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House of Oz presents A Migrant’s Son by Michaela Burger
August 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - August 26, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
A true-life, original musical tribute to the heart, hilarity and sheer hard work of the migrant experience. This multi award-winning, critically acclaimed show explores one of the most colourful times in Australian history: the arrival of the Greeks!
Igniting memories of a story that millions of migrants can relate to, Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun loving larrikin father Luke who defied all odds.
From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy at age sixteen and opening a chain of discount supermarkets in Adelaide, Luke’s road was not one for the faint-hearted.
Premiering to a sell-out Adelaide Cabaret Festival season, this critically acclaimed work conveys an incredible true story, brought to life through original music written and performed by Burger alongside local community choirs.
Featuring a live band, including piano and bouzouki, Michaela tells her family story with poignancy and comical aplomb. The show is both hard-hitting and hilarious, traversing 100 years from Russia to the Australian outback – following the hardship, ingenuity, tragedy and triumph in all migrants’ stories.
PLAYING 4–26 AUGUST, 6PM
DURATION: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES