ON SALE: the goodbye new zealand waiheke cabaret….may 20/21
Hello my loves.
IT IS ON!
I’m doping a two-night fundraiser for Artworks Theatre on Waiheke Island
May 20 & 21, 7pm-11:30…lots of different acts/musicians/poets, a variety show of sorts, themed drinks, costume contest, surprises, cabaret, debauchery….
Tickets are $30 and there’s also a $300 VIP ticket for those who really wanna support the theatre. HERE IS THE TICKET LINK, they are selling VERY VEY FAST SO GO GO GO:
Why is amanda doing so many things when she says she is destroyed? Is she destroyed because she is doing so many things? It is a chicken and egg question i have been pondering all my life, my friends, all my life.
ANYWAY. Yes – it’s all happening, as they say.
The real question is….
WHAT GOOD IS SITTING ALONE IN YOUR ROOM??
Come….hear the music play.
This is how i wanted to say goodbye to Aotearoa: with a CABARET-THEMED PARTY.
This country needs more Cabaret. Trust me. It really does.
I wanna go out on a high note. Not a long, three-hour morose and tearful Amanda Palmer concert that’s all about me me me…..I WANNA PARTY, where I can sing dumb musical theater songs with my friends, sit at a little table and drink whiskey while people read silly old poety, give my new pals a spin up on the stage….this is my happy place. iI’ll play 3-4 songs but mostly, I’m gonna just be the hostess with the mostest along with my new friend and legendary island drag queen Constance Maraj (we are co-hosting) and just….DO THE THING I LOVE. You may remember constance if you were AT or watched the stream of the Waiheke Small Hall tour. (You should watch that stream!! IT WAS AN AMZING SHOW, and the filming was paid for by patronage:
(photo: Xander Charity)
Also: this theater needs some dough.
Artworks is a local blackbox that fits about 200 people. and it is a really little important cultural hub for the island – it brings in artists, thinkers, musicians and other performers that the folks – especially kids – here on this remote-ish island would never otherwise had access to. It’s a real gem. sadly, like many little venues/theaters around the world, Artworks took a huge hit during the past few years of lockdowns and lack of prediction. let’s raise some dough.
Again, TICKETS ARE HERE: https://www.artworkstheatre.org.nz/events/the-waiheke-cabaret
ALSO!!! THERE IS AVERY LIMITED NUMBER OF $300 VIP TICKETS to get primo seating, a gift bag, and it includes a little pre-show-party with me up at Mudbrick Vineyard (it’s stunning, trust me) where we can schmooze and drink their champagne and ogle at the sunset, and mostly, hey, if you’re rich, PLEASE BUY THIS TICKET and consider it a donation to a really good cause. You can buy the VIP ticket at the regular ticket checkout.
This is the sunset view from Mudbrick. It really is…amazing.
COME DRESSED UP.
Don’t phone this one in people. show those people on fullers ferry what you’re made of. There will be songs, wine, accorions (?), whiskey, pianos, tears, tales and hopefully, we will all leave with a sense of wonder that we all get to live and die. This is what good cabaret can do.
Stay the night on waiheke if you can!
AND: i’m also going to try to a party either at my house or in a local rental hall (if the weathers too shitty) or on the beach/outside) on the morning/early afternoon of the 21st…watch patron updates for details as the day draws nigh. i want to thank and hug you all in person for everything you’ve done for me while i’ve been here in New Zealand.
obviously, you don’t need to come to the show to make the patron party. that’ll be free and for everybody. plan on noon-ish on the 21st. plan to bring ukuleles and dogs and kids and whatever.
(also: don’t bring me any big gifts or that lovely think you kiwis do brining like 7 jars of JAM – i am PACKING UP, YO. they’kll be re-gifted to people on the motu!).
I’ll put up a poll in a few days to see who can attend. if there’s 50 of you that’s one thing, if there’s 300 that’s another!
The gorgeous poster by local island artist Zephir Delamore. Hopefully we will have some at the show to sell….and if there’s anyone here in the $100+ tiers who wants one, flag me down in messages or let Alex know, I’ll grab and sign one and mail it to you for free 🙂
OH AND – I just made a THREAD on the shadowbox forum for anyone who’s going to connect!! Find rides, share cars, share Air BNBS! MAKE FRIENDS!!!!! Here:
Lots of love to you all,
Whew it’s a lot lately.
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