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Star of DIRTY DANCING- Kurt Phelan comes to Brisbane with his hit show PHELAN GROOVY.
December 1, 2016 @ 8:45 pm - December 3, 2016 @ 9:45 pm UTC+10
Kurt Phelan, star of Dirty Dancing, direct from NEW YORK with his brand new knockout solo cabaret.
“I don’t think NYC was quite expecting Phelan, but after tonight, we would gladly adopt this cheeky Aussie prince of cabaret”
– New York City Theatre Pizzazz. June 2016
2015 was an excellent year for actor Kurt Phelan. After conjuring his inner Patrick Swayze in a national tour of Dirty Dancing he has just completed writing his brand new cabaret, Phelan Groovy – a hilarious, access all areas romp into his mind both on and off stage. The production is part biographical, part behind-the-scenes voyeurism and ALL entertainment.
Kurt Phelan is no stranger to the stage. He has performed in lead roles in some of the biggest musicals in Australia over the last decade. From Singin’ In The Rain to Priscilla, Queen Of The Dessert, Phelan has seen and done it all. This year, he is going rogue and taking off the mask, showing his true passion for storytelling, song and good old fashioned fun.
“While I love this industry that has supported me so well, I wanted to create something in MY voice, something that is honest, entertaining and deeply personal,” says Phelan, “Also. I just really wanted to have a yarn and sing some e**ffing great songs…”
Phelan Groovy is refreshingly honest and disarmingly joyous, which ensures that it’s moments of dark poignancy come as a genuine surprise. It is an hour of unabashed laughter and music that doesn’t take itself too seriously and asks its audience to do the same.
The music traverses everywhere from Farnsy to Lorde to Music theatre and back again. For who could deny a bevy of songs with the word “Feelin” in it, as well. There’s songs from the womb, a pitch for Prime Minister and of course a singalong to boot.
It is the musings of the “Larrikin next door”, rather than the “Diva from the Paris end”, with the tag line “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”.
“If you’re in the mood for a whacky hour of fun, laughter, and Phelan’s rock – star vibe to boot, Phelan Groovy is the right show for you.” – FOUR STARS Theatrepeople
5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Glamadelaide
(60 mins )
At Brisbane Powerhouse- Part of Wonderland 2016