Riverside Theatres (Lennox Theatre)
27th Sep - 27th Sep, 2015
Written by Mitchell Butel
Musical Director Daryl Wallis
Neil Gooding Productions presents Mitchell Butell in Killing Time - tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks. Killing Time premiered at Hayes Theatre Co as part of the Month of Sundays program in November 2014 to sell-out performances.
A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song.
Three-time Helpmann Award winner (and voice of the Playschool theme song to boot) Mitchell Butel returns to the Sydney cabaret stage after star turns in The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Mikado, Forum, Gettin' Square, Meow Meow's Little Match Girl and Avenue Q in a hilarious and occasionally sentimental tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and of all our selves. Backed by a whitehot jazz trio led by Daryl Wallis, Butel weaves his way through a night of song including works by Ellington, Berlin, Jarreau, Bernstein, Mercer, Arlen, Elling, Sondheim and Parton...sorry, what, Dolly Parton? Really??
"Mitchell Butel's return to cabaret after a 10-year break is an absolute triumph" - Adeliade Advertiser
"A comic actor of infinite resource, invention and exquisite timing" - The Age
"Deeply charismatic, smoothly sanguine and one of the finest voices you'll ever hear" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Butel sprinkles the show with abundant charm as he spins a sunrise-to-sunrise cycle of songs. The other ace up his sleeve is even rarer among cabaret performers than charm: he takes risks." - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
"Butel's voice is a full-bodied instrument that's one moment gently soothing and sentimental and then full of idiosyncratic characteristics and sharp comedic timing. There aren't many actors able to do what Butel does." - Ben Neutze, Daily Review
"A beautifully conceived vehicle to showcase Butel's versatility and his trademark ebullience. Dynamic, elegant and witty from beginning to end." - Rebecca Whitton, Australian Stage Online