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Valentine’s Day 2024

Indulge in a magical love affair with our spellbinding Valentine’s Day event!

For just $138 per couple, experience a hauntingly hilarious show, enjoy a three-course dinner crafted for romance, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of our finest house sparkling wine.

Join us on February 14, 2024, at Witches in Britches, Melbourne, for an unforgettable evening of love and enchantment. Limited spots available—call us on (03) 9329 9850 to reserve your seats!

OLIVIA BUCKTON SMITH

Olivia has just returned from studying acting in New York City. After the yearlong, very prestigious & super fancy course, she has decided to return to her much-loved castle in Melbourne to bring her back down to Earth and stop her head from getting any bigger. She has also been described as “Melbourne’s greatest double threat” and “Not the worst waitress, but pretty damn close”.
Her credits include: Winter Rose Demo singer (2022), Broadway tunes in Times Square (2022) Neverland (2021), Red Cloth (2021), Midsummer Live stream (2020), Count To Ten music video ANIM (2021), What Country Friends Is This? (2019), Ceremony Of The Innocent (2017), Charlies Witches (2020 & 2021), Alice In Wonderland (2019), Rising Waters (2018), Ceremony Of The Innocent (2016-2017), In Like Flynn The Musical  (2017), A Euripides Alcestis (2017), I’d Turn Back (2017).

DARCY TAYLOR

Darcy is a true triple threat, garnering a diploma in music theatre which she studied rigorously through a full time practise. Quite the seasoned performer, Darcy has been involved in numerous Panorama productions as well as Astral and Windmill theatre. Their most noteworthy roles to date with those companies include Ulla in the producers, Maria in the Sound of music and Valentine in Mary Poppins. Darcy’s skills extend beyond the stage, as they are a professional makeup artist, director and choreographer whom works regularly with Dwan A Dance, South Coast Dance School, Sprout theatre Company and EmJ fitness and dance, mentoring aspiring performers.

 

ANNE GASKO

Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre from Ballarat University and since then has performed in workshops, concerts, and shows across Australia. Credits include Joanie in The Full Monty (StageArt), Ernani (Opera Australia in co-production with La Scala), and Happy End (Victorian Opera). Anne has also been involved in the workshop and performance of several new shows including Electric Dreams, Post – A New Musical and the world premiere of Songs of the Northern River. Most recently, Anne was part of the regional tour of Menopause the Musical (SK Entertainment – 2022) as the swing and performed in over 40 shows during that run.

Anne has a passion for new works and in 2017 she founded ‘Something Blue Productions’, an independent theatre company aimed at supporting the creation and development of new Australian theatre. Anne is represented by UE Agency, and thanks Katie and the team for their ongoing support. 

 

 

Meet The Witches (NOW SHOWING)

If you thought having Robert DeNiro as your father in law was scary, think again! When our young witch and her long time boyfriend get engaged, it’s time to MEET THE WITCHES.

The petrifying mother, the promiscuous sister and Wowen Wilson, the neighbour, are the bizarre trio we meet once our young couple arrive home. The mother, Terrorfina instantly decides this young mortal man is not worthy enough for her daughters love and puts him to the test. Based on the hit movies “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers”, we take a ride though all things 90’s including Baywatch, 90210, Judge Judy along with songs by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Imbuglia, INXS, Backstreet Boys and lots more.

Come along and find out if our young mortal survives meeting the Witches!

Meet The Witches – Opening Friday 14th April

If you thought having Robert DeNiro as your father in law was scary, think again! When our young witch and her long time boyfriend get engaged, it’s time to MEET THE WITCHES.

The petrifying mother, the promiscuous sister and Wowen Wilson, the neighbour, are the bizarre trio we meet once our young couple arrive home. The mother, Terrorfina instantly decides this young mortal man is not worthy enough for her daughters love and puts him to the test. Based on the hit movies “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers”, we take a ride though all things 90’s including Baywatch, 90210, Judge Judy along with songs by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Imbuglia, INXS, Backstreet Boys and lots more.

Come along and find out if our young mortal survives meeting the Witches!

Opening 14th April – Tickets on sale.

MICHELLE DI MONTE

Michelle first experienced Tango in 2011 while visiting Argentina for the first time. She was captivated at first glance by this passionate and mesmerising dance. For her it represented a large part of what life is all about; love, commitment, trust, connection, intimacy and also sadly, to a large extent what many people are missing.

Upon returning to Australia, she attempted to learn the tango, but with no dance background found it difficult to find the connection and essence of the dance. Tango is a cultural and folkloric dance which was still relatively new in Australia and as the saying goes it takes two to tango.

In 2015 she met her life and now dance partner Fabio Robles. As a dancer and choreographer he taught her from the beginnings the tango and as a result they have been teaching and dancing together, both nationally and internationally since 2018. Some of their work includes performances for the Argentine Embassy in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney and partaking in the International Tango Summit In Los Angeles.

Michelle now knows there is so much more to tango than what she initially thought. It’s not just about love, commitment, trust, connection and intimacy but also confidence, strength, fun, exploring and so much more. Tango is a way of life

PABLO GUZZO

· I participate in electric guitar clinics

Willy Martinez, Palmo Addario (guitarist of

Diego Torres) and Diego Mizrahi.

· -He was a transferor with Diego Mizrahi’s NN Funk Fusion on his album “Pampa Lucha”, in 2003, 2004 and 2005 on his latest album “18 Kilates”.

· Year 2005 he won together with the folkloric group “Raiz Menguante” in the “XIX National Festival of the Goat”.-Malargue-Mza., in the category vocal duo.

· Year 2006 I make tours within the province by Mza together with Palmo Addario, Diego Mizrahi and Sebastian Paycere trio.

· He did electric bass and guitar clinics in Lavalle and Costa de Araujo, Mza.

· He won the contest to enter the legendary Latin American folklore band “Markama”, being considered as the best bassist in the thirty years of Markama’s trajectory.

· Year 2007 Teatro Independencia “30 years Markama”

· He teaches electric bass courses at the institute private “Key of Sol”, Mza.

· Year 2007 holds sessions with groups of Rock, folklore, jazz, blues, Andean music, Cuyo music and other styles.

· Together with Markama, he recorded the album “Danzas Argentinas”.

· Bolivia: Tarija “April in Tarija”

· Chile: Quillota, Santiago in “La Batuta”.

· He has participated in recitals with Jaime Torres, Chango Spasiuk with Markama

· He won the contest to cover the charges of Double Bassist and Electric Bassist to form part of the staff of the “Almacen de Tango” in the play “El Tango y el Vino”, produced by the producer Luís Cella (former producer of Susana Giménez) with more than 700 functions uninterrupted.

· Hired by the Mza Symphony. For fill the position of row double bass player.

· Year 2008 “International Tango Festival of Just Daract”

· Year 2009 participates with the group Malevaje at the International Tango Festival by Justo Daract.

· In 2010, he toured Chile with the group “Malevaje” and participated in the International Festival of Justo Daract-San Luis.

· Year 2011 private lessons of bass and guitar in Saint Louis.

· Year 2012 together with Silvia Gabriela Garro to charge of the 4 nights of openings of the “Justo Daract Tango Festival”.

· Year 2013 tours in Chile and teaches classes particulars of harmony and instrument.

· Year 2014 acts together with the orchestra of Malevaje at the “Rivadavia Sings to the Country”

· Year 2007 “Symphonic Markama” together with the Mza Symphony Orchestra. In the theater Independence

· Year 2008 Angel Bustelo Theater-Teatro las Chairs-theater Recreo Cinema- Quintanilla Theater

· Year 2008 participates in the Rivadavia Festival Sing to the Country-Festival of the Tune, Vintage Federal, Harvest of San Rafael.

· He performed together with “Bajo Fondo Tango”, Esplanade from government house

· Performances as a session musician at “Cultural Center for the Arts”, “Americanto”, Mza.

· Undertake a National tour in La Rioja: “New Theater”, Formosa: III Meeting of Native Peoples, America”, La Pampa: (Gral Pico) interpreting the Creole Mass, Bs.As.: “Teatro Ateneo”, C.M (channel of the music), “National Radio”, “House of the Culture”, “Peña del Colorado”. Prov. blue: “1 solidarity meeting of cultures provincial”, Rosario: “II Meeting of popular musicians”, Córdoba: “Rooms of the Americas”, “National Radio”, “Cosquín”, San Marcos Sierras: “4 Festival of things homemade”, “The Skirt Under the Stars”, “Jeús María”, “Auditorium of the Faculty of Languages” , ” Villa Municipal Cinema Theater Dolores”, “Chain 3”.

· Year 2015 performs at the International Festival of Tango with the group “I am Tango”

· He was teacher of double bass in the orchestra infanto juvenile to date (2019)

· He made an international tour in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Tasmania (Australia)

· Year 2016 he was summoned again with the group “I am Tango” for the opening of the International Tango Festival, in Justo Daract, Saint Louis.

· Toured in Quillota-Chile

· 2017 tours in Chile with Tango Orchestra, performance at the international tango festival just daract

· 2017 closure in Mendoza at the festival Por los Paths of Tango

· 2017Performance in the 13th edition of the Festival Justo Daract International Tango.

· 2018-2019 Bass and double bass teacher

Starting in 2019, having started living in Australia and facing the harsh Pandemic that has currently affected us all for more than two years, he works with his wife “Silvia Gabriela” from home, via online, with show presentations. for the world, he also opens his business called “Pa.Ga.Productions” where he generates the digital assembly of video clips to be released by the virtual platforms of the record market. Also, he has worked in Australia as a session player for the Australian band “Batos Locos” (made up of Latin artists) and different Australian artists.

JAKE HART

Hailing from Australia by way of Sweden and Indonesia and with a background in music and martial arts since the age of 5, Jake is proud to always represent Argentine Tango Grand Master Fabio Robles who taught him to dance from 2007 and onwards. He took first place as an Amateur in the 2009 Australian Tango Championship.

Since then he has competed, coached and performed professionally at major international Tango Festivals, and has worked in and headlined many touring tango shows including One Night in Buenos Aires, Ole Ola, Tango X and Twilight Tango.

Jake dances only Argentine Tango full time, continuing to study with the world’s leading artists and learn from his greatest inspiration and partner Bora. Together they love to dance a style of tango which is built on mutual freedom, deep love and uncompromising movement quality.

BORA ALBA

Bora stumbled into Tango by chance 14 years ago and she immediately knew that she was in it forever.

Bora sees Tango as the dance of True Love, uniting the two most powerful forces in nature: Intimacy with an Other and Expression of the Self. She has been exploring not only the role of the ‘follower’ and the way its female energy can be powerful and expressive without disrupting the creation of the leader, but also the role of the ‘leader’ and the way that its male energy can provide much more than just direction and steps but also protection and human warmth.

While Bora has chosen tango as her only art form, she has been inspired in her ideas by many different dance styles as well as various athletic disciplines and loves to find ways to make tango body technique more powerful and more efficient, while preserving the fundamental ‘essence’ of the dance and the beauty of the embrace. After years of searching, she has finally found the partner of her dreams, Jake and works with him every day to develop their art and travel deeper inside her Self and toward Love.