Catherine & Friends series returns to Melbourne’s digital concert hall next week
Following their triumphant debut at the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Sydney shattering box office records, diva funny and host Catherine Alcorn announces a Catherine & Friends streaming series starting Friday July 30 with future shows scheduled for Thursday August 12 and Friday August 27. Series to be Directed by Legendary AFI Hall of Fame Director Ted robinson (Good News Week) and the GNW team.
The singer / actor joins Catherine on Friday July 30 Ursule Yovitch, writer / actor / composer / pianist Phil Scott and comedy legend Jean Kittson. Pivot of the year Verushka Darling will also make her virtual return to Catherine & Friends, who will stand by your side to take your texts as she goes from “hotspot” to “hotline”.
Catherine & Friends debuted online on Friday July 16 with thunderous reviews. Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “entertaining,” it has attracted hundreds of audiences worldwide, including Los Angeles, Florida and Colorado, Spain and Berlin. Australia is listening too!
Catherine & Friends is presented as part of the 2021 Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH) series. Born in the midst of the Covid pandemic in Australia in 2020 and at a time when Australian arts and entertainment has completely shut down, the MDCH has presented over 233 digital concerts, raising over $ 1.4 million to support musicians Australians and the arts sector. Now, as NSW finds itself in what is expected to be a long period of foreclosure, MDCH is bringing its digital live-streaming platform to Sydney. 100% of ticket sales go directly to artists, supporting them in their greatest need.
“Being off the couch, playing and working is the greatest result we could have hoped for. The support was overwhelming and it would be a tragedy to stop now, so we’re not going to do it! – Catherine Alcorn
Catherine Alcorn is a multiple award-winning artist, producer, artistic director and one of Australia’s most requested artists. She wowed the world with her award-winning show The Divine Miss Bette and is no stranger to live-streaming after designing and delivering The Reservoir Room during Australia’s first foreclosure of 2020, keeping over 45 employees in the hospitality industry. Sydney arts and entertainment.
Ursule Yovitch is an artist and author of works such as Magpie Blues, The Man with the Iron Neck, and Barbara and the Camp Dogs. Barbara and the Camp Dogs premiered at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theater in 2017 with Ursula in the lead role which won her the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical and Best Original Score. His stage and film credits include Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding, Baz Luhrmann‘s Australia, Goldstone by Ivan Sen and Ray laurentis Jindabyne. His TV credits include – Doctor Doctor, Wakefield, The Gamers, Mystery Road, Wanted, The Code, Devil’s Dust, Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street.
Phil Scott is one of Australia’s most respected artists. Popular and best known writer, actor, pianist and songwriter for The Wharf Reviews. Craig scott is one of Australia’s foremost jazz bassists and has performed alongside musicians such as Don Burrows, James morrison, Roger Frampton, Jim Pennell and many more.
Jean Kittson is an Australian comedy legend and screenwriter for stage, television, radio, magazines and newspapers. Kittson drew national attention to The Big Gig, followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, Media Dimensions and Strictly Speaking. Well known for her comedic debates for ABC, Channel 9 and Channel Ten, she has been a regular columnist for New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, Readers Digest Health Smart magazine and The Hoopla.
Tickets cost $ 24.00, domestic fees and charges included