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The Gospel According to Marcia

The Gospel According to Marcia

2 July 2022  |  7:30 PM  |  Theatre Royal, Hobart  |  $79 - $99

Musical Treasure Marcia Hines AM opens her heart in this Tasmanian Premiere gospel experience.

Celebrating the memories of her Boston childhood, Marcia’s extraordinary voice will fill Theatre Royal alongside a 12-member choir and live band.  

Marcia will share intimate stories of her childhood immersed in the faith and culture of Black American churches.  From the age of 10, Hines spent her Sundays accompanying her blind aunt, Florence James, to four churches in inner city Boston – where her Aunt was the leader of the church choirs. The guidance and tutelage of her Aunt in the art of singing propelled Hines to Australia, and the lead role in ‘Hair’, at the age of 16. Four years later, she was the first black woman – anywhere – to play Mary Magdalene in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

An unmissable concert celebrating the joy and heartbreak that defines the art and culture of African American churches. 

Marcia Hines’, career spans five decades, she has released 22 albums, selling 2.6 million copies, and has garnered countless chart-topping singles and multi- platinum records globally.  

Marcia is an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere. She received the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian Entertainment Industry as a performer, judge and mentor, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations. Marcia has performed on stages of every size, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, and her role as a judge on Australian Idol has won her another generation of young fans. 

 

“Marcia Hines’ beautiful, big soulful voice and her longevity are quite astonishing” – ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler 

“In a country that still struggles to reflect and celebrate diversity in popular culture, Marcia Hines is one of Australia’s most inspiring success stories” – ABC Double J 

 

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For help with bookings, contact the Theatre Royal Box Office on (03) 6146 3300

 

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Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Accessibility Information

Getting to the venue 

  • The Theatre Royal is at 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • 2 ACROD parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 

 

 

Assistive Listening:
The Theatre Royal Main Stage is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through dedicated headphones or using a neckloop that interacts with modern hearing aid devices. This equipment can be collected, complimentary, from the Box Office. There are a limited number of these units and bookings are essential. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss your needs and reserve a device for your attendance and the team will ensure that the equipment is ready for your collection on arrival. 

 

 

Guide Dogs and service animals are welcome in all FOV event venues. 

 

 

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building. 

COVID - 19 Information

Feeling unwell?
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. It is in the interest of all to stay at home if you have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Please review our COVID-19 Ticketing Terms and Conditions here if you are unable to attend for this reason. 

Face masks:
While face masks are not mandatory at any FOV events, you are more than welcome to choose to wear one.  

Physical Distancing:
This event is in a theatre-style seated venue with additional round cabaret tables. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the foyer at the beginning and end of this event. 

Hand hygiene:
Sanitiser will be provided at this venue. Please use thoughtfully.