Acclaimed Show “A Royal Audience with Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna” Coming To Regent Theatre

Jan 14, 2011

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Acclaimed Show “A Royal Audience with Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna” Coming To Arlington’s Regent Theatre for Two Shows Sat & Sun, Jan 22 & 23

On Saturday, January 22 at 8pm and Sunday, January 23 at 2pm, The Regent Theatre in
Arlington, Massachusetts will present two exclusive Boston area performances of “A Royal
Audience with Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna.” Reserved seats are $20 and $25.

Michael L. Walters has been delighting audiences for over 10 years with his impersonation
of Dame Edna which Provincetown Magazine calls “a dead-on homage to the famous saucy
Aussie.” Walters is so perfect as Dame Edna that Barry Humphries, creator of Dame Edna
Everage, calls his performance “spectacular!” The longest-running authorized Dame Edna
impersonator, Walters is also the only impersonator who wears replicas of the Dame’s fabulous
gowns and even performs her classic musical numbers! A lifelong veteran of the stage, Walters
delivers a “theatrical tour de force” (says Orlando Weekly) as the world’s most iconic and
entertaining gigastar!


Dame Edna Everage is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife,
investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin
doctor, Megastar, and Icon. With Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman, she is one of a
remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia.

Her success Down Under was repeated in London with stage shows including “Housewife, Superstar”, “A
Night with Dame Edna” and countless command performances for the royal family. Her recent
Broadway show, “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour” received the Tony Award for Live Theatrical Event and
was met with unanimous critical acclaim and lead to a wildly successful U.S. National tour which she
lovingly called “My First Last Tour.”


Michael L. Walters is an actor, singer and an award-winning celebrity impersonator. His impersonation
of the famed Aussie Dame has taken him all over the US and Canada to appear at major entertainment
venues from Las Vegas to Canada. Barry Humphries, creator of Dame Edna, has approved Michael’s
portrayal and has even called Michael’s performance as Edna “Spectacular!”

In addition to Dame Edna, Michael is also widely recognized for his spot-on impersonation of Television
Icon Jackie Gleason - Gaining the blessing of the Gleason estate and the friendship of the late, great
Gleason choreographer and sister-in-law, June Taylor. Michael has performed as “The Great One” many
times on the stage of Miami Beach’s Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre.

Michael is also an award-winning actor, performing in over 75 stage productions in the course of
his career, playing such starring and principal roles as Max Bialystock in “THE PRODUCERS” Tevye
in “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” Albin/Zaza in “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” and Harold Hill in “THE MUSIC MAN”

Michael originated the role of Bruce The Shark in “Finding Nemo: The Musical.” for Walt Disney Creative
entertainment. Bruce was the same role that Dame Edna creator Barry Humphries voiced in the Disney/
Pixar hit film.

Michael currently resides in Fort Lauderdale and makes many appearances as Edna around the country,
as well as being featured weekly at some of South Florida’s hottest clubs and cabaret nightspots

“A Royal Audience with Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna” will take presented at the historic Regent

Theatre on Saturday, January 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 23 at 2pm. The Regent is conveniently
located at 7 Medford Street (off Mass. Ave.) in Arlington, Massachusetts, and is MBTA and handicap
accessible, with free parking across the street. Tickets are $25.00 for Preferred Seats (front & center
orchestra) and $20.00 for Reserved Orchestra and Balcony seating ($15 for groups of 10 or more). For
tickets and more information, call 781-646-4849 or visit