Festooned in a flotilla of feathers, sequins, tulle and dripping with jewels, ever popular Melbourne Chanteuse Martine Pavey takes us on an unforgettable musical journey relating the lives, the loves, the glitz, the tears and the tantrums in the life of a Diva. Featuring the songs of world renowned Divas Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Bette, Babs and Bassey is guaranteed to pack a powerful musical punch with a lot of laughs along the way!
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This Show was original called DIVAS, however I had the artwork re-done and named it BETTE, BABS & BASSEY. The reason for this is the prevalence of shows that contain the word "Divas" in the title (including the drag queen variety!) I want to eliminate confusion. The Shows are very simple to stage and bump in and out super quickly. They appeal to a wide demographic and contain no swearing. The show requires the use of a tuned Piano (a grand is always a bonus!) or a quality electronic keyboard. Access to the audience from the stage is terrific where possible. The BONUS is that I am happy to work closely with manager-programmers (big and small centres alike) to get a "run" of shows, doing my very best to work within your budgets.
I have been writing, producing and performing shows specifically tailored to the Morning Music series for over eight years with four “one-woman” shows produced to date including: JUDY & LIZA (Garland & Minnelli), STARDUST (Natalie & Nat King Cole), and BETTE, BABS & BASSEY, and more recently BIG, BLONDE & BEAUTIFUL (all things musically "Blonde" from Doris to Dolly). My shows are inherently "musical" and they have been written with the concept of “entertainment” firmly in mind.
Production quality is of paramount importance and these shows are beautifully costumed, come with quality marketing materials (poster and flyer artwork as well as quality publicity images) and make use of AV Powerpoint projections. The shows bump in and out very quickly and my musicians are second to none!
The Shows can be performed with Piano-Performer, or with the inclusion of a 3-piece ensemble including double bass/ electric bass and Drums. Due to the much larger cost of touring with these instruments I have based my budget of the Piano-Performer model.
We have wonderful feedback from the Australian Presenter Network but are relatively new to Queensland. Happily, Mark Fawcett is happy to be a "voice" for my shows.
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I am a very versatile performer with an existing tour ready repertoire which is ideally suited for Theatres looking for quality Morning Melodies product, or smaller venues looking for an evening concert or cabaret. Bette, Babs & Bassey is beautifully written and costumed and incorporates songs which are instantly recognisable and loved as well as having a great inter-linking narrative. The show can be defined quite simply as "pure entertainment" and establishes a warm and intimate connection with the audience who are guaranteed to have a good laugh as well as shed a tear or two along the way.
Quality Marketing Materials (Artwork for Posters, Flyers, photographic images and Showreel footage (the links are via Youtube). Great testimonials from the Australian Theatre Presenter Network, including Mark Fawcett who continues to offer to provide me with an "industry voice" to assist venue managers to have the confidence to self entrepreneur - something which I am very grateful for!
The Shows I write are designed primarily to "entertain". It is always my goal to transport the audience to another place for 80 minutes or so and make them feel better than they did at the start by the time it is all over. For many regional audiences, this is a great thing! The songs I sing, as well as the stories I tell on stage make a strong connection with audiences and I always make a point of coming out to say "hello" afterwards to help make it a "whole" experience.