SPEAKEASY FOR PRESENTERS

TOURING INFORMATION FOR SPEAKEASY

 

On this page you will find information for venues and presenters for the 2023 SPEAKEASY Regional Tour. 

 

Candy Shop Show has been touring regional Australia with our unique cabarets since 2015 and we have been fortunate to delight thousands of audience members all over our great country, in all kinds of venues and spaces. Our productions pack neatly into suitcases and are therefore easily tourable, with no additional freight costs outside one or two extra bags. Generally the spaces we find our way into are Council operated funded venues, but we also love unique and intimate spaces which are not necessarily traditional 'theatres'.We operate on a buy-in basis and charge a fully-delivered fee, inclusive of all artist/company fees, flights, travel and other associated touring costs.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Synopsis

Haven’t you heard? It’s the Roaring 20’s again and you’re invited to sign our dance cards for a fabulous night of swing music, charleston and prohibition-style giggle water with the hotsy-totsy cast of SPEAKEASY!

The story centres around four friends in the 2020's musing about what it would be like to be a performer in a Speakeasy in the 1920s. You might learn a thing or two through hilarious anecdotes, stunning dance numbers and plenty of sass. SPEAKEASY is a journey through the jazz age when liquor was banned, jazz music was rife and dancing was all that mattered. Featuring live vocals, beautiful harmonies and fabulous flappers set to an authentic soundtrack from artists like Glenn Miller, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington + many, many more, this lively nod to the past will set your soul alight!

 

Is this really the hottest party in town? Don't be a dewdropper or a dumb dora, enjoy a jorum of skee (without getting too zozzled) at our fictional Speakeasy while brushing up on your 1920’s slang! Make whoopee with us but shhhhhh.... chill out and speak easy.... and only bring your most fabulous friends to this glorious extravaganza, lickety split!

GENERAL INFO

Matinee vs Evening Performance

 

Given its commercial appeal the production suits both Morning Melodies and Evening programming, making it an ideal choice for all regional venues. We encourage taking advantage of the two-show discount and booking a matinee and evening performance on the same or consecutive day.

 

Duration

 

75 minutes straight through (ideal for theatres). The production can also be adapted to run in one, two or three acts making it perfect for a dinner-show environment or a corporate function.

Technical Specifications

 

Full tech specs can be downloaded below, but in summary:

4 x wireless mics with stands

Suitable venue PA system with foldback

Projector & screen

Quick change area

Minimum stage space 4m x 4m (suitable floor for tap dancing)

Existing venue lighting rig/no set/small props

We love the use of anything else 'fun' the venue can provide (eg. haze machine, star cloth, disco ball etc - not essential however)  

*For smaller venues, we are able to tour with mics, mixer & basic lighting - please contact us for info.

COST / FEES

Buy-in fee

As a guide $3,500 - $4,500 is the normal price guide for one show in most regional areas, however this depends on many fluctuating factors including flight prices, car hire and petrol costs. For venues in South-East Queensland there are no flight costs but there may be car hire/travel costs. Fees will be negotiated with venues on a case by case basis.

An additional performance on the same day (or sometimes consecutive day if the tour permits) can be added for $2,000.

Workshops/Community Engagement/PR

The team are happy to engage with the community and are available to run workshops in a range of styles for kids, adults and seniors. Time permitting, media calls, radio interviews and other promotional activities are also available. 

Performance Snippets

See below for a montage of performance snippets.

(Or view on YouTube)

MARKETING

A full marketing pack including high-res images, editable poster files, promotional videos, blurb and social media content will be made available to the presenter upon signing of the tour contract. Example poster:

Speakeasy example poster

CONTACT

For more information about joining the 2023 National Tour of SPEAKEASY please contact:

Jenny Usher

Director/Producer

jenny@candyshopshow.net

OR

candyshopaustralia@gmail.com

0451 089 720

Brisbane, Australia

DOWNLOAD

Download a PDF of the full presenter pack.