Tag: Musical Improv

One woman, one audience member, no script. This is a crazy experimental and exciting idea I’ve had for a while but have only just gotten the guts to make happen! In developing the idea I’ve employed the help of the fantabulous TJ Mannix – Head of the New York Musical Improv Festival and an all round legend I was very excited to meet last year during my mad overseas jaunt. Anyway, the resulting show will be launching this Friday night at the amazing Queensland Cabaret Festival! It’s one night only and tickets are 20% off if you book online. Would…

So due to popular demand – i.e. one person on Facebook asking me, yes I really am that cheap – I am so stoked to be bringing my ridiculous spontaneous cabaret shenanigans to my soulmate city, Melbourne! Tix are onsale now, I’d love to see you there. Fully Made Up: An Improvised Cabaret at Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival When: Tuesday July 4 to Sunday July 9, 8.30pm Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St (between Swanston & Elizabeth) Tix: Available here.

So last year I had this mad idea to create a completely improvised cabaret. I wasn’t even sure if such a thing existed but through the magic of the internetty place, I was able to find some amazing mentors and teachers, in the form of Jason Kravits, Ashley England and the dudes at North Coast Improv Hip Hop to name a few, to help me take the first steps to actually making this happen! The resulting show is called “Fully Made Up!” and is an incredibly silly hour-long romp entirely created from audience suggestions. I’m working with two amazing musicians (my…

What a week. I don’t believe I’m out of line speaking on behalf of the entire clan when I say that we’re sore, tired, high, low, socialised up, gigged out, rocked in the spaces between and now facing a house that looks like a shaken snow-globe. Such is the roller coaster marathon of wonder that is a season spent at Woodford Folk Festival! My Top 5 Personal Highlights in No Particular Order: 1. Debuting WONDERLAND! With the first EVER performance of this new show (yep, the one that’s coming to Adelaide Fringe and Brisbane Comedy Festival shortly!) I was understandably…

Did you actually read that? WE HAVE A BAND FOR WONDERLAND AT WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL! Aaghghghghghghghghghgh! I cannot believe it is happening – especially in light of the fact that the show itself is indeed about wonderful things happening – but in the past week, I have somehow managed to join forces with a drummer/guitarist, bass guitarist, saxophonist and keyboardist to do some musical comedy numbers AND improvised songs as part of the Wonderland show! Excuse me while I geek out for a moment. SQUEEEEEEEE!!!! That these people are blisteringly talented individuals is a godsend. That they are all hilarious…