Part cabaret, part game show and part regional Victorian singing eisteddfod, where audience sing-a-longs are not only encouraged but mandatory, Your Diva Needs You plays at The MC Showroom for a limited season from 26 October 2017.
Just as the downright offensive marriage survey was getting him down, out and proud, up and coming cabaret performer Stephen Valeri did the one thing he knew would put a pep back in his step: he hit play on his Sony Discman full of the pop divas who made him the screaming ‘mo he is today.
“This show is sure to make the hair on Cory Bernardi and Tony Abbott’s backside stand on end – but I’m more interested in getting my fabulous audiences standing on their feet!” says Valeri.
Whether it’s Whitney, Tina (Arena AND Turner), Celine or Miss Gloria Estefan – yes, we’ve all danced topless to Turn the Beat Around while dusting the family dining setting on a Saturday morning – hearing Stephen put his own camp twist on these performers’ songs will be an out and out hoot and a timely reminder of the joy and light that queer culture can generate.
Accompanied by a four-piece band, led by Musical Director Tyson Legg, Your Diva Needs You features a cavalcade of sparkly diva anthems and a hefty dose of 90s nostalgia.
Your Diva Needs You
The MC Showroom – Level 1, 48 Clifton Street, Prahran
Season: 26 – 29 October 2017
For more information, visit: www.themcshowroom.com for details.
Image: Stephen Valeri (supplied)