Musical Theatre “soils” Ledger Theatre Opening

Two new Asia Beat posts by the way, Collingwood puts the bite on China, and
Chinese Lamingtons use rhino horn.

XXX  took in the first night at The Le Ledge Theatre, took a snap of the painting in the foyer, slagged off the aircon and vommied in his mouth at a musical theatre piece called “Creation”. The painting while it has its not worst qualities and is certainly better than THIS tribute, is still a little unfortunate, as who could think that the other two Heaths are saying anything else but “Heath you plonker, didn’t you already take the sleeping tablets?”

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35 Responses to Musical Theatre “soils” Ledger Theatre Opening

  1. The Legend 101 says:

    If your bogen you might consider it hanging in your living room.


  2. pete says:

    Has anyone got a photo of someone actually playing a game of chess on the Melville concrete blocks?


  3. pete says:

    Has anyone got a video of Heath’s Chicken Treat ad with Michael Caton? I assume that’s a feature of the exhibition they’ll be having.


  4. NVL_II says:

    There is a much better class of people in Northbridge since the Heath Ledger State Theatre opened.


  5. Bartender's skills with a Manhatten says:

    So…a major public building named after a recently deceased actor…features a large painting of that actor shirtless, tattooed, with greasy lank hair and looking as stoned as he must have been the day of the Big Oopsie…and attended by demon versions of himself…?

    I applaud the novelty of this approach. Over here we just get some hack to make a fake-Rodin-style bronze bust, dump it in the lobby and call it a day.


    • Bento says:

      We also have a freeway named after a football player. About the only thing we don’t do by halves here, is cringeworthy fawning in the form of commemorative infrastructure.


      • RubyRuby says:

        My favourite is still the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool in Melbourne.


      • Bento says:

        I’m kicking myself I never got a pic of the ‘Harry Weeks Memorial Truck Bay’ on GE Hwy, near Sawyers Valley. I believe the highway widening a few years back removed this noble tribute to some bloke no one’s ever heard of.


  6. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    From DCA newsletter:

    WA Museum to create an exhibition on the life of Heath Ledger

    The WA Museum has partnered with the family of Perth-born film and television star Heath Ledger to create a world-class exhibition about his life. The museum is working closely with Heath Ledger’s father Kim Ledger regarding content. The exhibition is planned to open in 2012 and the family has already provided significant major exhibits, such as the costume the Academy Award-winning actor wore portraying the Joker in The Dark Knight. It will also document his aspirations as a director, his talented work creating music videos and his formidable abilities as a chess player and photographer.
    The Ledger family will provide the Oscar awarded to Heath in 2009 for his The Dark Knight role and the diary he kept as he developed the character of the Joker. The Art Gallery of NSW will loan the museum the painting, Heath, by Melbourne-based artist Vincent Fantauzzo.


    • Rolly says:

      Just a little time in the spotlights and you find immortality.
      After you’ve carked it, of course.
      Poor little perthites have to dig hard at the bottom of the barrel to find anyone worth remembering, ‘cos all the irrelevant ‘A’-listers hogging the headlines are filling the barrel to over flowing with their tripe and swaggering pretentiousness.
      No disrespect to Keith and the Ledger family, he was a good bloke and a good actor.
      But that’s it. An actor and a good bloke. There is no more substance to it than that.
      Now let’s get some decent recognition for those thousands of unsung heroes who put their own lives on hold to attend to the genuine needs of this society and of humanity in general.
      If it wasn’t for the strident and continuing efforts of Gabby and the other members of the foundation that she created, the name “Fred Hollows” would have faded from general knowledge decades ago.
      I guess I’m just pissed off with this culture of “celebrity” and all the bullshit that goes with it.

      I thank the gods of free thinking that, in the main, I can manage to circumvent it.

      Shit! I’ve completely run out of whatever little good humour I had left in me today.
      Earlyish, too.


  7. Ljuke says:

    At 4:40, this goes from awful to gut wrenchingly awful.


  8. Bento says:

    Mrs Bento and I tried to have a nosey through on the weekend, following our brief visit to The Bird. Unfortunately, the ‘open day’ coincided with scheduled performances, meaning the ‘open’ section comprised the ticket desk, and the footpath out the front.


    • orbea says:

      “I see you have stumbled upon my marketing strategy Mr Bond, now look sardonic as I purse my lips and mince over to the velociraptor-with-rabies-tipped-heat-seeking-missile cage.”


  9. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    Arts and culture stories e-newsletter March 2011

    Foreword from Simon Crean, Minister for the Arts

    In December, I joined a panel of artists and arts managers to discuss the challenges of making a career as an artist. The panel was part of the launch of the National Film and Sound Archive Australia’s Heath Ledger Oral History Project, and gave some real insight into the need for determination, and good planning to make a career in the arts, in addition to creativity, talent—and good luck. The important project, supported by Heath Ledger‘s family, will document the careers of young artists and is a valuable link to a government priority to support artists’ careers. The Film and Sound Archive aims at giving emerging artists some clear role models as they carve out a position in Australia’s diverse and dynamic arts and culture sector, as well as recording some fascinating stories.


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