CATHERINE ALCORN in “THE DIVINE MISS BETTE”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8pm
Aussie stage sensation, Catherine Alcorn stars in her hysterical cabaret, The Divine Miss Bette! The show successfully made its debut US tour in 2018 to SOLD OUT audiences including Los Angeles, Tucson, San Diego, New York and Palm Springs.
Hailed by critics as “a hit!” (Time Out Sydney) and “masterful” (The Courier Mail) with “a voice to die for” (The Australian), the Aussie artist has been thrilling audiences with her magnificent voice and razor sharp wit and is renowned as “a jewel in the crown of Australian cabaret” – Adelaide Now
This your chance to become intimately acquainted with one of the greatest cabaret artists of our time in Catherine’s critically acclaimed role channelling The People’s Diva, Bette Midler.
Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Midler, Alcorn will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973 as she belts out the divas early classics including Stay With Me Baby, You’re Moving Out Today, The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and In The Mood.
Expect: A rollicking ride: a huge voice, with sass and heart to boot.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
“She has a rich, powerful voice, which she uses with sensitivity and skill, and a big, warm stage presence.”
– THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“One of Australia’s most powerful voices”
– GLAM ADELAIDE
Award-winning artist and producer Catherine Alcorn is “a jewel in the crown of Australian cabaret” (ADELAIDE NOW), renowned for her powerhouse vocals and razor sharp wit.
Most recently, Catherine was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award and Broadway World Award in the Best Cabaret Production category for her new show CATHARTIC and starred in the Australian premiere of the off-broadway cult hit 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.
Earlier this year, Catherine made her triumphant US debut, selling out five cities across the States in her most famous role as The Divine Miss Bette. The show will debut at the Sydney Opera House this August.
Best known for her side splitting portrayal as Bette Midler, Catherine has entertained thousands across the country in her smash hit show which has continued to break box office records all over Australia.
Catherine has headlined and appeared in the world’s most celebrated festivals including Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Festival, Tasmania’s Festival of Voices and Perth Fringe Festival. Internationally, Catherine has performed in New York, LA and Hong Kong.
Catherine’s vivacious personality led to her appointment as the inaugural Noosa Long Weekend Festival Ambassador for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015.
As a songwriter, Catherine topped the Triple J Unearthed Dance Charts with her former band The Gauge Breakers at position #1 (“Electric Funk”) and #3 (“Next Town Sentrino”).
An experienced presenter and model, Catherine has appeared on and hosted a variety of high profile events including Foxtel’s TVSN and Seven’s The Morning Show.
A passionate fundraiser, Catherine has led and been involved in multiple campaigns, most notably in 2012 when she produced FLOODLIGHT raising over $20,000 for the victims of the devastating QLD floods, and in 2016 with FROM SYDNEY WITH LOVE at Sydney Town Hall raising over $70,000 for the victims and families of the heartbreaking Orlando shootings.
In 2017, Catherine toured her critically acclaimed stage show Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie and launched the inaugural Cabaret In The Glen Festival at Sydney’s Glen Street Theatre in the role as Artistic Director.
“While she oozes sex appeal and a wickedly inviting sense of humour, Alcorn has, above all, a bloody amazing voice.”
– ADELAIDE NOW
“Alcorn is masterful”
– THE COURIER MAIL
“A commanding voice”
– TIME OUT SYDNEY
“She personalises songs with surges of voluptuous power and ethereal floated notes and has impeccable intonation too – quite the package really.”
– DEBORAH JONES, THE AUSTRALIAN
“See this diva before she’s on Broadway!”
– THEATRE ALIVE MELBOURNE
“Alcorn had the audience engaged and in the palm of her hands from the beginning, a rare gift which she has more than mastered”
– THEATRE PEOPLE
“…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.”
– AUSSIE THEATRE PERTH