Sina Kings: Burlesque 54
This Labour Day long weekend (March 8 & 9) Sina King Presents proudly brings to life the highly-anticipated fusion of old-school disco and jaw-dropping burlesque with 'BURLESQUE 54'.
Take a step into a world where celebrity and stars of the stage mix with the best party cats in town. In memory of the world famous NYC club Studio 54 (1977 - 1981), come dressed to impress or regress; think disco-glam meets anything goes. There will be an open dance floor, live fantasy entertainment, mirror balls, burlesque a-plenty, 'The 54' cocktail, the best disco DJ's in Australia, competitions, film crew, paparazzi, and a few special surprises. ;)
Entry is very limited, exclusive two nights only, just be there!
Burlesque 54 - A Disco Fantasy... You're Welcome!
Proudly sponsored by EFFEN Vodka
Known as The Royal Captivatorí this self-contained unit of entertainment knows exactly how to make the crowd beg for more!
Miss Sina King earned the competitive title 'Miss Burlesque Australia 2011' to standing ovation, taking out the national title and proving her natural ability to create, produce, and perform. Sina's pioneering passion was further acknowledged by the prestigious Eros Shine Award 'Best Australian Adult Industry Trailblazer 2011' as recognised by the industry as the leading individual to push the boundaries and innovate the future of their sector. This last title saw Miss King invited to create and introduce the first adult industry burlesque award 'Best Australian Burlesque Industry Trailblazer Award 2012'.
The modern day chameleon and pin-up also won 1st Runner Up at the ëAustralian Swimwear Model of the Year 2011í national competition, and was voted by Australia's largest men's magazine 'Zoo Weekly' as number 12 in '100 Best Bodies 2011' edition. Around the same time, 'Sina King Presents' production company was born, and high quality Australian burlesque events were created and subsequently sold out to elated guests.
Miss King is an achiever and an inspiration with an addictively positive and loveable personality both on and off stage. Who knows what's next?...
"Sina is the best burlesque performer I've seen" - Ron Jeremy
"I loved everything about her show and I want more" Danni Minogue
"Sina King is a firecracker" - Burlesque Bible UK
Miss Sina King;
* Winner of 'Miss Burlesque Australia 2011
* Eros Shine: Best Australian Adult Industry Trailblazer 2011
* Ralph Australian Swimwear Model of the Year 2011 ñ 1st RU
* Australiaís Got Talent Finalist 2012
Producer at Sina King Presents and Creative Director at MissSinaKing.com
Anna Lumb, internationally acclaimed as the flame haired Pocket Rocket of incendiary circus, is a Melbourne based performer specialising in circus, theatre and physical comedy.
Exploding onto the stage with her charismatic blend of sassy circus, wild theatrics and unforgettable soundtracks, Annaís unique style has taken her to circus, music and theatre festivals and salons around the world ñ from performing with Peaches at Lovebox, in Powderfinger and Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes filmclips, starring in variety for Prince Edward and in New Yorkís Absinthe, to touring the world with festival darlings Strange Fruit and most recently becoming a star in national and international tours of Finucane & Smithís legendary provocative variety The Burlesque Hour.
Earning her Vaudevillian stripes as a regular fixture on the cabaret circuits of Melbourne, London, New York and Edinburgh she has appeared in host of internationally acclaimed variety shows including the world famous La Soiree (formerly La Clique), NY production Absinthe, Ali McGregorís Late Night Variety Night, The Aviator Club (Brighton Fringe UK), The Supper Club and The Last Tuesday Society cult performance night. Anna has also featured in The World Famous Spiegeltent, Upfront: The ginchiest gals of comedy and with Melbourne cabaret legends Mikelangelo and Berlinís punk misfits Die Roten Punkte. Her work with companies Finucane & Smith, Strut n Fret, and aerial theatre company Strange Fruit has taken her across Europe, UK, America, Mexico, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Her hoops, acrobatics and roller derby daredevilry has wowed audiences at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Solidays, Lovebox, Electric Picnic and Glastonbury to name a few.
Anna has also created two acclaimed full length solo works; Big Shoes to Fill; an expose of a 50ft woman (hit at the Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival) and underground hit I Heart Jack.
Anna recently finished touring Australia for 7 months from the Pilbara to Portland, Alice Springs to Sydney Harbour with the smash-hit dancing ovationed Finucane & Smithís Caravan Burlesque.
Frankie Valentine, sets old time glamour on fire with a signature sensuality that leaves all things smoldering in her wake. Portraying the art of tease with spunk, sass and good humor she has spent the last four years burning her red-hot numbers into the eyes and minds of audiences everywhere.
Frankie has performed numerous shows around Australia including Adelaide Fringe, The Gangsters Ball, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Fringe and Black Cherry to name a few.
2011 saw Frankie co-produce and perform in ëThe Jitterbug Clubí, an original show, which has met repeated sold out audiences around the country including Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the National Gallery of Victoria.
2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year. Frankie will be performing on stages around the country with some of Australiaís finest and a the worlds best for The Australian Burlesque Festivalís headliner tour plus more to come!
Born formally as Evelyn Rouge, to a couple of Parisian paupers this small time country girl has evolved into a burlesque performer. Now known as Evie Red, she is an actress, ballerina, samba performer and dancer. This is one hoochie coochie, hotsy-totsy sugar mama!
Channelling the vintage glamour of past icons such as Josephine Baker and Carmen Miranda, Red exudes opulence, style and grace peppered with frantic crazy dancing!
Classically trained as a Cecchitti ballet dancer, Evie Red has performed at many private and public events as both a soloist and troupe. Evie Red has also had the pleasure of performing for Dita Von Teese at a private Red Bennies party this year. She was also invited to perform with the Jaded Vanities crew in Sydney at The Vanguard as part of the touring show Star Wars Burlesque.
Philvester’s involvement with music is a lifelong love story. He is one of Australia's most diverse and talented DJ's with a career spanning across 3 decades.
Philvester’s first encounter with vinyl was when he was abandoned on the footsteps of Tower Records, San Francisco on the evening of Abba's Triumphant Eurovision Song Contest win. He was later shipped to Australia in a case of Glam Rock vinyl intended for distribution at the Sunbury Music Festival on 1975.
At the age of two, he learned to curl his hair with 7" singles whilst rehearsing the various rendition of the Hustle on his 8track. Fast forward a few years and he is known as a DJ, producer, 'Don't try this at home' fashionista and all round entertainer.
Trying to pigeonhole his sound is no easy feat given that his sets are eclectic and uplifting; canvassing a wide range of disco, house, tribal rhythms with a dash of northern soul and gospel grooves for good measure. His interest in club culture, political satire and innuendo filter though the speaker cones - while working the crowd into a frenzy with wild stage antics in the booth. Philvester’s diversity and love for music shines through his sets, blending a broad spectrum of party music with shocking taste in clothes. He is sometimes full of class, finesse and strict attention to detail and other times he is just well, Philvester. His performances are original, unpredictable and always a fun experience, with that extra special unique ‘Philvester’ magic.
Jonny Woo is a unique performance artist who has been instrumental in bringing alternative drag and cabaret to mainstream audiences.
Disciplined in theatre and dance, inspired by New York performers his work is arresting, provocative, unpredictable and highly entertaining. Critically acclaimed and much in demand by club culture and corporations alike, Woo’s work, if not his presence at events alone transcends definitions of high and low art. If by that it can be said that Woo is at home in the gutter as amongst the stars, that would be partially true. Jonny brings a sparkle and integrity to everything he does with a force that leaves audiences inspired, shocked, and exhilarated.
Jonny enjoyed an 8 year residency at seminal cabaret venue ‘Bistrotheque’ and has recently premiered his new work The East London Lecture. Woo is now resident at Soho Theatre with Gay Bingo and took his third show, Wonder Woo-Man to The Assembly at The Edinburgh Festival 2012. He is main stage host at ‘Lovebox’ and has presented at The Royal Opera House and has opened for Peaches at The Royal Festival Hall. Woo continues to work worldwide at high profile media and corporate events with clients including MTV, Selfridges, Patron and ACNE. His work has garnered much media interest and this year alone he has been photographed for Candy magazine, Horst, and by Lord Snowdon for ACNE Blue, and also for POP Magazine, Fantastic Men, Butt, and GQ Style.
$99 VIP Mezzanine
(includes 2 hours of free flowing basic spirits, Rothbury Estate wines, tap Carlton Draught and Bulmers Pear cider, Cascade Light, soft drinks and juices)
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689