Em Rusciano The Try Hard Tour 16

Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that due to overwhelming demand, Em Rusciano has added a Perth show to her upcoming The Try Hard Tour, and released extra tickets for sale for both Hobart shows! Unfortunately, due to unforeseen media commitments Em’s Townsville show has been postponed to Saturday 18 February 2017.

Frontier Comedy sincerely apologises to all those affected by this postponement. Existing ticket holders unable to attend the new show are asked to secure a refund from Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre by Friday 4 November. Refunds can be secured through or 07 4771 4000.

Talented all-rounder and force of nature Em Rusciano will be taking her brand new show The Try Hard Tour across the country from December 2016 – February 2017.

Australia’s favourite all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting, leopard-print clad warrior will play shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Townsville, with copious amounts of glitter and side-splittingly hilarious true stories in tow.

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  ★★★★★

‘kitschy, gaudy perfection’ ArtsHub  ★★★★★

‘hilarious!’ Theatre People  ★★★★★

Most recently, Em broke the internet when she announced the release of her forthcoming memoir Try Hard – Tales From The Life Of a Needy Overachiever (out 1 November 2016 through Simon & Schuster Australia):

“Well, I bloody did it! I wrote a whole book by myself! Truth be told I didn’t think I could do this, there were times when I didn’t want to and times when I cried so hard I had snot coming out of my eyes – but I did. I’m so proud/terrified at this point in time I think my heart may burst in my chest. I’ve put all of my best words down in one spot.

It’s called “Try Hard” because I do and I am one – always have been, always will be. It’s traditionally a putdown in Australia, I was called it relentlessly in high school; I thought perhaps I’d reclaim it and make it something good. I hope you like it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever made that isn’t alive. It will be out late October, I really hope you love it.” – Em Rusciano

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em’s insights into her world of mayhem, stardom and motherhood is a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul… but the lawyers made her take a bunch of stuff out.  

So she’s bringing the soundtrack to her youth and the stuff she took out straight to you, live on stage this December! As always, Em will be accompanied by her  trusty sidekick Vincie (aka Dad).

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) | Ph: 136 100

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

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

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

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

Fri 10 Feb
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA (All Ages) | Ph: (08) 9370 1777

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

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