Cabaret Soiree 2012 Presents Nick Christo's WELL SWUNG, July 4-7
Fresh from the sell out success of his last, critically acclaimed, smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new MOTHER-OF-A-SHOW kicking and screaming into town this season with rare cuts of juicy jazz standards, stuffed fat with sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced to perfection with outrageous, razor sharp, quippery.
A big band bawdy night of swinging, toe tapping, mash ups and dirty, little, musical morsels including That’s Life, Americano, Being Green, Back In Business, Artificial Flowers, Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart, It Had Better Be Tonight, Cry Me A River and I Wanna Be Around at Cabaret Soiree 2012: WELL SWUNG is set for July 4 through the 7th.
To book, call (08) 9484 1133 or visit www.bocsticketing.com.au or in person at any BOCS outlet. Standard ticket price is $45. Concession $40. Brainbox Addict $35. (*Prices include booking fees. Transaction fees may apply).
Cabaret Soiree 2012 is proud to be a partner of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season.
Doors & Bar open one hour prior to show time. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to the show to enjoy time to relax with a drink and snack from the bar. Seating is cabaret-style, mostly at tables of four. Bring a friend or we’ll tee you up with some friendly folk.
Nick Christo has been the recipient of a Western Australian Equity Award (A Swell Party), was the winner of the Sydney Cabaret Showcase Competition for 2005 and won the inaugural Short, Sweet and Song Competition for 2007 (Building a Wing). He was nominated for the 2008 Sydney Theatre Critics Award for Best Cabaret for The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia. Nick has subsequently toured this show to New York, The Adelaide Cabaret and FEAST Festivals, Mardi Gras Festival, His Majesty’s Theatre (WA), Belvoir St for B Sharp, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Parramatta Riverside and QPAC for their 12 Acts of Cabaret Festival. His recent performance credits include: Jesus in Dreamsong (Melbourne Arts Centre), Kromov in The Merry Widow (Opera Australia), KoKo alternate in The Mikado (Opera Australia), Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show (International Tour), Zoltan Kaparthy in My Fair Lady (Opera Australia); Thomas Williamson in The Hatpin (Whitebox/Neil Gooding Productions); Troubadour in Crusade (Kookaburra Workshop Production); Motel/Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof (TML); Salvador Dali in Barber of Seville (Opera Australia); Louis in Sunday in the Park with George (Q Theatre); Jay Yates in Titanic (Seabiscuit Productions); Mordred in Camelot (The Production Company) and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl for His Majesty’s Theatre (WA). Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from WAAPA and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Curtin University.
Chrystal de Grussa is a Music Theatre Graduate from The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Whilst at WAAPA her highlights included the title role in the Australian Premiere of Jane Eyre: The Musical, Consuela in West Side Story, The Proprietor in Assassins and Margaret Darcy in the New York Premiere of The Good Fight, performed at The New York Music Theatre Festival. In 2006 she received the Bill Warnock Award for the most promising second year student. Since graduating she has played the title role in the musical Irene, sharing the stage with Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds. Chrystal spent six months in Macau, China as a featured singer at the World’s largest Casino; The Venetian and returned to play the role of Cynthia in the Australian black comedy musical In a Pink Tutu performed at The Seymour Centre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Her other theatre credits include Sally Smith in Me and My Girl, and Nellie in Annie Get Your Gun; both of which were performed at His Majesty’s Theatre for Peach Productions. She has also worked for Melbourne’s The Production Company in The Boyfriend, GFO & SEL in the Perth season of The Sound of Music and several charity events including The Memory Lane Concert for Alzheimer’s Australia. For the past two years Chrystal has kept busy working with the corporate comedy team “Leave it to Diva” performing regularly in Australia and Internationally.