Performer Catherine Alcorn will give the audience at this Friday’s SGLBA 30th anniversary dinner a taste of Bette Midler when she performs highlights from her acclaimed tribute show, The Divine Miss Bette. Alcorn said she was looking forward to performing at the event.
“They’re getting their money’s worth and putting me to work! I shall be both MCing and performing the entertainment over the course of the night with the support of my show crew including a full band and backing vocalists led by my incredible ‘boy genius’ Musical Director Isaac Hayward,” Alcorn told the Star Observer.
“The Bette crew and I have had phenomenal support from the Fruits in Suits and Lemons With a Twist organisers, particularly Mark Haines and James Forbes, and are truly honoured to have been asked to perform at such an exciting and celebrated event.”
Fresh from her performance at the dinner, Alcorn will bring The Divine Miss Bette back to Slide on November 17 for the final time this year.
It caps off a fantastic 12 months for the singer, who first performed the show at Slide in November last year.
“The reactions, support and feedback has been nothing short of incredible and deeply appreciated. I feel that the [gay and lesbian] community has been truly excited to have had the opportunity to revisit one of their favourite artists’ work over the past year,” she said.
Alcorn will make one last cameo appearance at Slide’s December 21 Christmas Special event before focusing on an already-busy 2012.
“We’re jumping onto the festival train next year, kicking off with an eight-show season at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for Midsumma, then back up to Sydney to perform at the inaugural Slide Cabaret Festival over Mardi Gras,” she said.
“Then it’s off to Adelaide where I’m over the moon to be premiering my new show at the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, all before heading up to ‘Noorrrsa’ in June where we will perform The Divine Miss Bette at the Noosa Long Weekend Festival!”