Murderous fun with toe-tapping Motown and Australian 80s rock nostalgia hits!
Straight from seasons at the Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, this riotous cabaret is set to make its Melbourne debut. Don’t miss this hilarious musical comedy filled with your favourite Motown and 80s Australian Rock songs that will have you dancing the night away!
Backseat Diamond follows Mary, a long-time back up singer for a Motown girl group called “The Diamonds”, who has always harboured dreams of stardom. Unfortunately, her fellow band members have been struck with a sudden bout of food poisoning, and she heroically takes the stage to save the show (though one suspects not entirely by accident). Her worn out and fed up security guard Chris also gets swept up along the way, as they explore life from just out of the spotlight.
A night filled sequins, terrible musical puns and toe-tapping tunes, this cabaret is “fun, camp” and “loaded with talent” (Out in Perth). With a roster of classic songs (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Respect” and more), this is a hysterical and outrageous evening “anchored by a leading lady with talent to spare whose criminal intent is easy to cheer for” (The West Australian).
Backseat Diamond is the musically eclectic creation of recent WAAPA graduate Megan Kozak, who featured as Monica Lewinsky in the Black Swan State Theatre Company production of Clinton: The Musical. It also allows WAAPA grad Chris Wilcox to live out his dreams of being a rock star, after he toured Australia and New Zealand in The SoulMates, a Princess Cruises show about the life and career of Motown group Human Nature. The show is accompanied by Stephanie-Jane Lewendon-Lowe.
This production opens on October 12 and runs for 5 nights, so let your hair down and book now!
Show Details: Backseat Diamond
Dates: October 12-16
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne