Piano Bar takes over GPAC this month

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Piano Bar takes over GPAC this month

There’s only one place in town where you can sing at the top of your lung to all those guilty pleasures, where you can dance on top of the tables and where you can make friendships for life, or even just the night… That’s right, we’re talking about Piano Bar.

As Victoria’s only dedicated piano bar, Piano Bar offers the unparalleled atmosphere that only a piano bar delivers. With nightly entertainment from the best piano bar performers in Victoria, and the local talents of singing waiters and waitresses, it’s the go-to place for a fabulous night out with your crew.

In an exciting collaboration this month, Piano Bar have teamed up with the Geelong Performing Arts Centre to bring award-winning stage sensation Catherine Alcorn to town with her hilarious portrayal of Bette Midler.

Midler, otherwise known as The Divine Miss M, is a singer/comedienne/author who is most notably known for her showgirl performances. Here, Catherine channels the People’s Diva with sophistication and class in the masterful performance, with Adelaide Now calling naming Catherine “a jewel in the crown of Australian theatre”.

With the accompaniment of an electrifying live band, Catherine will take you on a thrilling musical rollercoaster through time, back to the Palace Theatre in New York 1973, where she belts out the diva’s early classics. “In this particular show, we go from disco to rock to pop to blues to jazz – like there’s basically every kind of genre. Even a little bit of opera. So there’s something for everyone”, says Catherine.

The evening begins with entertainment at the Piano Bar foyer at 6pm before The Miss Divine Bette begins at The Playhouse Theatre at 7:30pm on June 14. Following the show, head back to Piano Bar for further entertainment that will take you well into the night.

Catherine is excited for fans to see “the whole hob of what they’d expect from a 1950s Bette Midler show. We do all of the hits: ‘Friends’, ‘Delta Dawn’, ‘In The Mood’, ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Stay With Me Baby’.”

There’ll also be the classics, of course, including ‘The Rose’ and ‘From A Distance’, BUT “as [we] have never heard or seen them before,” Catherine teases. “Fans can expect a high-energy, funny, leave-the-world-at-the-door-for-the-night show!”

Tickets range from $48-$65 and can be purchased from www.gpac.org.au or at GPAC.

Written by Naseem Radmehr