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Cabaret Artiste Danielle Asciak

Media Release: July 31, 2013 in Music, Theatre |

Melbourne Cabaret Artiste Danielle Asciak to make her Sydney premiere in
Wednesday 25 September at Slide Lounge, Darlinghurst

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Danielle Asciak will hit Sydney for the first time with her sexy, delightful & unpretentious; JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL! following her sell out season at Melbourne’s iconic Butterfly Club that engaged generations of Eartha Kitt fans (generally aged 40–80), cabaret fans of all ages, the queer community and young arts/cabaret enthusiasts.

Asciak sings Eartha Kitt in an intelligently crafted music–bio with Kitt’s life integrated with song, to parallel circumstances in both performers’ lives.

The show runs for approximately 60 minutes, and is accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Languages spoken/performed include English, French and Turkish.

It is appropriate for 15+ audience. It explores themes of love, relationships, identity, rejection, empowerment, grief, womanhood and independence. This is not an impersonation of Kitt but rather reflects on the lessons we can all learn from Kitt’s fearless approach to life and love.

Eartha Kitt taught me that to be a woman, you must be daring. Life and love should never be compromised. She came to me when I needed to feel sexy again. She taught me to embrace the ‘woman’ that I am meant to be. Not the ‘woman’ that people want me to be, said Asciak.

  • Writer & Performer Danielle Asciak
  • Music Director/Accompanist Denis Follington
  • Dramaturgy/Assistance with Direction Peter Hurley

Media Enquiries

Emma at Emma Collison Publicity on 0418 584 795