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"Nude is a gripping and tantalising evening in an intimate theatre that takes audience members into the past and into the intimacy of the thoughts, dreams, and regrets of an avatar – an extension of our own fantasies." - St Kilda News
Nude is “a gripping and tantilising evening” (St Kilda News) that celebrates the songs and stories of the greatest sex symbol that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe. After a successful first season at the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival, the infamous Hollywood legend came to life once more in the intimate blackbox theatre at the Alex Theatre St Kilda in August 2015 to rave reviews and national media coverage. Special event “Get Naked For Nude” – a nudist event where the audience and performer alike went nude as part of the Alex Theatre season, made media headlines, with Triple J’s Hack program doing a special report on the one-off performance. The return show features sweet and sexy tunes from Marilyn Monroe’s repertoire, accompanied by a 3 piece band. Songs include: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “Bye Bye Baby” and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".
History & background
Citizen Theatre is an independent Melbourne-based theatre company that has been producing and creating new work since 2013. Citizen Theatre aims to change the way people think by making them feel. Their shows are committed to exploring the combinations that music and theatre can offer, to reimagine how music theatre is perceived. Citizen Theatre is drawn to presenting social causes and issues on stage and works with a feminist, access conscious approach in mind. Touring will enable us to connect with more Victorians, inspiring conversations and new perspectives through entertainment.
Marketing selling points
-The show is critically acclaimed. -Marilyn Monroe is a timeless figure popular among women and men. -Fans come to the show to see Marilyn Monroe appear before their eyes and are not disappointed. -A nudist event was held during the Alex Theatre season, which attracted national media coverage. The hype generated from this sort of event piques the interest of the community. -The live 3 piece band accompanies the performer who sings all of Marilyn's classic hits from her most popular films. -The show is entertaining and will make audiences cry - and laugh out loud.
Key audience and marketing notes
-Marilyn Monroe fans young, old and in-between will flock to this show, to get a glimpse into the life of the iconic film star. Even the most dedicated Monroe fan will come away having learnt something new about her. -Women 30-60 are the most likely to book and attend, as Marilyn Monroe is still a popular figure among this demographic. -Fans of Hollywood musicals and Golden Age musicals will come to hear some of their favourite tunes performed live.
Community Engagement activities
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|Theatre formats||Proscenium Arch, Black Box Studio, Hall|
|Bump in (hours)||5|
|Bump out (hours)||1.5|
This production requires a pre-rig. The show is programmed on Hog 4 and has a cuelist of 71 cues. It fits on one universe. We tour: -8 x Robe Robin 300 LEDwashes -2 x Mac700s -1 x HedgeHog 4 S Console -5 x 150w QI’s -2 x Booms (3m, Truss or Pipe) Venue supplies: -Lighting as required per plan that includes various FOH and above stage fixes. -Hazer Please note, lighting requirements change venue to venue. Please contact production management to confirm requirements.
We require: -a FOH PA that can provide undistorted sound with EQ over Left and Right and wedges. -4x sends of monitors. -Cat5 line from stage. We tour: -Yamaha QL1 with Stagebox -Macbook with QLAB 3 -1 x Sennheiser EW-100 Handheld Microphone. -1 x Sennheiser EW-100 Headset system. -1 x Countryman B3 Headset or JAG IMX6 -1 x SM58 - Spare -1 x Microphone Stand -Mic Kit for band Venue supplies: -FOH PA (Nexo, DB Audio, Quest, Etc) with subs -3 x Fold Back Sends (Band) -Side Fill for Performer -Cat5 line from stage to FOH audio ops position.
The production tours in 1 x Truck. Set items include: -4 x 1.2 x 2.4m Flats with bracing -Dressing Table & stool -Modesty Screen -Side Table -Chair -Lamp -2 x Rugs (Small and Large) Hot power will be required onstage for 1 x Hairdryer (Stage Right) A dimmer will be required for one practical lamp. (Stage Left) We require a baby grand piano. If this is not possible, please contact someone from the touring party as soon as possible. Haze is used in the production.
Stage dimensions (meters)
|Width: 8.5||Height: 3.5|
|Depth: 6||Wing space: 1|
3 crew requried for load in. (1x LX, 1x MX and 1x SX) 1 crew requried for show (followspot) 3 crew requried for load out. If crew can not swing between unloading a truck, more MX will be requried.
Truck and a people mover. Production can not travel via plane.