The annual holiday tradition returns, bigger and better than ever as Mama Alto presents her Fifth Annual Christmas Special at The Butterfly Club and Hares & Hyenas in the lead-up to the festive season.
“We started five years ago at the original Butterfly Club in South Melbourne with a few of our closest friends from the worlds of cabaret, burlesque, opera and music theatre,” reflects Mama Alto, “with the aim of bringing camp holiday cheer to an otherwise stressful and isolating time of year for many.”
“And people really responded. I never guessed we would start a tradition that our collaborating artists and our audiences would love and come back to year after year – and it just keeps growing! There’s certainly a value to the camp and kitsch spirit which a queer cabaret perspective brings to the silly season.”
The scintillating diva and jazz singing goddess Mama Alto will delight with vintage yuletide tunes and the togetherness, love and community of patchwork family. Joined by a constellation of guest stars from the worlds of cabaret, opera, burlesque, jazz, theatre and more – all wrangled by the fearless musical directress Miss Chief.
The Fifth Annual Mama Alto Christmas Special will be a sparkling coin hidden in the Christmas pudding of stress, angst and madness, will brighten your holiday spirit. And maybe there’ll be mistletoe…
The Fifth Annual Mama Alto Christmas Special
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Performance: Sunday 18 December 2016 – 8.30pm
Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Performance: Tuesday 20 December 2016 – 7.00pm
For more information, visit: www.mamaalto.com for details.
Image: Mama Alto (supplied)