Kate McLennan's one-woman show The Debutante Diaries comes to The J in Noosa for one night only on Thursday the 23rd of April 2009. The over-whelming success story of the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival received rave reviews, playing to packed houses night after night -- culminating in a prestigious Barry Award nomination; the Comedy Festival's top gong for Best Show.
This multi-award winning comedy follows the trials and tribulations of a high school community preparing for that teenage rite of passage - the Debutante Ball.
The Debutante Diaries takes audiences back to their High School days, where the scent of Impulse deodorant and decomposing sandwiches still linger in the air; as Kate plays a range of debzillas hilariously navigating their way through adolescence. Experience first love, first kisses and first heartache all over again - you'll cringe and cry at the gut wrenching honesty but ultimately laugh because it's not happening to you! A "Mean Girls" meets "Carrie" comedy from this critically acclaimed actress.
Firmly rooted in Australian Suburbia; The Debutante Diaries hilariously and at times poignantly, depicts the stories of 9 characters, as Kate slips effortlessly between roles. The audience are introduced to the dubious Deb organiser, Mr. "Call me Guy" Gerrity, who is trying to top last year's controversially themed 'Burlesque Deb'. They meet the manic perfectionist, Chrystelle with her 'Fairytale Deb' scrap book and the school Bitch & Beauty Queen, Stacey, kindly takes us through her beauty regime... "Monday is hair straightening, Tuesday tanning, Wednesday waxing and then on Thursday Mum and I get colonically instigated." But it's the character of Sophie, with her painfully honest and touching diary entries, who takes us back to our own High School days where we were all just kids trying desperately to find our place.
"A winner ... A very big talent" - The Age
"Really hysterical ... I'm still laughing ... McLennan has it totally under control" - Beat Magazine
"Had me absolutely howling with laughter ... McLennan is a master at transformation" - aussietheatre . com
"Unnervingly skilled ... We Could Be Heroes with additional sentiment" - Rip it up
The Debutante Diaries - Comedy
date: thu 23 apr 2009
time: 7pm bar for 8pm start
price: $29 / $25 conc. and $20 each for groups of 8 or more
bookings: 5455 4455 (mon-sat 10am-4pm) or book online 24/7
genre: comedy / melbourne comedy festival / theatre
Licensed event, all under 18s must be accompanied by and be with a parent or a legal guardian
The J, Noosa Junction
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