DivaLicious – Defying Gravity!

Mortality, vitality and virility are all under the knife as cutting-edge classics mix with the best of Broadway in this Botox-pumping, lipo-sucking, wrinkle-relaxing cabaret!

DivaLicious – Defying Gravity is a celebration of growing older (but not wiser!) as sopranos Penny and Fiona both embrace and resist life’s inevitable changes. Defying Gravity deals with themes mainly encountered by older women but has life affirming messages for all ages and genders with a Mamamia style cross-generational appeal. The audience are invited into an intimate setting, the bedroom and really see the Divas with their hair down, literally and metaphorically. Form The show is a cabaret style, with a small set of a bedroom/boudoir scene with the loose narrative being told directly to the audience and through songs from the world of musical theatre with adapted words. We have a small band, keyboard, bass/guitar and drums.

 

Form and Style

The show is a cabaret style, with a small set of a bedroom/boudoir scene with the loose narrative being told directly to the audience and through songs from the world of musical theatre with adapted words. We have a small band, keyboard, bass/guitar and drums.

 

Community and Audience Engagement:

1. Meet and greet by DivaLicious after the show, band could stay on and play a background jazz set.

2. “An Intimate Evening with DivaLicious!” or “In Bed With DivaLicious” post-show talk back in the venue for a Question & Answer Session with drinks, about how and why we put the show together plus open talk about “Intimate Issues” about growing older, dieting, body image, botox, and menopause.

3. Happy to go out and talk about the show as per above with community groups and give them a special discount with the Promo Code “Cougar” to encourage them to come to our show.

4. Voice Workshop for local choir by DivaLicious

5. Drinks before the show, band to play background jazz

6. Children’s introduction to opera workshop.

 

Available marketing: Poster, media release, flyer, photos, video.

 

Reviews

“Fresh, funny, feminist, with fabulous frocks, DivaLicious – Defying Gravity is a celebration of a show, where the audience leave smiling and singing. Not to be missed.” Kimberley Shaw – Stage Whispers

“A brilliantly delivered, heart warming, entertaining, laugh-out-loud performance” Bourby Webster – Seesaw Magazine

“If you like bawdy humour and good singing, this is an act you must not miss.” ★★★★★ ArtsHub

Credits

CAST Penny Shaw, Fiona Cooper Smyth

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – David Wickham
WRITTEN BY – Penny Shaw, Fiona Cooper Smyth
DIRECTOR – Nicole Stinton

Availability

Available now

Artforms

Cabaret, Comedy, Musical Theatre, Opera

Audience

Mainly targeted at women over 40 and their partners of all socio-economic backgrounds. Women who worry about their weight, have struggled with diets. Women who are aging and have tried or thought about about having Botox or similar. Men who worry about their virility in later life. Gay men and women also enjoyed our show. Anyone who likes a good laugh at themselves and others. Lovers of classical singing, musical theatre, opera or cabaret. People who remember the 80s...

Duration

1 hour

Bump In

Bump In: 3 hours, Bump Out: 1 hour

Costs

'- Weekly Fee: $12,000
- Cost per performance: $5,500
- Remount: $2,250
- No royalties
*Above fees do not include touring costs

Company Contacts

Penny Shaw
0409 886 522
penny.shaw@daisyproductions.com.au



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Resources

A3 Poster



Technical

Venue Format

Can work in all formats

Technical Rating

(D)

Touring Party

5 if we are touring to a venue which has technical staff. 2 singers, 1 pianist, 1 bass, 1 drummer

Considerations

Show Warnings: Mild swearing, not aimed at children.

First possible performance: 2 hours after bump in

Minimum break between shows: 1 hour

Minimum stage width: 6 metres

Minimum stage depth: 5 metres

Staging and Set Description: Fold up bed and 2 small dressing tables centre stage. Band either together on one side or split

Lighting provided by the company: We do not have any lighting

Lighting to be provided by the venue: Whatever is available.

Audio provided by the company: We bring backline for keys, drums, bass and guitar.

Audio to be provided by the venue: PA, 2 wireless headset microphones, foldback wedges.

No. of additional staff to be provided by the venue: 2 staff, 4 hour call for each

Dressing Rooms Required: 1