Tag: songs

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 LITTLE RED DRESS: Waiting By The Wireless

In war time, love, laughter and loss are all the fashion…

A colourful new cabaret debuts at The Butterfly Club this month – and it all began with a little red dress.

Young dynamic Melbourne artist Jenny Patrone is still tapping her toes after winning the Popular Choice award for Short+Sweet Dance 2009 recently, but is now taking a walk in someone’s shoes with her own cabaret show of WWII-style songs, based on amazing real-life stories of women in wartimes.

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When Jenny started the Creating Solo Cabaret course earlier this year, she began investigating a period of history and music that had always fascinated her.   She soon uncovered real letters and private stories from the lives of British girls whose fun-loving, light-hearted teen years changed abruptly when their sweethearts, neighbours and brothers were called to enlist.

The Little Red Dress marks the moment when the world went back to war, and dance, song and laughter were needed to get daughters, sisters and lovers through long weeks of waiting by the wireless – hoping their boys come home soon, and fearing the worst every time a telegram arrived.   Starring Jenny Partrone, accompanied by Adrian Portell, guest-starring Adam Nunn and directed by Kim Edwards, The Little Red Dress opens at The Butterfly Club on Thursday November 26 until November 29.

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The Little Red Dress

Tickets www.thebutterflyclub.com $17/22

Thurs-Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm

The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank St, Sth Melbourne

Enquiries 9690 2000

CREATING SOLO CABARET COURSE: Summer Classes

Are you going to be starved for a creative outlet over the Christmas break?   Will you desperately need some envigorating theatre experience?!

By request, there will be a final series of 2009 classes for the Creating Solo Cabaret course – this is your chance to escape the Christmas carols (thank goodness!) and make the most of that stagnant performance-less period (hooray!), so you can get your own solo showcase up and running for 2010.

Give yourself and your theatre career an early Christmas present, and get creative with cabaret this summer!

The six-week course at The Butterfly Club in South Melbourne includes a cabaret ‘Starter Pack’ and ‘What Next?’ information kits, week-by-week worksheets, three two-hour workshops of intensive cabaret developing, writing and editing, a two-hour song masterclass and a three-hour rehearsal session.  

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The curriculum culminates in two Performance Nights (with lighting technician and accompanist provided) where participating artists sell tickets and perform a fifteen-minute extract from their developing show as part of a professional paid cabaret experience, followed by a feedback session and discussion class.

Dates:

Workshops (2 hrs)
Session 1      7.30-9.30pm Mon Nov 30
Session 2      7.30-9.30pm Mon Jan 7
Session 3      7.30-9.30pm Mon Jan 14

Masterclass (2 hrs)
Session 4      7.30-9.30pm Mon Dec 21

Rehearsal (3 hrs)
Session 5      7:30-10:30pm Mon Jan 4

Performance Nights (2 one-hr performances + follow-up discussion)
Session 6       8-11:00pm Tue/Wed Jan 12/13

Total Cost: $480 inclusive.

Contact: Course Co-ordinator Dr. Kim Edwards at playright@optusnet.com.au for your application form, more information or the next round dates for 2010

Theatre People
In Focus: Kim Edwards
http://theatrepeople.com.au/feature_articles/2009/may/20090524_tp_infocus_kimedwards.htm

Arts Hub
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.artshub.com.au/

Facebook Group
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=793560557#/group.php?gid=60549178072

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT: Knocking ‘Em Dead

The macabre late-night cult show In The Dead of Night opened to rave reviews last weekend

Read what the reviewers are saying…

Horror Scope: http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com:80/2009/08/in-dead-of-night-review.html

Theatre People: http://theatrepeople.com.au/review_articles/2009/august/review_playright_deadofnight.htm

Trespass Magazine: http://www.trespassmag.com/?p=5193

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Hear for yourself what all the hype is about…

Zac Brown sings The Gentleman’s Ballad

Lizzie Matjacic and Trevor Jones sing Dangerous Game

The final trio in Past The Point of No Return

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Explore some behind-the-scenes secrets…

An interview with the director on Theatre People:
http://theatrepeople.com.au/feature_articles/2009/july/20090728_playright_deadofnight.htm

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/kim.edwards#/event.php?eid=93442204686

 

Buy your tickets now…

Bookings:
www.thebutterflyclub.com

 

BE WARNED: The Final Grotesque Weekend Is Already Selling Out…

In The Dead of Night

The Secret Life Of A Secretary: A Quirky New Cabaret

PAs, receptionists, admin staff and office workers of the world unite!  

You have nothing to lose, but… all that job stress this week when you laugh it all off with your colleagues in this great theatre night out!

We all know what really goes on in a corporate office – the backstabbing, the romance, the dramas…   Finally, here’s one secretary who isn’t afraid to talk (and even sing) about it!

The Secret Life of a Secretary
The Secret Life of a Secretary

Melbourne performer Claire de Freitas is springing straight out of the most recent Creating Solo Cabaret course and into her own feisty, frazzled and funny look at life in the corporate world.   This new and quirky debut show isn’t afraid to open the office briefcase and poke fun at all the crazy, cheeky, sexy things that go on behind the water cooler, under the business suits, and on those boardroom tables…

Turn off the work pager, slip off the high heels, unbutton the power jacket, and sit back with Miss Byrd as The Office meets Sex and the City for your chance to enjoy glamour, gossip – and one hell of a lunch break!

 

Performed and written by Claire de Freitas

Directed by Kim Edwards

Accompanied by Cameron Thomas

Venue: The Butterfly Club
                204 Bank St, South Melbourne

Dates: Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th August

Times: 7.00pm Thurs to Sat; 6.00pm on Sun

Ticket price: $22 Full/$17 Concession or groups of 8 or more

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Duration: 60 minutes approx

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=101760342452

Creating Solo Cabaret Course: Next Round Dates

Are you ready to take the next step in professional performing?

All the participants will come out of this intensive six-week course with a fundamental understanding of how to put together a solo cabaret, and the foundations of a working script, song list and unique show concept.   They will also have had the opportunity to produce, promote and perform some of their developing material in Australia’s premiere cabaret venue, and the chance to earn a professional fee for their ticket sales and receive constructive criticism from industry professionals.

Course Venue:

All sessions and the Performance Night will take place at:
The Butterfly Club
204 Bank Street
South Melbourne

Dates:

Workshops (Two hours)

Session One   7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 17
Session Two   7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 24
Session Three  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 31

Master Class (Two hours)

Session Four   7:30-9:30pm, Monday Sept 7

Rehearsal (Three hours)

Session Five   7:30-10:30pm, Monday Sept 14
 
Performance Night (75-minute performance plus follow-up discussion)

Session Six   8.00-11:00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday Sept 22/23

Cost:

$480 inclusive

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From the 2007-2009 graduates…

“I’ve always wanted to do a course about putting on a cabaret show but I didn’t imagine that it would be so successful on a personal level.”

“Most courses don’t live up to expectations, but this one exceeded them.”

“I found the course to be very useful and user friendly.   I particularly enjoyed and appreciated working with Kim, drawing upon her vast skill and knowledge of the genre, and of the mechanics of writing, scripting, and executing a show.   Awesome.”

“A brilliant course for everyone who wants to do a cabaret show.”

For an application form and more information, contact:

(Dr) Kim Edwards (Course Co-ordinator)
playright@optusnet.com.au

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT: The Hit Cult Show Returns

In The Dead Of Night
In The Dead Of Night

CABARET TURNS DEADLY

Australia’s first ‘choose your own adventure’ cabaret debuts in Melbourne… and it’s not for the faint of heart.

After directing professional cabaret and theatre for nearly a decade, Play Right Theatre founder Kim Edwards has channelled her dark side and finally released a long-time pet project of her own on the stage.

Edwards’ previous credits include children’s drama classes and Theatre In Education work, but it will be adults only when In The Dead Of Night: A Cult Show is let loose at The Butterfly Club in all its gothic, grotesque, and darkly funny glory.

“This is the product of my perverse pen and the dark recesses of my twisted mind” explained the lady herself, whose witty new work explores three lives at stake in a dangerous murder mystery, rife with black humour and suspense.

A major twist to this late night cult show is the uncertainty of its own cast members as to each story climax. Every evening, the audience are given control over the fate of the characters in ‘choose your own adventure’ style, meaning every performance is completely unique, and the possibilities are endless.

Three will finally meet,
Two will finally know.

One will certainly die…

Let the fun begin!

10.30pm every Fri/Sat July 31- Aug 15
The Butterfly Club
204 Bank St, South Melbourne
Tickets $22/17
Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Enquiries: 03 9690 2000

Gothic, grotesque and darkly funny – not for the faint-hearted… 

Cult Show Cast

THE GENTLEMAN: Zac Brown
THE MAIDEN: Lizzie Matjacic
THE ACCOMPANIST: Trevor Jones