“Sweet, sexy, sincere… really draws the audience to her” – The New Yorker
The “always entertaining” (Time Out New York) New York showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna brings her widely acclaimed 1970s inspired variety show to Sydney Fringe for its Australian premiere.
The Anna Copa Cabanna Show draws inspiration from classic TV specials such as The Muppet Show, Solid Gold and The Carol Burnett Show, and infuses the Song and Dance with an honest portrayal of a Greek-Australian living in New York. “Imaginative and relevant” (Tommy Ramone, The Ramones) with ridiculous costumes, heartfelt lyrics, and DIY rock and roll theatricality.
The truth-in a sequin leotard.
Anna Copa Cabanna, the downtown NYC icon, and official go go dancer of the NYC rock and roll underground scene, was the face and twirling body of The Debaser on The Pixies “Doolittle Tour”, and has been called “The Ann Magnuson of our generation” by Paper Magazine. Recently named one of “10 offbeat Artists keeping the old, weird New York alive” by Flavorpill, Anna is old showbiz with a punk spirit. A grand old time.
The latest edition of her show is “Loving The Alien” and was written after the current US administration introduced the Muslim Travel Ban in 2017. It is a night of embracing, celebrating, and loving immigrants to counteract the vitriol, and in true Anna Copa Cabanna style includes “sparkly unisex unitards, games with prizes, punk rock, freaking out, and other forms of miscellaneous unruliness.” (Vice)
Plus… games with PRIZES! Mime! And liberating tributes to Italian accents, German Dance, Outer Space, all the colours of the Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, and George Michael!
With special guests:
- Bruno Brayovic (Peabody, Buddy Glass)
- Dancers Cha Cha Charles and Pookie (Loveseat)
“Full force all around entertainment”– PMc Magazine