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Edith Piaf - Love, Life, & No Regrets

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 The Little Sparrow, French cabaret star Jem 'Appelle, presents the life-story, songs and loves of super star Edith Piaf in a stunning live performance. Presenting the captivating journey of the greatest Cabaret star of all time, Edith Piaf's legacy lives vividly on in this breathtaking performance. 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

Harlem Nights - Jazz Renaissance from Ella to Billie Holiday

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Presenting an exquisite 90 minute experience of jazz song and atmosphere, Harlem Nights brings you a limited season of stunning jazz from vocalist Indie Kippin and the mastery of concert pianist Nathan Zammit, Harlem Nights delivers stunning array of classic and contemporary hits from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday. 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

That’s Amore - The Dean Martin Effect

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Join international crooning sensation Roy Maloy in his tuxedo wearing, gin sipping Dean Martin tribute show. Including hilarious rhetoric, as Maloy delivers a knock-out performance of the Rat Pack and Dean songs we all know and love, as well as some surprise hits that will keep you smiling and singing for weeks! 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

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One of the most haunting voices of all time, Dusty Springfield, is captured beautifully by cabaret siren Mel Djuric in this biographical cabaret that captures the songs, stories and life of Dusty Springfield. 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

APPLAUSE - 1930’s Berlin Cabaret Jazz & Burlesque Today!

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The smouldering Cabaret and Burlesque show that harks back to flavour of 1939 Berlin with the stunning Frau Kost and her troupe of comedians, cabaret, burlesque and variety performers from around the world. Join us for an experience of bootleg follies and all that jazz. 

Petula Clark & Carole King Essentials

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Two of the most timeless artists of the 20th Century are drawn together in a stunning, playful and feel good cabaret in Mad, Mod & Marvellous! It’s all about the hair, the music and the romance of the era that inspired cabaret heavyweight Amy Audrey to share the playlist of her life on stage. Witty, self aware with the magical memories and music.


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

High Tea & Live Jazz

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Combining Melbourne's two great loves—music and food—indulge in opulence & glamour from a bygone era at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre, with High Tea & Live Jazz. Delight your senses with freshly made tea & coffee from our cafe, or a champagne from the bar, and a selection of cakes, scones or sandwiches brought to your table as you enjoy performances by some of Melbourne’s most entertaining jazz vocalists. 

Las Vegas Nights - Elvis’ Tribute & Variety Show

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Take in the only show like it in Australia with a variety performance straight out of decadent early 1960’s Las Vegas. The performance includes up to a dozen different acts including a comedian, a fire dancer, Elvis impersonator Mike Cole, a burlesque acts and more! All acts are 5-10 minutes each and you will take in more live art in one night than you will in a decade! 

Bond Girl - The Ultimate James Bond Show

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 Bond Girl couples stunning cabaret performance with a live presentation of voice and live backing by the stunning JJ Bailey, in Bond Girl! Bringing you a witty, sexy and immaculately presented performance of James Bond songs, Bailey’s voice will astound and amaze you! 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

Essentially Ella - Live Piano Jazz

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The essential selection of Ella Fitzgerald’s repertoire is seamlessly and elegantly delivered to you as cabaret super star, Meg Hickey. Presenting her stunning vocal range while playing piano, Meg also demonstrates her skills on trumpet as well as tap and her sensational presentation skills. 

The Hollywood Love Story - Debbie Reynolds to Doris Day

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Cabaret, Jazz & comedy sensations, identical twins Amy & Mel Audrey reprise the fun and glamour from a bygone era together as they perform songs from Debbie Reynolds to Ella Fitzgerald, at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre. Reviewed around the world for not only their singing, and light hearted banter, their choice of songs will remind you of the romance of a bygone era of romance and innocence. 


  Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

Killer Queen

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 “Killer Queen” - is a story of passion, love, despair, rejection and finding one’s identity. Set in a Royal palace, it follows the life of a young gay Aristocrat stumbling through his life while trying to balance a love life, a career and duty. A camp comedy with Broadway, Rock and jazz blended together to create a bitter sweet cocktail. 

Chicago & All That Jazz

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A dazzling look at one of the most successful musicals of all time, in search of fame, fortune, justice, and all that jazz! This sexy and utterly engaging tribute to 1920's prohibition era Chicago brings a taste of the timeless musical to the stage of Speakeasy HQ’s Apollo Theatre. As addictive as the gossip columns and as unforgettable as any trial of the Century! Al Capone to bootlegging Brandy! Round up your mob and live in the moment! 


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A Vintage Christmas in July with The Audrey Twins

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The Audrey Twins bring you a vintage Christmas in July performance that will transport you to the 1950’s. Along with guest appearances by the king of croon, Australia’s most accomplished Sinatra tribute performer, and other guest variety acts including dance and fire performers - the Vintage Christmas in July will be a delight for all ages.

Michael Shafar: Live @ Speakeasy HQ

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 As seen and heard on ABC’s Comedy Bites and triple j’s Good Az Friday. One of Melbourne’s fastest rising comedians, Michael Shafar, performs a mixture of his old gold and best new material. “Clever and warm... with extra bite.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - The Age 

Sinatra Style Sinatra Style - The Tuxedo Show

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If you love the Ratpack in all their golden era glory, you'll love Sinatra Style. Presented by one of the truly great jazz singers and crooners, Roy Maloy, backed by jazz piano sensation Nat Zammit, takes the audience on an irrepressible journey with songs and stories of the singers who gave us the anthems we love. 


Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates 

Jessica Rabbits Live at the Ink Lounge

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Roger Rabbit never imagined anything like this could ever be possible. But now, cabaret, jazz & comedy sensations, identical twins Amy & Mel Audrey reprise the very image of sex symbol Jessica Rabbit with all the glamour of a bygone era as they perform in a smokey cabaret theatre with songs from Debbie Reynolds, Ella Fitzgerald and Carole King, at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre. Sip on a cocktail and indulge with “Jessica Rabbits at the Ink Lounge”. 

Oktoberfest Vaudeville & Burlesque

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Live in the moment! Drink from the stein glass, eat the bratwurst and thoroughly enjoy your experience at the only Vaudeville & Burlesque theatre in the Southern Hemisphere, with up to 20 live acts including the likes of tap dancers, circus artists, contortionists, burlesque artists and more! 

Speakeasy HQ 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque

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Experience the only authentic 20-act Vaudeville & Burlesque show in the Southern Hemisphere today! An amazingly unique entertainment experience in the only purpose built vaudeville theatre in Australia, each act lasting only three to five minutes and capped off with a stunning Burlesque Extravaganza. Includes the likes of magicians, live jazz singers, circus and sideshow performances, stand up comedians, burlesque and boylesque, all presented at a blistering and unforgettable pace. MA 15+ 

The Ultimate 1950’s Rock n Roll Girl Group - The Doo Ron Ron

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One of the most celebrated sister acts in the world comes to Melbourne for a limited season as the Doo Ron Ron’s deliver the songs we all know and love! Covering classics from the Supremes, The Ronettes, The Pointer Sisters and more. Sing along, laugh along with their clever and often hilarious banter, and be transported back to the innocence and glory of music’s golden era! 


 Also available for High Tea Performances, CLICK HERE to check dates  

High Tea With Dames & Divas - Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin

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Experience a High Tea in style with soul vocal icon & veteran crooner Christine Manetta with a stylish & dynamic experience of the music of the Great Women of Jazz, Blues & Soul of the 1930’s through to the 1960’s. The sultry powerhouse and vocals combined with an enormous lifetime of performing brings the stage sensation that is Christina Manetta through a soulful stage experience; with songs from Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald & Aretha Franklin in this 90 minute performance. 

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