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Club Swizzle & GreenRooms 10th Birthday Interview

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by Jonathon Tonkin (subscribe)
I'm a 26 year old male Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Communication) at UniSA in 2014. As well as writing for WN I have also done pieces for the Adelaide 36s and Mawson Lakes Living.
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Swizzle me timbers
GreenRoom is turning 10th and they are celebrating with style. Teaming up with the bodacious Club Swizzle they plan to have a birthday like no other. I caught up with GreenRoom Marketing Coordinator, Mel Centofanti, and Club Swizzle's fabulous MC Reuben Kaye to ask some questions about Club Swizzle and GreenRoom.
Club Swizzle, GreenRoom 10th Birthday, Party

Reuben Kaye

As the MC for Club Swizzle how will you be incorporating that snap, crackle, pop flavour that's synonymous with 'Reuben Kaye'? Depends what I can smuggle through customs at Adelaide Airport.

Club Swizzle will awash with fun, frivolity and most importantly drinks. What will you be ordering at the Club Swizzle bar? As long as it's poured over the bodies of our sexy Swizzle Boys it could be listerine and I'd drink it!

Nothing says cabaret like going out with a bang. What is going make Club Swizzle the place to be on NYE? I don't want to sound egotistical but ME! There's nothing to compare to a 6'5" man in heels terrifying the good people of Adelaide with innuendo, song and a possible crowd surf! And also there's some pretty good acts from around the world and a cracking live band but MAINLY ME! (my parents didn't really give me a lot of attention growing up so now I'm just making up for lost time!)

It's December so the patrons of Club Swizzle will be inebriated on 'Christmas spirit'. What's your favourite aspect of the season? Are you a saint or a Grinch? I'm in it 100% It's a special time of year where drinking and fighting with family is actively encouraged! My favourite aspect isn't family, it isn't love and happiness... It's presents! Presents Presents Presents! All presents, flowers, letters of adoration and folded banknotes are to be sent care of The Adelaide Festival Centre. Or in person at the show! (I'm literally asking for gifts. I have no shame.)

Club Swizzle has a lot of things going on with a whole lot of acts. A full frontal assault of entertainment and action. What are you most looking forward to with Club Swizzle?
Look, there are acts hand-picked from around the globe that are going to make your eyes pop. Acts that, until seen are not to be believed. I mean it. Its one of the best shows I've ever been involved in. And I could keep going but the reality is... THE STAGE IS A FUNCTIONING BAR! That means I get to drink at work. I'm officially living the dream. And I can't wait to taste what those cheeky Swizzle Boys are mixing up!

Mel Centofanti

10 years is a long time. What have been the highlights of Greenroom in that time?
Its great to look back on the last ten years and see how far GreenRoom has come, it has evolved but more importantly grown into a strong well-known program that can be enjoyed by hundreds of young people. Its good to see that the program is supported and embraced by so many artistic professionals not only around SA but Australia wide.

Greenroom specials and events go from strength to strength. What is in Greenroom's future to continue this trend?
GreenRoom Arts Membership gives its members the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the arts at Adelaide Festival Centre. Offering such a diverse range of events, workshops and other activities means that our members can find something that suits their interests and really immerse themselves in that experience.
Adelaide Festival Centre is gearing up for a huge 2018 season! With four festivals (including our new French festival), plus a line-up of musicals, GreenRoom members can expect a year jam-packed full of exclusive member events. We will keep delivering member benefits that go beyond the discounted show ticket your GreenRoom membership lets you pull back the curtain to Adelaide Festival Centre for a backstage experience!

The 10th birthday bash looks to be big. What can we look to expect from the party?
Yes, we're celebrating TEN years of GreenRoom! One party just wouldn't cut it, we're having an epic twofold event. Kicking off on December 14 from 6pm our GreenRoom members can enjoy a night of fun on us! In true GreenRoom style there will be lots of glitz, glitter, cocktails and dancing! For those keen to kick on we will be offering discounted tickets to Club Swizzle with balcony views, plus access to the Club Swizzle opening night party ON STAGE!

A lot goes into Greenroom and Greenroom events. Anyone you would like to mention or thank for their involvement?
Its a team effort! There are so many people involved in making sure that GreenRoom is able to continue offering all the amazing experiences it can. From the artists who agree to run workshops and offer their time mentoring, to our advocates who help throughout the year, the list could go on. GreenRoom is embraced by all! But really its our members we should thank, their involvement is not only supporting GreenRoom but its supporting the arts as a whole.

NYE is just around the corner. What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
2018 is our most exciting season yet! With our four festivals ready to go and our line-up of musiclas, there is just so much to look forward to. The reopening of Adelaide Festival Centre is also around the corner. We think 2018 will be a huge year for GreenRoom, we can't wait to see the new faces that join GreenRoom!

So there you have it folks. Club Swizzle is clearly going to blow your socks off. 'Nuff said. So go to the link below and get your tickets now. It's time to party.
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When: 12th to the 31st of December
Where: Space Theatre
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