Articles on ‘Adelaide Cabaret Festival’

International Cabaret Contest set to find the Best of the Best

Sydney finalist Monique Salle.

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.


Search for a star: Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest set to be a game changer

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.


Ad Cab Fest has found a new Artistic Director for 2015

After her three year tenure at the helm of one of the the world’s biggest cabaret events – The Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Kate Ceberano will step aside for new Artistic Director Barry Humphries in 2015. Adelaide Festival Centre’s CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier confirmed the news today, explaining that appointing Humphries is part of… Read more.


Alexis Fishman: From Dusty to 54 Below

Alexis Fishman: From Dusty to 54 Below

Anyone who has considered a career in the theatre, in some way, at some time, will most likely have considered picking up and moving to New York. One of the great theatre capitals of the world with a booming billion dollar industry – it has take on a cult-like status amongst performers. New York is… Read more.



Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Michelle Nightingale: Born To Run

Michelle Nightingale’s Born To Run played to a sold-out audience in the Artspace Theatre, despite being programmed on the same night at the same time as a one-off performance by Martha Wainwright. Born To Run is a collaborative effort between Nightingale, Musical Director Matthew Carey and Librettist Esther Ottoway. Nightingale appears on stage looking like… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Phill Scott Cabaret Survivor

Phil Scott crawls onto the stage as a shipwrecked sailor might crawl onto a beach looking around in awe saying, ‘I Survived’. ­­ Only, Scott is wearing aviator glasses, a beanie and camouflage pants looking more like he survived another night on the turps. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Scott’s Cabaret career and he… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Hans: Like A German!

Anything goes at the Cabaret, and Hans likes to stretch the limits of this ethos to its glitziest extents. Hans is a well-known celebrity in Adelaide (and increasingly nationally) – he’s kind of like the love child of Liberace and Priscilla (born in Germany and playing the piano accordian), mincing around the room in hot… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

The 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival has drawn to end. After three glorious weeks of high quality entertainment, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the final chapter was palpable. No doubt the organisers deliberated over how to draw the curtain on such a successful event – the answer: Idina Menzel. Idina Menzel, it turns out, has a… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Adam Guettel In Concert

I have a theory. Composers should not be allowed in front of a microphone. Not because they are terrible performers, but because it tarnishes the magic of these musical creations that have always felt from another world. Adam Guettel is a part of musical theatre royalty. He is the grandson of Richard Rodgers (you know,… Read more.


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