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What the Fandango?!

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Celebrate Stonewall50 in style at St John's in the heart of the West Village with the American premiere of WHAT THE FANDANGO?! A musical-comedy cabaret featuring international performance artist, Robert Hofmann who brilliantly embodies four powerful personas in his stunning blend of comic genius and musical versatility creating a wild multi-gendered romp that has already taken Australia by storm.

What the Fandango?! brings visual humor, spicy stand-up, and poignant performances peppered with musical perfection. Australian singing celeb, Robert Hofmann and New York-based piano accordionist Will Holshouser will present this tour-de-force for two nights only on Tuesday June 25 at 7:30pm and Saturday, on the eve of World Pride New York, Saturday June 29 at 7:30pm at Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Place (between W11th ST and 7th Ave.)

Hofmann takes no fee for these performances. All proceeds go to Ads-Up (www.ads-up.org), the charity founded and run by Australian volunteers in the USA helping those refugees who have been re-settled here from Manus Island and Nauru. Tickets are all the same (there is no reserved seating): the tiered pricing simply allows you to support the charity at any level which is comfortable for you.

The show is followed by a drinks reception in the beautiful courtyard adjoining the Gallery, where you can enjoy a friendly Ozzy get-together with the artist, Australians, New Yorkers, international guests, and supporters of Ads-Up.

Hofmann splits into four distinct personalities to present a cavalcade of musical entertainment (here pictured with musician Will Holshouser)

The personas of Robert Hofmann

Clockwise from top left:

  • Susan "I know someone just like her" Higgins, a deluded guitar-playing hymn singer.
  • German relationship Helmut Wunderlicher who turns standard love songs into same-sex serenades;
  • Dr Gaye Thyme, a singing teacher who yearns to be a Diva;
  • The outspoken Sister Virgillious who risks being shut down by the church;
  • Musician for the show, Will Holshouser;
  • Dr Gaye Thyme in her South American fandango gown.

Hofmann has sung many roles with West Australian Opera including Koko in The Mikado and Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love. He has sung with Opera Australia and performed in two cabarets with DivaLicious at the Sydney Opera House. His award-winning cabaret, Desperately Young at Heart played in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh Fringes to rave reviews.

Playing the piano accordion is the brilliant New York based Will Holshouser who has played with Ute Lemper, David Krakauer, Antony and The Johnsons, Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright, Andy Statman, Phillip Johnston, Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford, the Raymond Scott (tribute) Orchestrette, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Morris Dance, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others including Ron Horton (trumpet) and David Phillips (bass) in the Will Holshouser Trio.

With decades of dazzling performance experience spanning the globe, Robert and Will unite to create an enthralling hour of musical comedy with quick-change costumes by legendary designer Cherie Hewson. Directed by the internationally renowned Australian opera and music theatre director Stuart Maunder, What the Fandango?! takes adult audiences on a wild ride into high energy cabaret.

WATCH TRAILER at: https://youtu.be/0oVzsQtMlu4

READ PRESS RAVES:

" Hofmann is a singer and female impersonator without compare.” ★★★★★Arts Hub 2019

“Genders range from male to female to the delicious any-man’s-or-woman’s land in between.” ★★★★★Fourth Wall Media 2018

“… all delivered with a luxurious flair for costume, a devout sense of character, and a classically trained operatic voice”. ★★★★★Fourth Wall Media 2018

“…the pair blow all your cares away with their WTF celebration of being non-conformist” ★★★★Out in Perth 2018

“hilarious, poignant cabaret” ★★★★The West Australian 2017

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