Arts & Entertainment

Asian Provocateur

Josie Lane’s cabaret Asian Provocateur is a celebration of the Asian roles and songs of musical theatre.

“Songs from musicals like Miss Saigon, The King and I, The Mikado and South Pacific get a nod, as well as some fun anecdotes about what it was like growing up as a half Asian girl in Australia, more specifically Melbourne. Lots of funny stories about my crazy Filipino mother,” declares Lane.

“I sing songs from some of the shows I’ve been in and talk about my experience with that. It’s like a stand up show with a whole lot of belting. It’s an ‘adult’s only’ audience, a little risque,” professes Lane. “It’s for anyone whose grown up a little differently, for anyone who can relate to the journey of growing up multicultural, on the Asian side of Caucasian.”

Joined on stage by grand pianist and musical director Mathew Frank, Asian Provocateur is part of a mixed bag of cabaret styles being presented at the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season. People from all different walks of the entertainment industry are on the program. It’s an all-encompassing festival that celebrates cabaret.

Join Josie in a hilarious journey through the Orient with a soundtrack from the Asian musical songbooks. (MS)

June 26 – 27. Hayes Theatre Co. 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. $35-$40. Tickets & info: or 02 8065 7337


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