Byron Supper Club Brings a Taste of Broadway to the Shire
We all know Byron Bay as a unique and highly desirable tourist destination. The region as a whole offers a vast array of world-class entertainment options and it is about to add another string to its bow – high-end theatre.
Michael Cormick is an internationally renowned singer and actor with a diverse career throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. His leading roles include The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, The Woman in White, and many more.
Michael brings this wealth of experience as he embarks on his new role as Artistic Director of Byron Supper Club. Inspired by Broadway, the show will premiere on Thursday 7 January with two more shows on Friday 8 and Saturday 9.
“Byron Supper Club is a truly unique theatrical experience. It is completely different to anything Byron has seen before. A rare opportunity to dress up and enjoy a glamorous night out at the theatre,” says Michael.
If you’ve ever loved The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables or Moulin Rouge, this is your chance to experience musical theatre at its grandest and most intimate.
For three nights only, the Byron Theatre will transform into Byron Supper Club, with cabaret style tables replacing traditional theatre seating. The night will feature five pop-up shows over three hours in an elegant supper club setting. Expect the unexpected in this submersive, intimate theatre experience.
“I love the live element of performing in a theatre. It’s an immediate exchange between the performer and the audience,” says Michael. “I have been a performer all my life, and have experienced this in many forms in lead roles across London, New York, Paris, Italy and at home here in Australia, but to be in such an intimate setting makes this truly special.”
West End star Michael draws on his extensive theatre experience as he presents some of Australia’s most iconic musical theatre stars, along with Byron’s best local talent.
Michael leads a world-class cast, with musical theatre icons Rachael Beck (Cats, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables), Blake Bowden (The Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof) and Graeme Isaako (Aladdin). They are joined by soul powerhouse Lisa Hunt and jazz ensemble the Sharny Russell Trio.
“The audience can expect a night of incredible entertainment. Music all night and theatrical extravaganzas that pop up throughout the evening. Also, the luxury of table service and, of course, our Taste of Byron supper platters, full of delicious local produce,” says Michael.
Enjoy a spectacular theatre show with family or friends around the central circular stage, or an intimate night out at a table for two with wonderful views from the Balcony.
Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January 2021
7pm, Byron Theatre, Tickets $120/pp
Book a table of 2, 4 or 6
Blake Bowden is an award-winning actor, singer and producer who has been working in the Australian live performance industry for the past 20 years. One of Australia’s finest tenors, Blake has starred in Fiddler on the Roof, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, West Side Story, and most recently, hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.
Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress. She is widely remembered for her stellar performances in Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Cats.
Lisa Hunt is a powerhouse diva whose gospel singing laid the foundation for her soulful style. As a singer-songwriter she has sold more than a million records, worked with musical greats from Pavarotti to Ray Charles, and appeared in several off-Broadway musicals including Dreamgirls and Ballad for Bimshire.
Sharny Russell is a seasoned Australian jazz artist, ABC jazz recording artist, and APRA and Australian Song Writing Competition award winner. Sharny’s vocal and pianistic talents are recognised throughout the Australian jazz community.
Graeme Isaako, an accomplished singer, dancer and actor, made his main stage debut at the age of 13, in Oliver The Musical. He’s appeared in The Mikado Musical, Melvin Morrows ‘Shakespearean Idol’ one man cabaret show, Disney’s The Lion King Musical Australian Tour and, most recently, as Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin the Musical.
Natasha Marconi is one of the most respected performers and sought after dancers in Australia, performing with musical icons including Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, and many more. She has appeared in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby, Opera Australia’s Carmen on Sydney Harbour, and in the recent Australian production of Grease.
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For more information about the Byron Theatre please visit: https://byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/