YOUR DIVA NEEDS YOU is part cabaret, part game show and part regional Victorian singing eisteddfod, where audience sing-a-longs are not only encouraged but mandatory!
Just as the downright offensive marriage survey was getting him down, out and proud cabaret up and comer Stephen Valeri did the one thing he knew would put a pep back in his step: he hit play on his Sony Discman full of the pop divas who made him the screaming ‘mo he is today.
Whether it’s Whitney, Tina (Arena AND Turner), Celine or Miss Gloria Estefan – yes, we’ve all danced topless to ‘Turn the Beat Around’ while dusting the family dining setting on a Saturday morning – hearing Stephen put his own camp twist on these performers’ songs will be an out and out hoot and a timely reminder of the joy and light that queer culture can generate.
“This show is sure to make the hair on Cory Bernardi and Tony Abbott’s backside stand on end – but I’m more interested in getting my fabulous audiences standing on their feet!” Valeri says.
YOUR DIVA NEEDS YOU features a cavalcade of sparkly diva anthems and a hefty dose of 90s nostalgia, accompanied by a four-piece band, led by Musical Director Tyson Legg.
The show plays four performances at The MC Showroom, Prahran’s newest theatrical hub and worthy addition to the City of Stonnington’s already thriving arts scene.
26 – 29 October
trybooking.com/RYQX OR themcshowroom.com