Belvoir Street Theatre (Downstairs)
5th Jan - 12th Feb, 2010
29th Jul - 29th Jul, 2008
The Fabulous Frances Faye
Written By Nick Christo
Directed By Neil Gooding
Musical Direction By Luke Byrne
Charismatic performer Nick Christo (Sydney Cabaret Showcase Winner) pays tribute to the outrageous and legendary band leader Frances Faye. Her outlandish style, cutthroat vocals and quips saw Faye rise from mobster gin joints in the 1920's to become the phenomenon of clubs across the US in the early '60's. Dressed in a tuxedo, Christo re-creates, without imitating, the essence of Faye, who influenced performers Bette Midler, Reg Livermore and Peter Allen.
Nominated for a 2008 Sydney Theatre Critics Award for best Cabaret, the show was a hit at both the Sydney Mardi Gras and Adelaide Cabaret Festivals and returns from a sell-out New York season at Manhattan's iconic Don't Tell Mama.
Sizzle to a cocktail of swinging jazz with the LB Little big Band, serving finger snapping shakers like Fever, Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and The Man I Love!
The Fabulous Frances Faye has played several seasons in Sydney, as well as being performed in Perth, the Adelaide cabaret Festival and in New York at Don't Tell Mamma
Nick Christo as Frances Faye
LB Little Big Band - Piano, Drums/ Percussion, Trumpet