Comes to Adelaide
Miss Candy Chambers
as she celebrates being
7pm on Wednesday June 4, 11, 18 & 25
8pm on Saturday June 7, 21 & 28
Chattanooga, November 21 - The star spangled chanteuse Candy Chambers announced her return to Australia with a new all singing, all dancing spectacular, celebrating being 50 (the new 30!). After her 2013 appearance in Australia wowed Adelaide Cabaret Festival audiences as one of Joey Aria's special guests, Chambers decided time was ripe to play down under again.
Since sharing her deliciously flavoured life-story in the crowd-pleasing show Bittersweet at the 2006 Adelaide Feast Festival, Chambers has reached a climactic peak. Announcing the launch of her new production Miss Chambers said, "Over the years I often wondered, as I'm sure we all do, if I'd ever reach fifty years of age, and I knew if I did mount that enormous peak there would be cause for celebration... Well, against all the odds I finally did land, slap bang, right on that sticky point and it's been such a great climax I've planted myself firmly on it ever since. You'd have to work seriously hard to get me off!"
Formally considered to be America's underground sweetheart Candy Chambers has had many highs and lows in a career spanning some of the most colourful decades society has seen. From humble origins in Chattanooga, Candy came to be a much-awarded player in the adult movie industry appearing in a variety of sought after positions. Recipient of an Aladdin's cave of awards and seeking to fulfil her deep desire to transition from adult entertainment to the legitimate stage Candy took a lot of hard blows, but her proud honesty and positive attitude towards life finally paid off as she explained at her launch, "Yes I have been rehabilitated by 'the man' as they say, and although I don't discuss it so much these days I'm not ashamed of doing time in the correctional system," she says.
"The tabloid press tried to drag me through the mud, but my public are better than that, they understand who I am and why I'm proud to be a woman with a past, because that's exactly what it is, past; ask Oprah, she'll tell you. I'm an authentic success because I'm more than my past, I'm my present, and my present to you is a big gift wrapped box full of sweet wisdom that'll make you think about how hard it can get. You know it can get hard but no matter how hard it gets it's not impossible to ride on towards a happy ending," said Candy.
"50 Forever celebrates reaching that pinnacle in life you were not convinced you'd reach because of all those hard things trying to pin you down. It's uplifting, it's fun, it's a chance to share my sunny disposition and show off my abilities to overcome adversity. I'm taking my audience sightseeing on the best route I can possibly navigate. I touch on some of those hard sticky points, but before we're done I push my envelope to a very happy place, so happy you'll all want to be 50 Forever!"
Where: The Bluebee Room, Basement, 131 Pirie Street (cnr Hyde Street) Adelaide
When: 8pm on Saturday June 7, 21 & 28, 7pm on Wednesday June 4, 11, 18 & 25
Jamie Jewell plays Candy Chambers in a 75 minute cabaret that takes the audience sightseeing on an awe inspiring route across fifty years of adversity and lands on the most positive philosophy imaginable - enjoy yourself, it's later than you think!
Filled with songs that tug at the heart strings and ... there'll be more coming, hang on to yourself (promise it'll be worth it).
Directed by David Paul Jobling
Jewell has had an accomplished career that includes the South East Asia tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats singing and dancing as part of the ensemble in the box office hit movie Moulin Rouge featuring on the Ten Network's I Will Survive performing in Filling In, Godfrey and a string of highly acclaimed original cabaret shows including Leading Lad/ies, Bittersweet, The Lonely Man and Last Days On Earth.
After his recent spell in Jakarta directing and performing in Aladdin, Jewell returned to Australia to sing guest spots for the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, appear in State Opera of South Australia productions and bring his much loved alter-ego Miss Candy Chambers back to the stage for this new production.
David Paul Jobling has directed several new Australian musical works including, On This Kings Cross, Pastiche, Sssh! Unicorn, Onkaparinga River, the Sydney Festival's sell-out interactive show Puppy Love: The tale of a dog and worked with companies as diverse as Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Nouveau Theatre, Trans Express and Adelaide Festival Centre Trust. A graduate of the NIDA Playwright's Studio, Jobling has also appeared in a variety of television programs including All Saints. FarScape and Water Rats. Candy Chambers: Fifty Forever! marks his sixth collaboration with Jamie Jewell and the second with Miss Candy Chambers.