Stalwarts of the Australian comedy scene, musical trio Tripod has been gracing theatre stages and comedy clubs for more than two decades. The three comedians have performed in comedy festivals, near and far, were regularly featured on the sketch-based tv series Skithouse and hold an important place in the hearts of dads everywhere. And this May, they're taking their laughs to the next level — teaming up with an orchestra for one night.
Classical music might not usually be associated with the gaffs of Tripod, but for this special Hamer Hall performance the trio will go head-to-head with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Taking cues from revered American composer Leonard Bernstein, the trio will combine its beloved satire and parodies with music in a night of side-splitting laughter. It's an adults only session, too — so expect the crude, rude and (maybe even) nude.
The MSO's associate conductor Ben Northey will lead the orchestra, while Tripod will add another wonderful — and eclectic — event to its 20-year history.
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