The success or failure of an autobiographical cabaret show is not dependent on the person’s achievements, scandals or even their prominence. Of course, scandals sell tabloids, but honesty and humility are the key ingredients in this delicate cabaret form. Rachael Beck, one of the darlings of Australian musical theatre, always performs with honesty and humility,… Read more.
The history of musical films is a mysterious thing. While on-screen action often demands that audiences suspend their disbelief, off-screen commonalities, like voice dubbing, were rarely treated with the same level of candour. As such, the magical, iconic and diverse voice of Marni Nixon was hidden for years behind a curtain of confidentiality clauses. Nevertheless,… Read more.
Ben Nielsen brings AussieTheatre readers an epic three act interview series – From Oxford Street to the Opera House – with Australia’s one and only Paul Capsis. Today we share with you Act III – enjoy! Act III – The Curtain Call Paul Capsis is a familiar face at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which has… Read more.
It’s getting chilly here in Adelaide. The boots are out, the fire is on, and the credit card is heaving after booking numerous shows for Kate Ceberano’s 3rd and final stint as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Anyone who’s read my work on Aussie Theatre before knows that Cabaret Festival is my absolute… Read more.
David Campbell returns to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival next month, with American composer and lyricist John Bucchino. Ben Nielsen caught up with him to discuss morning television, the Hayes Theatre Co and his new show. David Campbell is at the other end of the phone, apologising profusely. The call was actually scheduled ten minutes earlier,… Read more.
“I’m a cabaret artist, not a f***ing role model,” yelps Mark Nadler from behind his grand piano. Nadler has become a staple of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and is known for his musical talent as much as his cheeky irreverence. As Kate Ceberano watches his performance from the sidelines, a seed of inspiration is sown…. Read more.
2013 became all about the Wicked witches Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. 2014 is more than living up to the benchmark as international music theatre icons Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince and Elaine Paige all announce tours of Australia this year. With Adelaide Cabaret Festival setting the standard, it’s becoming a fantastically more frequent occurrence each… Read more.
Australian music theatre star Alexis Fishman (Dusty, Kiss of the Spider Woman) will feature as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in her smash hit one woman show co-penned with James Millar – Der Gelbe Stern. Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) debuted at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2011 where it received… Read more.
2014 can now be marked as the year the Australian Cabaret Showcase came of age. Re-christened the International Cabaret Contest and with a record number of applicants auditioning from Australia and New Zealand in five cities, the grand final looks set to be a wow. In the past the former Australian Cabaret Showcase has brought… Read more.
Formerly known as the Australian Cabaret Showcase, the newly branded Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest is heading back to Australia this year with some very exciting developments. Now in its 11th year, the Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) will be partnering with some pretty swanky festivals and sponsors around Australia (and the world), including… Read more.