Club Gelbe Stern - a musical in one act - tells the story of Erika Stern, a fictional Jewish chanteuse living and performing in Berlin as the Nazis begin their rise to power. Erika is provocative, sassy, feisty and above all determined to give a magnificent performance to her loyal audience. Using German, British and American cabaret music of the 1920’s and 30’s, Der Gelbe Stern is a cabaret within a play, offering audiences a glimpse into what it may have been like for Jewish performers in the final days of the Weimar Republic.
Club Gelbe Stern was developed and workshopped between Sydney and New York via Skype sessions and late night phone calls in May 2011. It received its world premiere at the Adelaide International Cabaret Festival in June 2011, followed by a season at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. It then played a sold out run at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.
Club Gelbe Stern made it's US debut at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2014. It played sold out performances and Alexis Fishman was awarded Outstanding Individual Performance at the festival's excellence awards.