Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac

A 20th Century History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Origin USA

You're invited to an audience with 'One of the most exciting theatre artists of our time' (Time Out NY)

The Top End gets a taste of show biz New York-style when internationally acclaimed singer, actor, playwright and drag artiste Taylor Mac comes to town. This bedazzled shaman purges our collective past and helps dream us into the future by performing a fanciful and outrageous sacrificial ritual of songs from the 20th Century. Mac's genius lies in his ability to find art in the everyday. In this provocative performance popular music classics are given new meaning and original works take a wry and witty look at contemporary society. With Taylor Mac behind the mic you're sure to sit up and take notice! Expect an extravagant cocktail of over-the-top drama mixed with personal anecdotal intimacy, stirred with a dose of political agitation and finished with plenty of fun and frivolity. Add to that all the glitz, glamour and exuberant theatricality that has become Mac's trademark and you're in for one unforgettable musical experience.

Supported by the United States Consulate General Melbourne.


"With scattershot brilliance he uses his many talents to get us to listen, think and feel. The effect is heartening, vital and liberating."

The Times (UK)

"Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them."

The New York Times


Musical Director Matt Ray