A Quick Chat With Bianca Moon

Bitch fights and fisticuffs, love triangles, wedding crashing ex-fiancés, transient amnesiac husbands and wives who rise from the dead…

It’s the world’s most famous soap opera in Cabaret form, and it’s heading to Sydney tomorrow night, May 30. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Bianca Moon and Anne-Maree McDonald
Bianca Moon and Anne-Maree McDonald

Australian singer songwriter Bianca Moon and renowned musical director Anne-Maree McDonald are certainly familiar with the American series The Bold and The Beautiful. The pair actually write music for the day-time soap opera, and Bianca has earned herself an Emmy nomination for her work on the show. Teaming up with some of Australia’s favourite cabaret and music theatre performers including Deborah Krizak as Brooke Logan and Michael Cormick as Nick Marone, Moon and McDonald have married verbatim script from the TV series and their music from the show to create a cabaret-comedy The Bold and the Musicalto stage for one night only at Slide Lounge tomorrow night.

It’s going to be a hoot – (and so are Bianca’s answers to our 20 Questions).

20 Questions with Bianca Moon

1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I ALWAYS wanted to be an entertainer. .. I’d hide behind the curtains in the living room and get my grandmother to introduce me “and now… the headliner of Las Vegas… Bianca Moon” then I’d sing “the love boat”… definitely a gay boy disguised in a straight girl’s body

2.Who is the most important person in the world to you?

Wow… that’s a hard one!!! I couldn’t possibly choose between my mum and Grammy (grandma)

3. What animal best represents you and why?

A cockatoo… i never shut up… like ever

4. What is your go-to shower song?

Favourite waste of timetime. .. the better miller version.

5. What was the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how old were you?

A Don Spencer film clip… I was 6

6. Windows or MAC?

Mac, of course.

7. Favourite food?

Mexican, without doubt.

8. Who is the actor you would most like to work alongside?

Helen Mirren… shes my massive girl crush!!!

9. What would be the first five songs you put on a ‘mix-tape’ playlist?

King of Wishful thinking
Damn take your shirt off
Do the Duck (from sesame street… don’t knock it till you hear it… it’s epic)
Jennifer Murphys australian cast version of “buons Aries”
Wish You Were Here – by pink floyd

10. What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?

The actors… so many talented people with such a tremendous love for one another.

11. What’s the worst thing about theatre in Australia?

The lack of venues (goes double for live music)… for this reason, Nancye Hayes is my newest hero.

12. Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.

When I saw Dolly Parton on stage earlier this year, looked at her band and back up singers a realized that I’d just recorded my debut album with that entire group.

13. Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

15. Most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?

I about 14 and was doing my Dolly Parton impersonation on stage. .. my grandmother had made my outfit and my mum found me a set of blow up boobs .. and that’s not even the embarrassing part… I had my waist cinched in massively with a belt and no one told me it would be a great idea to down half a bottle of Mount Franklin before I went on stage. I only just got through the song, did a half almost bow and cleared the stage before chucking up all that water in the wings… biggest fail ever.

16. What’s your life motto?

“No” doesn’t mean ‘no’, it means ‘find another way’.

17. What’s your favourite post-show snack?

Anything… can’t eat before I sing so by the end of a performance I’m absolutely starvo.

18. What’s your biggest phobia?

Sunflowers… dead set total and utter irrational fear of sunflowers

19. What is the worst date you’ve ever had?

My first date… went to the movies, saw Star Wars (my choice, love Sci Fi) DIDN’T get the reach around!!!

20. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Right here in Sydney, still making crazy Cabarets and writing music for Bold and the Beautiful.


Booking options:

Dinner and Show $80.00 (+booking fee)

(Premium table seating, 3 course menu plus 90 minute show with interval,  full table service for drinks)
Please note that patrons wanting to be seated on the same table must book under one name, minimum of 5 tickets taken at a time for large groups.
Show Entry $40.00 (+booking fee)
(Admission to cocktail style standing room on Mezzanine, very limited seating available- seating not guaranteed)
Please note that due to the style of performance, full view of some acts may be slightly restricted. Seating not guaranteed for Show ticket, Dinner tickets are recommended for guests wishing to have a seat for the duration of the night.

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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