Take a step into another dimension, a theatrical and Steampunk past
with “TIME MACHINE”.... An entertaining and mystifying evening of magic and conjuring, cabaret and burlesque within the limitless confines of Red Bennies...
Enchanting Steampunk Fashion by Clockwork Butterfly will seduce and transport you into an elevated underworld of alternate time and reality. Old world magic will leave you gasping in fear and disbelief, dangerous Burlesque to taunt and startle and haunting songs and theatre to harmonise your mind .
Dazzling magic by female illusionist Julia Madotti and sorcery by Richard Vegas. Hearts broken by the gorgeous, dynamite lady of burlesque, Kelly Ann Doll. And your guide through the evening, singing dreams and visions, Madame Leila Montasano.
“TIME MACHINE” is waiting.
Departs at 8.00pm April 8th.
Door Prizes for Steampunk Best Dressed provided by Clockwork Butterfly
Professional magician Richard Vegas is a graduate of the National Institure of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has vast experience across many genres and disciplines of theatre and performance. A professional actor for over seventeen years with over ten years professional experience as a magician and ten years entertaining at Star City Casino in Sydney, Richard Vegas is the quintessential closeup and stage magician.
Ongoing collaborations have seen the creation of some of the most unique magic entertainment in Australia, creating new and original effects and routines as well as new vision and variations to tradtional magic routines. The latest of which are the creative collaborations with colleague magician Adam Mada; MADA vs VEGAS - The Duelling Magicians, a full length magic show, which debuted in it's entirety at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Further recent performances include; feature act for the Gangsters Ball 2010 - Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne and feature act for Burlesque Royale 2011 - The State Theatre, Sydney & The Palms at Crown Casino - Melbourne.
Julia Madotti is one of the few female illusionists in Australia. She has performed solo shows in Berlin, Japan and Hong Kong as well as prestigious venues throughout Australia such as The Sydney Opera House, Crown Casino and Star City Casino. Julia has brought her unique style and vision to fashion parades and gala's for labels such as Lisa Ho and Howard Showers. A regular headliner in Sydney venues such as The Metro, The Vanguard and The Basement, Julia also appears as a guest performer for Cabaret bands and Burlesque nights.
Maintaining a unique approach to magic as theatre and cabaret, her performances include original work with parasols, levitations, fire, masks and creative costuming such as ball gowns with pyrotechnics and exploding umbrellas that rain down showers of confetti.
“Vaudvillian Julia Madotti ... with her unexpected cascade of surprises - transports us back to the early 20th Century: magic’s Golden Age”
- Stage Whispers
KELLY ANN DOLL
Pin-up pocket rocket Kelly Ann Doll, with dance moves Fred Astaire himself would be proud of. Trained in both theatre and dance, Kelly Ann Doll is one of the best burlesque performers in the country, Hot off the heels of a massive 2010, including headlining performances at the Australian Burlesque Festival, Gangsters Ball & Burlesque Royale at Crown Casino. Kelly Ann Doll is redefining the form and for over 10 years in the industry has become one of Australia’s most loved cabaret & burlesque exports.
Her energy and passion for entertaining insures every show is even better than the last...and she is back, teaming with another talented Red Bennies favourite Shannon McGurgan (Circus Trick Tease) as soloists they have been known to blow the roof off.. so you can only imagine what happens when they team together... so take a step back time, and forget what you know.. but be prepared to be entertained.
Aurora Kurth is an established singer and award winning theatre maker, actor, and MC. In 2010, Aurora received her Certificate IV in Theatre Studies from Victoria University (VU), Melbourne. In 2002, she received her Advanced Diploma in Acting, from The Actors Centre Australia, Sydney. In 1996, she completed the two-year full time course in Theatre Making at The John Bolton Theatre School, Melbourne.
She has performed at many festivals and venues including; The Melbourne International Arts Festival, ST Kilda Festival, Woodford Festival, Chamber Made Opera, Commonwealth Games Arts Festival, Queenscliff Festival, The Malthouse Theatre, The Arts Centre, Federation Square, Crown Casino, BMW Edge, The Royal Melbourne Show, KL PAC – Malaysia and Bat’s Theatre- New Zealand.
With resident Red Bennies DJ...
Edd Fisher is a music collector, selector, appreciator, producer & radio presenter.
Not your average disc jockey, Edd is a graduate of Australia's premier music school WAAPA with a bachelor in Jazz Composition, presents a radio show (Tomorrow Land) fortnightly on PBS106.7FM and is one of Beat TV’s latest presenters and interviewers!
A regular DJ in the Melbourne scene, Edd’s sets span a mixed bag of Rare-Groove, Funk, Soul, Future Beats, Disco, Hop Hop & Jazz. A fine selector across broad genres Edd's sound is a seamless blend of old and new creating a distinct and modern take on the dance floor.
Show from 8PM
Notes: Show times are approximate. 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