Trevor Ashley is back to celebrate Christmas with you in 2020 and he’s bringing his good friend Liza along for the ride in his show Ring Them Bells! A Very Liza Xmas at the Paddo RSL in November and December.
Accompanied by a sumptuous, yet socially distanced band led by Andy Davies, Liza will perform songs gorgeously arranged by James Simpson and will take you on a journey with stories from her childhood with Mama, under the tree.
And you’re in good company, with Ashley performing the role of Liza Minnelli on stages around the globe including off Broadway at Sony Hall, the Vaudville Theatre for his West End debut and then returning to London twice more with his show Liza’s Back! (Is Broken).
You might also be interested to know that Trevor doesn’t just play Liza… he’s also incredible active behind the scenes in the Australian performing arts industry. As the creator and host of the long running Show Queen cabaret variety night, Trevor takes responsibility for ensuring a broad range of talent gets a chance to strut their stuff to a very appreciative, regularly sold out audience.
This is especially important in 2020 with this trailblazing performer being one of the first creatives to offer a socially distanced show at the Paddo RSL, with the first highly anticipated show selling out in no time flat.
Marika Aubrey, who starred in Matilda in Australia and the US tour of Come From Away, managed to make it back to Australia after COVID hit and was one of the performers Trevor tapped to participate in the new format of Show Queen.
“Trevor has always been a champion of new talent, a celebrant of Aussie theatre history, and a builder of connection between performers at every age and stage of the industry. Right now, he is consciously reaching out to BIPOC artists to ensure that our industry reflects our society on any stage he hosts. Because he is first and foremost, an entertainer, he is able to produce and write and direct with this unique – and deeply passionate – perspective. And the Australian theatre industry is far richer for having him contribute so much to it”
Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13. Paddo RSL, 220 Oxford St, Paddington. $69+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.trevorashley.com.au
By Linc Jenkin