The 2017 season of Downstairs At The Maj is bursting with cabaret, rising stars and royalty from around Australia, nestled beneath Perth's His Majesty's Theatre.
There have already been a few brilliant showcases of talent including Jazz At The Maj held across June, July and August which starred Roger Garrood and the Monday Night Orchestra, Mat Jodrell, the Ed Partka Orchestra and more. Next up was 'Livvy & Pete', a performance tributing the music of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen starring Amelia Ryan and Michael Griffiths.
Coming up in October will be 'Chiquitita & Fernando: You're Welcome For The Music'. Featuring outrageous stories, a highly unusual relationship and lots of music from both bands – as well as Europe, Roxette, Ace of Base and the rest of Swedish pop history – this Nordic pair deliver enough sunshine to get you through a Stockholm winter.
Further into the month, Cinzia Lee's 'Don't Judge Country (Cause It Starts With...)' will take you from tear-jerking ballads and excerpts from Billy Ray Cyrus’ biography to some of the strangest song titles of all time.
Geraldine Turner is set to dazzle Perth audiences with 'Turner's Turn', her first cabaret appearance in over a decade and a rare opportunity to catch this beloved performer in an intimate setting.
Catherine Alcorn's 'Cathartic' revives classic material by introducing experimental sounds, looping, and harmonies. She and her three-piece band of world-class musicians will transform familiar tracks by artists such as Blondie, Coolio, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, and Bon Jovi, into unique and contemporary showcases.
To end Downstairs At The Maj for 2017, Barry Morgan hopes to get a kiss or two under the mistletoe, and who knows? This might be the night he finds a friend with medical benefits in 'Have Yourself A Barry Little Christmas'.