Skank Sinatra – Melbourne’s Spicy New Cabaret Drag Show

Meet Skank Sinatra, she’s fabulous, fierce, and will have you in stitches with her rendition of Frank Sinatra’s classics.

Debuting in Melbourne for the first time, Skank Sinatra is a cabaret queen’s Queer and saucy take on Sinatra songbook.

The high-energy show is packed with comedy, live singing (she has a fabulous voice) and piano from drag queen Jens Radda. The story follows Jens’ life immigrating from South Africa to Australia as a 12 year-old boy. It highlights the key challenges, dramas, and straight up scandals the drag queen has partaken in over the years.

Sinatra’s classics have been updated to re-tell key moments in Skank Sinatra’s live. Change “New York, New York” to “Melbourne,” add in a few lines about the weather and tram tracks, and you’ve got a catchy and hilarious tune.

Skank Sinatra takes you on a journey from saucy forbidden love affairs, to her drag queen beginnings at a shady Melbourne bar, all to way to Berlin’s famous club, Berghain.

Skank’s light-hearted and self-sacrificing humour had the audience erupting in laughter, applause and tears all night. We give it a 10/10 for entertainment factor!

If you love drag, cabaret, or comedy, Skank Sinatra is a must see! The show runs from 29 May – 3 June, 2023 at the Butterfly Club with tickets starting from $30. Get your tickets here.

– Ember Mitchell
Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back five years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast, and aerial acrobat by night.  

The Butterfly Club
5 Carson Pl (off Lt Collins)

It’s Sinatra with a spicy twist. Meet drag queen Skank Sinatra as she tells her hilarious and entertaining story through song and comedy.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Jens Radda
Photo Credit: @verity_lo