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Oh What A Night! Jersey Boys in Adelaide

Oh What A Night! Jersey Boys in Adelaide

The wait is finally over! Jersey Boys, the Tony Award winning musical, has finally made it to Adelaide. Following extended seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, the curtains were raised on Jersey Boys’ Adelaide chapter on Saturday night at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. And the wait was definitely worth it.…

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He is the Pirate Queen – Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance. Image supplied

The prospect of Pirates of Penzance, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most acclaimed comic operettas, is mouth-watering for lovers of musical theatre. The delicious G&S cocktail of equal parts action, romance, parody and pirates (yay!) is almost irresistible. Sasha Regan’s touring production – direct from London – finds a way to…

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Tap Dogs – Australian Tour

Tap Dogs – Australian Tour

The riddle: Which Australian production premiered in 1995 at the Sydney Festival Theatre? Has toured non-stop since? Has visited more than 300 cities worldwide? Won several international awards? Dazzled more that 11 million live audience members? And awed 3.4 billion television viewers of the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony? The answer:…

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Dirty Pretty Songs – Virginia Gay

Dirty Pretty Songs – Virginia Gay

Article safeword: POODLE Best known for her commercial exploits in Australian television dramas All Saints and Winners & Losers, Virgina Gay seems to belong on the stage. Her show, Dirty Pretty Songs, is classic cabaret, and a prime example of the energy, music and comedy which brings audiences back to…

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Steppin Out with Ben Vereen

Steppin Out with Ben Vereen

Again the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been delighted and entertained by a Broadway legend. Last year was the irresistible Chita Rivera, this year, the amazing Ben Vereen. In his illustrious career, spanning nearly 50 years, Vereen has done it all. In his cabaret show, Steppin Out, Vereen musically relives his…

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Tales from the Landsborough Highway – Don Walker

Don Walker. Image supplied

Don Walker, one of Australia’s most acclaimed songwriters, has had an illustrious career. Best known as a founding member of Cold Chisel, Walker has since embarked on a successful solo career and had his songs performed by many notable Australian artists. His show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Tales from…

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Men of Substance – Tripod

Tripod. Image by Lynton Crabb

Australian musical comedy trio, Tripod, have returned to Adelaide with their new show Men of Substance. Having entertained audiences with wit, parody and satire for sixteen years (that’s right, the band is now ‘legal’!), Tripod have moved on from their previously immature ways and grown up. Well, kinda. Scod (Scott…

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Tim Freedman’s Fireside Chat

Tim-Freedman. Image by Steve Baccon

Tim Freedman, while no stranger to solo gigs, is relatively new to the cabaret genre. Last night at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Whitlams’ frontman seemed easily at home. Marketed as “an evening of grand pianos, sweet melodies and a few pointed opinions”, audiences at the Dunstan Playhouse received this,…

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Brothers, Angels & Demons

The Brewster Brothers. Image by Craig Peihopa

The Brewster Brothers, the backbone of one of Adelaide’s greatest musical exports: The Angels, have compiled a wonderfully eclectic arrangement of anecdotes, theatre and musical hits (or misses) in their cabaret contribution – Brothers, Angels & Demons. Steeped in nostalgia, brothers Rick and John lead the audience through an entertaining…

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