The Divine Miss Bette
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC), Wollongong, 32 Burelli St, Wollongong 2500, Australia
Prepare to be mesmerised by award-winning stage sensation Catherine Alcorn in her hilarious portrayal of Bette Midler when she channels the People’s Diva in this thoroughly rapturous performance!
Fresh from seasons in the US and Sydney Opera House, and hailed by critics as “uplifting and life affirming” (Canberra Times) and “masterful” (The Courier Mail), Alcorn has been thrilling audiences all over the world with her magnificent voice and razor sharp wit, renowned as “a jewel in the crown of Australian theatre” – (Adelaide Now)
Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Midler, Alcorn and her electrifying live band will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973 when she belts out the diva’s early classics including ‘Stay With Me Baby’, ‘You’re Moving Out Today’, ‘The Rose’, ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, and ‘In The Mood’.
"Absolutely hilarious!" - Time Out Sydney
"Alcorn is masterful" - The Courier Mail
"Her voice is sensational" - Stage Noise
"As a storyteller Alcorn excels and she easily woos the audience" - Australian Stage
"Her show is uplifting and life affirming, a force to be reckoned with, bombarding us with irreverent humour and dazzling talent." - The Canberra Times
"A voice to die for" - The Australia