A beautifully rendered biography through song, dance and music of legendary Marlene Dietrich.
Reimagine a 1930s Speakeasy cabaret club in the Weimer Republic of Berlin. Nikki Nouveau embodies the immortal memory of Marlene Dietrich in her timeless Kabaret Dietrich. A beautifully rendered musical biography and uniquely inspiring interpretation of one of the greatest style icons of our time.
At one time Hollywood’s highest paid actress, Marlene Dietrich died penniless. Her fascinating story is reimagined through her famous character Lola Lola in the classic film 'The Blue Angel'.
Kabaret Dietrich is rich in satire and sophisticated sexuality, unmasking the trials of an ageing film star, from her early beginnings as a musician, an under-recognised performance career in cabaret and theatre, through to her emergence as a shining legend of the silver screen. Dietrich was at heart a gentleman, prepared to take on a man’s world in a man’s uniform with a man’s daring.
Featuring a repertoire of classic songs - Boys In The Back Room, Lili Marlene, La Vie En Rose and a stunning rendition of Falling In Love Again played on the musical saw by Nikki Nouveau. The show is delivered in German, French and English with accompaniment by Andrew Scott on piano and accordion.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Simple set up production. Technical requirements include use of video projector however show is able to be staged without this visual element. Other requirements - headset microphone with transmitter/receiver; on site piano or keyboard; accordion; musical saw. Basic lighting rig - colour washes, specials, spotlight (if available)
Nikki Nouveau is a classically-trained vocalist, writer, producer and passionate entertainer. Her glamorous shows have toured internationally with sell-out seasons performing to rave reviews in New York City, Paris, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.
Nikki made her debut at the 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her one woman production – Kabaret Dietrich, an embodiment of the immortal memory of Marlene Dietrich. The timeless cabaret features Dietrich classics with accompaniment by piano, accordion and Nouveau playing the musical saw.
2018 also saw Nikki tour with renowned magicians Madotti & Vegas in a new theatrical cabaret production Lost In Venice and popular long running production Paris Underground Cabaret.
Nouveau’s hit show No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story continues to draw great acclaim performing to captivated audiences around Australia. Accompanied by accordion and piano, Nikki weaves French and English narration in between the timeless beauty and emotion of Piaf’s songs.
Bordello Blues created by Nouveau enjoyed a sold-out season at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with her debut cabaret Burlesque Assassin which enthralled audiences at Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals and was nominated by The Sydney Morning Herald for ‘Most Thrilling Theatrical Event’.
“Nikki Nouveau is the epitome of class and reinvention” -Theatre People
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Unique Selling Point
Kabaret Dietrich is narrated through Marlene Dietrich's most famous character "Lola Lola" from the film "The Blue Angel" (Der Blaue Engel). The Blue Angel will always have a place in film history as the movie that brought Marlene Dietrich to international stardom. Nikki Nouveau channels Dietrich through Lola Lola. In essence, Nikki does Lola does Dietrich. The storytelling aspect of the performance evokes emotions of joy, surprise, love and sadness. Nouveau uses elements of music, theatre and dance to narrate the intriguing story of Marlene performing a stunning rendition of "Falling In Love Again" on the musical saw.
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Other resources available or able to be created include: Poster and flyer distribution; Editorial in local street press; Direct mail out to e-Newsletter subscribers; Free event listings - Eventfinda, Timeout, ATDW; Blog interviews and other media interview opportunities; Creation of short videos featuring show snippets to be used for online promotion; Contact media list to explore other possibilities for show exposure to boost ticket sales.
Kabaret Dietrich offers cultural and linguistic engagement to remote and central communities of Queensland through musical theatre's unique ability to connect and transcend beyond words and spoken language.
Members of the community will have the opportunity to take part in short discussions on the life and times of Marlene Dietrich after the performance as well as sing alongs hosted by Nikki Nouveau. Also offered to Senior Citizen Groups, Clubs, and Organizations.