Tag: Melbourne music theatre

Forget Your Troubles! The Return of HAPPINESS 101

Because EVERYONE needs more  Happiness-ology in their lives!

Having a bad day?

Here’s something to make you smile!

That’s right, ladies and gentleman, our favourite comedy cabaret guru and aspiring academic is back for a second season to remind us that laughter IS the best pseudo-science!

After a debut of feel-good performances and full-houses, Professor Gravis (aka Melissa Trickey) will be back with her lovable cabaret show, Happiness 101, and the good professor promises us it will be bigger, better, and WAY more happy!

It’s guaranteed to turn you from this…



…to this!



Mel Trickey, a mainstay of Melbourne music theatre, successfully tuned her talents into cabaret earlier this year, and is delighted to be returning to The Butterfly Club for four additional performances next week.

For fans of the first season, there is rumoured to be some new intrigues and song surprises, along with all your favourite hilarious spoofs of academia, aspirations and ABBA!

So get Glee-ful, sing for joy, and unleash your dancing queen: this show is simply and utterly a great laugh in good company, and a really fun night out!

Come on – get happy!

Happiness 101: A quirky cabaret about ploys for joy, measures for pleasure and practising what you preach.

Warning: Comedy is contagious…!

Written and performed by Melissa Trickey

Directed by Kim Edwards

Accompanied by Rowland Braché

Venue:  The Butterfly Club

204 Bank Street South Melbourne

Dates: Thur- Sun 13-18 Oct

Times: Thur-Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Laughter is the Best Pseudo-Science: HAPPINESS 101

Throw your cares away – Mel Trickey’s quirky new cabaret will show you how!

Opening next week, Happiness 101 is a cabaret about the ploys for joy, the measures for pleasure, and practising what you preach. Warning, though: laughter is contagious…

Professor Geraldine Gravis has turned her incredible intellect to a systematic, scientific and scintillatingly thorough study of the concept of ‘happiness’. Could the surprising outcome of tonight’s presentation lead her to rethink her life’s work…?

For Mel Trickey, the transition from award-winning music theatre performance and production to cabaret has been a natural progression: after introducing the world to Happiness 101 in a short but hilarious preview piece last year, Mel created her unexpected alter-ego and developed the performance into a full-length cabaret show.

Suppressing her own colourful and bubbly personality to bring the character of the ostensibly severe Professor to life has proved a challenge (and a surprise to all her friends!), but Mel’s singing, dancing, choregraphy and production talents are all being showcased in this fun and funny show.

With cabaret songs that will wreck some happy havoc with music theatre favourites such as Hairspray, Chicago and Legally Blonde, Happiness 101 will leave you with a song in your heart and a smile on your face.   Just ask the Professor herself!


24-27 Feb, 7pm Thurs-Sat, 6pm Sun

The Butterfly Club

 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne

Tix: $22/$18

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

On Facebook: Happiness 101


Happiness 101: Laughter is the Best Pseudo-Science

Written and Performed by Melissa Trickey

Directed by Kim Edwards

Accompanied by Rowland Braché