Hitting the Sutherland Centre this Friday April 28.

It’s the hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a repressed, chubby Italian girl who becomes obsessed with Karen Carpenter. Their lives becoming inexplicably intertwined in this unique coming of age story.

Angela Lumicisi (

Wicked, Lady Macbeth: Macbeth the Contemporary Rock)

is an insanely talented singer and artist. She created and stars in this hit show which has packed houses around Australia.

Media Release – We’ve only just begun: The music of the Carpenters

Picture it, Melbourne 1970.

The life of a repressed, chubby Italian girl growing up in the suburbs collides with the glamorous superstar Karen Carpenter.

A fateful trip to Target would seal a lifelong fascination with the leader of The Carpenters, one of the world’s most famous bands.

Angela Giuseppina Lumicisi is Karen’s number one fan.

Her hit show

We’ve Only Just Begun

is not only a love letter to the ingénue but tells the tale of how their lives are unbelievably intertwined.

“Angela and Karen both wanted more than what their families expected from them. They both struggled with their weight,” said the show’s creator and star

Angela Lumicisi


Wicked, Lady Macbeth: Macbeth the Contemporary Rock

and more)

“Karen’s untimely death freed Angela and allowed her to become the person she was destined to be”

A veteran musical theatre star, Lumicisi hits

The Sutherland Centre on April 28

to recreate classic Carpenters songs.

“I fell in love with The Carpenters the very first time I heard them,” she said. “Being able to share this love and Karen’s story is what makes our show so special.”

Lumicisi’s powerhouse vocals are a haunting tribute to her beloved Karen in a show packed with humour, heartbreak and ultimately triumph.

We’ve Only Just Begun

has played to packed houses around Australia.


The Sutherland Centre


Friday April 28







Media Contact:

Shannon Power, [email protected] or 0459 428 051