The Art House Wyong is excited to announce its first direct transfer from the Sydney Festival as part of the Summer@ The Art House program over January. Send for Nellie is a cabaret performance in celebration of likely the most talented performer in Australia during the 30s that you’ve never heard of. For 40 years, Nellie Small was an entertainment industry legend, a dashing figure who sang jazz and blues in prestige nightclubs. Donned in a sleek top hat and tails, the West-Indian Australian-born singer and cross-dressing cabaret artist was a non-conformist and groundbreaker back when it wasn’t fashionable.
Sending you back to a 1930s jazz club with powerhouse performer Elenoa Rokobaro (RENT, Caroline, or Change; Tick, Tick… Boom) as Nellie Small, this co-commissioned production marks an exciting partnership with Send for Productions and Sydney Festival as this premiere show hits the stage. In this one-of-a-kind opportunity, guests will be seated at tables directly on the main Art House stage alongside the performer in true cabaret style. Adding to the full cabaret experience is the opportunity to pre-order an antipasto or cheese platter to share during the performance.
As part of the Summer@ The Art House program Send for Nellie will take place alongside other high-quality shows, workshops, pop-up events, and other activities. The program brings together one month of music, comedy, kids’ shows’, summer vibes, and balmy nights. Don’t miss any of the Summer@ The Art House action, and stay up to date on their website, social media, and newsletters.
The highly regarded Nellie Small was the singer who was called upon when a show was falling short of raising the roof, they would shout ‘Send for Nellie!’. So, in celebration of this historical Australian arts figure, the Central Coast is lucky to have this extraordinary Australian story coming straight to its doorstep.
The Art House Presents a Send for Productions and Sydney Festival Production
Send for Nellie as part of the Summer@ The Art House program
Fri 19 Jan 8:30PM
Sat 20 Jan 8:30PM
Tickets: $49.00, Encore Members: $45.00
From www.thearthousewyong.com.au / 02 4335 1485