Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy SongsNamed one of the most fun people in show business by Time Magazine, Olivier and Tony-Award winning actor, singer and author Alan Cumming brings his raucous one-man show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs to Australia for selected dates throughout December and January.

Inspired by Cumming’s year hosting the infamous Club Cumming in his dressing room during the revival of Cabaret on Broadway, he recently scored rave reviews during a residency at New York’s legendary Carlyle Hotel.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs is an eclectic, wildly-entertaining mix of intimate stories – from the sentimental to the sassy – and witty reinterpretations of pop songs and stage classics, especially tailored for his tour down under. Joined by his long-time collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne, the pair will take command of the stage with the support of an all-Australian band.

Alan Cumming, Olivier and Tony Award-winning Scottish actor-singer-author, is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes, and an irresistible presence in any room. Most famously recognised as the Machiavellian advisor Eli Gold in The Good Wife, Cumming’s diverse career started out in Scottish detective series Taggart in 1985.

The versatile performer won many accolades for his turn as the Emcee on Broadway’s Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes and famously held post-show parties in his dressing room that became so renowned they even garnered an alcohol sponsor. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs takes his irreverent humour and mischief-making show from the dressing room to the stage in a laugh-out-loud evening to remember.

Beyond the stage and screen the 50 year old star can lay claim to being on a postage stamp, named an Icon of Scotland and for having been awarded an O.B.E for his commitment to LGBT rights in Britain and the U.S. He is also a vehement campaigner for Scottish Independence.

A night of songs, showbiz goss and general mischief-making, audiences are in for a treat as the fearless actor takes them on a wild journey unleashing his comical chatter, hilarious story-telling and wild mix of songs.

“Taking command of the stage with the ease of a vaudevillian who has been treading the boards for decades, Mr. Cumming entertained with a capital E.” – New York Times

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs 
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Performances: 22 & 23 December 2015
Bookings: www.brisbanepowehouse.org (Sold Out)

Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street, Lismore
Performances: 29 & 30 December 2015
Bookings: www.norpa.org.au

Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St.Kilda Road, Melbourne
Performances: 5 – 7 January 2016
Bookings: 1300 182 183 or online at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North, Sydney
Performances: 8 – 9 January 2016
Bookings: www.sydneyfestival.org.au

For more information, visit: www.alancumming.com for details.

Image: Alan Cumming

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