And now, ladies and gentlemen, for your entertainment and edification, presenting tonight's FEATURE ACT, handpicked from Allegro's extensive selection... Prepare to be amazed by what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your next event!
A tribute to the legendary Bette Midler, Outrageously Divine captures the humour, the emotion and the talent of the Divine Miss M. The show contains many of the best-loved songs from every phase of Bette Midler's award-winning career. Spanning more than thirty years of music, the show rolls from tear-jerking ballads like 'The wind beneath my wings' to the up-tempo beat of 'Boogie woogie bugle boy'.
New South Wales
Discover all the shades of Pastel Vespa. Imagine a Latin blonde with the charm of Judith Durham and the silky voice of Claudine Longet surrounded by musical maestros that could be re-incarnations of Bacharach, Jobim or Tony Hatch. Think of a cabaret star from Australia, a real Queen of Easy Listening, a groovy and cheesy Shirley Bassey.
Paul Capsis is one of Australia's most versatile performers. His extensive career has included theatre, film, live concerts and cabaret. Paul has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies (STC, MTC, Malthouse Theatre and Company B Belvoir) as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong and London. Paul's theatre credits include Barrie Kosky's The Lost Echo (2006, STC) which earned him the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. Boulevard Delirium in Vienna and Australia (2001, 2002 and 2005 Schauspielhaus, Vienna and 2005 Australia) with his Australian performance earning him the 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Concert Performer and the 2006 Green Room award for Best Cabaret Artiste.
New South Wales
The luscious velvety tones and charismatic stage presence of baritone Paul Hughes woo audiences wherever he performs. A graduate of A.C.U. and the Victorian College of the Arts, Paul has performed as a soloist for Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, ABC FM and many more. Although a first-rate operatic baritone, Paul's vocal talents easily encompass an enormous range of musical styles. As a singer of musical theatre he is unparalleled, and his renditions of smooth jazz standards and the classic songs of composers such as Gershwin and Porter leave audiences lost for words.
From very early on in his career, Paul Kelly has been recognised as one of the most significant singer/songwriters in the country. Hopeful songs. Angry songs. Songs of love: lost, found, lusted after, hoped for. Songs of regret. Bluegrass songs. A song based on lines from the Old Testament. Howling rock songs. One about Ned Kelly that could have been written 100 years ago. An instrumental surf song. One about the greatest Australian bowler of them all, to go with the one about the greatest cricketer of them all. Songs to play by the campfire, to dance to at parties. Songs to play at births, weddings, funerals, and all the times between. It's all there in the songs of Paul Kelly.
Paul Zaidman began his love affair with dancing when he was only five. He started out in ballet, and as he grew older, his love of dance extended to funk, hip hop, jazz and ballroom. At the age of 17, he started dancing professionally. Paul appeared on the ABC TV show Strictly Dancing. His range of dance skills and energetic performances were a big hit with audiences and he ended up finishing in third place with partner Rachel Anderson. His other achievements include runner up in the 1999 Singapore International Professional Latin, runner up in the 2005 Crown Casino Professional Latin and winner of the 2003 Southern Cross Professional Latin. In 2007, Paul appeared on Dancing with the Stars with Kimberley Davies.