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Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne is proud to present the Vic­to­rian Premiere of the in­ter­na­tional smash hit STARMAN by Dutch/Ger­man en­ter­tainer ex­traor­di­naire Sven Ratzke. An ex­plo­ration of Bowie's life through clas­sic songs from New York to Ber­lin, STARMAN will be pre­sented for one night only at The Play­house, Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne.

A star­burst cabaret and rock show ex­pe­ri­ence in­spired by the mu­sic of the leg­end that was David Bowie, STARMAN takes the au­di­ence on a crazy, in­ti­mate, funny rock'n'roll ride. En­ter­ing the hy­per-real world of seven­ties glam-rock, Help­mann Award nom­i­nee, Ratzke in­hab­its Bowie's mul­ti­ple per­sonas – a mad, bizarre, an­drog­y­nous uni­verse.

Ratzke will be ac­com­pa­nied on stage by his bril­liant three-man band who make the mu­sic groove from rock into sound col­lages and in­ti­mate mo­ments.

En­ter­tainer ex­traor­di­naire and singer Sven Ratzke is a sea­soned per­former, spend­ing 48 weeks of the year tour­ing the world. From sold out shows at Lin­coln Cen­ter in New York, to the Royal Con­cert­ge­bouw in Am­s­ter­dam, to the fa­mous Ber­liner En­sem­ble in Ber­lin. Ratzke's style and tal­ent is unique. He com­bines high cul­ture with el­e­ments of cabaret and vaude­ville. He can be a crooner, but also a cool rocker with the touch of Ber­lin golden twen­ties in his blood.

Ratzke trans­forms leg­endary ma­te­rial from clas­sics like Brecht/Weill or pop leg­end David Bowie into some­thing you have never ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore. Ratzke has won count­less awards, writes for news­pa­pers and theatre, has re­leased sev­eral CD's and has his own TV show, Ratzke's Ren­de­vous which has re­cently been broad­cast through­out Ger­many and Hol­land.

Ratzke says of per­form­ing STARMAN in Mel­bourne, ‘I’m so ex­cited to fi­nally bring my show to Mel­bourne. I’ve heard its the most ex­cit­ing city in Aus­tralia: wild, ur­ban, sexy, full to the brim of art and cul­ture. So, Mel­bourne and Starman, will be a match made in heaven."

Fol­low­ing the Mel­bourne per­for­mance, STARMAN will be pre­sented at the Home of the Arts in the Gold Coast on June 15. Sven Ratzke will then present his new work, Homme Fa­tale at the Ade­laide Cabaret Fes­ti­val from June 21- 23 2018, as part of a na­tional tour. Fol­low­ing the Ade­laide sea­son, Sven will present From Am­s­ter­dam to Mars at Perth's His Majesty's Theatre.

Come and see why STARMAN has won over crit­ics and au­di­ences ev­ery­where- from New York to Ed­in­burgh, from Am­s­ter­dam to Ade­laide.

Per­for­mance de­tails STARMAN- Sven Ratzke June 14 2018 7:30pm The Play­house, Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne Du­ra­tion: 2 hours (in­clud­ing in­ter­val) www.arts­cen­tremel­bourne.com.au or 1300 182 183

For more in­for­ma­tion about Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne visit arts­cen­tremel­bourne.com.au or phone 1300 182 183. Be­come a fan of Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne on Face­book or fol­low @arts­cen­tremelb on Twit­ter or @arts­cen­tremel­bourne on In­sta­gram.

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