The Art House presents
25 Sep 2021 Showing at The Art House Theatre
Blow your wig and top up your giggle juice. You’re gonna party like it’s 1939!
Step back in time to New Years Eve, 1939, Bohemia Kings Cross.
She’s been wowing Hollywood, he’s been touring Queanbeyan. But on the last night of the decade, maestro of mischief Phil Scott and powerhouse canary Catherine Alcorn reunite for a thrilling joyride back to their 18 karat lounge act to count you down to the end of a very dramatic era; politics, great depression, booze…and that’s just in the dressing room!
30 Something is an immersive party taking audiences back to the speak-easier days via a 21st Century lens. Through a kaleidoscope of traditional and reimagined music, hilarious social commentary and stunning similarities to then and now, 30 Something is an unapologetic celebration of Sydney’s history, how far she's come...and how far she hasn’t!
Featuring music by Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Cab Colloway, Phil Collins, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Prince and more!
DRESS CODE: Puttin' On The Ritz!
Starring, created and written by Catherine Alcorn and Phil Scott
Directed by Ted Robinson
Lighting Design by Trent Suidgeest
Associate Producer/Stage Manager Joel Robinson
Phillip Scott is a writer/actor/composer/pianist, best known for the Sydney Theatre Company's annual Wharf Revue.
His cabarets include the award-winning solo show "Reviewing the Situation", "Newley Discovered" (with Hugh Sheridan), "Mario" (with Blake Bowden), “30 Something (with Catherine Alcorn) ” and "No Cabaret for Old Men" (with Jonathan Biggins). Phil co-created the musical "The Republic of Myopia" (STC), and wrote scores for Monkey Baa Theatre Company's children’s shows "Millie and Jack and the Dancing Cat", "Pete the Sheep" and "Josephine Wants to Dance".
With Trevor Ashley he co-wrote the adult pantos "Fat Swan", "Little Orphan Trashley" and "The Bodybag", and also "Gentlemen Prefer Blokes", "Diamonds are for Trevor" and "Liza's Back (Is Broken)".
As an actor Phil recently starred in the short film "Swan Song" (Best Comedy, LA Film Festival, 2018), played Dr. Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" at the Sydney Opera House, and was Musical Director/Arranger of "Torch Song Trilogy" for the Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
Phil has had four novels published, and writes a monthly music review column for Limelight Magazine.
Catherine Alcorn is a multi award-winning artist, producer, Artistic Director and one of Australia's most in-demand entertainers, renowned for her powerhouse vocals and razor sharp wit , hailed as ‘a must see!’ (L.A. Times) and ‘absolutely hilarious’ (Time Out).
In 2018 Catherine made her triumphant USA and Sydney Opera House debut in her most famous role as “The Divine Miss Bette”, her smash hit show channelling Bette Midler, winning her the Best Cabaret Production in the 2018 Broadway World Awards.
Catherine has headlined some of the world’s most celebrated festivals including Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and was invited to represent Noosa Long Weekend’s as their inaugural Ambassador for two consecutive years.
Most recently, in response to COVID-19, Catherine and a team of Sydney producers, launched The Reservoir Room, a virtual venue from Paddington Town Hall for a five week season, live streaming a brand new variety show Friday Night Live (directed by Ted Robinson and co-hosted with Rodger Corser) and Saturday evening cabaret and live music hours. This project kept over 45 of Sydney’s live entertainment industry workers employed. Friday Night Live, now FNL…Alive & Unlocked!, is currently in pre production and will makes its Australian premiere this year.
Catherine has just returned from her debut season of Paul + Catherine SING TOGETHER at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival receiving 5 star reviews and winning Best Cabaret Show in the Weekly Fringe Awards.
“Hugely entertaining! Alcorn and Scott turn out to be hilarious solo and together and a musical partnership made in heaven.” - STAGE NOISE
“Highly recommended!” - ARTS REVIEW
“Alcorn is masterful” - COURIER MAIL on 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche
“Phil Scott is a master showman and the piano is an extension of his hands” - STAGE NOISE on Reviewing The Situation
“Alcorn is a force to be reckoned with, bombarding us with irreverent humour and dazzling talent” - CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE on The Divine Miss Bette