*Monday, September 14th: Story Chunder (Live)
Back Dock Arts- 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
*Sunday, September 20th: ShowQueen Returns (Live)
On Friday, October 30th, 2020, Debora Krizak will be performing live at Claire’s Cabaret from 6:30 pm. Krizak is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed entertainers. Having starred in musicals such as A CHORUS LINE, CABARET, Opera Australia’s ANYTHING GOES, and SWEET CHARITY, she brings her brand-new show “Ssh There’s A Lady On Stage” to Bravo. Accompanied by Darren Mapes, Debora will present an evening of classic show tunes from Broadway to Movies that feature some of the world’s greatest leading ladies – Shirley Bassey to Diana Ross, Bette Midler to Dusty Springfield, Adele to the Carpenters. Debora’s comedic charm and sass will have you laughing, crying, and singing along to all your favourites.
Tickets and further information are available at https://www.claireskitchen.com.au/events-1/viva-la-diva-debora-krizak
Opera Australia Performers Need Your Help!
Imagine an opera house without an opera company to perform in it.
It seems incredible, doesn’t it? But what if that opera company is so depleted it is no longer able to perform at the world-class standard for which it is renowned? That’s the bleak scenario faced by Opera Australia after management announced a plan to slash more than 40% of its permanent and contract workforce.
These unconscionable cuts would hit every part of the company, from the orchestra and choir to hair and makeup, costumes, set construction, and stage and technical crew. Worse still, management wants to terminate the workplace agreements that set pay and conditions for those who would be left.
A petition can be signed at Save Opera Australia Jobs
Cast announced for Disney+’s Aladdin
The cast for the filmed performance of Aladdin has been announced and in the cast are Ainsley Melham (Aladdin, Kiss of the Spider Woman) in the titular role, Robert Tripolino (Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Aladdin’s best friend Omar, and Tarik Frimpong (Aladdin, MADIBA).
Congratulations Ainsley, Robert, and Tarik!
David Harris, Arielle Jacobs, Ainsley Melham, Laura Murphy, Tim Omaji, Jemma Rix, and Ruva perform an original pop-anthem with 100 singers and dancers to boost spirits for the performing arts industry and raise funds for the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and entertainment benevolent funds across Australia.
You can donate at https://www.actorsbenevolentfund.org.au/campaign/14/return
The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBRqS4O7ztk
‘The Way Old Friends Do’
History was made last week when South Korea officially opened CATS The one and only production of CATS in the world at the moment. CATS is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We wish the cast and crew all the best for the season ahead!
Adopted Aussie, Kristian Lavercombe (The Rocky Horror Show) will step into the shoes of Frankie Valli this summer in The Court Theatre production of Jersey Boys. Based in Christchurch, NZ the show will run from November 21st, 2020 till January 16th, 2021 with tickets already selling like hotcakes!
For those based in NZ, you can purchase tickets from NZ Jersey Boys