Dunedin Fringe Festival

An Evening with Gary Starlight

Comedy Improvisation Music

An Evening with Gary Starlight

Venue Festival Club
20 Princes St, Dunedin
Times Thu 15 Mar 2018, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
All Ages Licensed
Price $15.00 - $20.00

Singer/songwriter/entertainer Gary Starlight has had a tempestuous showbiz career. In his 'greatest hits' comeback concert, Gary recounts his life story in a very special interactive performance where every autobiographical song is determined by the audience’s suggestions. Hear about Gary’s highs and lows: from humble beginnings to superstardom, through number one hits to public meltdowns; in a show where not even Gary knows where his story is going. Veteran improviser, comedian and writer Jeff Clark has been a member of The Court Jesters for over twenty years; he is a regular performer in Scared Scriptless and a fixture in the Christchurch comedy scene. As Gary Starlight, Clark incorporates the skills of musician Kris Finnerty and each show’s audience into a truly unique 'one-night-only' experience where no two shows are the same. Originally commissioned by The Court Theatre, An Evening with Gary Starlight is an improvised musical comedy that blends lightning-quick wit, storytelling skill and musical ability to create a show that’s half cabaret, half improv and wholly entertaining. Come let Gary shine his starlight on you! Winner 'Best of Fringe' - Nelson Fringe 2015; Part of the 2017 World Buskers Festival and the Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival 2017. 'Delightful, smart, laugh-out-loud musical comedy' - What’s Up NZ; 'So good… if you ever see the name ‘Gary Starlight’ anywhere, you’ve got to go' - James Daniels, The Breeze Chch; 'Jeff Clark's Starlight persona is inspired, and he accepts and incorporates the sometimes dubious ask-fors with absolute commitment…' - Erin Harrington, Theatreview; '[Clark’s] years of experience as a Jester and talent for lightning-fast rhyming come to the fore in the very funny improvised numbers as he creates entire songs off the cuff. It’s an impressive feat... he manages it without so much as dropping a rhyme all night.' - Cityscape; 'It's hard not to fall in love with Gary Starlight. It seems likely that this show will go on to conquer the far reaches of the universe. If you weren't a Gary guy or Gary girl before you will be soon.' - Nelson Mail

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