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Australian Cabaret Sensations in Concert

UNSEEN by Melody Beck; Music and Lyrics by Various Artists; AZNAVOURIAN by Evan Lever; Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour

Australian Cabaret Sensations in Concert

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre  [map]

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

One night only – two new Australian Cabaret Sensations!

After the success of last year's AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS IN CONCERT, we couldn't resist presenting more talented young performers from the Land Down Under. Again this year, there are two shows for the price of one, featuring two red-hot Aussie talents in this not-to-be-missed evening.

Heartwarming, humorous, and thought-provoking, these two solo acts come together on this evening to present their respective biopic cabarets exploring the lives of two incredible and enigmatic performing artists. Help welcome them to the stage for their respective New York debuts, and enjoy an evening of entertainment that you won't want to miss!


UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON

You've heard her voice – now, hear her story! Winner of the Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest 2014 (YTICC) Melody Beck takes audiences on a stroll down memory lane in this unique biopic cabaret about one of the most remembered but unknown voices of the golden age of movies. A tribute to the woman remembered as "the Voice of Hollywood," whose dulcet tones memorialize some of the greatest music theatre tunes of our time. She dubbed the singing voices of luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, and Deborah Kerr in hit films including West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King and I, and many more. Melody Beck presents UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON.

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AZNAVOURIAN

Evan Lever’s AZNAVOURIAN delves into the rich catalogue of one of France and the world’s most recognizable singer/songwriters: Charles Aznavour. At the age of 90, Charles Aznavour has composed over 1000 songs in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German, and has sold over 100 million records. Evan will deliver some of Aznavour's greatest hits including "She," and "Yesterday when I was Young," as well as lesser known gems, in his theatrical exploration of the work of this legendary musician.

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Running Time: 2 hours, plus one intermission

Melody Beck

Melody Beck (Self)

Melody Beck is thrilled to have been invited to be a part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival!  The Sydney based artist is currently touring her show UNSEEN: A Tribute to Marni Nixon, to Festivals across Australia and to New York thanks to her first prize win of the 2014 Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest.  She recently completed a double degree in Music Performance and Arts Theatre Studies at the University of New South Wales, an Associate and Licentiate of Trinity College London.  She was last seen as Grace Farrell in the Packemin Productions mounting of Annie in Sydney.  Other theatre credits include “The Sound of Music”, “Oklahoma!”, “Grease”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Reefer Madness”.     She was also a finalist in the 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase.  



Evan Lever

Evan Lever (Self)

Most recently Evan appeared in the world premier of Dreamsong a new Australian Musical as part of Melbourne's Comedy Festival, originating the role of Neville. Previously Evanappeared in the world premier of Cat Steven's Moonshadow the Musical  (ensemble/Stormy Cover) and Australasian tour of Thomas and The Hidden Treasure (Percy driver). A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelor of Music Theatre in his final year Evan performed in City of Angels (Stone).  In 2013, with the support of the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation VCA Music Theatre Award, Evan had the opportunity to study abroad in both New York City (SITI Theatre Company) and Oxford, England (BADA).