It’s the sharpest, brightest, funkiest music and circus extravaganza on the planet!
Welcome to Wonderland, Boogie Wonderland! Join Marcia Hines, Hula Boy Craig Reid, DJ Joe Accaria and an all-star cast of musical, burlesque and circus performers as they take you into the disco inferno that is Velvet Rewired!
This Australian-made global smash hit completely redefines cabaret – it’s the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas meets the death-defying world of Cirque du Soleil! This fusion of discotheque, nightclub, burlesque and carnivale results in an insatiably flawless inferno.
Wynnum, you’re the first stop on the new Australian tour – don’t miss out on the show everyone will be talking about. Tickets on sale now for a strictly limited season.
DATE: 16 November, 2022 – 4 December, 2022
Wednesday @ 5:00PM + 7:30PM*
Thursday @ 6:30PM
Friday @ 6:00PM + 8:00PM
Saturday @ 4:30PM + 6:30PM
Sunday @ 4:30PM
*first performance is Wednesday 16 Nov @ 7:30PM
After the Glitter Club & Disco Booth VIP’s have taken their seats, General Admission will begin. Plenty of great seating options in GA to live your best life in our Boogie Wonderland.
The posh people! Glitter Club are VIP/Priority queuing, early entry to venue and priority access to best available seating. VIP treatment, because you are the Glitter Club!
Welcome to luxury. You and (up to) seven of your glitterati pals in an exclusive ringside booth to ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ and ‘Turn the Beat Around’ in a VIP Disco Booth – and a glass of bubbles of course! Hurry, limited VIP Booths available for each show!
**Concession tickets and BAM discounts apply to General Admission tickets on Wednesday and Thursday shows only. Wynnum Fringe considers a Concession valid if there is student, pensioner or veteran ID available to be shown at the door.
RATING: All ages show
“If there’s one show you see this year, make it this one.”
The Adelaide Advertiser
“Flawless and exhilarating, a sensory overload!”
The Guardian UK
THE DIVA - MARCIA HINES
Moving from Boston to Sydney at 16 to join the Australian production of Hair, Marcia has become Australia’s beloved musical treasure during a career spanning five decades and 22 album releases, selling 2.6 million copies. This iconic national treasure shows no sign of letting up! The Sydney Festival in 2019 featured an original production, set in the streets of Paris titled Pigalle which was a sell-out success. In 2020, Marcia became ‘The Dragon’ in the Australian premiere season of Shrek The Musical, then returned to the Adelaide Fringe for the world premiere of Velvet Rewired. This production again had the public and critics alike referring to it as “The best show at The Fringe”. More recently, Marcia has returned to her childhood in Boston to create a unique concert experience titled ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’. This brand-new musical event has played the Vivid Festival in Sydney, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Festival of Voices in Hobart and all of this in 2022 prior to her rejoining the cast of Velvet Rewired for a six-month national tour visiting every capital city. The amazing Marcia Hines and her never ending career inventions are a wonder to behold!
THE DJ - JOE ACCARIA
An award-winning graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Honours Music and Education degrees in orchestral percussion, Joe has worked extensively worldwide as a performer, session musician, composer, music producer and music director. Joe is the Music Director for Velvet – Australian National Tour, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Opera House, Auckland Arts Festival and Norwegian Cruise Line. Other Music Director credits include Gypsy (Hayes Theatre Co), Marcia Hines – Disco Inferno, B-Girl Sydney Opera House, Bobby Fox – Four Seasons in One Night and iOTA – Young Hard and Solo for Sydney Festival and Pigalle, both debuted at the Sydney Festival. Further credits include Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs – 10th Anniversary World Tour, Novello Theatre London West End, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa tours. David Campbell – Swing Sessions I & II, Good Lovin’, On Broadway and Let’s Go tours. He has worked extensively with Human Nature on The Motown Show tours, and Las Vegas residency. Events include Sydney New Year’s Eve and the Elevate Festival 2022. Joe is the soundtrack producer on the award winning, Velvet. The Original Cast Recording of Velvet was nominated for an ARIA Award. Recently, Joe has arranged & produced David Campbell’s album release The Saturday Sessions and Marcia Hines’ recent production of The Gospel According to Marcia and is the Music Supervisor on new works L’Hotel (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) & Dubbo Championship Wrestling (Hayes Theatre Co). Joe’s recent performance credits include Darlinghurst Theatre’s production of Once; the World Premiere of Dream Lover with David Campbell and the Helpmann Award winning Smoke & Mirrors with iOTA, directed by Craig Ilott. Joe was a co-recipient of the Helpmann for Best Original Score with iOTA. Joe is the co-creator, composer and co-producer of the all-female percussion stage show, DrummerQueens which premiered at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in 2021.
HULA BOY - CRAIG REID
Craig Reid aka ‘The Incredible Hula boy’ is the award winning, Scottish hula-hoop act and the undeniable king of the rings! With a Circus university degree in hula-hooping and an extensive background in gymnastics and dance he has taken to stages in cabarets, TV shows and variety theatres all around the world. Credited with ‘Best Specialty Act’ from the London Cabaret awards, ‘GOP Variete Comedy Award’ from the famous Soly Circo Circus festival and winner of the BBC TV talent show ‘The Slammer’. He also has multiple Guinness World Records with his hoops. Past performances include the world famous La Clique at Edinburgh Fringe festival, La Soirée in London’s Westend and CabaRAE in Honolulu, Hawaii to name a few. Craig is an original cast member and resident director of Velvet on its Australian tour. He joins the Australian cast of Velvet
COUNTRY MIKE - TOM SHARAH
Tom won the prestigious Australian Cabaret Showcase in 2009 and subsequently toured his one-man shows Que Sera, Sharah and It’s Raining Me to sell-out theatre and festival seasons all around Australia. He premiered That 90’s Show to critical acclaim at the Hayes Theatre and received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Cabaret Performance. After coming to wider national attention as a star finalist on Channel Ten’s I Will Survive, he became a regular segment presenter on Channel Nine’s Mornings. Tom’s musical theatre credits include Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shrek, American Psycho and 9 to 5. He most recently returned from New Zealand where he played the role of George in The Wedding Singer. Tom has performed at the Hayes Theatre in Half Time, Only Heaven Knows and The Drowsy Chaperone for which he received a Glugs Award for his performance as Aldolpho.
THE SKATING WILLERS - PIERRE AND STEF
The Willers are the third generation of a famous rollerskating legacy, originally started in the 1950s, by an act called ‘The Willers’ and carried on in the 80s for a further 35 years by the ‘Skating Willers’ and currently being performed in its new modern form by Pierre Poissonnet and Stephanie Rijkens as ‘The WILLERS (III)’. Pierre Jean-Paul Poissonet comes from a famous circus family – ‘Billy Smarts Circus’ – which was the largest touring show in Europe in the 60s and 70s. He is a born and bred performer being a seventh-generation circus entertainer and the first great great grandson of the legendary circus man himself Billy Smart. He was first on stage at the age of three at the Swiss National circus ‘Knie’ and after he finished school started a new vibrant style of skating act with his full-time partner.
Stephanie Rijkens was born in Thailand, she grew up traveling the world as her father was an oil tycoon which took her and her family to live in some exotic lands, including Ghana, Paris France, London England and Texas USA. Having the wanderlust in her blood it was only natural for Stef to literally run away and join the circus. Stef and Pierre have been performing together since they left school in 2013.
AERIALIST - BEAU SARGENT
AERIALIST - HARLEY TIMMERMANS
SIREN - JACINTA GULISANO
SIREN - SASHA LEE SAUNDERS
DIRECTOR - CRAIG ILOTT
Craig is an award-winning Australian theatre director. He has worked worldwide with a diverse range of theatrical companies and arts festivals across multiple forms and genres. Credits include HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Showtune), LOVE SONG (MTC), PIG IRON PEOPLE (STC), THE PILLOWMAN (Company B Belvoir), SMOKE & MIRRORS (Sydney Festival), Creative Director for PACHA SYDNEY @ THE IVY, B-GIRL (SOH), AMERICAN IDIOT (Shake & Stir), VELVET (Organised Pandemonium), LA BOHEME (Opera Queensland), VIRGIN BRIDE (Frontier Touring), BAND OF MAGICIANS (Sydney Festival & Tropicana Vegas). Most recently, Craig directed BETTY BLOKKBUSTER (Redline Productions and Sydney Festival), LA CLIQUE (Leicester Square, London), VELVET REWIRED (Organised Pandemonium), and L’HOTEL (Adelaide Cabaret Festival & SOH).
MUSIC DIRECTOR - JOE ACCARIA
CHOREOGRAPHER - AMY CAMPBELL
She was also the Choreographer/Movement Director for The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s productions of Funny Girl, Porgy and Bess and Candide and was the Australian Resident Director of HAMILTON (Michael Cassel Group). Amy’s film and television credits include Dance Academy, The X Factor, ABC’s Giggle and Hoot as well as numerous advertising campaigns. In 2020 she made her directorial debut with A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Co) that opened as part of the 2022 Sydney Festival followed by a successful season at The Sydney Opera House.