Cabaret Soiree Presents KITCHMAS IN JULY, 7/18 - 7/21
Christmas is re-packaged with scandalous cabaret sparkle by internationally accomplished performers and vocalists Chloe King and Rhoda Lopez. Written with a soundtrack of much loved - and tongue-in-cheek Christmas classics (including Justin Bieber’s Christmas Love, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, Lonely This Christmas, All I Want For Christmas is You, Fairytale of New York (The Pogues), When a Child is Born, I’d Like You for Christmas, Surabaya Santa, Snow (from White Christmas), Let it Snow, Last Christmas (George Michael)) and not-so-Christmas but Kitchmas songs including Angels by Robbie Williams, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls the Musical, and Hard Candy Christmas from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Featuring a multitude of characters played by King and Lopez and narration and live cartooning by Nate(ivity) Doherty, and live accompaniment with Mia Brine on keys, expect plenty of audience fun in this live interactive musical.
Co-workers at Kitchmas & Co, pixie Maria and angel Angelica, are wrapping up the year in preparation for the annual Christmas Karaoke party. Sphinxish Shakira and Fairy Facebook Freddie have some history. Bailey the Leprechaun runs The Three Wise Men Bar next door. Sleazy CEO Elf Klaus Nicholson and his wood nymph wife Lucretia, are welcoming the shareholders (YOU!) to join them for this tongue-in-cheek toe-tapper, promising a stocking-full of surprises, real raffle prizes, and some warming Kitchmas spirit.
But will there be love under the mistletoe or business left unfinished?
Door prizes for the most festively dressed - be inventive! Angels, elves, reindeer, wise men... Bah humbug! Come. Let your inner Grinch loose.
NATE DOHERTY – Narrator, Cartoonist Nate graduated from Curtin University in 2007 with a double degree in Film & Television and Performance, splitting his attention between writing, directing and acting. While at Curtin, Nate wrote and directed his first script, Bread, which he went on to direct a second time as part of a one act play season at the Stirling Players. 2010 has been a productive year for Nate, with his new project House of Fun! debuting as part of The Blue Room Theatre’s 21st birthday season, Young enough to do it anyway. Nate also played the part of Evan in the world premiere production of Gasp earlier that same season. When he was younger, Nate won two cartooning competitions for West kids, and spent the vast majority of his youth honing the craft.
CHLOE KING – Actor, Singer, Writer, Director, Producer Chloe trained at the UK’s Bristol Academy of Performing Arts (now MTS). Winner of Best Actress for her role in Trust at the ITA DramaFest 2008 in Perth, Chloe’s performance credits include: Threepenny Opera (Young Vic Theatre, London); Side by Side by Sondheim (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); and festival tours including Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury and Womad with the award winning UK a cappella group Naked Voices. Screen credits include the roles of Antonella in We Stick Together (Restare Uniti), Minx in Rabbit Fingers, Margo Cummings in Blue Tide, Gloria in Hushed, Geneva Fitzwilliam in Waiting for Nothing, Mary in The Silent Farm and Teacher inThe Road not Taken as well as the recently filmed Yagan documentary for ABC. As a member of Perth Playback Theatre Chloe loves to improvise and play with physicality, musicality, soundscapes and emotional textures and stories. Recording credits include Clive James’ poetic album of songs Winter Spring, character songs for the Noddy TV series (Chorion), various dance music projects and the Naked Voices CDs Uncovered and Chambers St (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’. Chloe also teaches singing to adults and teenagers and is Director of MajKidz at His Majesty’s Theatre.
RHODA LOPEZ – Actor, Singer, Writer, Director Rhoda’s love of the Arts stems from her Filipino background and upbringing in Zambia. She trained at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA): Certificate II and BA in Music Theatre. Performing credits include: Checkout! The Musical (Fringe World & Adelaide Fringe); Lorelei (Deckchair Theatre), Hakuna Matata - No Worries! (DownStairs at the Maj); Scent Tales (Little y Theatre Co), The African Magician (Barking Gecko Theatre Co); Theatre Sports (Just Improvise!); Hamlet and The Importance of Being Earnest (Class Act Theatre Co); Miss Saigon Australia Tour; Tough Girls - a new Australian Musical (Adelaide & Deckchair Theatre Perth) – nominated Best Supporting Actor Female for the WA Equity Guild Awards; Soul Sisters (co- written, DownStairs at The Maj); and other various cabaret shows and corporate work. Screen credits include the roles of Alison Fan in The Great Mint Swindle (Ch 9), Venus in Marx & Venus (SBS), StreetSmartz (Ch 9) and Voice Over (Narration, ABC). Musical Director/Choreographer credits include Mummy Loves You Betty Ann Jewel (Blue Room Theatre) and The Taming of The Shrew (Shakespeare WA).
Craig Williams – Technical/Stage Manager Craig has been working constantly since 1988 as a professional actor, musician, composer/lyricist, voiceover artist, director, and stage/production manager. He has been nominated several times for Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor at the WA Equity Guild Awards, and in 1995 was awarded WA Citizen of the Year (Youth Arts Category). For over 20 years he has been closely associated with Barking Gecko Theatre Company, touring extensively throughout Australia as well as to festivals in the USA, Canada, Japan and South-East Asia. Coming up he will be stage managing The Fremantle Candidate (Deckchair Theatre), and recently he stage managed Krakouer! National Tour (Deckchair Theatre), The Taming of The Shrew (Shakespeare WA), Aesop & His Fables (Barking Gecko), directed and stage managed Romeo & Juliet (Class Act Theatre Co).
Cabaret Soirée 2012 is proud to be a partner of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season.