Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience

| March 27, 2016

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Words by Jo McTavish

THE world’s largest cultural song contest Eurovision is finally coming to Melbourne, and it promises to be a contagious party experience…but without the rash!

Since its beginning Eurovision has formed the careers for many big name artists such as ABBA (1974), Céline Dion (1988) and Conchita Wurst (2014) to name a few, and now Glynn Nicholas (producer, director) is about to launch his own vision to an international audience who love and appreciate theatre and of course Eurovision.

With “Nicholas’ behind this unique stage show, expect nothing short of a big show with a way over the top fusion of musical comedy, a concert and a live sporting event.  This loud and ambitious tone, encourages everyone to be interactive and cheer for their winners.

Eleven countries will be competing against each other, so expect everything from ballads, pop and the random off beat. The surprises won’t stop there, just like Eurovision there will be drama backstage adding more entertainment.

Legendary Bev Killick plays Bettina Bitjakokov the Belarusian hostess with moistest, who is guaranteed to bring plenty of laughs thanks to her appearances in “Kath and Kim”, “MDA” and her regular international tours.

Bev Killick as Bettina Bitjakokov (middle) with the cast.

As for the rest of the cast there is Elise Brennan, Julia Grenda, Kimberley Hodgson, Vincent Hooper, Jessica Lindon, Tehya Nicholas, Tom Oliver, Djon Alexander, Jem Nicholas, John O’Hara, Julie Sharpe, Sophie Wright and Jacob Dibb.

Alongside Glyn Nicholas, Jason Coleman famously known from his Ministry of Dance is the associate director, who will be providing the much needed flare for something of this level.

The première for Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience lands perfectly inside the Melbourne Internal Comedy Festival, and you are all invited to be included in the party, just visit their website now to become a “Eurovisionary” team when you book your seats.

To celebrate the release of  Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience, Moustache and Nicola Archer Communications have some double passes to the première event . To enter simply send your name and address to, to go into the draw.

Where: The Alex Theatre

When:  1 April – 1 May (Opening night 7 April

Time: Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday 8pm, and Matinee Performances: Saturday 2pm, Sundays 3pm

Tickets: $49 – $79

For more information visit their website or follow Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Originally published on 23.03.2016

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