in association with FXPONENTIAL, WOW Productions,
Alex Theatre St. Kilda and Midsumma Festival 2016
is proud to present the world premiere of a new
Australian Musical Comedy BUTCH MASTERS: MAN OF DESTINY
In the spirit of the hilarious shows The Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors and Rock of Ages comes a new musical ‘cumedy’ that promises to deliver the happy ending Midsumma audiences deserve!
With a cast that includes out-and-proud emerging musical theatre stars and their allies, Butch Masters:Man of Destiny is the story of Butch, a young man born into a gay world with a destiny to ‘challenge the establishment’ and start a sexual revolution!
Set to an epic original soundtrack (unashamedly influenced by 80’s power ballads and Disney musicals), Butch becomes the leader of the Female Appreciation Guild, taking his faghags on tour and confronting the ruler of the free-fertilisation movement, the maniacal villain(ess) Bea St. Lea.
Of course it wouldn’t be any kind of musical if there wasn’t a love story, an attempted murder, a flash -mob and a sexy chorus-line and a live birth or two… so it’s all there, everything you could possibly want for a night out with the girls.
If you love South Park, or the humour of Amy Schumer, then bring your tissues, because you’ll probably get messy at Butch Masters: Man of Destiny … Here he comes!
8pm Preview Shows – Thursday & Friday, January 28th and 29th
Opening Night – 8pm Saturday 30th January
4pm Show – Sunday 31 st January (Pride March Celebration Performance)
8pm Shows – Tuesday 2nd thru Saturday 6th February
Book through Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au (on sale in December)
Butch Masters – Mitch Ralston
Dr. Lucretia Smears – Amanda Buckley
Bea St. Lea – Antony Steadman
Trunch Luncheon – Justin Clausen
Pussy Powers – Isabella Valette
Bradchad – Liam J. O’Byrne
Mitzi – Eden Swan
‘The Desperettes’ as The Fag Hags:
Hagisha – Natasha York
Hagatha – Vanessa Menjivar & Lisa Woodbrook
Hagella – Belinda Hanne Reid
Virginia – Madi Lee
The Beavers – Michelle Brasier & Cat Commander
Ted – Richard Perdriau
Mother – Chanelle Sheehan
Wife – Rachel Rai
FEATURING Adrian Li Donni as Randy
With Erik Thomsen, David Peake, Nathan Smith, Mitchell E Roberts, Candice Sweetman, Elsie Fulton
Jamie Burgess – Book, Music & Lyrics
Dirk Hoult – Director
Shanon Whitelock – Music Supervision
Sam Hornstein – Stage Manager
Colin McLean (Polly Filla) – Costumes
Jason Teasdale – Choreography
Artistic Director for Alex Theatre St. Kilda – Richard Fitzgerald