Tag: Kitty Bang

Graduate Gossip: MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

Comedy Cabaret! Wondering what to see for this year’s festival? How about…

TOXIC WASTE: A LOVE STORY

Have you met Davo? Tall, handsome, muscular, romantic, a great dancer… and made of cardboard.

Hasn’t stopped him cheating on both his wife Marie AND his girlfriend Betty, but this time the girls are out for some hilarious revenge!

Eleni Avraam stars in Toxic Waste: A Love Story (accompanied by Rowland Brache, directed by Kim Edwards)

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank St, Sth Melb
Dates: 21st  – 24th April
Tickets: $22 Full, $19 Conc, $18 Group (8+)
Times: Thur – Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm
Booking: www.thebutterflyclub.com or at the door

PARISIAN FRANK’S PLASTIC ROSE CABARET 

This is the Absurd and Romantic tale of Parisian Frank, a French Cabaret Star who:
•    sings about love
•    dispenses advice about love
•    unfortunately knows nothing about love.

But that doesn’t stop him.

Join him and his mute Cabaret apprentice Neville, as they journey through the “Seven Magical Plastic Roses of Love”…

Anthony Dillon stars in Parisian Frank’s Plastic Rose Cabaret

Venue: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St
Dates: April  8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24. Previews April 1, 2, 3
Tickets: $17 full, $13 conc, group (3+), preview, Laugh Pack, Tightarse Tuesday
Times:   8:30pm
Booking: Ticketmaster 1300 660 013, www.northcotetownhall.com.au or at the door

THE BIG (KITTY) BANG THEORY

Melbourne Comedy Festival favourite Kitty Bang is back: bigger, bolder and with more krazy new Kitty-isms than ever before! If you like your cabaret contemporary, colourful and gloriously camped-up, this show is sassy, saucy and tonnes of good ol’ Kitty fun!

Kate Boston-Smith stars in The Big (Kitty) Bang Theory

Venue: The Imperial Hotel, Cnr Bourke & Spring St
Dates: 5 – 21 April (not Mondays). Previews Thur 31 March – Sun 3 April
Tickets: $23/$19 ($18 Tightarse Tuesday)
Times: 7pm, 6pm Sundays
Booking: www.ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 660 013

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MELBOURNE CABARET COURSE: February/March 2011

 Applications are closing soon for the next Melbourne Creating Solo Cabaret course  in 2011
  
Kitty Bang

 Treat yourself to cabaret!   With graduates such as sell-out comedian Kitty Bang (Kate Boston Smith), the enigmatic Madame Natalia of the Burlesque Bar, and amazing Tom Dickins from The Jane Austen Argument, the Melbourne Creating Solo Cabaret course continues to gain in professional and industry reputation.  

Run in Australia’s premiere cabaret venue The Butterfly Club by coordinator Dr. Kim Edwards, this intensive six-week course is open to all performance artists looking to explore the world of cabaret and create unique, marketable, and eclectic showcases for themselves and their work. 
 
Graduates of the course are going on to full-length shows to packed houses, award-winning festival performances, touring gigs, and corporate and professional cabaret work.  
 
Watch out for new Melbourne shows by recent alumni Christine Moffat and Eleni Avraam early in 2011, while the Box Hill TAFE students who completed the course as part of their music theatre degree will be making professional cabaret appearances later in the year.
Tom Dickins

 The next Melbourne Creating Solo Cabaret course begins on Tuesday February 15, with the final performance season at The Butterfly Club running from 24-27 March.  

If you’ve always wanted to get into cabaret and never known where to start, click HERE for all the course details, including the curriculum outline, fee structure, and application details.   As always, places are strictly limited due to the individual focus of the course, so apply now.

Madame Natalia

Fringe Festival: Return of PRICE OF GENIUS & Other Gems

‘An absolute entrée into a very different world. Definitely worth seeing!’ – Julie Houghton 3MBS

In an era of Beethoven’s music and Shelley’s poetry, and a time of great upheaval and revolt, Mary Wollstonecraft changed the world forever when she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women.  

She married an anarchist, demanded sexual equality, and gave birth to both feminism and the famous Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.

But …

Mary Wollstonecraft had another daughter.

This is her story.

In its repeat season, The Price of Genius is an emotionally charged and technically adept piece of theatre.  

Originally written and performed in 2009, it marked the 250th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft’s death and celebrated her colourful life and revolutionary work.  

The show’s initial reception confirmed a broad appeal for audiences – from Regency period and literary enthusiasts interested in the history of Wollstonecraft and the upheaval of the French Revolution, to feminists, educators, romantics, tragedians and, of course, musicians.  

There is an intensity in both dialogue and music, with the fascinating and unique story-telling experience of hearing new lyrics set to Beethoven’s lieder songs.

A two-hundred year old secret is finally revealed on stage…

Featuring Ilsa Cook
Accompanied by Katherine Gillon
Directed by Kim Edwards
Book and Lyrics by Sally Collyer
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

Venue: The Butterfly Club
Dates: 23-26 September: Thur-Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm
Duration: 60 mins
Tickets: Conc $17.00, Full $22.00, Group $17.00
Bookings: 03 9660 9666, www.thebutterflyclub.com or www.melbournefringe.com.au

 

Some Other Fringe Favourites…

Cabaret Course graduate Tom Dickins presents his mesmerising new show THE SPACES BETWEEN as part of The Jane Austen Argument: an indie-noir cabaret experience… Book Now

Short+Sweet Festival Director Emma Clair Ford will be exploring the dark and comic side of the human psyche with LILA GREY: Book Now

THROUGH THE MAGNIFYING GLASS marks the return of our hilarious, bizarro favourite Kitty Bang as she romps through a new cabaret extravaganza of choreographed madness!   Book Now

Bring on the sadistic soap-opera: see cabaret course graduate Natalie Ristovska weave her magic at the Burlesque Bar with a return season of ATROCITY… Book Now

GRADUATE GOSSIP : July News

‘Ello, Friends!

Meet the glamorous con-woman extraordinaire alter-ego of stunning Lisa Nightingale, who’s set to wreck havoc and hilarity in Melbourne this week with Ana Lucia and the Baron: Episode One…

Ana-Lucia has lost her memory but is being hunted down by the Evil Baron, who may or may not be her one true love, for diamonds that she can’t quite remember stealing. She can’t remember who you are, or more importantly who she is, so hopefully with your help Ana-Lucia can unravel her mysterious and fabulous past…!  

“Zis one will be…’Ow you say?… A ‘Oot!”

Thurs 15 July to Sat 17 at 7.00 pm, Sun 18 at 6.00 pm
$22 full / $17 conc: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Written by Lisa Nightingale
Directed by Kim Edwards

(with TREVOR JONES as JUAN PABLO!!)

 

Absolutely Gabulous!

After sell-out Comedy Festival shows, explosive cabaret performer Kitty Bang (aka Kate Boston Smith) is back with  a show for all those who love, but are also often mystified by, their mum…

Mama Gabs herself is rumoured to be making an appearance or two, and as ever, Kitty’s shows are selling out, so book fast at www.thebutterflyclub.com.

8pm Tues 13 / Wed 14….and again on
8PM Tues 27 / Wed 28 JULY

Accompanied by the ever-gorgeous and oh-so-wonderful Peter Lubulwa!

 

Mastering the Art: Cabaret Master Class

Put Wednesday, Sept 1st in the diaries for the next in the popular Melbourne Cabaret Master Class series…

Learn:
* How to choose repertoire for cabaret
* How to perform songs cabaret-style
* How to analyse song lyrics
* How to workshop audition pieces
* How to improve your performance skills

Tickets on sale soon!

THE RISE & FALL OF KITTY BANG: Melbourne Comedy Festival

Hello Kitty!

Let the fur and feathers fly!

After a sell-out preview season, the indefatigible and hilarious Kitty Bang is bringing her show back for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.   With Rowland Brache at the keyboard, Andy Allardice on guitar, and burlesque comedian Kate Boston-Smith at her wonderful quirky best, The Rise and Fall of Kitty Bang will be sequining up the stage at the aptly named Tony Starr’s Kitten Club!

We’re looking forward to another season of full houses, fan-dancing, and feathery fun – aren’t we, Kitty?

Tony Starr’s Kitten Club
267 Little Collins St

8.00pm Wed   24 March
8.00pm Thurs 25 March
8.00pm Sun   28 March

6:30pm Tues  6 April
6:30pm Wed   7 April

Order of Melbourne
401 Swanston St

6:30pm Thurs 8 April

Final Show:

Open Studio
204 High St, Northcote

8.00pm Fri  16 April

ALL TICKETS $15/$12 at the door or Ticketmaster 1300 660 013

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