Steam Up III
Steam Up Melbourne’s Premier Steampunk Extravaganza
Do you hear that? The sound of wiring gears and gushing steam. It is time once again to herald the return of Captain Alexander. The return of the Jedi of the skies. The king of the clouds. The return of Steam up to the red bennies stage. Time to once again dawn your top hats and fascinators. Shine up your old brown shoes, put on a brand new shirt. Polish your brass and gold. Steam Up is the premier steampunk cabaret extravaganza. Magic, burlesque, circus, vaudeville and cabaret. Captain Alexander and Oscar Sonnet have scoured the globe on their air ships for performers for the biggest Steam Up yet. 14 of the top performers comprise this smorgasbord of entertainment. Whatever your fancy we'll have it at Steam Up III.
Magic By Richard Vegas and Julia Madotti
Burlesque By Kerryx, Venus Vamp and Lucinda Lou
Vaudeville By The Oddities Rod Lara and Kate Lumsden
Belly Dancing and Circus By Cait Hyam
Cabaret By Captain Alexander and Oscar Sonnet
Sword fighting by 3 of the top members of Melbourne Sword and Spear Association
So come one come all and join the adventure into the world of steampunk.
Magician Richard Vegas is a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and with over 20 years on stage, film, radio and television, Richard Vegas brings a wealth of experience and skill to every performance.
Fusing magic's rich traditions with the sharp realism of modern street magic, Richard Vegas creates a unique and highly entertaining brand of performance. With over twelve years professional experience as a magician, including ten years entertaining at Star City Casino in Sydney, Richard Vegas is the quintessential close up and stage magician. Richard’s magic is interactive, intimate, astonishing and personal; it is an exciting, skillful and sophisticated entertainment, ideal for all social occasions. From conjuring, to tricks of the mind, to sleight of hand, illusions and suggestion, Richard Vegas creates a refined blend of magic, theatre and storytelling to create an unforgettable experience.
Julia Madotti is one of the few female illusionists in Australia. She has performed solo shows in Berlin, Japan and Hong Kong as well as prestigious venues throughout Australia such as The Sydney Opera House, Crown Casino and Star City Casino. Julia has brought her unique style and vision to fashion parades and gala's for labels such as Lisa Ho and Howard Showers. A regular headliner in Sydney venues such as The Metro, The Vanguard and The Basement, Julia also appears as a guest performer for Cabaret bands and Burlesque nights.
Maintaining a unique approach to magic as theatre and cabaret, her performances include original work with parasols, levitations, fire, masks and creative costuming such as ball gowns with pyrotechnics and exploding umbrellas that rain down showers of confetti.
“Vaudvillian Julia Madotti ... with her unexpected cascade of surprises - transports us back to the early 20th Century: magic’s Golden Age”
- Stage Whispers
Kerryx is a sizzling and sensual bombshell waiting to be uncovered (literally!). Her style of Burlesque Noir has an alluring and sensual flair that will leave hearts pumping, pulses racing and imaginations running wild. Join Kerryx as she takes you on a journey through the darker side of seduction.
With inspirations ranging from bellydance through to both classic and modern burlesque, she is known for her smoldering performances with a touch of gothic enchantment. Kerryx will leave audiences enthralled and begging for more...
Venus Vamp is Sydney’s ‘Dark Princess of Burlesque’. A showgirl priestess who concocts spellbinding shows of vintage decadence and carnivalesque delights.
On the side Venus has appeared as an extra in films and tv programs including The Matrix 2, Cops LAC, and various music film clips, and also moonlights as a model for alternative fashion events. She has recently sat for painter Wendy Sharpe, appearing in various painted forms in the exhibition titled 'Burlesque' shown in 2012.
With an vast array of acts and themes up her chiffon sleeves, Venus specialises on the darker sider of life. Experience what this burlesque dancer has created but be warned – this Vamp has bite!
Hello all y'all sweet darlin's!!
I do burlesque on the quirk-i-ly side of things!
a little taste of the awesomeness...
The Alien (now with spaceship!)
Horny Cleaning Lady (this girl is horn-ay! woo! that's one lucky sponge!)
Bogan Party! (yep, delivers just what it promises!)
Frills 'n Thrills (targeted flyin' underwear, y'all!)
Hard Yakka (think tradies, bogans and rednecks!)
orny Church lady (complete with big hats and southern accents!)
Cannibal Cupcake (so sweet, so evil - not just for birthdays!)
Lucinda's Cuntry Kitchen (yea-a-ma'am, the spelling is correct!): teachin' y'all the fine art of Southern baking.
Rod Lara has been performing for the past 10 years as actor, physical comedian, and eccentric dancer. Initially trained in the artistic skills of circus, Rods shows have slowly been evolving into a wordless amalgamation of comedy and dance.
Rod Lara's shows have been described as unique, quirky, surreal, energetic, hilarious and right-down funky!
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to upgrade your tickets to a table or booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689