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Spring Program at The Butterfly Club

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Published July 26th 2017
Cabaret, comedy, and cocktails
Each year, the Butterfly Club hosts over 1100 performances and the Spring curated program is a selection of the best cabaret, theatre, storytelling and burlesque shows over the Spring months of September, October and November. Accompanying each show is a custom cocktail that was inspired by the show.

Auditions: The Callback

Auditions: The Callback

In the hilarious sequel to Auditions: A Cabaret, three musical directors come together to share the worst audition stories that they have had to endure. Making for a hilarious and awkward hour long production.

Matching cocktail: The Accompanist


Beware! If you don't like shows with audience participation, then this isn't the show for you as Mummy Num Nums, a saucy comedy doyenne, will throw the audience into a variety of situations. If it is, then get ready for a sexy comedy unscripted party!

Matching cocktail: Mummy Rum Rums

Lucy Gransbury: I'm Fine

This is the show for those who say that they are fine, but really they are barely hanging on by the tips of their fingernails. It's an anxious new comedy!

Matching cocktail: Coping Mezcalism


In this intimate gig/theatre work by Lisa Crawley (she's opened for John Mayer and played alongside Pete Murray), Elisabeth features original indie-pop songs and stories of late night stints playing piano in Melbourne's hidden hotel bars.

Matching cocktail: Ginn Fizzabeth

The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling is a cabaret style reimagining of the literary fairytale "The Ugly Duckling", where duckie, performed by Karla Hillam, is a D grade celebrity hoping that a mixture of social media, travelling, surgery and feathers will help to transform her into a beautiful swan and fulfil her self appointed birth right! It is the perfect cabaret for a fabulous night out with the girls

Matching cocktail: Quack Addict

The Birth of The Unicorn Mermaid

In this comedy Ophelia Sol invites the audience to the baby shower of the year, where the spectacular birth of the most fantastic and talented supernatural being will be born. And in a world that competes for perfection, the Unicorn Mermaid is of course more wonderful than other child.

Matching cocktail: Children of The Unicorn

It's Not Me, It's Lou

Lou is a millennial and as a result 'entitled, lazy and too connected to the internet.' And in this musical comedy, she does what any self respecting millennial who is looking for the easy route would do - use the internet to turn 8 real life Facebook statuses into 8 songs! Brilliant

Matching cocktail: Another Louisa in the Wall

Piaf and Aznavour: Songs From the Pavement

In a production that seems much more suited to the Opera House than a tiny theater, Evan Lever, celebrates the musical genius of Charles Aznavour and features his most iconic hits including For Me Formidable, Yesterday When I Was Young, and La Boheme.

Matching cocktail: Piaf-ter Dinner Mint

Shaken: Baritones Belting Bond
Shaken: Baritones Belting Bond

Shaken: Baritones Belting Bond

Connery, Brosnan, Craig, Moore? So many Bonds, but who played him the best? In an attempt to find out, Charlie Barkle and Oliver Clark, use science to figure out once and for all who the best 007 was!

Matching cocktail: The Ashton Martini

Jordan Barr: How to Be Sexy

In a cabaret with a difference, Jordan sings and dances to 80's pop ballads in a toilet cubicle at a nightclub. All while trying to figure out how to be sexy.

Matching cocktail: How to be Sexy on a Beach

Asexual Healing

In a world that is concerned with sex, Nikki is somewhat of a standout, she doesn't want your tits or your bits. You see Nikki is asexual and in this piece, she explores all things "A" in the rainbow. Making for the perfect opportunity to just sit and listen to the interesting experiences that Nikki has had.

Matching cocktail: Ace up the Sleeve

Madwomen Monologues

In each session, 6 or 7 women each perform a monologue. Monologues that will surprise, confront, delight and validate the audience.

Matching cocktail: Madwomen Monogrogs

Occasional Suburban Witch
Occasional Suburban Witch

Benn Bennett: Occasional Suburban Witch

Written and performed by Benn Bennett, Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews, Occasional Suburban Witch pays homage to the suburban witch through bewitching voices and lyrics that will be stuck in your head for weeks.

Matching cocktail: Pentag-rum
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