On April 20, 2013, America’s Got Talent star Prince Poppycock will bring “HIS ROYAL NONSENSE” performance to the Milwaukee Rite Center. Described by pop culture and style journalist Rose Apodaca as a “rock star in Rococo France,” roguish operatic dandy Prince Poppycock’s glittering reign commenced in 2006 when singer-songwriter John Quale was invited to perform the Figaro aria, ’Largo al Factotum,’ at a friend’s club. There was one stipulation: he must wear a wig. John appeared in a towering powdered confection to highlight how the song is about being a fabulous hairdresser, and Poppycock’s royal presence was instantly in demand.
Witty and glamorous, with a powerful trained voice, Prince Poppycock’s look and sound combine elements of glam rock, light opera, synth pop and Western art music in a way that is original and fresh – sometimes startling – and always entertaining. Judge Sharon Osbourne said after Prince Poppycock’s August 24, 2010 performance on America’s Got Talent, “The male Lady Gaga.” Prince Poppycock will be available after his performance for a “meet and greet.”
The evening’s show also features opening act Schmutziges Deutsche Kabarett, a “1930s Berlin”-inspired cabaret. Milwaukee resident Amanda Marquardt is the producer of Prince Poppycock’s show and is the director-choreographer of the cabaret. An LA Weekly review, December 2, 2010, reveals “This latest, late-night creation from sardonic, surrealist director-choreographer Amanda Marquardt is so straightforward and simple in its concept that it’s a wonder no one thought of it before.”
Tickets in the Mezzanine or Box sections of the Theater include one complimentary bottle of champagne per each set of two seats.