April at The Butterfly Club Our congratulations to Tom Dickins and Jennifer Kingwell for winning the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Cabaret last night (Sunday). Their show „Where Was I‟ premiered at The Butterfly Club for the full three weeks of the Melbourne Fringe Festival last year. Last year Tom also won The Butterfly Club‟s annual „Under Our Wing Award‟, which is given to outstanding emerging cabaret performers who in our opinion deserve much more recognition than they are currently receiving. Previous winners include Tim Minchin (2003) and Sammy J (2006). Out of the six shows shortlisted for the Adelaide Fringe Festival cabaret award (from a total of 59 eligible shows), another two are part of our line-up for the upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival („In Search of Atlantis‟ and „When The Sex Is Gone‟). Our Melbourne International Comedy Festival season features Australia‟s hottest, hand-picked award-winning acts: winner of the 2010 Raw Comedy Competition – Victoria (SING US A SONG YOU’RE THE PIANO, ANNE) winner of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe „Best Newcomer‟ and „Best Cabaret‟ awards (WHEN THE SEX IS GONE) winner of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe / Melbourne Cabaret Festival Professional Development Award (IN SEARCH OF ATLANTIS) winner of the 2009 Popular Choice Award at Short+Sweet Cabaret (I HEART FRANKSTON THE MUSICAL) winner of the 2009 Groggy Squirrel Readers Choice Award for Most Popular Show (FIRST AGAINST THE WALL) Looking ahead: Inspiring Brisbane singer / songwriter Emma Dean returns to Melbourne Thurs 6 to Sat 8 May. For interviews with any of the following performers, or for high resolution images, please reply by return email or call David Read on 0402 099 222. The Butterfly Club 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne Tel 9690 2000 Tuesday through Sunday from 5.00 pm til late Celebrating more than ten years as Melbourne’s best alternative night out >> make a secure booking: www.thebutterflyclub.com >> follow us: www.twitter.com/butterflyclub >> become a facebook fan: http://tinyurl.com/thebutterflyclub ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Cabaret’ winner of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival WHEN THE SEX IS GONE A hilarious portrait of eroticism as told by a broken-hearted hermaphrodite. Charlie Martini & Alastair Estaire, a stripper and a boxer, inhabiting the one body, muse over a life lived in the dark Dates / time: 10.30 pm every belly of desire. A unique story with Thursday, Friday and Saturday of original songs, this comic cabaret show the festival (25-27 March; 1-3, 8-10, is ‘guaranteed to SHOCK and AMAZE.’ 15-17 April) Ticket price: $22 full / $18 concession WINNER 2009 MELBOURNE AIRPORT and for groups of 8 or more AWARD Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ Duration: 75 minutes approx WINNER 2009 MELBOURNE FRINGE Written and performed by Tommy ‘BEST CABARET’ Bradson, with the assistance of Jacqueline Morton (aka „Boris‟). IN SEARCH OF ATLANTIS Winner: 2009 Melbourne Fringe ‘Melbourne Cabaret Festival Professional Development Award’ In a time since past, two courageous explorers begin a dangerous journey to discover the lost city of Atlantis. Armed with nothing but a guitar and Dates: 18 March – 4 April (shows mandolin, these brave young men Thursdays to Sundays) Previews traverse into the unknown to find the 18– 21 March sunken city. A musical comedy of epic Times: 7.00 pm (Sundays 6.00 pm) proportions, these men will take you Tickets: $22 full / $17 concession on a journey the likes of which have and for groups of 8 or more / $15 never been seen. Previews Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com Created and performed by Tim Mager Duration: 50 minutes approx and Kai Smythe. Produced by Tessa Waters. Become a Facebook fan: http://tinyurl.com/yajppq8 Listen to them on Myspace: http://tinyurl.com/y8wtbyx Fairdog presents Anne Edmonds in SING US A SONG YOU’RE THE PIANO, ANNE Anne Edmonds (Tough at the Top, ABC online) has been watching you ... out the front of your house ... at night ... with binoculars. If you‟re lucky you‟ll end up as one of her characters. If not, you‟ll end up in a skin suit under her house. Dates: Tuesday 23 March to Sunday 4 April (no shows Mon 29 March) A night of stories, songs and „special‟ Times: Tue / Wed / Sun at 8.00 pm guests. Thu / Fri / Sat at 9.00 pm Ticket price: $15 on Tuesdays; other ‘Anne Edmonds. One to watch. And not nights $22 full / $17 concession and just because she's talented but because for groups of 8 or more she'll nick your wallet’ – Catherine Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com Deveny Duration: 50 minutes approx More info: www.anneedmonds.com Strange Bedfellow Productions presents I HEART FRANKSTON THE MUSICAL Frankston is dead. An extremist local Mayor has been voted in, banning musical theatre. What was once a happy-go-lucky outer-suburban ghetto by the sea, where musical-theatre Dates: Thu 8 to Sun 11 April; then gangs serenaded teenage mums in the Thu 15 to Sun 18 April mall, has been transformed into a world Times: All Thurs to Sat at 7.00pm; all where the sun doesn‟t shine and it‟s no Sunday shows at 6.00pm longer legal for straight men to act gay. Ticket price: $25 full / $20 concession But when two young musical men with and for groups of 8 or more a passion for football and jazz ballet Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com stage a protest show, there are Duration: 60 minutes approx fireworks in the Centre link queue. Can Become a Facebook fan: these musical rebels convince the http://tinyurl.com/frankston townsfolk to reconsider? ‘I Heart Frankston is a great Featuring: Gerard Lane, Adrian Portell piece...adored by those who will never & Laura Burzacott. tire of jokes about Frankston’ – ArtsHub Directed by Bryce Ives Winner Most Popular Award 2009 Short+Sweet Cabaret Karin Muiznieks in FIRST AGAINST THE WALL What‟s wrong with society? Everything! It‟s time we started a brand spankin‟ new one. We've just gotta overthrow a couple of governments, liberate some people and solve a few pressing global concerns like war, famine, greed and Charlie Sheen. From the creator of World War Wonderful, winner of the Groggy Dates: Tuesday 6 to Sunday 18 Squirrel 'Readers Choice Award' for April (no shows Mon 12) Most Popular Show in the 2009 Times: Tue / Wed / Sun at 8.00 pm Melbourne Comedy Festival. Thu / Fri / Sat at 9.00 pm Ticket price: $27 full / $22 concession ‘The next woman to take over the and for groups of 8 or more cabaret comedy scene – and quickly’ Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com – ArtsHub Duration: 60 minutes approx ‘Fiercely intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny’ – The Groggy Squirrel ‘Karin Muiznieks is a talented, witty, intelligent and clever woman, but a twisted one just the same’ – Theatrepeople.com THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Made up of a series of hilarious and heart-wrenching monologues, The Vagina Monologues relates to the vagina through rape, orgasm, love, sex, menstruation, mutilation, birth and masturbation. Through this, it shows how the vagina is a tool for female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. Dates: Thurs 22 to Sun 25 April Times: Thurs to Sat at 7.00pm; Sunday at 6.00pm Ticket price: $22 full / $17 concession and for groups of 8 or more Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com Duration: 90 minutes approx Jacob Diefenbach in LOSER Contemplating botox? Does the prospect of your impending high school reunion induce vomiting? Is Cash Converters the only „viable‟ solution to your financial woes? Dates / time: Thurs 22 to Sat 24 April, Embrace your inner Loser. He‟s all shows at 9.00 pm more common than you know. And Ticket price: $22 full / $17 concession who knows … maybe we can be and for groups of 8 or more losers together, and it‟s okay? Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com Duration: 60 minutes approx DEBUT Dates: Tues 27 April to Sun 2 May Six nights. 15 fabulous up and Times: Tue / Wed at 8pm; Thurs / coming singers. Fri / Sat at 7pm; Sun at 6pm Ticket price: $22 full / $17 concession The singing students of Sally Bourne and for groups of 8 or more (Shane Warne the Musical) and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com Melissa Langton (We Will Rock You) Duration: 60 minutes approx present Debut. An evening of song and comedy featuring the talents of Brittni Giles, Simon Abrahams, Keyane Dalton, Alana Tranter, Zulieka Kahn, Michelle Brasier, Rebekah Davis, Stephanie Evison-Willlimas, Ellen Sutton, Phoebe Coupe & Zoe McDonald. These students have been training in voice for over three years and it‟s time for them to come out and show you what they‟ve got. With music ranging from Broadway to folk to rock to soul and some original songs too, Debut promises to be a night of exciting new talent and great songs. Come along and see the next big things! REGULAR NIGHTS THE BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB Dates / times: TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 6.15 pm Forget yoga. Forget All-Bran. Forget Tickets: $10 colonic irrigation. If you really want to Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com or just do something that makes you feel good turn up inside – just SING. And what better More info: www.gleeclubsinging.com place to sing out than at THE Duration: one hour approx BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB, the hippest sing-along choir in town. Come along “An inspired group sing-a-long” – Beat and sing as loudly or softly as you like Magazine – there are no solos, no microphones “A rad singalong choir” – The Pun and no commitment to come every week. THE BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB is conducted by the gorgeous and talented Vicky Jacobs (Multi Green Room Award Nominee for Musical Direction). Tuesday nights is hosted by international cabaret and music theatre star Chelsea Plumley. Our approaching to programming shows In a typical week, our performance programming runs like this: Tuesday 6.15pm Glee Club 8.00pm Monthly Show Wednesday 6.15pm Glee Club 8.00pm Monthly Show 9.00pm Thursday 7.00pm Preview Show Headline Show 9.00pm 10.30pm Friday 7.00pm Preview Show Headline Show House Show 9.00pm 10.30pm Saturday 7.00pm Preview Show Headline Show House Show 8.00pm Sunday 6.00pm Preview Show Headline Show Headline Shows: Seasoned performers; proven high quality shows Preview Shows: New shows by seasoned performers or newcomers House Shows: Popular shows tailored for a late night audience Normally, Preview and Headline Shows each run for four nights (Thurs to Sun), then change weekly. The late night House Shows and Tuesday or Wednesday shows may run for weeks or months. This approach means we host well over 100 different shows each year, most of them new works, making us one of Australia‟s leading showcase venues. While we welcome all forms of cabaret, we favour those that reflect the style of performance for which cabaret was originally created – shows that satirise or reflect contemporary life and enlighten audiences, presented in an intimate environment.
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