FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MEDIA RELEASE
Big beautiful and sexy songstress Casey Donovan embodies the spirit of 60s icon Mama Cass in this unforgettable show.
Cass Elliot, better known as Mama Cass, was loved the world over for her humour, fashion and optimism, and was the powerful voice that drew together the lush harmonies of superstar group The Mamas and Papas. Without her vibrancy, California Dreamin, Monday Monday and Words of Love wouldn’t be the same. Indeed it was Elliot’s part in Dream a Little Dream of Me that launched her solo career.
In an uplifting, yet moving tribute to Cass Elliot, Casey Donovan will perform all of Elliot’s tunes, as well as The Mamas and Papas favourites. Having won praise from critics for her performance in The Sapphires, and a Best Supporting Actress award at the 4th Deagu International Music Festival Awards, Donovan’s performance of the music of the great Mama Cass is as big as the legend herself.
Casey is a multi-Award winner & nominee, including an ARIA No #1 Award for Listen with Your Heart and Deadly Awards for Best Album, Best Single and Most Promising New Talent.
After taking a break from music, Casey returned to the music arena with the release of her hotly anticipated single Big, Beautiful & Sexy. As a result of this inspirational song, she not only garnered new fans Australia-wide, but also became a poster girl for fuller-figured women. Casey took her Big, Beautiful & Sexy ethos further by touring in her own show, which has seen the remarkable singer perform to sell-out crowds at some of the country’s most coveted venues and participate in events such as Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, The Rocks Festival of the Voice, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute’s Spirit Festival, Darwin Festival and Yabun Festival. Casey has also headlined her own Mama Cass Tribute concerts and supported the legendary Cyndi Lauper on her Australian National Tour.
Casey made her theatrical debut in Miracle In Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival. This was to be the first of many acclaimed theatrical performances, including The Flowerchildren (Magnormos), As You Like It (Company B), Opera Yarrabah (Opera Australia) and The Sapphires (Company B / Black Swan State Theatre Company), for which she received the Best Actress Award at the 4th Deagu International Music Festival Awards in South Korea. Casey has also been nominated for Best Newcomer and Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical in the Sydney Theatre Awards.
Casey has appeared on many television programs including; The Morning Show, Sunrise, 20 to 1, Today Show, Yarramundi Kids, Spicks and Specks, Good Morning Australia, Rove Live and host of the 2011 and 2012 Deadly Awards. Casey currently presents her own music program Fusion with Casey Donovan on NITV/SBS.
Casey lends her name and support to a number of charitable and non-profit organisations in her roles as Ambassador for APRA/AMCOS, Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Visit www.caseydonovan.com for more information.
LAST SHOWS FOR 2012
Friday 28th December 2012 | 8.30pm
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
31 Morehead Street, Lambton NSW
www.lizottes.com.au | (02) 4956 2066
Tickets: $81 [main meal & show] | $39 [show only w/ bar menu]
Saturday 29th December 2012 | 8.30pm
Lizottes Central Coast, Kincumber NSW
Lot 3 Avoca Drive, Kincumber NSW
www.lizottes.com.au | (02) 4368 2017
Tickets: $91 [main meal & show] | $81 [main meal, show w/ bar seating]
2013 TOUR DATES
Saturday 12th January 2013 | 9.30pm
Space Theatre, Adelaide SA
King William Road, Adelaide SA
www.bass.net.au | 131 246
Thursday 24th January 2013 | 7.30pm
The Basement, Sydney NSW
7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay NSW
www.thebasement.com.au | (02) 9251 2797
Tickets: $28 [standing] | $33 [door] | $82.80 [dinner & show]
Saturday 14th September 2013 | 8pm
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (Q Theatre), Penrith NSW
597 High Street, Penrith NSW
www.jspac.com.au | (02) 4723 7600
Tickets: $32 [members] | $39 [adults] | $29 [30 & under] | $35 [concession]
*Booking fees may apply – check with venues for details
**More dates to be announced in coming weeks