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We've Only Just Begun: The Music of the Carpenters

When: 8:00PM on Friday, 28 Apr 2017

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We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music of the Carpenters

Starring Angela Lumicisi

Australian music theatre star Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time.

The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated three generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music of the Carpenters
celebrates the legendary and heartwarming sound of a generation.

Angela Lumicisi’s performance is spellbinding as she follows Karen’s transformation from a little girl behind a drum kit to one of the brightest stars of the ‘70’s - a symbol of Hope, Happiness and Harmony - through to her untimely death at 32.

Featuring your favourite hits - Top of the World, Close To You, Yesterday Once More - We’ve Only Just Begun is a remarkable and intimate musical experience.

If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, this show is for you.

"Dear Karen, my name is Angela Giuseppina Lumicisi and I am your number one Carpenterian fan!"
In the 1970’s a good Italian girl goes to school, gets married and then has babies. But what happens if you want more? The Carpenters, one of the most successful and cherished bands of their time, were a beacon of hope for one little Italian girl growing up in the confines of her traditional life in Melbourne. Karen’s soaring and heart wrenching vocals spoke to me in a way no-one had before.
"It’s like you’re singing to me and know what I’m going through, how is that?"

Karen's life and mine begin to intertwine through weight struggles, love life but ultimately through Karen’s untimely end when I find the strength to be the person I've always wanted to be. And as Karen’s life ends, mine has only just begun…

- Angela Guiseppina Lumicisi 

SEC Music Program Sponsored by

2017 Engadine Music Logo

In-show cabaret dining available


General admission $47
Concession $44
Group 6+ $39
Cabaret and extra $33 (Cabaret bookings closed)


*From February1, 2017 transaction fees apply and are determined by the delivery method selected during the booking process. Standard mail: $3.50, Collect at Box office $2.50, Print @ home $1.50. Subscription packages have a flat $1.50 transaction fee applied. Become an A-Lister Member and avoid all transactions fees.

Cabaret Dining (Dining bookings closed)


Char grilled Angus sirloin
with soft garlic mash, bacon & bourbon jam and veal jus

Alternate w/

Oven roasted chicken supreme wrapped in pancetta
on a chive and portabello roesti and red wine jus


Profiterole tasting plate
with sweetened cream, seasonal berries and aromatic caramel



For wheelchairs and accessible bookings please phone the Box Office on 9521 8888.


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