Darwin, can you handle this? Get set for a raucous night of sparkling entertainment as purveyors of glitz, glamour and good times Party Passport bring their latest number, Black Divaz to the Brown’s Mart stage.
By Kate Conway
Combining glittering cabaret with provocative comedy and showstopping costumes, Black Divaz pays homage to iconic divas of colour and stars three fierce queens hand-picked from Party Passport’s Miss First Nations pageant. The only national competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drag Performers in Australia.
Direct from the competition’s catwalk, queens Sarah Moany, Tyra Bankstown and Estelle are joined by the inimitable Constantina Bush as host for the evening. Miss Bankstown says the talented lineup is a powerful mix of performers.
“Sarah Moany and Estelle both have professional dance backgrounds and Constantina Bush is a comedic genius she’s just so funny and she’s also an amazing singer,” they say.
“To me it’s a really dynamic mixture and putting us all together in one room is going to be explosive!”
Without giving too much of the fun away, Miss Bankstown says audiences can expect a feel-good evening of nostalgic glitz and glamour – think Dream Girls or The Sapphires – with an Indigenous flair.
“Our culture has used song and dance to pass on knowledge for thousands of years, it’s something that we love to do, and we want to take everyone along on the ride,” they say.
Featuring a soundtrack of classic hits from some of the biggest voices in music history, don some glitter and sequins and join the queens for a spectacular sing-along in a safe and inclusive space. Fabulous, darling!
Photos: Warwick Jones