Jest Like Danny Kaye: Brisbane Cabaret Festival

Brisbane Cabaret Festival

Relive the magical nonsense of a legendary entertainer with



Written and performed by Russell Fletcher

Musical Direction by Greg Riddell


THE DANNY KAYE SHOW is a rollicking, sing-along, and laugh-a-minute showcase, of one of history’s greatest entertainers. You’ll fall in love all over again with the magic of such hits as THE LIDDLE FIDDLE, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, THE COURT JESTER, TSCHAIKOWSKY AND OTHER RUSSIANS, plus original sketches like THE CONDUCTOR, and much more.

This production won “Best Comedy” at the Melbourne Fringe, sold out at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. It toured Victoria, Riverside Parramatta, The Empire Toowoomba, Gold Coast Arts Centre, The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Edinburgh and New Plymouth NZ for the 2011 Taranaki International Arts Festival, where it also sold out.

Starring Russell Fletcher, former World Improv Champion, and the only Australian to have appeared on UK TV’s “WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?” Fletcher has two BARRY AWARD nominated shows for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and he has toured in national hits shows such as THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), CERTIFIED MALE, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, YES PRIME MINISTER, and THE 39 STEPS. He has appeared on many TV shows, mostly recognized as Father Ricky from LANO & WOODLEY.

Danny Kaye had an enormous creative range, encompassing dance, song, music, complicated verse, impersonation and improvisation, which melded together into an utterly unique style. He was equally popular and at home on the stage, television, the silver screen, and radio.

He starred in seventeen movies, including The Kid from Broadway (1946), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Inspector General (1949),Hans Christian Andersen (1952), and the incomparable The Court Jester (1956). In The Court Jester, Kaye displays the vocal talents which made him famous when he says simply, “The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true”

In 1987 Kaye died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. Kaye was a Renaissance man off the stage as well, where he was a celebrated chef, a baseball team owner, and an airplane pilot, flying everything from Piper Cubs to Boeing 747’s.

3rd & 4th November 2012.

Saturday @ 2pm & 8pm & Sunday @ 2pm  

StageDoor Dinner Theatre, Bowen Hills. Brisbane

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