Back by popular demand for TWO NIGHTS ONLY after its sell-out 2014 season.
A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel.
Three-time Helpmann Award winner (and voice of the Playschool theme song to boot) Mitchell Butel returns to the Sydney cabaret stage after star turns in The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Mikado, Forum, Gettin’ Square, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl and Avenue Q in a hilarious and occasionally sentimental tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and of all our selves. Backed by a white-hot jazz trio, Butel weaves his way through a night of song including works by Ellington, Berlin, Jarreau, Bernstein, Mercer, Arlen, Elling, Sondheim and Parton…sorry, what, Dolly Parton? Really??
Reviews from the 2014 season:
Butel sprinkles the show with abundant charm as he spins a sunrise-to-sunrise cycle of songs. The other ace up his sleeve is even rarer among cabaret performers than charm: he takes risks. (Sydney Morning Herald)
A beautifully conceived vehicle to showcase Butel’s versatility and his trademark ebullience. (Australian Stage Online)
Butel’s voice is a full-bodied instrument that’s one moment gently soothing and sentimental and then full of idiosyncratic characteristics and sharp comedic timing. (Daily Review, Crikey)
A daring adventure and an experiment – a great actor and singer tweaking songs to really explore them, and spin them into something new. (Aussie Theatre)
TWO NIGHTS ONLY
Sunday June 14 at 8.30pm &
Tuesday June 16 at 6.30pm.
Book at http://www.hayestheatre.com.au