Join me for my final performance at the original Butterfly Club… Tuesday at 9.30pm - Selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment. xx Mama Alto
Next week The Butterfly Club will close its Bank Street, South Melbourne premises for good before moving to a fabulous new home in the heart of the city. Please join me for my last ever show in the original showroom on Tuesday February 5th at 9.30pm - a special repeat performance of “Porgy & Bess Project” with Tiffanni Walton on piano. We are also thrilled to be joined by associate artist Nicholas Dinopoulos, a sumptuous operatic bass known for his work with ensemble Songmakers Australia, as well as Princess Tashiwa (Natasha Blankfield), an independent artist and purring femme fatale chanteuse - who will be joining us for our two duet pieces.
MAMA ALTO - FINAL PERFORMANCE AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
A special repeat performance of Porgy & Bess Project
Tuesday 5th February, 9.30pm
The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank Street South Melbourne
$35 Full / $30 Concession / $28 Group (8 or more)
Ticket sales: www.thebutterflyclub.com
For more Mama Alto: www.mamalto.com
About the show
Join Mama Alto one more time in the original Butterfly Club showroom before it relocates to a fabulous new home. For this farewell performance to the beautiful old venue, Mama Alto & pianist Tiffanni Walton will reprise their acclaimed 2012 jazz cabaret “Porgy & Bess Project” for a one-night-only special. First performed to packed houses at the original premises of The Butterfly Club during the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival, this project is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique vocals of countertenor diva & cabaret artiste Mama Alto (Benny Dimas). Accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton, the performance “blurs gender and stylistic lines freely, while never sacrificing the score’s beauty, integrity, or passion” (James Gavin, music author) to create “a celebration of individuality and it yields a joyous and poignant journey through some important and enduring material.” (James Cerche, themusic.com.au).
OTHER UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Final Gala for The Butterfly Club, February 8th
Note: An apology
Contrary to what I have previously announced, I will not be performing in the February 8th Final Gala for The Butterfly Club. This is due to overwhelming interest in performing at the gala from many artists; to ease this number artists who are performing in the show room during the final week will not be performing at the gala. Therefore I encourage you to book tickets for my February 5th show in the showroom… And I do recommend you attend the Final Gala which will be a stellar night. I’ll be in the audience and I’ll be attending the after party - the fabulous last party at the original South Melbourne club before it closes down. I’ll see you there!
Album launch party Mama Alto sings Porgy & Bess Project, February 21st
Mama Alto, Tiffanni Walton & Rita Santucci cordially invite you to the
Launch Party of “Mama Alto sings Porgy & Bess Project”
Santucci’s Carnegie, café & restaurant - 7.30pm Thursday 21st February
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Mama Alto’s debut album, which features singing from the countertenor diva accompanied by the lush piano styling’s of Tiffanni Walton, and special guest vocalists Bridgette Allen & Jem Splitter. Dress up for a night of glamour in your best vintage, jazz or cabaret inspired ensembles – dust off your costume jewellery and let’s have a ball! There will be performances throughout the night from Mama Alto & Tiffanni Walton, as well as surprise guests.
Finger food will be provided, and guests may purchase their own selection of beer, wine, tea, coffee & cakes. There is no cover charge for this event. The album will be available for purchase ($20 per copy on CD) but is not mandatory, and we will also have optional donation jars for the Queensland Government/Red Cross flood relief fund.
The details once more:
Thursday 21st February, 7.30pm
Santucci’s cafe & restaurant 94 Koornang Road, Carnegie 3163
(Entry free – Fingerfood provided – Beer, wine, tea, coffee & cake for purchase – Album available for optional purchase $20 – Optional donation to flood relief fund)
Dress to impress - there may well be red carpet paparazzi!
It will be marvelous to see you there – xx Mama Alto (Benny Dimas)