An hysterical and outrageous evening filled with sequins, terrible musical puns and toe-tapping tunes, Backseat Diamond features a roster of classic songs by Aretha Franklin, John Farnham, Dusty Springfield and Shannon Noll including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Son of a Preacher Man, Respect, You’re The Voice and more…
Backseat Diamond follows Mary – a long-time backup singer for a Motown girl group called The Diamonds, who has always harboured dreams of stardom. Unfortunately, her fellow band members have been struck with a sudden bout of food poisoning, and she heroically takes the stage to save the show (though one suspects not entirely by accident). Her worn out and fed up security guard Chris also gets swept up along the way, as they explore life from just out of the spotlight.
Backseat Diamond is the creation of recent WAAPA graduate Megan Kozak, who featured as Monica Lewinsky in the recent Black Swan State Theatre Company production of Clinton: The Musical. It also allows WAAPA graduate Chris Wilcox to live out his dreams of being a rock star, after he toured Australia and New Zealand in The Soul Mates – a Princess Cruises show about the life and career of Motown group Human Nature. The show is accompanied by Stephanie-Jane Lewendon-Lowe.
So let your hair down and don’t miss this hilarious musical comedy filled with your favourite Motown and 80s Australian Rock songs that will have you dancing the night away!
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 12 – 16 October 2016
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: Megan Kozak to feature in Backseat Diamond (supplied)