Salon Q: A Pride Cabaret

Intrepid Theatre
Salon Q: A Pride Cabaret
Intrepid Presents
  • Dates: Jun 29, 2024
  • Location: Metro Studio Theatre
  • Created: Intrepid Theatre
  • Advance price: $27 + fee
  • Duration: 120 minutes with intermission
  • Rating: 14+
  • Genre: Cabaret, Variety
  • Country: Victoria


07:30 pm


This campy cabaret features an all local line-up of queer voices, and is a celebration of LIVE performance! Join us at The Metro Studio to kick off Victoria Pride Week with this cabaret of local queer art.

Hosted by the legendary Gouda Gabour, and featuring Robert Holliston on piano.


Coming to the show? Keep the party going and join us at the Salon Q after party, hosted by our friends at Friends of Dorothy! Featuring Salon Q artists Gouda Gabor, Ingrid Moore and Buwa alongside Mina Mercury and Shelita Cox, Salon Q ticket holders get in with NO COVER charge! Limited reservations are available but these seats aren’t held — call ASAP to reserve yours.



Gouda Gabor – host & performerThe legendary Gouda Gabor has had an illustrious career on stage and on tv and she returns to host Salon Q! She makes her home both in Canada & Puerto Vallarta Mexico where she is known as the “Busty Barracuda”. After entertaining Vallarta audiences for 5 seasons at Incanto, upon their closing she moved to the Nacho Daddy Theatre where she has just returned from a 5-month run of her hit show “Say Cheese”. In Canada, Gouda has brought her brand of glamour, comedy and song to many top venues. Over the years she has shaken her maracas from intimate clubs, to performing for 50,000 of her best friends hosting Canada Day celebrations. She is delighted to be back to the Metro Theatre to host the Pride presentation of “Salon Q” & watch for Gouda to be back with Tess Van Stratten to co-host the televised Victoria Pride Parade on July 7 LIVE on CHEK TV.

Robert Holliston – performer & pianist

As an accompanist and chamber player he has performed throughout Canada and the USA, England and New Zealand, and has been heard frequently on CBC-Radio. He has recorded CDs with the popular salon ensemble Viveza, trombonist Ian McDougall, tenor Ken Lavigne, his brother Tom Holliston, Show Business Giants, and members of the Hornby Island Ensemble.

Robert has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading singers, including Richard Margison, Benjamin Butterfield, Judith Forst, Nathalie Paulin, Susan Platts, Peter Barcza, and fellow VCM faculty members; string players Eugene Fodor, Moshe Hammer, Marc Destrubé, Jonathan Crow, and Paul Marleyn; and (with Viveza) dancers Karen Kain and Evelyn Hart. A popular public speaker, Robert has given pre-performance lectures for Pacific Opera Victoria since 1993 and is POV’s Principal Coach. Still an active performer, Robert is currently Head of Keyboard at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where he also teaches piano and music history, and acts as vocal coach. Robert was a founding director of the VCM Opera Studio.


Buwa – performer

Buwa – British Columbia based, Nigerian performer Buwa is an artist you want to keep on your radar. Drawing influences from the late Whitney Houston, as well as Jill Scott, India Arie, Billy Porter, and Brenda Fassie – Buwa is an exciting contemporary soul artist, with pop and R&B sensibilities and a penchant for storytelling, for whom, music has always played an important place. Buwa channels his creativity into poetry and performance art appearing in various stage productions on Vancouver Island where he resides. Recognized for his infectious melodies, his versatile voice and captivating song writing, Buwa has released two EP: Olu [2019] and Road Signs [2016], along with handful of captivating singles. He uses his music and talents to change the way the world sees Africa.

Betti Licious – performer

Victoria’s premier human impersonator! They might look familiar, and you might say wait isn’t that Eddi Licious. No, this is Betti Licious, Eddi’s new persona! Betti Licious is a Métis Two Spirit Lekwungen territory based dancer, gender bender, shape shifter and performance artist who has been stomping around stages here there and everywhere since 2005.

Ingrid Moore – performer

Ingrid Moore is a local singer, actor, playwright, and gender non-conforming queer! Plus the co-founder of Salty Broad Productions.

Jove Nazatul – performer

Jove Nazatul (they/them) is a multifaceted producer, filmmaker, performer, artist, skilled trades worker and advocate. More famously known as the drag artist Noah Lott, Jove is a person of colour of Malay, Chinese and Indian descent. Being a self-described mixed bag of cultural heritage has fuelled their deep, innate desire for community in a world where they don’t quite fit in any boxes. This inspired Jove to start producing ColourVision: a drag show in full colour and also advocate for underrepresented groups in the trades industry. Their work has lead them to being named a CHANGEMAKER by Pride at Work Canada in 2024.

Tim Carter – performer

Canadian tenor Tim Carter is a graduate student in music at the University of Victoria. His debut performance with Pacific Opera Victoria is in the filmed production of Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch. Tim began singing at age 21 after several years in university studying Psychology.

Upon finding an interest in foreign languages through German courses, he switched programs into music. His previous love of classical music merged with a newfound love of languages, which set in motion a career shift toward becoming a singer. Having engaged in many new works and devised productions, Tim has a passion for showcasing modern narratives through the medium of opera. He believes that the strength of this genre lies in the ability to highlight modern issues through a sound world that evokes a passionate response from listeners.


The Accessibility Guide & Visual Story for The Metro Studio can be found here.

Pay-What-You-Ten Tickets
10% of tickets are available for just $10, in an effort to make theatre more accessible to equity-seeking groups, newcomers, artists & arts workers, and anyone for whom cost is a barrier.


07:30 pm



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