FIRST 3 SHOWS SOLD OUT - NEW SHOW ADDED FOR 4TH MARCH AT 8PM!
The Great Divas - Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler - have landed just in time for Sydney Mardi Gras 2016, and this classic live cabaret show is bound to be the centerpiece of the party!
Brought to you by past Festival favourites Velma Vegas & The Vaguettes - who have also ripped up Belvoir Street, the Opera House, Melbourne’s Spiegeltent and Cabaret Festivals everywhere with their great live shows - are thrilled to be playing in the smooth, swanky surrounds of the Seymour Centre’s Sound Lounge where the bar’s open and you’ll be welcome to sing along to all the hits!
Taking in the early burlesque and bath house influences of Liza and Bette, and the classic torch song and show tune stylings of Barbra and Judy, it’s a great cabaret night out that also features rarely seen video footage of the divas in action and interview. What makes this take so unique though is singer Velma Vegas’ (Jackie Vance) connection to the divas’ vulnerabilities, which he waxes lyrical about in candid audience chat throughout, revealing touching truths about them, many of which have largely remained hidden. Joining Velma live on stage are Dan Holland on piano, Stan Valacos on bass, and Tim Bradley on drums.
Last year, SCREAMERS took Sydney by storm - and singlehandedly brought down the Abbott Prime Minister-ship - with a highly political satirical show that dared to mix Wizard of Oz with Mad Max with Parliament House Question Time! The team included Queer wunderkinds Betty Grumble, Matt Format, Aaron Manhattan, Norrie mAy-welby and Joseph Chetty, and was awarded Best Musical Theatre/Cabaret by Sydney Fringe 2015.
Now we’ve decided it’s time to celebrate! So for Judy! Barbra! Liza! Bette! we are in party mode you’re the guests of honour! Sit back, relax and let the perfect surround sound of the lounge embrace you. Grab a drink, take the edge off and sing along. Or get on your knees with Velma and leave an offering at the altar of Judy, Barbra, Liza, or Bette. But whatever you do, don’t miss it at Sydney Mardi Gras 2016 before it heads off to Hollywood and New York New York!
Event Dates: Friday 12th, Friday 19th, & Friday 26th February 2016 (ALL SOLD OUT), NEW SHOW 4th March 8pm
Event Times: 8pm
Venue: Sound Lounge at the Seymour Centre, Corner City Road & Cleveland Street Chippendale NSW 2008
Running Time: 70 minutes no interval
Ticket Prices: $35 adult, $20 concession