018
Toowoomba

For information & tickets: Opera Queensland

Monday, 12 March 2018

Madame Lark is coming! Out Of The Box.

See Madame Lark with her musical saw as she takes vocal flight at Out Of The Box.

Madame Lark's childhood was what you'd call peculiar. Her spot of synaesthesia meant boring old objects became imbued with sound.

Naturally, she's turned this into a talent where she can whip up vocal interpretations of things like a hat or a chair....but her fascination is mostly with hair.

Along with her unusual allure to hairstyles and shapes, Madame Lark has an affectionate and surprisingly accurate interest in replicating the guttural chatter and warblings of the bird calls around us.


26th June - 1st July, 2018
Qld Performing Arts Centre
Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets
South Brisbane  QLD  4000

For info & tickets: QPAC

Monday, 5 February 2018

Christine Johnston will be touring Scotland in 2018 with a brand new show - BABA YAGA

Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.

Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?

An uproarious musical journey to the top floor and beyond, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean) and Christine Johnston (The Kransky Sisters).

Baba Yaga will premiere at the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival in May 2018.


Christine is also excited to be working again with long-time collaborator Peter Nelson (FLUFF/ RRAMP) creating the music and sound design for Baba Yaga and Selene Cochrane (FLUFF/RRAMP/Madame Lark) for creating the costumes.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Madame Lark is appearing at the NGV

Catch Madame Lark twice daily at 11am and 2pm at the NGV Kids Summer Festival.


11th -  14th January, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC

Info: NGV
This is a free event. No tickets required.

Monday, 6 November 2017

The Kransky Sisters touring in November and December

A Very Kransky Christmas

Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland 'the musical sisters' traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special reason, they're about to let you into their world of eggnog, pantyhose and painted chokoes. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to the Twelve Days of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese graters to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party ever!


Presented by The Kransky SistersA-List Entertainment in association with QPAC

10th November, 2017
Commercial Club
618 Dean Street
Albury, NSW
Info & tickets: Commercial Club

11th November, 2017
Commercial Club
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Info & tickets: Wagga RSL

12th November, 2017
Theatre Royal
Castlemaine, VIC
Info & tickets: Theatre Royal

15th November, 2017
Burnie Arts and Function Centre
Burnie, TAS
Info & tickets: BAFC

16th November, 2017
Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
Devonport, TAS
Info & tickets: DECC

17th November, 2017
Wrest Point Casino
Hobart, TAS
Info & tickets: Ticketmaster

18th November, 2017
Country Club Tasmania
Prospect Vale
Launceston, TAS
Info & tickets: Ticketmaster

19th November, 2017
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Geelong, VIC
Info & tickets: GPAC

20th - 26th November, 2017
Alex Theatre
St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
Info & tickets: Alex Theatre

28th November, 2017
The Art House
Wyong, NSW
Info & tickets: The Art House Wyong

29th November, 2017
Lizotte's
Lambton, Newcastle, NSW
Info & tickets: Lizotte's

30th November, 2017
Glasshouse Theatre
Port Macquarie, NSW
Info & tickets: The Glasshouse

1st December, 2017
Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts
Tweed Heads, NSW
Info & tickets: Twin Towns

2nd December, 2017
The J
Noosa Junction, QLD
Info & tickets: The J

6th December, 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre
Springwood, NSW
Info & tickets: Blue Mountains Theatre

7th December, 2017
Civic Centre
Camden, NSW
Info & tickets: TryBooking

8th December, 2017
Anita's Theatre
Thirroul, NSW
Info & tickets: Anita's Theatre

9th - 10th December, 2017
Seymour Centre
Chippendale, NSW
Info & tickets: Seymour Centre

12th December, 2017
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Nowra, NSW
Info & tickets: SEC

13th December, 2017
Canberra Theatre Centre
Canberra, ACT
Info & tickets: Canberra Theatre

15th & 16th December, 2017
Dunstan Playhouse
Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide, SA
Info & tickets: AFC

19th - 23rd December, 2017
Presented by QPAC & The Kransky Sisters
Cremorne Theatre
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Cnr Melbourne & Grey Streets
South Brisbane, QLD
Info & tickets: QPAC

Friday, 3 November 2017

Madame Lark at Elena's Birthday Bash in Sydney

This Saturday night Madame Lark is thrilled to be performing with the fabulous pianist Sonya Lifschitz, as part of an incredible musical line-up, celebrating the completely awe-inspiring composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

Here's one of Elena's beautiful pieces - Eliza Aria ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQPrXthf-r0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD5SyMrxB1Q

4th November, 2017
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tunes from the Tube with Topology is heading to Cleveland in Queensland

ARIA-nominated quintet Topology joins the quirky Kransky Sisters to create hilarious and unique musical mash-ups of your favourite TV and movie themes.

A rehearsal weekend-stay at the Kransky Sisters’ house brings unexpected distractions when acclaimed local band Topology bring along their TV set … breaking life-long Kransky family rules and resulting in much musical mayhem.




28th October, 2017
Redlands Performing Arts Centre
Cleveland, QLD
Info & tickets: RPAC

Presented by RPAC