CATHERINE ALCORN in “THE DIVINE MISS BETTE”
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8pm
Bawdy, brash and just as fabulous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette is your chance to become intimately acquainted with one of the greatest cabaret artists of our time. Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Bette Midler, Alcorn will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973.
She’ll belt 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.
“She’s bloody talented. She can sing. She can act. She has comic timing…the confidence, the unmitigated chutzpah…” – Crikey Sydney
“Between the tall tales, double entendre, and tongue-in-cheek vulgarity, the heartache behind the humour, most evident in Alcorn’s rendition of Am I Blue, elevates her titillating tribute to a tender triumph.” – The West Australian
Expect: A rollicking ride: a huge voice, with sass and heart to boot.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Award-winning artist and producer Catherine Alcorn is “a jewel in the crown of Australian cabaret” (ADELAIDE NOW), renowned for her powerhouse vocals, unmistakeable sassiness and razor sharp wit.
Most recently, Catherine was nominated for a Sydney Theatre 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.
Best known for her side splitting portrayal as Bette Midler, Catherine has entertained thousands across the country in her smash hit stage show The Divine Miss Bette, 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.
Catherine is currently starring in a national tour of her critically acclaimed stage show Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie and looks forward to launching the inaugural Cabaret In The Glen Festival at Sydney’s Glen Street Theatre in the role as Artistic Director this October.
“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