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Bold, buxom, bawdy and brilliant - Bette (aka Catherine Alcorn) is back in Brisbane February 2015



               

               

The Divine Miss Bette cabaret starring Sydney stage sensation, Catherine Alcorn returns to Brisbane for one night only at 7.15pm, Friday 13 February, 2015 at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre. The Divine Miss Bette forms part of the 11 day MELT Festival of music, cabaret, comedy, circus, visual arts and community panels. Tickets are on sale now.

Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Bette Midler and who owned New York City’s famous Continental Baths disco and bathhouse, Alcorn’s critically acclaimed show is a high energy, feel-good, roller-coaster ride celebrating the “best bits of Bette”. Audiences will think it’s the ‘real’ Bette up on stage!

In The Divine Miss Bette, Alcorn takes audiences back to 1973 in the Palace Theatre New York. Accompanied by a live, four piece band and two back-up singers, Alcorn’s critically acclaimed production is a slice of Bette’s life communicated via Alcorn’s acerbic wit, scandalous one-liners and brilliant voice.  Bette classics such as “Stay With Me Baby”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “In The Mood", “You’re Moving Out Today” and “Am I Blue” feature in the show.

A polished and professional performer with over 10 years’ experience Alcorn has appeared and headlined at some of Australia’s leading festivals including Noosa Long Weekend Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Idolize Spiegeltent Perth Fringe Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival and New Zealand’s Right Royal Cabaret Festival. Catherine is also the Creative Director of Sydney music and event venue, Slide Lounge.

Bette Midler is one of my favourite characters to play and truth be told, she’s a bit of an alter-ego.

“To be trained by the man who discovered Bette and then pay tribute to her life on stage is absolutely fantastic fun and a real privilege.

“The show is always a sell-out because people just love Bette. The audience always ends up singing and laughing out loud. 

“I can’t wait to get to Brisbane again and be a part of the MELT Festival.  It’s a fantastic program.”

TO BUY TICKETS:

  • Date: Friday 13th February 2015

  • Time: 7.15pm (70 minute show)

  • Ticket prices: Tickets start from $34 each

  • Bookings: Box Office:  (07) 3358 8600 or boxoffice@brisbanepowerhouse.org

  • Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland, Australia 4005

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:

  • “See this diva before she’s on Broadway” – THEATRE ALIVE MELBOURNE

  • “This show is like a snort of something expensive and naughty– STAGE NOISE SYDNEY

  • “Between the tall tales, double entendre, and tongue-in-cheek vulgarity, the heartache behind the humour, most evident in Alcorn's rendition of Am I Blue, elevates her titillating tribute to a tender triumph.” – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

  • “A helluva lot of butt-wiggling, boob squeezing and classic Midler filth…you won’t be disappointed by Alcorn’s charisma, energy and sharp comedic timing on stage.” – OUT IN PERTH

  • Remarkable” – STAGE NOISE

  • Bloody talented” – CRIKEY

  • Quite the package” – DEBORAH JONES

  • “Magnificent. A young talent whose star is very much on the ascent.” – THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY

 

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-ENDS-

 

For interviews, high resolution images or more information about The Divine Miss Bette contact:

Catherine Alcorn on 0412 189 058 or happy_cath@hotmail.com

For more information about Catherine Alcorn visit:

http://www.catherinealcorn.com/


For a sneak peek of The Divine Miss Bette visit:

http://www.catherinealcorn.com/#!the-divine-miss-bette/c1grd

 

To learn more about the MELT Festival visit:

http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/melt-a-celebration-of-queer-arts-and-culture-brisbane-queer-film-festival/

The Divine Miss Bette is proudly presented by Neil Gooding Productions and Catherine Alcorn