Imagine a performance where the audience are in charge. A show where anything can happen but feels like it was always meant to be. The performers are primed and ready to take your wildest suggestions and then expertly weave them into a full length musical. Everything is improvised; the characters, the songs and the story. It's a night never to be repeated! Extending on her intensive training in the UK with Showstopper: the improvised musical, The Maydays and Open Your Mouth and Sing, Melissa Western and her troupe are ready to bring a brand new form of entertainment to your community. Get ready for Show. Go. Now!
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 8 - 4 performers, 2 musicians, 2 x technicians
Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer have enjoyed successful independent full-time performing arts careers for over a decade. In mid-2016 they returned from a year touring and training in the UK. Melissa received a Churchill Fellowship and the pair performed in festivals and venues around the country. They have travelled locally and globally to key festivals (Edinburgh Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival) and have toured twice with the UK NRTS (Ella, Marilyn Marlene and Me, Lush Life, Oh Lady Be Good). As a married couple with children this pair enjoy a warm and uniquely personal rapport onstage. They are known and respected for their refined skills, spontaneity and authenticity.
Highlights include extensive touring and mainstage performances throughout Australia, the UK and France including: Women in Voice, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canterbury International Arts Festival, Bristol Spiegeltent, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Jazz Club, Speigeltent, Queensland Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, QPAC, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Adelaide Fringe etc. Sweet, Sour & Saucy received five star reviews in Edinburgh and was nomiated for 3 x 2015 Matilda Awards: Best Female Actor, Best Musical/Cabaret and Best Set Design..
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Unique Selling Point
Show. Go. Now! brings to audiences a mainstream genre (the musical) combined with a cutting edge twist (improvisation). The cast are not only fantastic musical theatre performers and musicians but they are also well versed in current politics, pop culture, entertainment and history. Audience members get a great opportunity to guide and goad the performers and see them navigate tricky requests to bring to life a never-before-seen story and characters. This is an extremely exhilarating night of performance with lots of laughs, great music and even the occasional gasp!