Articles on ‘Adelaide Cabaret Festival’
2015 has been a mixed year in the world of South Australian Arts. Big names in big Festivals have attracted big audiences. The State has seen Federal Arts funding de-funded and syphoned off by the Abbott/Brandis team only then to be partially re-funded by Prime Minister Turnbull’s team. Our own State Government has cut funding… Read more.
In Love Songs For Sir Les, Barry Humphries bids farewell to his one and only stint as the Artistic Director to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with an ode to the outrageously disgusting Sir Les Patterson. Backed by the hard-working and virtuoso Adelaide Art Orchestra, Ali McGregor began the love-fest with a jazzy and appropriately sultry… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival have named stars Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect as co-artistic directors of the biggest cabaret festival in the world. Perfect and McGregor, both of whom performed in this year’s festival, helmed by Barry Humphries, will take over the reins for 2016-2017 after Humphries’ one year stint as Artistic Director. The news was… Read more.
An ageing opera singer, a miniature horse and a background comedian walk into a pokey, underground performance space. It’s the setup to one of the most abstract cabaret acts of the Festival. There’s no doubt that venue spaces at the Festival Centre are packed during the Cabaret Festival, but the use of the pokey, rehearsal… Read more.
It’s an exclusive club of the greats. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse are all members, and all coincidentally died at 27 years old. Henry Wagons MC’s this nostalgic trip down music-legend-memory-lane apparently as a cross-roads demon or some such, implying entry to this exclusive club involves selling… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, where there are no rules, becomes a classroom in Hannah Gadsby’s show, Art Lite. Armed with a lectern, a PowerPoint presentation and a nifty laser pointer, Gadsby’s class is not one to be missed! Gadsby, in true lecture series style, clearly outlines the learning objectives. It is obvious from the outset… Read more.
Two decades worth of hits, innumerable studio albums, scandals, image revamps, an unwavering rock and roll lifestyle and delusions of grandeur. This could describe several well-known rock bands – in this instance, the forgotten Australian band: The Narelles. Having stood the test of time, The Narelles are now astounding cabaret audiences with renditions of the… Read more.
Edith Piaf is one of the most recognisable voices to come out of Europe with her guttural rolling of R’s and belty chansons, any music-lover would be well aware of her unique vocal stylings. While this production may be a celebration of Piaf’s centenary with her life sadly ending almost sixty years ago, the ‘little… Read more.
It’s convenient to imagine that the glitz and glamour of show business transcends the stage. One might assume that artists are blessed with a glittering and shiny ‘everyday life’ that suitably compliments their lives onstage. Audiences savour the glory of a ‘finished product’; the training, auditions, rejections, auditions, rehearsals, travel and fatigue are rarely considered…. Read more.
After many years on foreign shores, local-boy-turned-West-End-star Daniel Koek returns to home soil with his long-awaited cabaret show, Bringing Him Home with his West End Story. If the two standing ovations are anything to go by, it’s quite a welcome return, too. Daniel Koek has been hooked on musical theatre since seeing The Phantom of… Read more.