In 2018 it was 40 years since Sally was cast in the title role in the original Australian production of the musical ANNIE.
The daughter of legendary Australian actor & comedian Ernie Bourne & dancer, director & choreographer Claire Bourne (it was doubtful that she's be a brain surgeon!), her career includes over 30 musicals in Australia & in London, numerous concerts, cabaret shows, gigs, television roles as well as writing & performing her own shows & as a stand up comic.
Sally is also one of Melbourne's busiest singing teachers.
THE MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL
Sally is proud to be co-ambassedor of the 2019 Melbourne Cabaret Festival with Drew Downing. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival & Sally will be hosting the opening gala on June 19th at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran. There are so many great shows on offer this year; please visit www.melbournecabaret.com for info & like the festival page on Facebook to see our crazy promo videos which are being uploaded daily.
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP SONDHEIM
In August, Sally will be performing alongside a stella cast at Chapel off Chapel in the world premiere concert of Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim.
Led by an exceptional creative team with direction by Green Room Award winner Tyran Parke (Barnum, Ordinary Days) & musical direction by Stephen Gray (Barnum, Pricilla Queen of the Desert), Everything's Coming Up Sondheim promises to be a night of some of the best musical theatre songs every written sung by some of the best Australia has to offer.
5 shows only and tickets are selling fast, for info and booking go to Chapel off Chapel.
Sally, as 'Baroness DeSole', pitching a musical inspired by a song title from an audience member called; 'Magic Underwear'. Her pitch was about a next generation royal who had been kidnapped by angry group of mountain dwelling folk who were filled with so much jealousy for those with privilege living on the top of the mountain so they decided to abolish royalty by taking the princess forever. After many years in the dungeon, the princess's body was no longer as attractive & elastic as it used to be so she used the resources available to regain her womanly wiles.
The song style Sally pitched was in the vein of old school German cabaret. Both the accompaniment and song are completely improvised, the accompaniment is provided by the amazing John Thorn.