Comedy/ Cabaret/Revue etc

CASULA POWERHOUSE’S YEAR STARTS WITH ‘BURLESKO BIZARRO’

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s 2018 season of theatre, art, film and more launched with glitter, circus and flamboyant costumes on Saturday 20th January. The audience was invited to step into ‘the weird zone’ with a night showcasing Sydney’s most popular and skilled neo-burlesque performers. Continue reading CASULA POWERHOUSE’S YEAR STARTS WITH ‘BURLESKO BIZARRO’

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE: LAUNCHES 2018 IN STYLE

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre launched its 2018 season in raucous style last night  with BURLESKO BIZARRO.

After spending time with CPAC’s wonderful current visual arts exhibitions (featured previously in the Sydney arts Guide) , the full house of supporters was ushered into the theatre to be greeted by Hostess Glitta Supernova in full pink poodle mode.   The Burlesque we were to see was back-to-its-roots Performance Art she explained… satire and parody of sex and sexuality. Continue reading CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE: LAUNCHES 2018 IN STYLE

SIDESHOW FESTIVAL AT THE NEWSAGENCY

Emma Dean
Photo: kdphotography

“Let’s have a damn good time celebrating the city and artists we love.”

The Newsagency is presenting SIDESHOW FESTIVAL. A local, independent festival showcasing Sydney artists.   Join them in January for  the festival which features cabaret, burlesque , music and comedy.  Continue reading SIDESHOW FESTIVAL AT THE NEWSAGENCY

DISCOUNT OFFER TO BEDLAM CABARET (SILLY SEASON EDITION)

Skye Gellmann is an Australian Artist & Circusmaker.

Company of Rogues has a discount offer to readers of Sydney Arts Guide.  Get BEDLAM: SILLY SEASON  adult tickets for just $25.  The show is only on for one night so get in quick.

Showcasing new and emerging Sydney performers alongside the city’s coolest established artists, this is the Christmas party you always wished for. Bedlam Silly Season will be a madcap multi-genre kringle-themed cabaret blending burlesque, music and song with cutting edge comedy and seriously sizzling performance art.

THE BEDLAM CABARET is a relatively new initiative from Company of Rogues that has come about from our experience as an emerging theatre and entertainment producer. Our goal is to create a space where new and emerging artists from across Sydney can share the stage with established performers, helping to create new networks across genres and valuable opportunities for artists to learn from each other.

Every cabaret promises to be truly multi-genre in its curation. We held our first Bedlam in July as a fundraiser for one of our productions but found those involved were keen to see it return.

The Silly Season Edition tomorrow (Thursday 7th December)  will be the first of three planned Bedlams, with the next in the Mardi Gras Festival, and another around Easter 2018. Each show promises to get bigger and better.

FEATURING:
Ballina Gee (Opera), Skye Gellmann (Circus), Nitin Vengurlekar (Comedy), Sophie deLightful (Cabaret), Alison Bennett (Cabaret), Mama La Roux (Burlesque), and Alistair Toogood (Vocalist).

When: 7th December 2017, 7pm for 8pm showtime.
Where: Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville New South Wales 2204
Tickets: www.trybooking.com 
Enter the code ‘VIP’ during checkout to get your discount tickets!

For more information about The Company of Rogues visit

https://companyrogues.com/

THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

 

Meet THE UNBELIEVABLES. Playing at Sydney Opera House in December

A dazzling selection of the finest entertainers, cherry-picked from stages around the world will star in this summer’s biggest show, THE UNBELIEVABLES  . The incredible cast includes; a Tony-Award winning ventriloquist, 4 times Guinness world-record quick-change artists, plus circus performers specialising in death defying aerials, acrobatics, knife-throwing, juggling as well as spell-binding magicians, comedians, and world-class dancers.

THE UNBELIEVABLES  kicks off its national tour at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, 19-29 December, before travelling to the Arts Centre Melbourne 3-13 January and Crown Theatre Perth 18-28 January 2018. Continue reading THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS: A WORLD CREATED

Photos: Brig Bee

THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS is playing at the Seymour Centre.  The show is a genre bender for sure… part circus, part love story, part interpretive dance, part musical etc.  And that’s always interesting.  However, what sets this show above many others is the detail of its theatricality.  Written by Graham Coupland with Terence O’Connell as Artistic Director, it is stunningly conceived and faithful in every bodily expression, every costume, every choice of each performer.  Every face and body in character and faithful to the ethos.   I simply loved the cohesion of the world they create and really enjoyed giving myself over to it.

There are some formidable talents in the cast: Aurora Kurth, Anthony Craig, Simon P Storey, Mimi Le Noire, Richard Vegas, Circus Trick Tease, This Side Up, and Hannah Trott.  Yet the lack of showiness was perhaps my favourite aspect.  The tropes of circus were missing … no fail first to show how hard it is, no extreme posing to elicit applause and none of the padding that drove me away from a certain French-Canadian troupe.  Instead we have acts well integrated, with a narrative arc that is not skewed to fit the artist’s’ signature skills.

It’s all there and it’s all quality.  There is strongman, chairs, magic, balances, silks, contortion, high art tumbling, aerial hoop and so forth but there is so much more.  For example, the enchanting singing of well written and orchestrated, story rich songs (music by Platonic) which serve as respite from the pulsing, dynamic, propelling score and improvisational live electric guitar.  As a side note, it wasn’t too loud either … well moderated by an operator who still has his or her hearing!

There’s a sexy fan dance in Yvette Lee’s choreography sure to raise your temperature and a surly prestidigitator who is out to keep the lovers apart in true Gothic style.

The show is meticulously of a period.  It is Victorian Gothic with enough Grand Guignol to transport you to Pigalle.  The costumes are to die for.  Clockwork Butterfly has injected a steampunk influence to make corsets and long skirts and braces and cut-sleeve shirts easy to move in.  But no jarringly modern noisy Velcro or other anachronistic elements.  Feathers and lace and brocade in rich colours matched by the simple but effectively used lighting rig.

There is a huge range of colours available to lighting designers in modern fixtures but designer Jason Bovaird has keep a pure palette of moss green, Reckitts crown blue,  open white and bloodletting red. And they don’t need a whole heap of smoke either.  Very subtle use.

I really enjoyed THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS.  And I can highly recommend it.   I just can.

THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS is playing at the Seymour Centre as part of their Spring Tour until Saturday.  For more information visit:

https://www.carnivaloflostsouls.com/

MONTY PYTHON’S ‘SPAMALOT’ @ BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE

For a fun-filled night of silliness, cross-dressing and belly laughs you can’t go past Bankstown Theatre Company’s production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT.

The show’s original 2005 production was a Broadway hit, winner of three Tony Awards, including a Tony for Best Musical.

Billed as, ‘A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail,’ MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is a sassy, irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

King Arthur has been given a quest (by God) to search for the Holy Grail, a quest that is fraught with hitches, treating the audience to a smorgasbord of classic Python sketches including: I’m not dead yet, the killer rabbit, the Black Knight and the Insulting Frenchman.

Fear not, Lords and Ladies! There is no need to be well-versed in the 1975 film to enjoy the almost two hours of singing, dancing, gags and outrageous situations. Continue reading MONTY PYTHON’S ‘SPAMALOT’ @ BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE

THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS: Gothic Cabaret

The Carnival of Lost Souls

Dare to enter the dark and magical world of a 19th century circus as THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS arrives in Sydney after leaving a dizzying path of mystery and mayhem for audiences along the way.

 Nestled somewhere between the madness of a Tim Burton psychosis and the darkness of a David Lynch nightmare, THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS tells the tragic tale of unrequited love & loss set amongst the splendour of a Victorian-era circus.

Featuring some of Australia’s best physical entertainers, musicians & singers, this uniquely original “circus noir” spectacle delivers a twisted bent on the familiar Circus, Musical Theatre and Cabaret stage genres.  Backed by a highly emotive and original live music score by Platonic, audiences are taken on a brooding and mystical journey into the dark heart of a vintage circus fraternity where nothing is as it seems.

Written and produced by Graham Coupland, founder of Australia’s popular GANGSTER’S BALL,THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS is a lavish production that showcases a breathtaking mix of performances from world‐class acrobats, aerial artists, illusionists and carnival characters, all whilst telling a tale of desire and betrayal under the classic Big Top.

Combined with Victorian Gothic and Steampunk-inspired costuming and stage design, a magical world comes alive where the line between life and death, real and unreal, is truly blurred.

THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS will play at the Seymour Centre 16-18 November.  To be in the running to win one of 2 free double passes email your details to editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com using LOST SOULS COMP as the subject by 6pm Thursday November 2nd.  Only winners will be notified.

For details about THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS : https://www.carnivaloflostsouls.com/

https://www.facebook.com/carnivaloflostsouls/

 

 

Michael Wheatley – No Rest for the Wicked

 MICHAEL WHEATLEY – NO REST FOR THE WICKED
***ONLY SYDNEY SHOW***

Fringe veteran, genre crossing, quintuple threat Michael Wheatley is showing no signs of slowing down. If there’s no rest for the wicked then Michael is like the Devil with chronic insomnia and a baby grand piano blocking the door to the bedroom.

No Rest for the Wicked is Michael in his natural environment, behind a piano, with a bourbon, a microphone and of course, the Dirty Carpet Disco Band and some of his burlesque besties including Miss Kelly Ann Doll, Bettie Bombshell, Memphis Mae and Jazida. Join him as he shares his insights on lust, love and writing songs for people to take their clothes off to. Charmingly witty, tauntingly cheeky and with a voice that lures everyone’s attention it’s cabaret for the soul.

No Rest for the Wicked is funky beats, burlesque, live music and dad jokes.

“‘The carpet’s clean… we’ll have to do something about that,’ said Wheatley as he slid behind the piano dominating the Ellington’s stage.” ★★★★
– Brandon Taylor, The Australia Times

“knows how to put on a show as well as supply the tunes.”
– Sky Harrison, 11 Adelaide Fringe Shows About S*x You Need To See, Fritz Magazine

“Time to raise your expectations, and prepare to have them met.”
– Jonathan Carfax Absinthe.com.au 2017

ONE SYDNEY SHOW ONLY
7th December 7pm at The Newsagency.

For more about Michael Wheatley – No Rest for the Wicked, visit  http://www.thenewsagencyvenue.com/shows/ec3abbanxjfy8ebny88ap6c9y94xrc

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SHOWQUEEN : A STARRY NIGHT OF CABARET @ GINGER’S

 

Tempted. Very tempted. Tempted not to tell anything about last night’s show. I want to keep it all to myself. But since we’re friends, and if you promise not to spread it around, I might tell you about a really fantastic Sydney cabaret event. It’s called SHOWQUEEN and with the sure hands of Chris Archer and the irrepressible Trevor Ashley beneath it, you just know its reliably top notch. And it’s on every month in Oxford St at Ginger’s: a great little intimate venue with terrific food.

Trevor Ashley seriously. The man is a force of nature. Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical, Diamonds are for Trevor, and just off Liza’s Back (is Broken) at Glen Street. He’s obviously a living breathing icon but who knew he was such a warm, wry and witty host. You get to hear him sing too … bonus.

Upbeat Carpenter’s hit ‘Sing, Sing a Song’ to begin and a superbly grubby blues number ‘Get Laid’ as the evening finale. Trevor, I can call him that, he picked up my jacket when it fell on the floor and patted me, is known for those high notes … his best Streisand for ‘People’ with brushed drums and soul touching joy in sharing … but when he occasionally gets down low in his bottom register I get goosebumps. Oh that sounds rude but I really mean it. He’s not averse to some deep shoulder action between songs either Continue reading SHOWQUEEN : A STARRY NIGHT OF CABARET @ GINGER’S

Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final 2017

A Sydney Comedy institution, the Theatresports® Cranston Cup is an annual Theatresports® competition between top-level teams, where Impro Australia’s top and celebrity performers come together with the freshest new talent in a hilarious night of improvised comedy.

With heats beginning in September of each year, the Cranston Cup Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre sees the brightest and best fight it out to win the biggest – and possibly the ugliest – trophy in existence, the esteemed Cranston Cup.

Born of humble beginnings in 1985, this wildly popular ‘cult’ impro-comedy show now attracts performers from around the nation and has helped launch the careers of a multitude of well-known actors, comics and comedy writers. Continue reading Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final 2017

SHOW QUEEN : THIS SUNDAY NIGHT @ GINGER’S

 

SHOW QUEEN is Sydney’s favourite, most fabulous cabaret and musical theatre variety night.

Each month we feature a hand-picked lineup of Australia’s best and brightest musical stars and cabaret performers – direct from current and upcoming musicals in Sydney and around the country.

The event is hosted by and stars Trevor Ashley with musical direction by Bev Kennedy who is at the helm of a three piece band.

The Show Queen cast includes-

Daniel Belle (My Fair Lady)
Jennifer Peers (The Sound of Music)
Mark Trevorrow (Cabaret Royalty / Bob Downe)
Erin Cornell (Cats)
Ali Calder (Wicked)
Luigi Lucente (Jersey Boys)

Tickets: Reserved Seating (limited); General Admission (seats available on a first come, first in basis) when doors open.

DATE
Sunday 22 October – Door from 7pm at Gingers at the Oxford Hotel, 174 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.

For more about Show Queen, visit https://www.showqueen.com.au/
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Daniel Muggleton ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ @ Oxford Arts Factory

After sold out shows in Australia and around the world, hometown comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Sydney for a debut comedy special at the Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October.

It’s been a massive year for the comedian so far with the release his debut album Let Me Finish which reached Top 50 in the worldwide comedy album charts. 2017 also saw Daniel tour the US, performing all over New York City, including New York Comedy Club and the famous Comedy at the Knitting Factory, as well as The Laugh Factory in Chicago.

All this plus a return to The Edinburgh Fringe, a feature on The Feed (SBS2), an appearance on The Checkout (ABC), and hosting the Jokes To Bang Tour with Neel Kolhatkar, Rohan Ganju, Aaron Chen and Jen Carnovale, where they performed to 1000 people across two weeks in rural NSW.

There’s no slowing down with ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’, a brand new hour of blunt and honest storytelling on relationships, kid’s names, dreams – wet and dry, old people and the McDonald’s Family Feast.

Let’s Never Hang Out shows a more mature side of the comedian who has graduated from sleeping on a single mattress on the floor in a share house in Redfern to a queen size bed on four pieces of wood. It’s a more self-reflective piece on well, race, age, gender and porn, among others. It will be filmed live at Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October.

Daniel’s come a long way since he started doing stand-up in New York in 2012 because, as he says, his girlfriend was ignoring him and he didn’t have anything better to do. His debut album Let Me Finish was recorded at The Comedy Store and released by Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent comedy producer in the world – making Daniel the first Australian comedian to be produced by the Grammy-award winning label.

A few years back he, together with Samuel Kettler he started Australia’s first sign-up on the night open mic night in Sydney called Mug and Kettle Comedy.

He has performed at festivals all over Australia and abroad and was selected as a FRESH Artist to Watch at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 and 2016 he made appearances at Pigsty in July music festival and hosted Burgapalooza in 2016 and 2017. He was also an off-stage writer for A Rational Fear (FBi) and award-winning web-series SYD2030.

Catch Daniel live at Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

”Very, very funny” Sydney Arts Guide

DATES
Oct 25, 6:30PM & 9:00PM

For more about Daniel Muggleton ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ @ Oxford Arts Factory, visit https://www.danielmuggleton.com
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Puntila / Matti @ Kings Cross Theatre

Production photos by Rupert Reid.

“It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a clerk.” – Bertolt Brecht

This quote by German Modernist playwright Brecht is the opening description on MK Alpha’s page for Puntila/Matti, and perhaps the most apt and appropriate way to explain this show.

Set the audience up for an enjoyable, mindless night out in Sydney’s Kings Cross theatrical hub only to be immediately knocked down and disappointed. This show is not intended to be watched nor enjoyed like a regular performance.

Fourth-walls are broken, audience members personally called out, asked to perform on stage with the actors, coerced into very uncomfortable situations, and left unsure as to whether they are correctly following along. It’s a surprise if no one walks out during the show.

Puntila/Matti is an adaptation by Doppelgangster of Brecht’s play Mr Puntila and his Man Matti. Presented by MK-Alpha and Kings Cross Theatre, Puntila/Matti has been conceptualised by Tobias Manderson-Galvin, directing and performing alongside Grace Lauer and Antoniette Barbouttis.

The trio each have their own moments to bond with the audience but it is perhaps Manderson-Galvin that is trying to make the audience feel the least comfortable. Sitting next to, interrogating, and even kissing members of the audience, leaves an uneasy feeling throughout the entire show.

In Brecht’s eyes, this show would probably pass as using his famous styles and techniques common to his work. But would he enjoy it? For a play that was originally written in 1940 and first performed in 1948 probably not. However, this show is being performed in 2017 and is subverting the modern viewer. This is not a play designed to be enjoyed by all. It is experimental and aggressive, whilst maintaining a certain wit and comedic approach that will not be palatable to everyone.

Whether intentional or not, the fact that Puntila/Matti is being performed in Kings Cross is incredibly clever. An area once infamous for crime, drugs, and scandal, is slowly gentrifying. The environment is shifting from a once bustling nightlife hub to an expensive, high-rise area. The intersection between rich and poor is becoming more apparent in the suburb, particularly on the main strip. Puntila is an aristocratic land-owner and Matti is his servant. Theatre is more commonly enjoyed by those who can afford it, with Puntila/Matti attempting to shake all of us out of this bubble.

This is anti-theatre with a devilish comedic twist.

Puntila/Matti is on at The Kings Cross Theatre (inside The Kings Cross Hotel) from 25th September – 14th October on Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm. The show is approx 90 minutes with no interval.

Please note: Strong Language, Nudity, Loud Noises, Smoke. Over 18 is advised.

BACKSTREET DIAMOND : FRINGE CABARET AT ITS BEST

What fun! BACKSEAT DIAMOND is exactly what I need in a Fringe Cabaret. Great characters, lots of laughs, fine singing and a conspiracy to boot! The brain child of Megan Kozak, the neatly written show has some terrific song choices. Lots of Motown and some soft rock, toe tappers and hands-in-the-air hits to the just sit back and enjoy soulful classics.

Beginning with ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ after a beehived, sexy split spangly dressed diva arrives to take her place at the back of the tiny stage. All the way at the back? At a lonely rear mic behind the 2 lead mics. Odd. And when the song starts there is something missing… the lyrics. Lovely orchestration by Mark ( Mark Chamberlain) at the keyboard but all we hear are the la la backing sounds. Something’s not right.

But not to worry, Mary is a charge taker. Since she was a young girl singing into her hairbrush she has yearned for this moment and with a “You don’t mind do you?” to the audience she launches in! Continue reading BACKSTREET DIAMOND : FRINGE CABARET AT ITS BEST

WAYNE TUNKS’ NEW PLAY ‘DIVA WARS’ @ THE NEW THEATRE

It’s such a lovely theatre time in Sydney in September. The weather is lovely and there is a plethora of lovely, reasonably priced shows as part of the Sydney Fringe. Doubly lovelerly, there is always something gay to be seen. The Queer Fringe, sequined blessings on the New Theatre for their stewardship, showcases community centred work.

And what do we get as part of the Queer Fringe? In the case of DIVA WARS, we get authenticity. There are seven men on stage here. Lovely looking each, I might say, and each holds dearly to a Diva who got them through … music to cry to, trial by media to find strength in and, not forgetting, style to emulate. Lemonade Salvation if you will. They sometimes fight among each other in a surprisingly aggressive laddish way, sometimes they speak directly to us but any didacticism is mitigated by vignettes which tell a story which brings all the characters together. And an inventive bit of audience participation in the middle. It’s pretty obvious that the on-stage characters are not the only Diva devotees. Continue reading WAYNE TUNKS’ NEW PLAY ‘DIVA WARS’ @ THE NEW THEATRE

SYDNEY FRINGE : NOUGHTY GIRLS @ THE BLOOD MOON THEATRE

This show is described as being,  “a non stop hour of riot sketch comedy, outrageous dance moves, featuring all the best noughties pop culture references bought to you in 3 matching pink velour track suits.”

Theatregoers can expect bootyliscious dance routines, a visit from Kath and Kim, and fearless campaigning to bring back all your favourite things from the 2000s (gluten anyone?).

Part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, be prepared for a Noughty trip down memory lane..

SEASON 
19-23 September at 7pm at the Blood Moon Theatre, inside the World Bar, Bayswater Road, Kings Cross.

For more about Noughty Girls, visit http://www.thegeneralpublictc.com.au
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MADDIE PARKER – PLUS ONE : PART OF SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY FESTIVAL

 

As part of Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival, Maddie Parker took to The Terminal stage with Plus One guest Kate Coates to deliver a two-man improv bonanza. First stop was the Tropic of Capricorn, a wildcard location suggested by an audience member and warmly embraced by the duo.

The improv adventure took performers all the way across the globe, trekking to the Tropic of Capricorn in order to have a very serious meeting about overdue rent – the illogical demands of a controlling and pedantic housemate, alas, we’ve all been there.

Without the help of further audience suggestions, the duo improvised a full 40-minute show from spontaneous scenes of pretentious smoothie-drinking hipsters through to plotting geriatrics who will stop at nothing to get to the godly chocolate mousse on the nursing home menu. If ‘smashing your face in’ with a walking stick guarantees chocolate mousse forevermore, then it’s a small price to pay, right? Continue reading MADDIE PARKER – PLUS ONE : PART OF SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY FESTIVAL

MADISON MCKOY IN ‘YANK DOWN UNDER’ @ CITY RECITAL HALL

 

After a sold-out concert with his band at Sydney’s Factory Floor, Madison McKoy is getting back to basics with a piano and voice performance in his show YANK DOWN UNDER in their new late night cabaret style event 2 x 20 – September Edition.

In this concert you will be taken on a musical journey through Madison’s life growing up in America’s South.

You will hear about his days working in the tobacco fields, superstitions, church, family and haircuts. You might also  recognise songs by James Ingram, Burt Bacharach and Madison himself.

Madison has performed in the musical “Buddy”, “Miss Saigon”, “Sweet Charity” and “What The World Needs Now”.

His film roles include ‘Blood Money”, “2:22”, “South Pacific”, and “Looking For Natalie Wood”.

Madison performs around the traps to promote his soul/rnb CDs “10th Child” (2005) and “Deep Within” (1999). This guy also runs and directs The 8-Week Choir and he teaches English to speakers of other languages.

Doors open at 9:00 pm on Thursday 14 September. Performance is between 10-11pm. $10- no booking fee. The event is 18yrs+

http://www.madisonmckoy.com

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WHAT ARE WE : HERE WE ARE @ FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE

Collectively, What Are We’s members Belinda, Jaz and Concetta  have performed and written for numerous shows including the Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe comedy.

They are  an inseparable bunch of dorky adult-babies and the three best friends you haven’t met yet. Join them for a chaotic night of make-believe comedy, slapstick, characters and sketch.

They have won competitions such as Verge Festivals’ Get up Stand up,  and most recently, performed a sold out trial show at Sydney University’s Cellar Theatre.

Performances at the  Factory Theatre
Tue 26th September 2017 – 7:00 pm
Thu 28th September 2017 – 7:00 pm
Sat 30th September 2017 – 7:00 pm

Show Duration
60 mins

Ticket Prices
$15 adult. $10 concession.

For more about What Are We: Here We Are, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/176569002886906/?ti=icl
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BERNADETTE ROBINSON IN ‘THE SHOW GOES ON’ @ THE PLAYHOUSE

The ever amazing Bernadette Robinson (Songs For Nobodies, Pennsylvania Avenue) dazzles and delights in this sensational new show the world premiere season of THE SHOW GOES ON

We are left gasping at Robinson’s incredible range and talent as directed with great polish by Richard Carroll. The show is a tribute to several divas of roughly the last 75 years – including Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Shirley Bassey, Patsy Cline, Julie Andrews and Edith Piaf.

Under Carroll’s direction the show is terrifically devised and structured as a showcase for Robinson’s phenomenal talent and voice and her uncanny ability to mimic some of the greatest voices of our era. Her seamless, smooth technique is incredible.

Robinson is on stage the entire time, supported by a splendid band led by Martine Wengrow. Continue reading BERNADETTE ROBINSON IN ‘THE SHOW GOES ON’ @ THE PLAYHOUSE

ORBOTETSKI : A QUARTET OF SYDNEY’S BRIGHTEST IMPROVISERS

Great things come in fours: seasons, elements, the horsemen of the apocalypse and now Orbotetski–the all-star quartet of Sydney’s brightest young improvisers.

Larry Orkin (Or), Alex Boggie (Bo), Julien Perrottet (Tet) and John Brudreski (Ski) unite for Sydney Fringe Comedy on 30th August 2017 to perform a 50 minute entirely improvised show.

Steeped in the Chicago-style longform tradition, the improvised comedy will showcase Orbotetski’s unique brand of inspired ideas, fully realised characters and loads of heart.

Between them, Orbotetski have trained and performed at some of the finest improv schools around like iO and Second City in Chicago, Laugh Masters Academy, Improv Theatre Sydney and Impro Australia.

SHOW DETAILS:
The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Dates: Wed 30th August 2017, Fri 1st September 2017, Sun 3rd September 2017
Times: Wed 9.30pm, Fri 9.30pm, Sun 8.30pm
Tickets: $10

http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-event?show_id=61

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