Em Rusciano The Try Hard Tour 16

Singer, writer, broadcaster, comedian and force of nature Em Rusciano has released her debut single Versions Of Me (out now through Liberation Music) and is touring with it this summer!

Em’s phenomenal voice has been well known to Australian audiences since she was a top ten contestant on Australian Idol in 2004. In the years since, Em has built a solid foundation for herself as a stand-up comedian, radio presenter, published author and powerhouse live performer.  

In a year of ‘firsts’ for Em, 2016 has also seen her publish her memoir Try Hard – Tales From The Life of a Needy Overachiever (out now through Simon & Schuster Australia), which went straight to #3 on the iBooks chart, received rave reviews, and was reprinted due to overwhelming presale demand – before it had even been officially released!

‘Hilarious, poignant, dramatic, and raw, with a touch of diva…Rusciano is a born storyteller. Her self-deprecating humor and emotional outpourings are made for the stage.’ – The Townsville Bulletin

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em’s insights into her world of mayhem, stardom and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul… but the lawyers made her take a bunch of stuff out of the book. So she’s bringing the soundtrack to her youth and the stuff she took out straight to you, live on stage this December and February! As always, Em will be accompanied by her trusty sidekick Vincie (aka Dad).

Em has been selling out theatres all over the country – this year alone, fifteen enormous shows completely sold out with fans and critics alike singing her praises:

★★★★★ ‘had the crowd utterly spellbound’ – Herald Sun

★★★★★ ‘Em Rusciano is an irrepressible force of nature.’ – Rip It Up  

★★★★★ ‘Hilarious!’ – Theatre People  

The Try Hard Tour kicks off this Thursday 8 December at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, going on to play shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Townsville with copious amounts of glitter and side-splittingly hilarious true stories in tow. Tickets are selling fast, with an extra Adelaide show added by demand – don’t miss out!

Expect laughter, singing, tears, snot, honest tales from her incredible life and learn the real names of the people she had to change to protect the guilty! This is Em Rusciano, Try Hard, at her stripped-back, intimate and honest best.

Presented by Frontier Comedy


Thu 08 Dec | QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) | Ph: 136 246

Fri 09 Dec | Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW      (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Sat 10 Dec | Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Tue 13 Dec | Theatre Royal | Hobart, TAS (All Ages)
SELLING FAST! | Ph: (03) 6233 2299

Wed 14 Dec | Theatre Royal | Hobart, TAS (All Ages)
SELLING FAST! | Ph: (03) 6233 2299

Thu 15 Dec | Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
SELLING FAST! | Ph: 136 100

Fri 16 Dec | Wests City | Newcastle, NSW (All Ages) | Ph: 1300 121 012

Fri 10 Feb | Astor Theatre | Perth, WA (18+)  
SELLING FAST! | Ph: (08) 9370 1777

Sat 11 Feb | Astor Theatre | Perth, WA (18+)  
SELLING FAST! | Ph: (08) 9370 1777

Fri 17 Feb | Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
NEW SHOW ADDED! | Ph: 1300 621 255

Sat 18 Feb | Entertainment Centre | Townsville, QLD (All Ages)
(formerly Sat 17 Dec) | Ph: (07) 4771 4000

Please note: this event is recommended for patrons aged 16+ | | |

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