Event Skipping on Stars
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Venue Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Umbrella Event Jump In Canberra Theatre Centre Subscription Season 2004
First Date 4 February 2004
Opening Date 4 February 2004
Last Date 7 February 2004
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Far above the ground, walking closer to the stars than he ever could have imagined, the wizard of the wire, Con Colleano looks back over his remarkable life. Beginning as a young acrobat in rural New South Wales, Colleano walked the tightwire from Australia to the famous Ringling Bros. circus in the United States to become the highest paid performer of his time. Featuring tumbling comedy, tightwire, trapeze and daring aerial circus, Skipping on Stars showcases the athletic artistry of the young 'Fruities'".
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Circus
Drama
Historical
Biographical
Acrobatics
Subjects Indigenous Australian
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Lillian Crombie Actor Mother
Carl Polke Actor Father
Noel Tovey Actor Con Colleano
James 'Snowy' Poole Assistant Stage Manager
Mark St Leon Author "The Wizard of the Wire" the inspiration for the show.
Jodie Farrugia Choreographer
Leticia Boadle Circus Style Performer
Nathan Boadle Circus Style Performer
Rosemary Carberry Circus Style Performer
Daniel Catlow Circus Style Performer
Julius Elliott Circus Style Performer
Gum France Circus Style Performer
Teneille Hildred Circus Style Performer
Spenser Inwood Circus Style Performer
Bree Le Cornu Circus Style Performer
Julia Meaney Circus Style Performer
Michael Moore Circus Style Performer
Karli Retallack Circus Style Performer
Felicity Sargeant Circus Style Performer
Jesse Scott Circus Style Performer
Shane Smead Circus Style Performer
Matt Swan Circus Style Performer
Nathan Taskis Circus Style Performer
Madge Fletcher Company Manager
Carl Polke Composer
Ashley Brophy Consultant Tightwire specialist
Judith Hoddinott Costume Designer
Kim Walker Creator
Jack Grant Kabuki Designer Drop Designer
Rachel Kramer Dramaturg Circus Dramaturg
Charles Wiles Head Electrician Board Operator
Ryan Taplin Head Rigger
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
Abigail Thompson Milliner
Justin Holland Musician
Chris Lewis Musician
Carl Polke Musician
Tora La Rosa Production Manager
Bryony Anderson Properties Master / Mistress
Rob Inwood Set and/or Property Maker
Michael Scott-Mitchell Set Designer
Carmel Duffy Stage Manager
Brook Lester Teacher Trainer
Tanya Lester Teacher Head Trainer
Daryll John Technician Rigger
Cazerine Barry Video Designer
Heather Heather Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Stephen Sewell Writer
Kim Walker Writer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The production marks the 25th anniversary of The Flying Fruit Fly Circus.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure ACT Heritage Library
Flyer ACT Heritage Library
Programme National Library of Australia
Data Reviewed By Jenny Fewster (JennyFewster) on 6 October 2017
Event Identifier 61318