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Marney McQueen to continue party at Tallarook

Hot on the heels of the Burlesque show comes Rump Steak at a Vegan BBQ.

November 7, 2012 4:06am

Andrea Steele of Hilldene, and Tallarook's Fleur Clifton and Libby Webster with a "Bollywood lovegod" at the Caravan Burlesque show.

What a party Tallarook had recently.

Burlesque came to town and entertained to a sell out crowd at the Mechanics Institute. Locals and friends dressed to the nines; shimmied, laughed and were in total awe of the seductive, subversive, and electrifying acts by Caravan Burlesque.

The night was full of jaw-dropping cabaret and seductive spectacle, Ethiopian dance and razor sharp wit, sultry songs and underdressed sirens, Bollywood lovegods, sizzling jazz moves, backroom ballet and gothic divas.

Supported by Regional Arts Victoria, the committee of the Tallarook Mechanics Institute put on yet another fantastic theatre night; one of four held this year. Many community members helped on the night with special mention to those in the crowd who were seduced by strawberries by the Burlesque divas.

The next show is Marney McQueen in Rump Steak at a Vegan BBQ on November 17 at 8pm, billed as a night of ‘‘laughs, lycra and sequins’’.

‘‘I’ve had an absolute ball doing this show in Melbourne, London and Sydney... but these shows were all just dress rehearsals so I could prepare to meet the high standards of the people of Tallarook,’’ McQueen only half-joked.

‘‘This show is an hilarious look at my time as a single girl in the big gay musicals, Priscilla and Hairspray, hence the name Rump Steak at a Vegan BBQ.’’

Trading men and mating for sequins and showboys, here is the musical story of a globe-trotting starlet who found no Sex in the Cities. Not a sausage. Hot-on-the-heels of sell-out character cabaret shows in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Edinburgh and New York, McQueen presents her first-ever Australian cabaret show as herself.

There will be a guest appearance by none other than waxer to the stars, Rosa Waxoffski, who has recently become a registered marriage celebrant. Coincidentally, McQueen has too...

Single tickets are $35 and concessions $30, with a fully-licenced bar. Bring a plate of nibbles for your table. Doors open 7pm.

Details at and book and pay for the show at or call Louise on 0413 050 761.

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