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SHOUT! The Legend of the Wild One
Tough, pushy, passionate and desperate to be loved, Australia's own Johnny O'Keefe fought his way to the top in the 1950s to become the undisputed King, Australia's first international star of rock and roll.
When Australia was a provincial musical outpost of America, when Bill Haley and Elvis Presley were everyone's heroes, J.O.K., Australia’s larger-than-life rock'n'roller spectacularly burst into the limelight and blazed a glittering trail of popular tunes and adoring fans to capture a generation who called him The Wild One.
During October 2017, MLOC productions presents SHOUT: The Legend of the Wild One – a celebration of the life of Johnny O’Keefe, his legacy, and his enormous impact on the Australian music industry.
Starring Matt Jakowenko as Johnny O’Keefe, relive the music of the one and only J.O.K. with hits including Shout!, Wild One, She’s My Baby, I’m Gonna Knock on your Door, Move Baby Move, Purple People Eater, Sing Sing Sing and so much more.
SHOUT: The Legend of the Wild One hits the stage from 13 October to 21 October 2017 at the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale.
Tickets available online www.mloc.org.au/shout or by calling 03 9551 7514
Director/Choreographer: Rhylee Nowell
Musical Director: Tim Ryan
Co-Choreographer: Sabrina Klock
Image: Matt Jakowenko as Johnny O'Keefe. Kieran McNamara Photography