The decreasing number of tap shows and tap classes available in Australia would have you believe that people no longer care about tap dancing – that it’s a dying trend. However the sold-out shows, electric audience enthusiasm and phenomenal talent of shows like Tap Dogs, Virada and now The Tap Pack prove that’s not the… Read more.
It’s the splash of an opening that brings out all the bling in Adelaide. The Variety Gala Performance is the tasting plate of what is to come, a variety show that pits opera against stand-up and all the kooky and crazy in between. Despite running 45 minutes over time and being packed with almost every… Read more.
With the gala opening fast approaching and such a huge program on offer at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival it’s almost impossible to choose. Here’s our hot picks for the season – the shows to most look forward to! Back for More We’ve seen them before, and we’ve had a taste of how awesome they… Read more.
The times they are a-changing… But change is good. In fact, change is great! The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has a new team and a new drive, keeping some of the classics and bringing in some new flavours in the well-loved Festival that is now well into its second decade. Barry Humphries is a crowd favourite… Read more.
Australia’s John O’Hara is a dedicated, hard working, passionate, talented, all-round-wonderful guy with a knack for standing out from the crowd. For the last 15 years he has worked in the Australian arts industry, appearing in major musicals including Cats, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Dusty, The Rocky Horror Show, The Boy From Oz and more. Well known to… Read more.
In 2005, a young Daniel Koek moved from South Australia to London to build an international career in theatre. Ten years later, with a successful run as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on the West End under his belt, Koek has released his second studio album, High, and is returning home to Adelaide to perform… Read more.
As the Adelaide Cabaret Festival approached its finale for 2014, two highly anticipated stars (both of whom had individually dazzled Adelaide audiences in previous festivals), were preparing to join forces in what promised to be a Festival highlight. Sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, in their show Sibling Revelry, highlight the double-edged sword that… Read more.
Even though Harold Arlen may not be a household name, you have definitely heard his music. If we gauge musical success through sheer number of compositions, or the longevity of songs, Arlen must be considered one of the greatest composers ever. His glorious songs are revitalised in Johanna Allen’s The Songs That Got Away: The… Read more.
The King’s Singers demonstrated exactly why they are the most celebrated male a cappella group with their performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, with a show that found a winning combination of British humour and classic American tunes. The result could not have been more perfect. The King’s Singers, founded by six Cambridge choral scholars… Read more.
Little Bird is a family affair. The writer is married to the director who in turn is the State Theatre Company of SA’s CEO’s son as well as being the brother of an Adelaide Cabaret Festival executive producer. It also marks the first co-production between the STCSA and the Cabaret Festival. Little Bird tells the… Read more.