Aussie Stage Star Catherine Alcorn Makes US Debut
Award-winning Australian actor Catherine Alcorn will premiere her critically acclaimed cabaret The Divine Miss Bette across the USA in 2018. The show will tour to Arizona, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and New York City.
Alcorn's vocal coach is Steve Ostrow - the man who discovered Bette Midler and owned the Continental Baths where Midler first played. In a spasm of serendipity, it turns out he lived right around the corner from Catherine in Sydney's Elizabeth Bay.
Ostrow recalls; "I began working with Catherine in 2009 and instantly recognised the same fire, passion and star quality in her that I saw in a young Bette all those years ago. Vocally, Catherine is masterful. Her performances and approach to the material are a masterclass in song interpretation. Seeing her perform brings me great joy. Catherine's energy on stage and her authentic connection to her audiences can't be taught. She's the real deal. I can't wait for America to discover her. She's a star."
Alcorn said: "it's the stories he told me about the way she used to work that gave me incredible insight into her character."
Hailed by critics as "a hit!" (Time Out Sydney), "masterful" (The Courier Mail) and "quite the package" (The Australian), the Aussie artist has been thrilling audiences with her magnificent voice and razor sharp wit. Reminiscent of Bette's early concerts, The Divine Miss Bette is a full throttle fanfare that features numbers such as Friends, Delta Dawn, Am I Blue, Hello In There and Stay With Me Baby.
"Touring to America is a dream come true. I put this show together as a showcase to launch me back into the industry after time away. I invited agents who never came. But the general public did, and they kept on coming, so we kept on playing! That was in 2009 and we haven't looked back since. It's the role of my lifetime...so far!"
Catherine has been nominated for Best Cabaret Artist in the 2017 Sydney Theatre and Broadway World Awards and has headlined some of Australia's most iconic venues and festivals including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company and Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She has starred alongside the world's most celebrated artists including Kristen Chenoweth, Molly Ringwald, NYC Cabaret legends Joey Arias, Lady Rizo, and Murray Hill.
8 FEB 7pm Green Valley Recreation Tucson AZ
11 FEB 8pm Upstairs at Vitello's Los Angeles CA
14 FEB 8pm Martinis Above Fourth San Diego, CA
3 MAR 8pm Copa Nightclub Palm Springs CA
All tickets are on sale via catherinealcorn.com