November Szalon 2021

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Dark Legend - Patrick Bath

Internationally acclaimed writer, director, actor, musician, teacher
and clown, Ballarat's dark treasure Patrick Bath has worked professionally world wide for over twenty years with acts including the Dead Salesmen and the Dirty Brothers Dark Party.

 

Patrick is a isa member of The League of Sideshow superstars and a regular performer with The Australian Shakespeare Company.

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Wholesomely terrifying - Clara Cupcakes

Burlesque dropout, vaudevillian vagabond, fanatic flailer, raconteur & cute-as-fuck clown, Clara Cupcakes is bringing vaudeville back and them other rubes don’t know how to act. 

 

This bearcat will have you in stitches with her insane antics before you can say horsefeathers. Dancer, madcap flapper, gin soaked floozy, complete and utter clown, you’ll go positively doolally for Clara Cupcakes. 

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Gothic Royalty - Immacualta

From seedy goth lounges to movie sets, since the 1990's Immaculata have brought their own flavour of the dark side of electronica to variously adorned creatures of the night.

 

Mixing in a touch of camp new-romantic sensibility they are a cocktail worthy of Halloween.⠀⠀

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Ballarat's Cabaret Queen - Nellie Minnelli

Ballarat born and bred with a theatrical career spanning 30 years, Nellie Minelli has worked in cabaret, classical dance, musical theatre, vaudeville, and comedy.

 

A trailblazer of variety performance, Nellie founded the first and only regional burlesque and vaudeville school here in Ballarat.

 

Nellie is a performer, choreographer, production manager, stage manager, director, producer and mentor. Nellie is incredibly passionate about cabaret and firmly believes that live entertainment is needed now more than ever.

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Operatic Cabaret Sweetheart - Issie Hart

Purveyor of Charm, Issie Hart  (They/Them) is an award winning soprano and creator of radical cabaret works that have toured extensively across Australia and internationally.

 

Hart’s work has been described as ‘The Rarest of things... Theatre that mattered’ Arts Hub Australia and ‘Radical, Transgressive Chic’ The Guardian, UK.

 

Hart was part of the creative development team of award winning circus cabaret show, Rouge and toured with the show for 3 years.

 

Hart has also received a number of awards in prestigious Australian classical singing competitions. Hart has worked in theatre, opera, independent film, community radio and television. ‘Gutsy and Likeable’ Cameron Woodhead – The Age.

 

“Hart is amazing, she projects a voice better than any I’ve heard this (Edinburgh) festival. I loved it." - ScotsGay

September Szalon 2021

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The Incredible Trevor Jones!

Trevor Jones is one of Australia's leading Piano Bar entertainers and cabaret performers. He has performed to great acclaim in cabaret venues around Australia and around the world.

 

Trevor has hosted the Piano Bar for Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival and the Parlour Piano Bar New Zealand. He has hosted regular  piano bar nights at Butterfly Club Melbourne, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane and  Austin Club, Christchurch.

 

Trevor regularly performs at Piano Bar Geelong and Ballarat.

Tash York is a multi-award-winning singer, improviser, cabaret performer, producer, podcaster and Emcee!

 

Known for her ballsy voice, dynamic energy and an uncanny ability to rap on command, Tash “is a phenomenal performer, charismatic and courageous” (Theatre People).

Tash has performed to sold-out audiences at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Wonderland Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and many more.

 

You’ll find her at almost every major festival performing her solo comedy cabaret shows or onstage as the resident host of The After Hours Cabaret Club. 

The Hilarious Tash York

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Ballarat's Own - Dandyman

Dandyman - Welcome to the wonderfully wacky and absurd world of Australia’s front man of Circus & Physical Comedy. 

Join Award winning, five star, International icon of idiocy, Daniel Oldaker aka “Dandyman” as he presents a not to be missed online Odyssey full of magical moments and preposterous possibilities. 

Whether on screen or stage Dandyman transforms the dull into the delectable and creates sensational visual symphonies engaging circus & physical comedy.

 

Come on the journey and discover another world waiting for you to be immersed and amazed.

Operatic Cabaret Sweetheart Issie Hart  (They/Them) is an award winning soprano and creator of radical cabaret works that have toured extensively across Australia and internationally.

 

Hart’s work has been described as ‘The Rarest of things... Theatre that mattered’ Arts Hub Australia and ‘Radical, Transgressive Chic’ The Guardian, UK.

 

Hart was part of the creative development team of award winning circus cabaret show, Rouge and toured with the show for 3 years.

 

Hart has also received a number of awards in prestigious Australian classical singing competitions. Hart has worked in theatre, opera, independent film, community radio and television. ‘Gutsy and Likeable’ Cameron Woodhead – The Age.

 

“Hart is amazing, she projects a voice better than any I’ve heard this (Edinburgh) festival. I loved it." - ScotsGay

Purveyor of Charm - Issie Hart

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Ballarat's Cabaret Queen - Nellie Minnelli

Ballarat born and bred with a theatrical career spanning 30 years, Nellie Minelli has worked in cabaret, classical dance, musical theatre, vaudeville, and comedy.

 

A trailblazer of variety performance, Nellie founded the first and only regional burlesque and vaudeville school here in Ballarat.

 

Nellie is a performer, choreographer, production manager, stage manager, director, producer and mentor. Nellie is incredibly passionate about cabaret and firmly believes that live entertainment is needed now more than ever.

The Incomparable Geraldine Quinn!

Rock comedy singer, actor, writer and sparkle warrior Geraldine Quinn has been performing her award-winning original pop/rock cabaret around the world for a decade.

 

Quinn has appeared on Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight, Upper Middle Bogan, Hamish & Andy's True Story, Rockwiz, Whovians, When TV Was Awesome and provided singing vocals for Get Krack!n. She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Green Room Awards Association's cabaret panel.

In 2013, Stranger debuted in Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and she took You’re the Voice to Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, regional Victoria, New Zealand and Adelaide Fringe.

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