ACE’S Cabaret Downstairs at The Maj

Ginger and Tonic: For Love or Money

After sFor love or money1old-out shows and being nominated for Best Cabaret award in 2016 FRINGE WORLD Festival, the Ginger and Tonic girls are still struggling in love, but that’s not going to stop them from being the awesome women that they are. They have big ideas – huge ideas – to make big bucks! Or do they…? Using their powerful voices and tight harmonies, this time the girls are pitching in more ways than one, hoping to find success in this dog-eat-dog world.


Specialising in original songs as well as cheeky parodies, such as Miley Cyrus ‘
Wrecking Ball’, acappella/cabaret group Ginger and Tonic rely solely on their voices to create their unique sound. The four girls have their audiences transfixed with their superb harmonies, and leave them in stitches with their wicked humour. Other songs include: ‘Me Too’ (Meghan Trainor), ‘I Don’t Need a Man’ (The Pussycat Dolls) and ‘You Gotta Be’ (Des’ree) and much more.

Since forming in 2010, Ginger and Tonic have performed as a headline act at the Festival of Voices in Hobart, toured to Germany to perform at the International A Cappella Festival in Leipzig, and in 2012 won first place at SingFest – Australia’s leading a cappella festival and competition.

Join Jane Patterson, Laura Burzacott, Danielle O’Malley (You’re My World: the Story of Cilla Black) and Stefanie Jones (Liesl from The Sound of Music). They have performed at festivals around Australia including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. Their cabaret show “Desperate and Dateless” earned them a Green Room Award for Best Musical Direction in 2015.

Ginger and Tonic have released two albums – ‘Shake It’ (2011) and ‘Ginger and Tonic LIVE’ 2015).

“A whole lot of sass and a whole lot of laughs” – Theatre Press

“Sublime comedic timing and brilliant voices to boot” – Out in Perth

“Laugh-out-loud hilarious” – Rip it Up

“Excellent singers and marvellous harmonizers” – Australian Stage

Awards:

Green Room Award (Vic) – Best Musical Direction 2014

Short & Sweet Cabaret – Melbourne Cabaret Festival Award 2014

Adelaide Fringe Festival – Adelaide Advertiser ‘Best Music’ choice 2014

Singfest A Capella Competition – First Place 2012

Dates: Saturday 21 January (preview) to Saturday 4 February (no shows Sundays, Mondays or Australia Day)

Ten Performances: Sat 21, Tues 24, Wed 25, Frid 27, Sat 28, Tues 31 Jan;

Wed 1, Thurs 2, Frid 3, Sat 4 Feb 2017

Where: Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth

Time: 7.30pm

Duration: 50 minutes

Ticket prices: From $30

Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au /1300 795 012 Groups 6+ 1300 364 001

www.fringeworld.com.au / 08 9227 6288 (*transaction and booking fees may apply)

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Review

The Ginger & Tonic troupe start 2017 with their wonderful show “ For Love or money” which opens in Perth during the Fringe festiva)l. This superbly gifted a Capella quartet decide to perform a string of songs that prove that women can make it on their own without the help of men. Each member has a fail -safe scheme to become rich and famous. The schemes are presented to a preying mantis theme because it is well known fact that the female preying mantis consumes her mates after conception. The schemes range from Pub trivia weddings with a sports presenter celebrant, an active sportwear range with easy to remove patches that can be pulled off when the “moment “ happens, the production of horny balls that would help to alleviate the low libidos that a lot of people experience due to stress and finally an insurance scheme against fertility or lack of it. A freeze your eggs concept that will not impair a lady while she is climbing up the ladder. She can always have recourse to her eggs when she is ready. Great ideas that definitely will have a huge market.

The groups harmonising was impeccable and the witty repartee was enjoyed by all.

The four girls finally realised it was possible to have both love and money with Laura Burzacott asking her boyfriend to marry her as life will not be the same without him. Touching words presented in a beautiful song.

This is a show that has to be seen. It has a lot of laughs and brilliant music.

Malti Elliott


Bringing Back Bacharach

BackarackBeen missing the king of cheese, that silver fox, that blue velvet dinner jacket? Fret no longer, the music of Bacharach is back! Perth’s top jazz vocalists Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat along with the velour-voiced Rob Pring roll out one gem after another in this golden fried tribute to the king of 1960s easy-listening pop. Complete with a horn section and vocal harmonies, our divas and their incredible slacks-wearing band will perform timeless classics such as Say A Little Prayer For You, Always Something There To Remind Me and Close To You, so slip on your best lounge suit and get ready to schmooze the night away.

Bringing Back Bacharach is no ordinary music concert. Devotees of Bacharach’s music will be wistfully aware that many, if not most of Bacharach’s songs, completed by the incomparable lyrics of Hal David, deal with the ups and downs of relationships, with all their intoxicating highs and despairing lows. Accordingly, the able and ample cast of Bringing Back Bacharach seamlessly weave into the song list a Boy Meets Girl story, allowing for a few unexpected twists along the way. Will ‘Girl’ ever get to San José? Will ‘Other Girl’ ever go back to Tulsa? Will ‘Boy’ ever fall in love again? These and all of your romance questions will be answered in Bringing Back Bacharach. Wear your orange polyester pantsuit and bring your best singing voice.

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A gorgeous funny valentine of a show. Not to be missed – Claire Condry Australian Stage

The interview was done by Chris Durrant with Libby Hammer.

 


DIVAS – All Male Revue

Divas 1CELEBRITY IMPERSONATION LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

Our all male cast of DIVAS are so convincing you will believe you are watching the real thing.

During the 75-minute revue, superstar female impersonators portray famous divas including Cher,

Tina Turner, Adele, Liza Minnelli, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue plus more!

Appearing at Fringe World for 3 performances only – 15th, 17th & 18th February at Connections

Nightclub with a start time of 8pm.

Tickets now on sale via www.fringeworld.com.au

DIVAS – All Male Revue is a full scale production that runs for 75mins. Featuring 12 DIVA

impersonations in total and over 20 costume changes, as well as a sequin filled finale and anDivas3

opening number which features one of our performers transforming into one of the divas right in front of your eyes!

Our host and MC of the show Dean Misdale is also the creator and producer of the show with this

Entertainment company “Proud Entertainment Group”. Dean has been performing under the drag

alter ego “Feminem” for over 10 years and has won such awards as Entertainer of the Year at the

Glammys (Perth Pride Awards) and was voted Perth’s Favourite Drag Queen in 2015 by Out In

Perth readers. No stranger to the stage Dean is also a well know music theatre performer and

singer around Perth having most recently appeared as Mr Bumble in Oliver with ICW Productions.

The interview was done by Chris Durrant with Dean Misdale.


FRANKLY WINEHOUSE

Frankly
Hot from a jam-packed sell-out season at Fringe World earlier this year, meet Amy
Winehouse, back from the grave. Devised and written by Ashleigh Kreveld, this is an all out
cabaret experience featuring all the soul, sass and vulnerability of this late modern legend.
Frankly Winehouse, featuring Ashleigh Kreveld as Amy Winehouse, plays at The
Moon Café, Perth as part of FringeWorld from the 13th-19th of February, for 6
shows only.
Joining the 27 Club like many great music legends before her, Amy Winehouse’s legacy has
truly lived on. With a voice that ignites all, and the talent and ingenuity to match, Amy Winehouse has a story of intrigue, torment and passion.
Ashleigh Kreveld steps into the world of Winehouse – delving well past the beehive, caked-on eyeliner and cleavage, and into the damaged, but divine, rawness of Amy Winehouse.
Featuring all the gags, eye-rolls and witty repartee of the cheeky Amy, watch this diva delve
into her life of addiction, pop idols, ‘f*ck me pumps’ and what really held that hair up.
Soaring through each brilliantly constructed, gin-soaked and smoky ditty Winehouse ever
wrote, plus some killer covers, this cabaret paints a stunning portrait of Amy and revokes the
spirit of an incredible artist the world lost too soon.
If you’re an Amy fan, jazz lover or intrigued by this hauntingly broken soul and our media’s
obsession with celebrity, then this is the cabaret experience for you.

Head Back to Black with Frankly
Winehouse
VENUE: The Moon Café, 2/323 William
St, Northbridge
DATES: Monday 13th February &
Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th February,
7pm (hour duration)
COST: $25 standard
This Perth season follows performances
as part of Freo Royale Festival on the 9th
& 10th of February at The WA Maritime
Museum, Fremantle.

www.franklywinehouse.com
Instagram – @franklywinehouse
Twitter – @franklywino
www.facebook.com/franklywinehouse
Contact: Ashleigh
info@franklywinehouse.com
0404 191 683

The interview with Ashley Kreveld was conducted by Chris Durrant


 Dolly Diamond: The Lady is a Tramp

DollyAfter a sensational season in 2016, Dolly Diamond returns to Fringe World Perth in 2017 with tales of her life, loves and lascivious behaviour in Dolly Diamond: The Lady is a Tramp. This UK comedy cabaret diva sings live, combining comic timing with a razor sharp wit. She is an audience favourite from Melbourne to Mandurah and back again.
Dolly’s new show features this cabaret diva romping through a collection of well-known songs with a cabaret twist as she changes lyrics to tell her own story and to poke fun at a multitude of others.

Dolly Diamond has had great success in Australia and internationally performing live cabaret at major venues and as part of numerous festivals. Combining superb comic skills and vocal talent, Dolly keeps her audiences on the edge of their seats, whilst always feeling safe in the hands of a consummate professional.

Dolly was recently appointed the Artistic Director of the 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival. She was awarded Artist of the Year at the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards Melbourne in 2014. She has had numerous cabaret seasons around Australia including shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Adelaide FEAST Festival, Midsumma Festival, Coffs Harbour’s Coast Out Festival, TasPride Festival, Daylesford’s ChillOut Festival and Brisbane Pride.

A life of guts, glitz and glamour, guaranteed to give you a good belly laugh. Don’t miss Dolly Diamond in this big night of laugh-out-lewd comedy.

“Filled with hilarity, great tunes and camp style…This show had a great mix of old show tDolly Diamondunes, long forgotten standards and unique original numbers. It was fresh and fabulous.” OUT IN PERTH

“She’s quick with a
witty riposte and a loving put-down, and the audience laps it up. Dolly is no Diamond in the rough, but a rare and polished stone that lights up any room she’s in.”
TIME OUT MELBOURNE

“More gravel and brass than Shirley Bassey playing tuba in a driveway!” THE AGE

“The music is fantastic and it’s impossible to keep feet or hands still…the highlight is Dolly’s interaction with the audience, which redefines what it means to be quick-witted, and leaves the audience hoping for a song so they get a chance to stop laughing and catch their breath.” HERALD SUN MEDIA RELEASE December 2016

“Dripping in warmth, charm, guts. talent and energy… with a voice like honey over gravel. It is a real treat to experience this skilled and compelling performer” MELBOURNE STAGE

Date: Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 February 2017

Five Performances Only

Tues 7, Wed 8, Thurs 9, Fri 10 and Sat 11 Feb

Where: Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth

Time: 9.00pm

Duration: 55 minutes

Ticket prices: >From $35

Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au /1300 795 012 Groups 6+ 1300 364 001

www.fringeworld.com.au / 08 9227 6288 (*transaction and booking fees may apply)

(Please note performance in HUBBUB Boardwalk in Mandurah Sunday 5 February).

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The interview was done by Chris Durrant with dolly.

REVIEW

Dolly diamond – The lady is a tramp

Dolly Diamond is NOT a tramp. She is a sexy, entertaining person that keeps her audience enthralled.

She is so at home with her audience, entertaining us with her delightful stories of her loves, life and experiences. Dolly’s ability to spin the most innocent talk into comic gold is amazing. Her banter with the audience is superb and Dolly manages to humour her victims without offending anyone. In fact most of her victims enjoyed the repartee and one or two eve tried to steal her show – but Dolly was clever, oh so clever. She put them in their place very subtly without anyone noticing or taking offence. I did only because I have to critique all the shows I attend and I have developed an observant eye.

Her slant on well known songs was very clever and fitted in beautifully with her performance.

This show proves that Dolly knows no boundaries and still manages to appear as a lady throughout.

I was very lucky to be part of a small audience ( being a Tuesday, most people would have worried about work the next day) and I felt the intimacy of the theatre and the bonding of the audience with each other and Dolly helped to make this a wonderful unforgettable evening.

This diamond is worth her weight in gold – so rush in and buy your tickets quickly as their will be many people trying to get their hands on this treasure. She has only 2 shows left – the 10th & 11th feb. Don’t waste time. Act now before it is too LATE.

Malti Elliott

Listen to a taster from Dolly below


A Case Of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Direct from a selljodi-mitchell out season at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, ‘A Case Of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell’ is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the songs that made Joni an icon of the 70s, aiming to introduce her music to a new generation of listeners whilst still retaining the essence of Joni’s distinct sound.

Created by vocalist/pianist Deborah Brennan, A Case of You pays homage to one of the most inspiring singer songwriters of the Woodstock generation. With songs such as ‘Big Yellow Taxi ’, ‘Both Sides Now’ and ‘A Case of You’, Joni’s raw, honest and emotive lyrics truly reach right to the heart of the listener.

The success of the show lies in the commentary that ties the songs together. It’s not just about “old songs in new lungs”. The show is an intimate portrayal of Joni’s biggest works, sprinkled with stories along the way where Brennan reveals the influence certain songs have had in her own life. The narrative helps make the show more accessible to everyone – both old fans and new listeners alike, presenting the works on a more personal level and connecting the listener to the music.

Brennan is accompanied by some of Adelaide’s most talented musicians, guitarist Liam Garcia- Hardman and percussionist Chris Neale. Together, the trio creates a beautifully intimate and authentic sound.

“The show is a great success…the performers do not shy away from investing themselves fully in their work.” ★★★★ (Rip it Up)

Deborah Brennan assuredly and passionately delivers the Canadian songsmith’s works…Beautiful to watch and beautiful to listen to.”★★★★ The Clothesline

Give in to your own urge for going and experience the raw emotional power of this performance” ★★★★ The Upside News

“The tender love song from the Blue album and show title A Case Of You is handled with ease and demonstrates the command of their instruments and the vocal range which is essential in a portrayal such as this…Her interpretations are superb and any fan of Joni Mitchell will want to see this.”

Date:                Tuesday 31 January to Saturday 4 February

Five Performances only

Tues 31 Jan, Wed 1, Thurs 2, Frid 3, Sat 4 Feb 2017

Where:             Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth

Time:               6.00pm

Duration:          50 minutes

Ticket prices:   From $30

Bookings:        www.ticketek.com.au /1300 795 012   Groups 6+ 1300 364 001

Or www.fringeworld.com.au  

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Listen to an interview with Deborah.

Review

A Case of you – the music of Jodi Mitchell is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the songs that made Jodi an icon of the 70’s. Created by vocalist/ pianist Deborah Brennan and ably assisted by her excellent band that consists of guitarist Garcia Hardman, and percussionist Chris Neale. This show pays homage to one of the greatest singer songwriters of the Woodstock generation.

Through the show Deborah prefaces most of her songs with a little introduction that sets the tone for the piece. She talks about the way the piece has influenced her life and gives us an idea of why she has chosen that song to be part of her ensemble.

The show is an one hour show that features Joni Mitchell’s most well known songs such as Big yellow taxi, a case of you, Chelsea morning and California – to name a few.

Deborah says the aim of her show is to keep Joni’s music alive and introduce her to the younger generation who may not know her music. This is Deborah’s debut as a front woman and we the audience can see how much she is enjoying the whole process. This is a lady who has a great future ahead of her. The audience can see Deborah is doing what she loves and this is what gives the entire show a lot of heart.

Malti Elliott


A CLASSICAL HEART-WRENCHER COMES TO FRINGE

dreams-of-childhood“A little light has been extinguished from my world…” –Mahler Kindertotenlieder

“Children of distant lands, tell me, why do you grieve…” –Wagner Wesendonck Lieder

WHAT: Dream of Childhood’s End

WHEN: 9:15pm on 2, 3, 4 February 2017

VENUE: MUSE Dress Circle Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre

TICKETS: $22.50 (+ booking fee) from www.fringeworld.com.au

HOW did our childhood end? Did we lose it or was it never really there, simply a dream of our adult selves? Did we stand by and watch the child within us die?

Dream of Childhood’s End is a poignant and emotiosnal look at the loss of childhood in contemporary society. The world premiere of this classical music event is also a first for Fringe World Perth.

Be engulfed by the music of Mahler and Wagner, the power of classical voice and a chamber ensemble.

Let it unfold around and among you, as you join us in this life-affirming exploration of the childhood dreams and secret hopes that we once held so dear.

This immersive performance of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, performed by Perth mezzo soprano Eva-Marie Middleton, alongside a small ensemble of some of the state’s top instrumentalists, is set to be a moving

experience for all who attend.

Director Sarah McKellar says “Fringe is in many people’s minds linked to comedy, but classical music can also be eye-opening, emotional, confronting, and ground breaking, and those things are also Fringe.”

New venue, Muse: Dress Circle Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre, will host three different shows on each night, giving audience members the chance to attend a single show or settle in for a full night of varied classically-styled performances.

Tickets to Dream of Childhood’s End can be booked at www.fringeworld.com.au

Listen to as interview with Eva Marie Middleton