For one night only, Catherine Alcorn presents her show The Divine Miss Bette at the place where it really took off: the Slide Lounge in Sydney’s Oxford Street. Alcorn has been successfully playing Bette Midler, on and off, since 2009. But this loud, bawdy and larger-than-life role arose from a low period in her professional… Read more.
Award-winning off-Broadway comedy hit Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche has titillated audiences this week in its Australian debut at the Brisbane Powerhouse for Melt: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture. The gorgeous cast of talented Australians – Lauren Jackson, Samantha Turk, Ellen Bailey, Sophie Rose & Catherine Alcorn were hand-picked by director Nathaniel Cooper… Read more.
Spanning a career of four decades, the tumultuous life of the enigmatic Christine McVie is coming to Glen Street Theatre told in 80 music-packed minutes. Go Your Own Way, the acclaimed cabaret by Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette), brings to life the most memorable songs from Christine McVie’s songbook, including Little Lies, Everywhere, Don’t Stop and Songbird…. Read more.
Bette Midler was discovered by Steve Ostrow, and now he’s discovered another gem: Sydney’s Catherine Alcorn. Her cabaret tribute to Midler, The Divine Miss Bette, is a hilarious and tart delight that will find its way to Glen Street in July. Alcorn laughs, jokes, mingles with the audience, and delivers that essential down-and-dirty earthiness that… Read more.
At present the nation is glued to The Voice in a style of televised addiction that makes teenagers dizzy and musicians bitter. But while those young musicians go on the tube to make their way in the business of show, on the outside of the box, there are plenty of performers who are just getting… Read more.
From the moment the be-sequined Catherine Alcorn shimmied onto the stage she held the audience in the palm of her hand. The Idolize Speigeltent was packed with an adoring audience who rose to her every command. With gusto we sang along and cheered on her brilliant Musical Director on keyboards Isaac Hayward and the fabulous… Read more.
Sydney’s Slide on Oxford Street is one heck of a venue, not least because they can boast ownership of a famous circus cabaret extravaganza – the wonderful El’Circo. For over four years El’Circo has taken Australia by storm, presenting an incomparable theatrical experience every week with a blend of cabaret, burlesque, magic and acrobatics –… Read more.
When I first moved to Sydney the cabaret scene was very busy dying. Coming from a satellite suburb in tourist town hell Qld, I expected my arrival to be into a bushel of cabaret lounges, jazz bars and burly-q’s. Think what Cher had going on with her club in the movie Burlesque and you get… Read more.