Tag: theatre

Cabaret Personal Development Opportunities

Exciting opportunites to develop your cabaret skills, networks and profile…

1. FREE PUBLIC PANEL DISCUSSION

Melbourne Cabaret Festival is hosting a FREE public panel discussion about ‘making it’ as a cabaret performer,  featuring Paul Capsis, Wes Snelling, Geraldine Quinn and facilitated by Fiona Scott-Norman.   Panel members will share industry wisdom and experience on what worked and didn’t throughout their years as an emerging performer.
Date: Sat 24 July
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: South Melbourne Town Hall
Cost: FREE

2. SO YOU WANNA . . . DO SMARTER, MORE EFFECTIVE MARKETING

WHAT: Auspicious Arts Incubator  seminar/training workshop on value based marketing for creative arts businesses. Learn how to do smarter, more effective marketing with a focus on what your potential customers want, and build a real value-based marketing plan.  Improve your marketing results in selling tickets, getting funding, and building a client database.   (Highly & personally recommended for any self-promoting artist)

WHERE: South Melbourne Town Hall
WHEN: 9am – 4pm, Thur 29th July
HOW MUCH: $90 (but receive a $70 rebate on arrival!)  
BOOK HERE

3. MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL

The best way to learn how to perform excellent cabaret? –  watch excellent cabaret performers!   Catch some of the finest local & international cabaret artists on stage this week for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival:

‘Best of the Fest’ Nightly Shows
See a bit of everything and tickets are only $22.

Toni Lamond AM – 8.30pm Sat 24 July
Toni is cabaret royalty and an Australian entertainment icon. 
 
Yummy (Sally Bourne & Susan-ann Walker) – 8.30pm Fri 23 July
From Shane Warne: The Musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera and Menopause: The Musical to Mum’s the word…

Yana Alana & the Paranas in Concert – 8.30pm Thur 22 July
Mutli-award winning show – very edgy, political and sexy!

Book here, and join the festival on Twitter for some rumoured last minute deals…

4. SHORT+SWEET CABARET

This festival will be held at Chapel Off Chapel, Thur 18 – Sun 28 Nov: great opportunity to get noticed in the cabaret & theatre community.   Call for submissions in Aug.  

Email butterflyperformer@gmail.com & check HERE for more details.

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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

Three 

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

Lizzie

 

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

Applications Closing: Three Places Left For Cabaret Course

Last chance for Creating Solo Cabaret course in 2009

Applications are now closing for the August-September course at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne’s premiere cabaret venue.   Creating Solo Cabaret is the only intensive short course in Australia on developing professional cabaret, and co-ordinator Dr. Kim Edwards is an expert in her field of cabaret and an experienced director, dramaturg, writer and performer.

There are currently only three places still available for this unique opportunity.   Moreover, the successful applicants for this month’s course enjoy the bargain of two special bonus features*, while paying the regular price.

1. The Creating Solo Cabaret course now runs over six weeks, rather than five.   That means a bonus workshop focussed entirely on developing songs, and designed specifically around the repertoire of students involved.

2. There are now two Performance Nights instead of one, whereupon students have the opportunity to perform their developing work twice with the benefit of additional feedback.

SoloCabaretCourse

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 Nights (A 75-minute performance plus follow-up discussion)
Session Six  8.00-11:00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday Sept 22/23

Cost: $480 inclusive

Contact: playright@optusnet.com.au for an application or for more information

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.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/au/news.asp?catId=1069&sc=0&sId=169464

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

* The curriculum and structuring changes have been made in response to enthusiastic student feedback, with requests for additional class and contact time with the co-ordinator.   They are also the result of audience demand, whereby Performance Nights were continually selling out, and friends and family were missing out on the debut of Melbourne’s newest cabaret artists.

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

A Special Announcement…

When Was The Last Time You Got Really Excited About A Night Out?…

Gun Point

How do you like your theatre, then?   Are you:
* always Glamorous?
* into the Gothic?
* or a little GROTESQUE?

ONE show,
TWO nights a week,
THREE themed weekends to choose from… and announcing our THREE special guest artists!

GLAMOROUS
Week One: Fri/Sat 10.30pm July 31 – Aug 1

Break out the tails, the gloves, the gowns and the jewels!   When did you last get to really glam up for a night out?   This weekend, the gorgeous Jonathon Guthrie-Jones will be crooning in our gala In The Dead Of Night guest spot, and that fabulous dress you thought you’d never get to wear again is going to go so well with cocktails and a cult show…

GOTHIC
Week Two: Fri/Sat 10.30pm Aug  7 – 8

Calling the Twilight and Tim Burton fans – come vamp it up!   This week’s In The Dead Of Night cult show is all about the gothic.   So if you’re suave, sophisticated and just a little dangerous like our stunning guest artist Kirsten McMillan, this is the show for you.   You never know – you might meet your very own Edward: Cullen OR Scissorhands…

GROTESQUE
Week Three: Fri/Sat 10.30pm Aug 14 – 15

Bring on the freak show!   Ghouls and ghosts, villains and vixens, killers and carnies are not only welcome, but on our wish list.   Our guest artist is burlesque babe Miss Natalie Ristovska who’ll be sizzling up the stage, and we only want the naughtiest and nastiest monsters to come out for the last carnivalesque performances In The Dead Of Night this weekend…

In The Dead of Night: A Cult Show

The Butterfly Club
204 Bank St, South Melbourne
Tickets $22/17
Enquiries: 03 9690 2000

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Starring the Mysterious Zac Brown, the Dazzling Lizzie Matjacic and the Disturbing Trevor Jones…

See Them on MySpace
Join Them on Facebook
Book Now.

Lizzie

You Know You Want To…

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

Cabaret Masterclass: A Unique Opportunity For Performers

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT JULY 12TH…

Want to do a better audition?

Give a better performance?

Create a better show?

 

Want to learn how to prepare a song for cabaret?

 

I’m running a one-off masterclass* at The Butterfly Club this Sunday July 12th at 8.30pm. The class is designed for:

 

1. Singers developing audition songs or looking to improve their performance skills

2. Performers workshopping new material for upcoming shows

3. New artists who are interested in finding out about cabaret

 

If you’ve been interested in the Creating Solo Cabaret course, but are not ready to take the plunge, this is a great chance to come along and get your feet wet by seeing how I work and teach.  

 

This is an unusual opportunity to see cabaret creating in action!  

Plus, you only pay normal Club ticket prices ($22/$17) rather than class fees. Bargain!!!!

Cheers,

Kim Edwards

 

BOOK NOW: www.thebutterflyclub.com

You can RSVP if you’re on Facebook

Play Right Theatre Productions
Play Right Theatre Productions
 
 
 

*A masterclass is an open cabaret lesson where you, the audience, get to learn about the craft by:

1. Hearing me talk about how cabaret works

2. Seeing cabaret artists perform songs they’re working on

3. Experiencing a unique public workshop as I develop their cabaret material with them.